What you should know now

  • When and why the EESC and the CoR were created.
  • What their functions are according to the Treaties.
  • What the arguments for and against  the added value of the institutions are.
  • What changes to the functioning of the institutions were introduced by the Lisbon Treaty.
  • How the institutions transformed over the years and what their identity is today.

Further Reading

Christiansen, T., Lintner, P. (2005). The Committee of the Regions after 10 Years: Lessons from the Past and Challenges for the Future. EIPAScope, 2005 (1), pp. 7-13. Retrieved February 3, 2013.

Greenwood, J. (2011). Interest Representation in the European Union. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Hönnige, Ch., Kaiser, A. (2003). Opening the Black Box: Decision-Making in the Committee of the Regions. Regional & Federal Studies, 13 (2), 1-29. DOI: 10.1080/13597560308559425

Hooghe, L., Marks, G. (2001). Multi-Level Governance and European Integration. Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield.

Jeffery  Ch.  (1995). Whither the committee of the regions? Reflections on the committee’s ‘opinion on the revision of the treaty on European union’. Regional & Federal Studies, 5(2), 247-257. DOI: 10.1080/13597569508420935

Rowe, C. (2011). Regional Representations in the EU: Between Diplomacy and Interests Representation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


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