Networking in Brussels is a practical guide to navigating EU Networks. What is a network? What is networking? How are networks structured? How do they work with European institutions? What role do they play in Brussels? What added value can be gained from operating within a network at EU level? What are the risks? What can be gained? This book seeks to provide pragmatic answers to these questions and more to all people getting involved in lobbying and networking in European affairs.
Pascal Goergen has been the Diplomatic Representative of the Brussels-Capital Region to the EU since 2000 where he previously acted as the Belgian spokesman within the research group of the European Council during the Belgian Presidency and currently oversees regional policy, competitiveness and Euro-Mediterranean partnership.
2008 - Price: 32 Euros (+ postage)
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Sixty years have passed since, on 19 September 1946, Sir Winston Churchill delivered his famous speech on the United States of Europe at the University of Zurich, a proposition that led to the establishment of the Council of Europe, in London in 1949, paving the way for the long and fruitful experience of peaceful cooperation that culminated in the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 and the founding of the European Union...
Pascal Goergen, docteur en sciences, vient de sortir son nouvel ouvrage sur le lobbying des villes et des régions auprès de l'Union européenne, fruit de ses 4 dernières années d'expériences dans les couloirs bruxellois de l'Europe et au sein de la Représentation de la Belgique auprès de l'UE, en tant que Représentant de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale.
Preface par Michel Barnier
Pascal Goergen, doctorate in Political Sciences, published a book on Lobbying in Brussels, based on his experience in the European corridors of Brussels and within the Belgian representation to the EU as Representative of the Brussels-Capital Region.
Preface by Danuta Hübner
2004/2006 - 244 pages - Price/Prix : 24 Euros (+ postage/frais d'envoi)
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With this "glossary devoted to decentralisation", Adrien Zeller, President of the Region of Alsace and co-President of the French Institute of Decentralisation, makes his contribution to the debate on the future of France in the context of the election campaigns (Presidential and legislative). A. Zeller expresses his solid conviction that institutional reforms are necessary – France is currently the most centralised and the least regionalised large country in Europe – along with a significant transfer of responsibility, competences, power and budget to local and regional authorities. Introduced by R. Barre, former French Prime Minister, this both educational and political reference work presents an accurate description of problems which political representatives in France have to face; at the same time, it attempts to prove that the recognition of real Regions with wide ranging responsibilities and a redistribution of powers are the best means to meet the needs of a society which expects ever greater levels of democracy and proximity.
2002, Collection Fidecita, Gualino éditeur, 295 pages. In French only. Price: 20€
In this magnificent "essay on the concept of territorial cohesion", with a preface by Robert Savy, President of the Region of Limousin (F) and Michel Barnier, European Commissioner, Claude Husson relaunches his long-standing struggle for increased recognition for territorial cohesion in the European Treaties, which he also ran within and with the support of the AER. At a time of decisive change, Claude Husson considers that the European Union must insist on this essential aspect of its future. Territorial cohesion must take its place alongside social and economic cohesion as the very condition of an enlarged Europe.
Collection "Monde en cours", Bibliothèque des territoires, Éditions de l’Aube/DATAR, 203 pages. In French only. 18€
This institutional brochure presents the AER origins, mission, objectives and current structure.
This report deals with the development of sustainable tourism at regional level. It suggests two sets of regional environmental quality standards. Significative regional practices in this field are also presented.
This information file presents a comparative analysis of the initiatives undertaken by the Regions in the field of employment.