The CPMR is fighting for :
The CPMR is arguing that interregional cooperation provides added value to the Union's neighbourhood policy. Decentralised cooperation is an innovative and useful means of strengthening both the economic and democratic dimension of partnerships.
Furthermore, the European Union has specific programmes for cooperating with Latin America, for whom it is the second largest trading partner and the largest provider of direct foreign investment. The CPMR is arguing that a specific measure should be introduced to support cooperation between regions, as exists for cities.
This is vital for dealing with certain global issues :- Maritime safety
The CPMR has secured observer status on :
The regions are thus kept informed about the work of these organisations, which are themselves sensitive to regional issues.- Sustainable development
International action is necessary, because pollution has no respect for national borders. The CPMR has therefore decided to become a member of the Network of Regional Government for Sustainable Development. It was set up at the Johannesburg Summit in 2002 in order to respond to the need to "think globally, act locally".
NRG4SD has member regions from five continents, and aims :
It is via this organisation that the CPMR is presenting its application to join the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).