European Institutions

Alentejo European offices maintain a constant dialog with European Institutions. Its mission is to coordinate efforts, promote synergies while representing Alentejo Region through dialogue with the European Institutions and other regional counterparts. Following this direction, the Alentejo EU office acts as a liaison office, having established bilateral and multilateral relationships with European institutions, other European Regional representations, associations, and networks.

How does the EU work?

The European Union is the economic and political union of 27 European Countries. Born in 1958 as a purely economic union, over time it has become an organization active in many different sectors, including climate, environment, health, external relations and security, justice and immigration. The EU remains committed to making its institutions more transparent and democratic.

The main institutions are:

European Parliament

Council of the European Union

European Commission

Committee of Regions