The General Assembly will place special emphasis on the programmes and policies regarding the wider Black Sea Region that currently being developed, including territorial Cooperation Programmes and Calls for maritime projects aiming to foster the development of the Blue Economy in the Black Sea.
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) brings together some 160 Regions from 24 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 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 represented in the wider Black Sea region through its Balkan & Black Sea Commission (BBSC).
The Meeting will be hosted by the Permanent International Secretariat of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization at its headquarters in Emirgan, Istanbul.
The deadline for registering for the General Assembly is the 26th of May 2016. The draft agenda, as well as practical and logistical information, are available on the CPMR website, along with the link to the online registration form at the section Registration and Practical Information.