Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPRM)
From the CPMR web site:
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR – www.cpmr.org) brings together some 160 Regions from 28 States from the European Union and beyond. Representing almost 200 million people, the CPMR campaigns in favour of a more balanced development of the European territory. It operates both as a think tank and as a lobby for regions. Through its extensive network of contacts within the EU institutions and national governments the CPMR has, since 1973, been targeting its action towards ensuring that the needs and interests of its member regions are taken into account in respect of policies with a high territorial impact. Its main focus concentrates on social, economic and territorial cohesion, integrated maritime policy and transport accessibility. European governance, agriculture and rural development, research and innovation, energy and climate change, neighbourhood and development, also represent important areas of activity for the association.