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Intermediterranean Commission - Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

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The Intermediterranean Commission of the CPMR is one of the 6 geographical Commissions of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR). It gathers 44 regions from 10 Mediterranean countries and focuses its efforts on the promotion of emerging sea basin and macro regional strategies and initiatives, territorial cooperation, economic and social cohesion, integrated maritime policy and transport, water and energy, migration management, among other key areas. It works as a political and technical platform of cooperation for advocacy actions and projects jointly promoted by its membership.

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions brings together some 160 Regions from 25 States from the European Union and beyond. Representing about 200 million people, the CPMR campaigns in favour of a more balanced development of the European territory. It operates both as a think tank and as a group of interest for Regions. Through its extensive network of contacts within the EU institutions and national governments the CPMR has, since its creation in 1973, been targeting its action towards ensuring that the needs and interests of its Member Regions are taken into account in policies with a high territorial impact.
It focuses mainly on social, economic and territorial cohesion, maritime policies and blue growth, and accessibility. European governance, energy and climate change, neighbourhood and development also represent important areas of activity for the association.

The CPMR is independent of EU institutions and had organised itself into geographical commissions in order to make it easier to articulate the particular circumstances of each of the major sea basins. Each geographical commission has its own organisational structure (Assembly, Bureau, Working Groups, Secretariat), so that it can promote its specific identity and cooperate on subjects of common interest, while contributing to the cohesion and unity of the Conference.
Geographical working areas
  • Mediterranean (widespread)
  • Davide Strangis
Type of player
  • Organisations/Associations
Areas of expertise
  • Aquaculture
  • Biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Climate change
  • Diversification of marine activities
  • Education/training networks & jobs
  • Environment
  • Fisheries/Marine resources
  • General maritime and Mediterranean information
  • Heritage
  • Legislation
  • Marine biotechnologies
  • Maritime stakeholders
  • Public private funding
  • Renewable Energy
  • Spatial planning/areas management
  • Tourism
  • Transport/shipping
Main Interests