Governance

Background
Members

The EGTC Euroregion Pyrenees Mediterranean is formed by its 3 founding members: the Région Occitanie (previously Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon), the Government of Catalonia and the Government of the Balearic Islands.

Catalonia

Catalonia covers a surface area of 31,950 km². It has over 7,673 million inhabitants (Idescat, on 01/07/2019), i.e., 17% of the population of Spain. Its GDP is 250,597 million euros (Idescat, 2019) and it provides 20.12% of Spanish GDP.

The Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands comprises four Mediterranean islands (Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera) and several islets. It has a surface area of 4,992 km² and 1,149,460 inhabitants (IBESTAT, 2019). Its GDP is 33,716 million euros (IBESTAT, 2019) and it occupies sixth place in GDP per capita among Spanish autonomous regions.

Occitanie

The Région Occitanie has a surface are of 72,724 km². It is a region in Southern France with over 5.9 million inhabitants (INSEE, 2019), accounting for 9% of the French population. With a GDP of 159,115 million euros (INSEE, 2015), it provides 7.7% of French GDP.

Presidency
C. Delga, President of the Region Occitanie, F. Armengol, President of the Government of the Balearic Islands, P. Aragonès, Vice-president of the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia

The presidency is based on a two-year rotating system among its members; since October 2020, the President of the Euroregion has been Carole Delga, President of the Région Occitanie.

The political priorities of the Presidency for this mandate are to:

  • Be a concrete tangible operational actor for the territories and stakeholders;
  • Position itself as a benchmark actor in European and Mediterranean policies;
  • Confront climate change and the economic, health and social crisis, thereby becoming a resilient territory;
  • Lead society’s changes giving a place to the citizens;
  • Establish the Euroregion by producing a new roadmap for 2030 during the first quarter of 2021.
Commissions and work groups

The Euroregion has 5 thematic commissions:

The Euroregion’s commissions:

  • are responsible for implementing the multiannual action plan for the 2030 roadmap;
  • fund the actions assigned to them;
  • follow the Euroregion’s strategic projects, including Euroregional calls, as well as European projects in which the Euroregion is a partner;
  • participate in the selection panels of the projects submitted to the calls;
  • are formed by political and technical representatives of the departments and sectorial agencies of each of the 3 members;
  • are led by the Secretary General of the Euroregion, with the support of the Technical Secretariat.

Work groups:

Moreover, the Euroregion has work groups to closely monitor the specific projects that the Euroregion leads or in which it participates.

These are for example: Parks, Water, Climate, Energy, Waste, or Agriculture.

They participate in the definition of the projects and their funding.

They include the officers of the sectorial departments or the agencies of each of the three members.

The Technical Secretariat of the Euroregion

The Technical Secretariat of the Euroregion comprises the agents contracted by the EGTC Euroregion Pyrenees Mediterranean, whether civil servants or contracted staff, in order to ensure the smooth running of the institution and monitoring of the action plan and European projects in which it participates. It is led by the Secretary General.

The Secretary General:

He is appointed by the Presidency at the proposal of the General Assembly and leads the activity of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) in the framework of the guidelines and missions decided by the Assembly and by delegation of the Presidency. The Secretary General prepares the budget and the deliberations of the Assembly and ensures the general management of the EGTC, among other duties.

The Technical Secretariat comprises:


MANAGEMENT TEAM

SECRETARY GENERAL

Xavier BERNARD-SANS

xavier.bernardsans@euroregio-epm.eu



ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE OFFICER

Philippe PERIES

philippe.peries@euroregio-epm.eu


ADMINISTRATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES

BUDGET AND HUMAN
RESOURCES COORDINATOR

Anthony SEGURA

cbr@euroregio-epm.eu



SUPPORT FOR PROJECTS
AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT

Laetitia CARRERA

accueil@euroregio-epm.eu 



SUPPORT FOR PROJECTS
AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT

Sébastien JOUANJAN

sebastien.jouanjan@euroregio-epm.eu


PROJECT LEADERS

CULTURE AND TOURISM

Lorena ABELENDA CASTRO

lorena.abelendacastro@euroregio-epm.eu



INNOVATION AND RESEARCH

Sergio FABRA MEZQUITA

sergio.fabra@euroregio-epm.eu



ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE AND ENERGY

 Mireia BOYA BUSQUET

mireia.boyabusquet@euroregio-epm.eu


COMMUNICATION OFFICERS

EUROREGION COMMUNICATION

Maïna GAUTIER

maina.gautier@euroregio-epm.eu



WAT’SAVEREUSE PROJECT COMMUNICATION

Ariadna ANTON

ariadna.anton@euroregio-epm.eu



EUROREGION COMMUNICATION

Quentin BOUHELEL

stagiaire@euroregio-epm.eu


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