Steering Committee

Steering Committee

The steering committee implements the roadmap adopted by the Conference. It is composed of senior officials, civil servants and / or similar, of the administration of outermost regions, duly appointed by each president and authorized to represent their region.


Each region designates a full member and an alternate member.

The current members are:


Full member: Carlos Amaral – Regional Director for European Affairs and External Cooperation

Canary Islands

Full member: Julián Zafra Díaz – General Director for European Affairs.

Alternate member: Victoria Nakoura – General Directorate for European Affairs

Alternate member: Diego Luis Rodríguez – General Directorate for European Affairs


Full member: Cassandre Gatoux – Representative of Guadeloupe Region in Brussels.

French Guiana

Full member: Alice Colombo – in charge of European affairs in Brussels.

Alternate member: Delphine Lasselin – in charge of the Hexagon Antenna of the Territorial Collectivity of French Guiana


Full member: Fernanda Cardoso – Regional Director for European Affairs and External Cooperation.

Alternate member: Sérgio Mendonça – Directorate of Services for European Union Policies and Outermost Affairs.


Full member: Christèle Allaud – Representative of the Collectivity of Martinique to the European Union in Brussels


Full member: Hadel Laou Madi – Head of the External Relations Service – Directorate for European Affairs and Regional Cooperation

Reunion island

Full member: Candida Aldehuelo – Mission Officer

Alternate member: Anne Sophie Hoarau – Mission Officer

Alternate member: François Boullay – Mission Officer

Saint Martin

Full member: Rudya Lake – Head of the European Affairs Mission.

Alternate member: Karine Bertaux – European Affairs Mission Officer


Committee tasks are the following:

  • Preparing the Conference work;
  • Executing mandates entrusted by the Conference;
  • Looking for agreements to reach common positions;
  • Implementing actions within the framework of the objectives defined by the Conference;
  • Coordinating the implementation of technical cooperation actions in areas of common interest.

The commitment of the EU Outermost Regions to cooperate, expressed at its highest level in the Conference of Presidents of the Outermost Regions, is also reflected in documents such as Cooperation protocols, Memoranda and Joint Contributions.