On the 28th and 29th June 2010 was held in Limassol, Cyprus the fourth meeting of the ENVE Commission (Environment, Climate Change and Energy) of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and a seminar on the “Promotion of Sustainable Water Management”.
These two events took place following an invitation of the Head of the National Delegation of the Republic of Cyprus to the Committee of the Regions, Mr. George Georgiou, Mayor of Kato Polemidia. The meeting and seminar were also attended by full and alternate members of the National Delegation of Cyprus.
The ENVE meeting took place in the hall of the Four Seasons Hotel in Limassol, chaired by Mr. Ilmar Reepalu, Municipal Councillor of Malmö (Sweden). On Monday, 28 June, the Union of Cyprus Municipalities organized a study visit to the Sewerage Board of Limassol-Amathus and an official dinner in honor of the members of the ENVE Commission in the courtyard of the Technological University of Cyprus.
The seminar was held on Tuesday, 29 June, with the participation of key European speakers and experts in the field of water management. The seminar focused on recent developments in the EU policy framework and highlighted successful examples of sustainable water management in municipalities and regions of the European Union.
The seminar participants were also informed through brochures for the Union of Cyprus Municipalities and its activities, including the DECISIVE project.
The Union of Cyprus Municipalities
The Union of Cyprus Municipalities is the main association of Local Authorities in Cyprus. Its core functions are to contribute to the development of local government autonomy, as well as to act as spokesman of local government interests vis-a-vis the central government and other national institutions. It also takes an active stand in the relations between Cyprus and the European Union.
For more information: www.ucm.org.cy
The Committee of the Regions
The Committee of the Regions is the EU’s assembly of regional and local representatives. The mission of its 344 members from all 27 EU Member States is to involve regional and local authorities and the communities they represent in the EU’s decision-making process and to inform them about EU policies. The European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council are obliged to consult the Committee in policy areas affecting regions and cities. It can appeal to the EU Court of Justice if its rights are infringed or it believes that an EU law violates the subsidiarity principle or fails to respect regional or local powers.
For more information: www.cor.europa.eu3