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7 11, 2017

Local Energy Communities – A vehicle for islands’ energy transition?

The Smart Islands Initiative and INSULEUR are jointly organizing a Public Hearing, 10 November 2017, In Brussels, on “Local Energy Communities: a vehicle for islands’ energy In the Winter Package special reference is made to [...]

13 10, 2017

A turning tide in the life of man

The documentary "A turning tide in the life of man", directed by Loïc Jourdain, is released in France on 11 October. He traces John O' Brien's journey from his island, Inisboffin (Donegal), to the corridors of [...]

14 09, 2017

CPMR urges Juncker to work together with Regions to build better Europe

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) welcomes the State of the Union address made by European Commission President Juncker, particularly its plea to strengthen democracy and defend the key values the EU stands for. [...]

5 09, 2017

The IC participated in the Inaugural Forum “Clean Energy for all European Islands”, 22 September, Crete (Chania)

The purpose of the Forum organised on 22 September by DG ENERG is the launch of the "Clean Energy for All European Islands Initiative", which aims to accelerate the clean energy transition on islands, ensuring secure and cheap [...]

27 06, 2017

CPMR regions call for modernised Cohesion policy at heart of EU objectives

Europe’s peripheral and maritime regions have adopted a policy position calling for a modernised post-2020 Cohesion policy that will overcome regional disparities, boost jobs and growth, and be at the heart of the EU’s strategy for [...]

8 06, 2017

Participation of the CPMR at Public Hearing on entrepreneurship in European islands organised by INSULEUR

On 2 June, the CPMR's Secretary General, Eleni Marianou, and Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis, Member of the Corsican Executive in charge of European Affairs and rapporteur to the Committee of the Regions on Entrepreneurship in the Islands, [...]

7 06, 2017

Corsica and Sardinia work together to safeguard Pelagos Sea Sanctuary

Gilles Simeoni, President of the Territorial Collectivity of Corsica and President of the Islands Commission, has called for an end to oil and gas exploration in the Mediterranean. Pressure on the Italian government from President [...]