The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is a European Association gathering some 150 Regions across Europe, which strives to support their interests in the core areas of territorial cohesion, maritime policy, territorial accessibility and multi-level governance.

The CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission (AAC) is one of the six Geographical Commissions of CPMR. It strives to promote a more effective governance, and smooth coordination between European, national and regional levels to prepare future European policies and programmes, and address the challenges and opportunities faces by Atlantic Regions.

In charge of the operational management of the Atlantic Arc Commission, the Executive Secretary will provide the Atlantic Arc Commission with proposals for actions. S/he will implement projects and decisions made by the Atlantic Arc Commission’s executive bodies, in line with the CPMR and the Secretary General’s guidelines.

The successful candidate should be a proactive and highly motivated networker, with strong analytical credentials, excellent writing skills, and the capacity to coordinate activities and implement policies within the Atlantic Arc Commission and the CPMR. S/he should be fluent in English, and have a good knowledge of at least one, preferably two, other working languages of the Atlantic Arc Commission. The candidate should also have a deep understanding of issues affecting Regions -and Atlantic Regions in particular-, as well as first-class knowledge of related EU affairs.

A full job description can be downloaded HERE – Please read it carefully before applying.

Location: Rennes (FR) or Brussels (BE), choice to be made by the successful candidate.

Contract: Permanent contract (under French or Belgium Law, depending on the location of the position).

Deadline for application: Friday 11 January 2019 – 13.00 HEC.

Please note we will look at applications on a rolling basis (do not wait the deadline to apply).

Interviews planned at the beginning of February 2019.

Please submit your application to

  • Your CV in English or Frenchs;
  • A short covering letter in English or French (1-2 pages maximum);
  • Please specify in the email subject: “Application – CPMR Atlantic Arc Commission Executive Secretary”.

NB: Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews. Nevertheless we thank all applicants for taking the time to apply.