Social and Regional Policies of the European Community for an Integrated Equilibrium
EC is considered a «bridge» between Europe and civil society. The councilors represent directly the interest of EC’s civil society. The Committee plays either the role of the welcoming structure for some forums of the participating democracy or the role of warrantor for a pluralist model that strengthens the legitimacy of the decision-making process. Thanks to the role granted by the Treaty, its structure and competences, ESC comprises a privileged place for the representation, information and expression of the organized civil society; by this, it admits the operation of the only “field” of its kind between Europe and the citizens. In case the Committee of the Regions represents whether originally or not a fundamental step in the development of the "Europe of the Regions" it is not very clear. The example of federal states of Germany used by the Committee of the Regions as an expression tool of their opinion at European level, is successful. However, it should be mentioned that CoR has achieved to be an independent body in a short period of time, able to reflect essential influencing opinions on regional issues.
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