The 8th European Summit of Regions and Cities gathers EU, national, local and regional leaders from across Europe to the Palace of the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest on 14-15 March 2019.

The summit will be co-organised by the European Committee of the Regions, the Romanian presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the Association of Municipalities of Romania. The aim of the summit is to discuss the future of the European Union and how to involve the citizens more effectively in the European project through local and regional authorities. The local and regional leaders will draft and adopt a declaration on the future of Europe in order to share their voice ahead of the European elections and the next term of office of the EU institutions.