Presentation on theme: "AER Task Force on Restructuring An AER designed to meet present and future challenges for the European regions."— Presentation transcript:
AER Task Force on Restructuring An AER designed to meet present and future challenges for the European regions
AER Task Force on Restructuring Participants: Brian Greenslade, chairman, Treasurer AER Kurt Gaisser. repr Comm A Stig-Erik Westmark, repr Comm B Håkan Sandgren, repr Comm C Eugen Scherer, repr Comm D Klaus Klipp, Secretary General AER
Activity schedule Four TF meetings held in Report to the committees autumn 2005 and spring 2006 Final meeting and submission to the Bureau for decision June 2006 in Sarajevo Adoption by the General Assembly 9-10 November 2006 in the Balears
AER member Survey 2005
AER Values 1. Democratic accountability and transparency The AER is a democratic organisation, which actively promotes democratic values, including freedom of choice, accountability and transparency. 2. Regionalism and subsidiarity The AER promotes the principle that all those activities best carried out at the regional level should be under the control of regional politicians. 3.Equality in diversity The AER demonstrates respect for political, ethnic and administrative diversity.
AER Values 4. Solidarity and member- orientation The AER promotes solidarity between the regions of Europe. We recognise that our greatest asset is our members. 5. Innovation and excellence We always strive to innovate rather than just react to the circumstances around us. We constantly strive to develop excellence in all that we do.
AER Priorities Promoting the modernisation and internationalisation of regional governance Promoting innovation, growth and employment in Europe’s regions Addressing the challenges of demographic change, migration, health and social exclusion
AER Priorities Ensuring sustainable development and combating environmental degradation Delivering democracy through diversity Creating a secure environment for citizens
Proposed Structure Bureau (a) Standing Committee for Institutional Affairs (b) Standing Committee for Monitoring and Evaluation
Proposed Structure Bureau Committee 1 (Regional Economy) (a) Standing Committee for Regional Economic Development, Employment and Knowledge Society (b) Standing Committee for Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Infrastructure
Proposed Structure Bureau Committee 1 (Regional Economy) Committee 2 (Social and Health) (a) Standing Committee for Social Policy and Equal Opportunities (b) Standing Committee for Demographics, Public Health and Emergency Planning
Proposed Structure Bureau Committee 1 (Regional Economy) Committee 2 (Social and Health) Committee 3 (Culture and International) (a) Standing Committee for Culture, Education and Youth (b) Standing Committee for International and Interregional Co-operation