Welcome note from the President
Islands have inherent problems, such as geographical isolation,
lack of infrastructure and human resources, difficulties in supplies and
communications and are "vulnerable" to economic, social and environmental
insular economies are forced to achieve significant aims, for the next period
exploiting existing opportunities, asking for more island-friendly EU policies.
The "island issue" pertains to all EU policies (regional,
environmental, agricultural, energy, transport, enterprise, competition, health
etc.), thus it should always be taken into account in the Community
INSULEUR creation and actions have significantly contributed to
the community acquis, which is to be preserved and further developed.
Results of our common efforts have been achieved, e.g. in
European regional, maritime transport and agricultural policies.
order to influence European institutions in favour of islands, INSULEUR
cooperates with insular governments and organizations, such as the Conference
of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), European Small Island Network (ESIN)
As president of Professional Chamber of Piraeus, who was honoured
to be elected president of INSULEUR for the next years, I feel responsible to
insular entrepreneurs and promise to work hard for the economic and social growth
of our islands.
Insuleur President (2014-2016)