EUROREGION

Background

The Euroregion Pyrenees Mediterranean, founded on 29 October 2004, is a cooperative political organisation involving the Government of Catalonia, the Government of the Balearic Islands and the Région Occitanie. It became a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) in 2009, and therefore since then has been recognised as an interregional cooperation institution of European scope.

The Euroregion Pyrenees Mediterranean had approximately 15 million inhabitants in 2019 (greater than 19 of the 26 European countries), in a territory of 110,000 km2 (more extensive than 16 of the 26 European countries).

Its GDP is over €440,000 million (2019), i.e. equivalent to Austria’s.

It has 700,000 students, professors and researchers, and has mobilised €1,100 million of the European funds in the framework of the H2020 programme (until 2019).

A highly innovative territory, it has first-rate European and international research infrastructures, such as the European Marine Biological Resource Centre, ESA, the ALBA synchrotron, the MareNostrum supercomputer, the ITER Coordination Centre, and the Coast Observation System of the Balearic Islands.

The Euroregion encompasses a territory with over 35 natural, land, marine and coastal areas and a significant Natura2000 network, with 30% of the territory in the Balearic Islands, 25% in Catalonia, and 18% in Occitanie in terms of land areas.

The Euroregion is based in Perpignan, Région Occitanie, France.

Seu de l'Euroregió Pirineus Mediterrània

Representatives of the members and team of the EPM. Oct. 2021.


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