This cooperation agreement is founded on a key political component. In fact, the European Parliament is strengthening its cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions throughout the legislative procedure by ensuring better coordination of the work of the three institutions. Thus there will be cooperation upstream, with own-initiative opinions, and downstream, where the Committees will carry out assessments on the ground of the impact of European directives and programmes.
The agreement also has an administrative component: synergies will be created inter alia in translation, research and documentation services.
Anticipation, coordination and optimisation are the watchwords of this tripartite agreement, which comes into immediate effect once signed.