Pyrenees–Mediterranean Euroregion

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Euroregió Pirineus Mediterrània
Eurorégion Pyrénées–Méditerannée
Eurorregión Pirineos Mediterráneo
Euroregion Pirenèus-Mediterranèa
Pyrenees–Mediterranean Euroregion
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Formed 2004
Jurisdiction Northwestern Mediterranean
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Website Pyrenees–Mediterranean Euroregion

The Pyrenees–Mediterranean Euroregion (Euroregió Pirineus Mediterrània; Eurorégion Pyrénées–Méditerannée; Eurorregión Pirineos Mediterráneo; Euroregion Pirenèus-Mediterranèa; EPM; also known as the Pyrenees Mediterranean European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC)[1]) is a Euroregion founded on the 29 October 2004.[2][3] It is a political cooperation project between Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and Occitanie.[4] The Autonomous Community of Aragon suspended participation in 2006 due to an ongoing conflict with Catalonia about some religious art.[5]

Aim[edit]

The aim of the Pyrenees–Mediterranean Euroregion is to create sustainable development within the northwest Mediterranean, to further innovation within these areas, and to contribute to a "socially conscious" Europe, focusing on implementing these factors through innovation, technology and other sources via the European Union's Cohesion Policy.[6]

EPM also focuses on fostering cooperation between cultural and economic networks within the northwest Mediterranean region.

Projects[edit]

Projects of the EPM include the allocation of centres of higher education and initiatives for a "Eurocampus" and business creation.

Structure[edit]

Since August 2009, The EPM established a legal entity consisting of a rotating presidency,[7] similar in details to the president of the Euroregion, a general assembly and a technical team.

Offices[edit]

The EPM hosts three offices in Europe including Toulouse, France (Directorate), Barcelona, Spain (General Secretariat) and Brussels, Belgium (Representation to the European Union).

References[edit]

  1. ^ The full name in English is made explicit in this news item on the European Union Committee of Regions (EGTC) website, at "The Pyrenees Mediterranean Euroregion launches CreaMed, a European project that aims to support new entrepreneurs", 8 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Què és la Euroregió" ("What is this Euroregion?"), on the Pyrenees–Mediterranean Euroregion's official website, in Catalan, French and Spanish.
  3. ^ "How Did the Pyrenees-Mediterranean Euroregion Come About?", European Report, 4 October 2010, via "Goliath: Business Knowledge on Demand".
  4. ^ (Convention 2008, p. 4 – article G)
  5. ^ Aragón Radio (23 de mazo de 2006). "Aragón no rompe sus relaciones con Cataluña pero suspende su participación en la Eurorregión". Aragón TV (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-12-20.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ (Statuts 2009, p. 2 – article 5)
  7. ^ (Statuts 2009, p. 8 – article 10)

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