Justus Schönlau


The Committee of the Regions is commonly seen as a ‘minor’ part of the EU’s policy-making system, but its institutional development and action offer interesting examples of the strategies used to actively expand the body’s role. By tracing how the CoR is developing its institutional capacity, pushing the boundaries of its consultative mandate and deploying activities beyond its formal role, the article illustrates the institutional activism which characterizes much of the development of the EU institutional structure.


How to Cite
SCHÖNLAU, Justus. Beyond mere ‘consultation’: Expanding the European Committee of the Regions’ role. Journal of Contemporary European Research, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 2, may 2017. ISSN 1815-347X. Available at: <http://jcer.net/index.php/jcer/article/view/780>. Date accessed: 19 july 2018.
Committee of the Regions; Institutional Activism; Multilevel Governance; EU institutions; Covenant of Mayors
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