Annual Presidency

Annual Presidency

The Conference is chaired successively by each OR, for a period of at least one year. At the ordinary session held in the chair region, the Conference appoints the next Presidency of the Conference from among its members and decides on the duration of its mandate according to the European, national and regional agenda.
In 2017, a provisional calendar of future presidencies was adopted for the up-coming years.


XXI February 2015 – September 2016 Madeira
XXII September 2016 – October 2017 French Guiana
XXIII 2017 / 2018 Canary Islands
XXIV 2018 / 2019 Saint Martin
XXV 2019 / 2020 Mayotte
XXVI 2020 / 2021
(Portuguese Presidency of the Council from January to June 2021)
XXVII 2021 / 2022
(French Presidency of the Council from January to June 2022)
XXVIII 2022 / 2023
(Spanish Presidency of the Council from July to December
Canary Islands
XXIX 2023 / 2024 Réunion Island
XXX 2024 / 2025 Guadeloupe
XXXI 2025 / 2026 Madeira



Within the framework of the 27th Annual Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions, held on 15 and 16 November 2022 in Brussels, the presidency of Martinique was transferred to the Canary Islands, represented by its President, Ángel Víctor TORRES PÉREZ, who will hold the presidency of the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions until November 2023.

In accordance with the Memorandum of Cooperation signed by the Presidents, the President of the OR who chairs the Conference has to:

  • Represent the Conference before European institutions, bodies and agencies;
  • Coordinate actions and initiatives in favor of the outermost regions interests;
  • Convene the meetings of the Conference;
  • Chair the meetings of the Conference;
  • Any other task assigned by the Conference.

In addition, he is responsible for:

  • Preparing and presenting the program of his presidency at the beginning of his term;
  • Ensuring relations with the European institutions on behalf of the Conference;
  • Coordinating the representation of outermost regions in European forums to to defend these regions;
  • Participating in the Political Bureau of the Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR);
  • Transmitting the common positions of the Conference to the European institutions;
  • Organizing the annual session of the Conference in its territory.