The Conference of Presidents of Outermost regions is the main political and technical cooperation body between the Presidents of Azores, Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Madeira, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion and Saint-Martin.
The conference defines the orientations of their cooperation, whose main objectives are to:
• Coordinate their joint actions and adopt common positions to defend the interests of outermost regions in the European Union;
• Strengthen European action regarding outermost regions, based on the Treaty’s provisions;
• Defend the common interests of outermost regions in all the European and international organizations with regional purpose in which they are represented;
• Reinforce cooperation between ORs in cooperation projects.
The presidency of the Conference is a rotating one, with a mandate of at least one year. It meets in ordinary session, at least once a year, in the region holding the presidency and adopts its conclusions in the form of a final declaration in which the common political positions of the outermost regions are reflected.