- Publication date
- 17 October 2023
The Committee of the Regions published its EU Annual Report on the State of Regions and Cities 2023! It provides a snapshot of the challenges and opportunities faced by European regions and cities, emphasizing best practices and innovative projects of over a million elected representatives. The report underscores the pivotal role of local and regional leaders in green and digital transitions, advocating for cohesion policy to secure a better future.
It discusses challenges such as the impact of the Russian war on Ukraine, the energy crisis, climate change, food safety, the European Green Deal, digital transitions, cohesion policy, rural development, European democracy, and EU enlargement. The report stresses the need for increased support and involvement of local and regional governments in policy-making processes to achieve a more inclusive, cohesive, and sustainable future for all European regions and cities. It advocates for empowering these local actors to address social, economic, and environmental challenges effectively.