The Assembly of European Regions is the broadest independent network of regions in the European Union.
With more than 270 regions from 33 countries and 16 inter-regional organisations, the AER's mission is to:
- promote the principle of subsidiarity and regional democracy,
- increase the political influence of the regions on European Institutions,
- assist the regions with the European enlargement process and globalisation,
- encourage inter-regional cooperation throughout Europe and beyond.