Research

A substantial amount of policy and legislation adopted by the European Union (EU) has an impact on or needs to be implemented at the regional level. However, these are mostly agreed between the European Commission, the European Parliament, and national governments. What is the role of the parties concerned, the regional political actors? Are they just onlookers or co-designers of European politics?

The REGIOPARL project systematically pursues these questions, in particular through interventions in regional parliaments and assemblies. The aim of REGIOPARL is to open the view to the diversity of actors and ways of regional European policy and to contribute to a better understanding of their instruments, possibilities, and limits. Special attention will be paid to regional parliaments and assemblies and their current and potential contribution to a lively and citizen-centred European democracy.