On account of their geographical situation, the islands located at the EU’s borders are one of the main gateways into Europe for migrants. In this respect, they have to cope with extreme humanitarian emergency situations.

This is especially the case for the Mediterranean islands and the outermost regions of the Atlantic, Caribean and Indian Ocean.

The Islands Commission supports and contributes to the CPMR’s positions aiming to promote the Regions’ key role in:

  • Emergency response to humanitarian crises
  • Inclusive socio-economic integration of migrants

It works in particular with the CPMR Task Force on Migration and endorses the “We Are All Mediterranean” campaign.