Co-operation on spatial planning in the Council of Europe

The European Conference of Ministers Responsible for Regional and Spatial Planning (CEMAT) is the co-operational scheme for the ministers of the 47 Council of Europe member states. Member state representatives meet in the Committee of Senior Officials. The CEMAT secretariat is located in Strasbourg and, in addition to co-operation on spatial planning, it is responsible for matters related to the European Landscape Convention.

The goal of CEMAT is to promote co-operation on spatial planning between the EU and the rest of Europe. In accordance with the Council of Europe profile, the emphasis is on implementing the cohesion policy by strengthening the right of citizens to regional fundamental services. An important aspect of the CEMAT co-operation for Finland is Russia’s active role in it.

The latest Conference of Ministers was held in Moscow in 2010. The current presidency country is Greece, who is responsible for organising the next Conference of Ministers.

Published 2013-10-25 at 11:18, updated 2013-10-25 at 11:17