Measuring the impact of COVID-19 on EU regions,cities and villages

2021 Regional and Local Barometer report to be presented 

Slovenian Prime Minister Janša debates with local leaders; EU Commissioners Sinkevičius and Lenarčič discuss efforts to foster green recovery and improve resilience; Vice-President Šuica exchanges views on the Conference on the future of Europe. 
On 12 October the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Apostolos Tzitzikostas (EL/EPP), will present the 2021 Regional and Local Barometer to local leaders and the European Commissioner Vice-President, Maroš Šefčovič. The comprehensive report measures the impact of the pandemic on EU’s regions, cities and villages, providing key findings, facts and figures on the economic, social, health and digital consequences. WATCH LIVE  
As the EU steps up recovery efforts, Prime Minister Janez Janša of Slovenia will take stock of the work being done by the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the European Union. In the context of the UN’s COP15 and COP26 international talks, European Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius and Minna Arve, Mayor of Turku and ICLEI‘s Vice-President, will discuss efforts to protect biodiversity, tackle the climate emergency and foster a green recovery. On 13 October, International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, EU Commissioner Janez Lenarčič and, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mami Mizutori, will listen to the impact of recent disasters on regions and cities, and discuss how to strengthen local resilience. On 14 October CoR members will also exchange views with Vice-President Dubravka Šuica on the Conference on the future of Europe. The CoR plenary takes place during the European Week of Regions and Citiesco-organised by the CoR and the European Commission. #EURegionsWeek, which runs from 11 October to 14 October, is the largest annual event in the EU’s calendar and this year will focus on efforts to ensure a green and digital recovery and on supporting the contribution of regions and cities to the Conference on the Future of Europe. 

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