Promote territorial democracy on the territory
(Declaration of Nafplion)
CEMAT aims at promoting the territorial dimension of human rights and democracy for the European continent. sustainable and balanced development
Since its inception in 1970, CEMAT has played an invaluable role in promoting effective policies for territorial development in Europe with a focus on social cohesion. It had a significant impact on the improvement of laws, policies, procedures, practices and tools for territorial development in many countries. It advocates the principles of subsidiarity and reciprocity to ensure the active participation of European Municipalities and Regions in the definition of territorial development policies, helping to preserve the unity in diversity, historical and geographical legacies of Europe.
Among the CEMAT achievements, we must mention the common principles of territorial development (see the most important declarations and conventions related to planning).