Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT)

The Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT) brings together representatives of the 47 Council of Europe member states in pursuit of a shared objective: promotion of the territorial dimension of human rights and democracy with a view to sustainable spatial development of the European continent.

The CEMAT constitutes a permanent forum for addressing the problems of sustainable spatial development and functions as a platform for exchange of experiences and best practices, promotion of transfrontier, interregional and transnational co-operation, decisions concerning major advances in European spatial planning policies and dissemination of information. It constitutes the only framework for pan-European co-operation concerning spatial development policies in which member states and non-member states of the European Union can meet on an equal basis at the level of the wider Europe.

According to the Council of Europe aims concerning human rights and democracy, Greece proposed as theme of the 16th Session of the CEMAT: "Territorial democracy: the role of public participation in the process of sustainable territorial development of the European Continent".
 

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