Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions is independent of EU institutions and 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 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.
The CPMR is organised in six Geographical Commissions, representing the interests of each of the major sea basins.
- Atlantic Arc
- Balkan and Black Sea
- Baltic Sea North Sea
The CPMR Intermediterranean Commission, which represents 50 members regions from ten countries across the Mediterranean, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MedCities.