European Islands System of Links and Exchanges (EURISLES)

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1992, on the initiative of the Islands Commission of Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR), within the framework of Regions and Cities of Europe (RECITE Programme) and funded by European Commission (EC). The pilot phase of the project came to an end on 31 Dec 1995, the System now being the direct responsibility of member regions.


Work with all island regions of the European Union in confronting common problems: isolation and remoteness; limited natural and human resources; difficulties in terms of competitiveness and economic development; fragile environment. Develop an information system and databases so as to ensure exchange of information on the means best adapted to combat insularity.

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Members together define and manage the content of studies and research undertaken. 'Information' Following thorough selection and collection of data, when possible at the level of every island (even the smallest of of the archipelagos), data is processed according to reliability and to ensure comparability of information between the various countries and islands. 'Studies' on themes of particular interest for the islands such as transport, energy, and waste management.


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Members in 15 countries
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Subjects *

  • Geology
    • Islands
  • Communication
    • Exchanges
  • Cybernetics
    • Systems

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 15: Life on Land



Last News Received

1. Jun 2005
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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