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    Intermediterranean Commission General Assembly 2017 released international declaration

    To express the shared interests of Mediterranean Regions in important European negotiations, the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) Intermediterranean Commission encompasses the issues raised in all the Regions bordering the Mediterranean Sea. TheIntermediterranean Commission gathers around 40 Member Regions from 9 different EU member states and other countries (Albania, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Spain and Tunisia). During the latest General Assembly which took place on the 6th until 7th of July 2017 in Naples/Italy, a global declaration was adopted by the commission.

    The CPMR Intermediterranean Commission declaration contributes to the debates on the future of the EU, cohesion and the multilevel cooperation at basin level. It includes reflections on emerging strategies and initiatives, migration, neighborhood, youth, maritime affairs, tourism, climate, environment, water, energy and transports, amongst other themes. The General Assembly agenda reflected on following three main sections, which are outlined in the document:

    1. Future of the EU: Mediterranean views;
    2. Supporting emerging initiatives and strategies that can strengthen Mediterranean cooperation and governance towards sustainable development;
    3. Boosting sectoral policies at the core of regional sustainable development in the Mediterranean

    It is open to all the different sub-national levels in Mediterranean countries and focuses on the development of the Euro-Mediterranean dialogue and territorial cooperation, concentrating its efforts on transport and integrated maritime policy, economic and social cohesion, water and energy. Furthermore, it is calling for a macro-regional strategy for the Mediterranean and fostering the emergence of Mediterranean citizenship and improving migration policies.
    The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) brings together 160 Regions in 25 States from the European Union & beyond. Representing over 200 million people, the CPMR campaigns in favor of a more balanced development of the European territory.

    For full content please see:
    Global agenda of the meeting

    Final Declaration Campaign 2017



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