CPMR – Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is a think tank and interest organization for European regions. The organization has 160 member regions in 28 countries. In addition to Helsinki-Uusimaa, the Finnish Regions of Päijät-Häme, Kymenlaakso, Southwest Finland, Ostrobothnia, Oulu and Åland are CPMR members.
The organization focuses on policy sectors like maritime, energy and transport issues, the cohesion policy, and the European governance and development.The CPMR is organized into six geographical commissions based on the major sea basins. The Finnish regions are members of the Baltic Sea Commission (BSC), whose secretariat is situated at Uusimaa Regional Council during 2011–2014. The President of the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission 2014–2016 is Mr. Jari Sainio, Vice President of the Board of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.