About the CPMR

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) represents more than 150 regional authorities from 24 countries across Europe and beyond. Organised in geographical commissions, the CPMR works to ensure that a balanced territorial development is at the heart of the European Union and its policies.

Regions are legitimate actors at European level, with competences and expertise in the CPMR’s core areas of work: cohesion policy, transport, maritime and fisheries, climate and energy, and migration.

The CPMR produces policy positions based on input from its member regions on the areas above, as well as numerous studies, analyses and technical papers to support them.

CPMR President

The post of President is currently held by Vasco Alves Cordeiro. He is the President of the Government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores since 2012 and President of the CPMR since 2014.

In 1996, Vasco Cordeiro was elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores. In 2003 and 2004, he served as Regional Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries of the Government of the Azores. Between 2004 and 2008, he held the position of Regional Minister of the Presidency, with competences, amongst others, in EU affairs and regional cooperation.

In 2008, he was appointed Regional Minister for the Economy of the Azores Government, holding competences on air and maritime transports, tourism and promotion of incentive measures to boost the Azores economy.

CPMR Secretary General

Secretary General Eleni Marianou is Greek and a multilingual lawyer specialising in International and Public law. She has extensive knowledge of European affairs and working practice in European organisations of local and regional authorities and has been active in European activity in Brussels for over 20 years.

Since 2010, she has been managing a growing team of 40 staff members based in the three CPMR premises in Rennes, Brussels and Barcelona. She is responsible for advising and directing policy development and strategic leadership in the areas of territorial cohesion, EU governance, balanced competitiveness, maritime policy and sustainable development.

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