Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, will participate in the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions, which is taking place from today until 19 November. Commissioner Ferreira said:
“We are committed to working together with the Outermost Regions’ Presidents and other key partners in shaping our future strategy with and for these special regions, listening to their concerns and proposals. Due to the constraint of their extreme remoteness, small size and vulnerability to climate change, the EU provides specific support measures towards these regions, including tailored conditions for the implementation of EU legislation and access to EU programmes.”
In 2022 the Commission plans to present a Communication on a new strategic approach to lay the foundations for a sustainable recovery and build the cornerstones for a successful green and digital transition for these regions. Extensive consultations to prepare this strategy highlighted the need for green transition and skills.
The EU’s outermost regions – Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal) and the Canary Islands (Spain) – are located in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, South America and the Indian Ocean. More information is available on the Outermost regions webpage