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26e vergadering commissie CIVEX, Brussel

Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 9 december 2019
plaats Brussel, België
locatie Delors (JDE) Toon locatie
organisatie Comité van de Regio's (CvdR)

Agenda of the 26th CIVEX Commission meeting - 9 December




Commission for Citizenship, Governance, Institutional and External Affairs


Version: 03/12/2019, 14:50


6th Mandate - CIVEX Commission


Meeting No



Barbara DUDEN (DE/PES)


CoR premises, rue Belliard 101, 1040 Brussels (JDE52)


09/12/2019 11:00 - 14:00

Amendment deadline

26 November, 15:00 (Brussels time)

Deadline for submitting a delegation of presence

6 December at midnight (Brussels time)

10.30 - 11 a.m. The political coordinators' meeting will be held in camera.

Draft agenda:

11 a.m.

  • Adoption of the draft agenda


  • Approval of the minutes of the 25th meeting


  • Statement by the chair
  • Achievements of the CIVEX commission during the current mandate
  • Organisation of future work

    For decision:

  • Opinions on the basis of consultations (Rule 41(a)) - Appointment of rapporteurs
  • Own-initiative opinions (Rule 41b) i))
    • Decision to draw up an opinion
    • Appointment of rapporteurs
  • Own-initiative opinions (Rule 41b) ii))
    • Decision to request Bureau authorization for an opinion
    • Provisional appointment of rapporteurs
  • Decisions not to draw up an opinion
  • Ongoing work programme and decision on attributions by the president


    For discussion

  • Follow-up to opinions


  • CIVEX external activities in 2020
  • CIVEX-related activities


  • Spot on Regions and Cities
  • Thematic debate on the Conference on the Future of Europe and exchange of views on opinions

    Focusing on LRA involvement and their added value for the process, what are the scope and priorities of the upcoming Conference? The debate is linked to the opinion on Local and regional authorities in the permanent dialogue with citizens, that explores how LRA can set up structured participatory systems and dialogue with citizens.



    Local and Regional Authorities in the permanent dialogue with citizens



    Commission document

    COM(2019) 218 final



    Type of opinion




    Adoption planned in the commission

    26 February 2020

    Adoption planned in the plenary session

    13-14 May 2020


    Statements by

    • Daniel Freund, Coordinator of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament's Committee on Constitutional Affairs, member of the European Parliament Working Group on the Conference on the Future of Europe
    • Pia Ahrenkilde-Hansen, Director-General, Directorate-General for Communication, European Commission (tbc)


  • Annual Dialogue with Fundamental Rights Agency:

    Putting the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights into practice - a regional/local perspective

    Statements by

    • Gabriel Toggenburg, Policy Coordinator - EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Rights Agency
    • Frédérique Hanotier, Director and Founder of the Human Rights Cities Network
    • Shams Asadi, Human Rights Commissioner of the City of Vienna and board member of the Human rights cities network


  • Any other business
  • Confirmation of the date of the next meeting: 13 February 2020, Brussels (constitutive meeting new mandate) and 26 February 2020, Brussels (tbc)

    2 p.m. - End of meeting


    Working languages:




    (participants may speak in their own language)




    (participants may listen in)



    Amendments must be submitted through the online tool for tabling amendments (available on the Members' Portal at: https://memportal.cor.europa.eu/).




    Only members of this commission and alternates delegated to attend the meeting will be entitled to travel and subsistence payments.

    Members are asked to use the online system for delegation of presence and voting rights in order to confirm their attendance at the meeting or to notify the secretariat of any delegation of presence to another member or alternate under Rule 5(2) of the Rules of Procedure. The online system is accessible through the Members' Portal on the CoR main website.

    This agenda is sent to all members of CIVEX commission for information. Please be aware that your participation (or delegation to participate) and entitlement to any payment or reimbursement are subject to the validity of your mandate as member of the Committee of the Regions at the moment of the meeting.

    The Helpdesk (+32-2-546-9697) e-mail: helpdesk@cor.europa.eu will be happy to provide any further assistance you may need.


    COR-2019-04972-00-02-CONVPOJ-TRA (EN) 5/5



Comité van de Regio's (CvdR)

Dit orgaan is de spreekbuis voor lokale en regionale overheden binnen de Europese Unie. De Raad van de Europese Unie en de Europese Commissie zijn in bepaalde gevallen verplicht advies te vragen aan het Comité van de Regio's (CvdR), voordat zij een besluit kunnen nemen.


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