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  • CoR holds key position in the EU institutional set-up to promote MLG Implementation steps: mainstreaming MLG in CoR opinions Mainstreaming MLG in EU administrative practices = MLG scoreboard , including work with DG Home on the Stockholm Programme Towards a charter on multilevel governance [making the link with the national level (relation with the national contact points)] "The White Paper on Multilevel Governance", http://cor.europa.eu/en/activities/governance/Documents/mlg-white-paper/0387_inside-en-last.pdf
  • Transition: further step towards a strengthened coordination: towards an actual network of LRA on integration
  • Mention brainstorming with associations and networks in June 2012 on future network
  • Mention brainstorming with associations and networks in June 2012 on future network Remains open question on network of network or open to individual LRA
  • next step at 10 th European Integration Forum, 26-27 November 2013 - Clear attention not to duplicate existing
  • Co r mlg_integration_network

    1. 1. Welcome to the Committee of the Regions European Union Committee of the Regions Integration of third-country migrants – the Committee of the Regions Promoting the multilevel policy dialogue Workshop on Implementing Multilevel Governance in Practice in Integrating Cities VI Conference – European Cities shaping the future of integration Tampere (FI) – 9 & 10 September 2013
    2. 2. OUTLINE 1. The CoR as a key promoter of multilevel governance in the EU 2. The CoR commitment to the “Strategic partnership” on integration 3. Towards a network of Local and Regional Authorities on Integration The CoR promoting the multilevel policy dialogue on integration
    3. 3. 1. COR – KEY PROMOTER OF MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE • Consultative body opinions • Political Assembly of local and regional representatives • Advocacy role LRAs’ voice to the EU • Decentralised communication • Safeguarding subsidiarity The CoR in the EU institutional set-up
    4. 4. PROPOSAL CODECISION CONSULTATION CONSULTATION European Commission European Parliament Council of the EU DECISION European Economic & Social Committee 1. COR - PROMOTER OF MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE The CoR in the EU institutional set-up
    5. 5. • Definition: “coordinated action by the European Union, the Member States and local and regional authorities, based on partnership and aimed at drawing up and implementing union policies“ (White Paper 2009, Follow-up opinion 2012) • Implementation: Building a European culture of Multilevel governance scoreboard, Charter 1. COR - PROMOTER OF MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE The CoR = key promoter of MLG in the EU
    6. 6. July 2011: new European Agenda for integration EC offers Strategic partnership with CoR and LRA networks February 2012: unanimous adoption of CoR opinion CoR welcomes Strategic partnership & proposes network of LRA for integration September 2012: CoR Bureau Roadmap towards implementation of the Strategic Partnership; EC confirms financial support 2.COMMITMENT TO THE “STRATEGIC PARTNERHIP” ON INTEGRATION Political Commitment 2006-2010: CoR opinions on integration-related topics CoR advocating for LRA involvement in design of integration policies at EU level
    7. 7. 2011: CoR consultation on new European Agenda for integration 2012: CoR study on Practices of Integration of Third-Country Nationals at Local and Regional Level in the EU June 2013: •Launch of Data base of Local and Regional Authority practices on the European Web Site on integration (partnership EC-CoR) •Structured participation of Local and Regional authority practitioners in European Integration Forum (partnership EC-EESC-CoR) 2.COMMITMENT TO THE “STRATEGIC PARTNERHIP” ON INTEGRATION Concrete steps so far
    8. 8. 26-27 November 2013: further coordination of LRA participation in European Integration Forum On-going: •Setting up of the network – in coordination with existing associations/networks, along roadmap adopted by CoR Bureau in 2012 •Further develop Data base of Local and Regional Authority practices on the European Web Site on integration •Ad hoc work in conjunction with CoR consultative work or priorities in the work programme of the European Commission Next steps 3. TOWARDS A NETWORK OF LRA ON INTEGRATION
    9. 9. Objectives of the network • Learning & capacity building Encourage exchange and evaluation of best practices • Forum Facilitate multilevel policy dialogue • Advocacy Provide a channel between policy makers at local and regional level and the EU and national level, Incl. through CoR consultative work (opinions) 3. TOWARDS A NETWORK OF LRA ON INTEGRATION
    10. 10. European Website on Integration Network of LRA for Integration CoR / LRA Networks National Contact Points on Integration Member States (central level) European Integration Fund EC European Integration Forum EESC/ Civil Society The network in the multilevel policy dialogue The CoR making the missing link 3. TOWARDS A NETWORK OF LRA ON INTEGRATION
    11. 11. 3. TOWARDS A NETWORK OF LRA ON INTEGRATION The network would improve the current state of play by: • Coordinating existing activities • Making better use of collected best practices through evaluation; • Identifying new projects and involve new cities and regions; • Providing a platform where EU funded projects could be assessed •Facilitating the development of innovative governance instruments (e.g. territorial pacts, European Integration Modules) • Responding to calls from other institutions and civil society organisations for involvement of LRAs in integration policies • Strengthening the channel between the local/regional and European levels and links with policy-makers at national level
    12. 12. CONCLUSIONS • CoR political commitment now supported by adequate administrative resources towards strengthened coordination • Build on existing networks and experience • Database of LRA integration practices on EWSI useful tool amongst LRA and for multilevel policy dialogue http://ec.europa.eu/ewsi/en/lra.cfm share your good practices!
    13. 13. QUESTIONSQUESTIONS Contact: celine.chateau@cor.europa.eu Integration@cor.europa.eu

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