Kherson region became a member of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions

Kherson region joined the Conference of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, namely the Balkan-Black Sea Commission. The commission also includes the provinces of Turkey (Tekirdag, Samsun, Sinop, Trabzon), Bulgaria (Varna, Burgas), counties of Romania, Moldova, regions of Greece and Albania (Tirana), as well as Odessa region.

Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions has been operating since 1973 and unites 150 regions from 24 countries of the European Union and the world.

The main focus is on social, economic and territorial cohesion, maritime policy, the development of a “blue growth” strategy (the development of aquaculture, coastal tourism, marine biotechnology, the use of energy from the seas and oceans, the extraction of minerals on the shelf of the seas, and the management and monitoring of the sea and water resources, development of a development strategy for countries of a particular marine basin). European governance, energy and climate change, neighborhood and development are also important activities of the association.

Membership Benefits:

– More than 40 years of experience in protecting the key political interests of members of the organization;

– lobbying for interests in accordance with the principles of multi-level governance and regional democracy. CPMR works closely with EU institutions through the inter-parliamentary group of the European Parliament and expert groups of the European Commissions on the main political issues;

– networking: bilateral meetings and high-level events with the participation of European commissioners, ministers and representatives of different regions.

It should be noted that the Balkan-Black Sea Commission was created in 2004 to implement joint projects.

The main priorities of the commission include:

– promotion of the interests of members in the Black Sea region;

– participation in the implementation of macro-regional strategies for the regions of the Balkan Peninsula and the formation of new macro-regional marine strategies;

– networking;

– implementation of projects;

– capacity building.