The Pyrenees Mediterranean Euroregion is a strategic project of the European Union. The participating regions are Aragon, Catalonia, Balearic Islands, Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées. This Euroregion was established in 2004 with the aim of joining forces to develop a strategic area in the Western Mediterranean and to develop a critical mass that would make this area an international benchmark in sectors of the future, like life sciences.
This project was born out of political collaboration among the five member regions, aiming to avoid rigid mechanisms and maintain the ability to support projects proposed by social, institutional and economic stakeholders. The five civil society organizations are key to this initiative. The most dynamic stakeholders from the productive and knowledge systems and the wide-reaching network of administrations are the most noteworthy stakeholders in the Euroregion, all of which must contribute to its future development.
The Euroregion is an open collaboration among neighboring regions and the nucleus of the five member regions can be extended for specific projects. There is an express desire, for example, to include the Principality of Andorra in projects that affect it.