MedCities and CPRM strengthens collaboration
The two Mediterranean networks of cities and regions signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the CPRM General Assembly held last 30 June and 1 July in the Veneto region of Italy.
The agreement focused on the need of sharing strategies, positions and discussions concerning Mediterranean and European policies affecting territorial and local governments. Booth networks have identified topics to work together in order to define new and common projects and activities and share best practices and ideas.
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions is an organization independent of EU institutions.
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, whose Presidency is held by Vasco Alves Cordeiro, President of the Regional Government of Azores, brings together some 160 Regions from 24 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 lobby 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.