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28 01, 2020

Interreg project DestiMED Plus will foster the integration of Tourism and Nature Conservation Policies in 9 Mediterranean Protected Areas

The Mediterranean is a biodiversity hotspot as well as extremely vulnerable to climate change; its coastline is increasingly susceptible to the multiple impacts of over tourism while projections estimate the arrival of 300 million tourists [...]

2 12, 2019

10 years after the Lisbon Treaty: what prospects for insularity in Europe?

The CPMR Islands Commission joins the CPMR in celebrating 10 years since the territorial cohesion principle entered into force, enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty in 2009. Article 174 of the new Treaty established territorial cohesion [...]

3 04, 2019

European island regions gather together in Corfu for the CPMR Islands Commission’s 39th General Assembly

The CPMR Islands Commission (IC) held its Annual General Meeting on 21-22 March, 2019 in Corfu, Ionia Nisia, at the invitation of Regional Governor Theodoros Galiatsatos, bringing together elected representatives from its island Member Regions, [...]

27 03, 2019

A new boost for a better understanding and development of tourism in islands between CPMR and OTIE

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and its Islands Commission (IC) have signed an important Memorandum of Understanding with the Observatory on Tourism for Islands Economy (OTIE) to enhance the analysis and promotion of [...]

25 03, 2019

CPMR and Greening the Islands sign crucial partnership to enhance sustainability of islands

Gianni Chianetta and Gilles Simeoni (from left to right The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) and its Islands Commission (IC) have announced a crucial new collaboration with Greening the Islands (GTI) that [...]

14 01, 2019

European policies to support European islands as sustainable tourist destinations

The CPMR’s Islands Commission took part in a public hearing co-organised by INSULEUR and OTIE in Brussels on 14 December 2018 at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), to discuss EU policies to promote [...]

18 10, 2018

EU islands in the spotlight during European Week of Regions and Cities

The CPMR Islands Commission’s took part in several key workshops during this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), held in Brussels from 9-12 October. EU close to islands, mountains and sparsely populated areas, [...]