Who We Are
The European Academy of the Regions / Académie européenne des Régions (EAR-AER) is an international non-profit and non-political association, founded in 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.
The aim of the European Academy of the Regions is to promote the idea of regionalization and of regional action as a tool for employment and wealth creation.
It is also to promote and defend the interests of the historical regions, geographical or politically recognised provinces, districts and countries, cities and municipalities in Europe through EAR-AER’s involvement in the European decision making process and thus to encourage greater citizen participation.
EAR-AER promotes and defends the autonomy of regional and local authorities and their right to have adequate financial resources to enable them to exercise their responsibilities.
The organization supports cooperation between regional and local authorities of the Member States, neighbouring states and third countries.