INSPIRE Knowledge Base


Council of European Municipalities and Regions
Mission and Objectives: 
- Represent the interests of local and regional authorities to the EU institutions - Participate to EU projects - Lobby legislation, including “Inspire” - Exchange experience at local and regional level in the EU and cooperate with partners in other parts of the world
Formal Mandate: 
Regional Government
The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is the representative organisation of some 100,000 local and regional authorities federated through 46 national associations of local government from over 30 European countries. Many of our members are involved in spatial data management and activities.
- Lobbying in the main legislative areas that concern local and regional authorities (e.g. environment, energy, transport, social, governance, structural funds, public services etc. ) - Representing our members towards the EU - Informing our members - Participation to EU projects (research, best practise etc.) - Twinning and international cooperation - Organisation of workshops and conferences - Publications
100,000 local and regional authorities federated through 46 national associations of local government from over 30 European countries
CEMR is not setting up a SDIC as such, but it would like to designate two spatial data experts to a drafting team. CEMR can be considered a SDIC as many of its members are interested and involved in spatial data management. Furthermore, CEMR has been lobbying the European Parliament in the first reading on the draft directive “Inspire”. More information is available from us on request.

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    local, regional, national, EU
    Societal Sector
    Local and Regional government
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    - Management and strategies of geographical information, land information, land use policies, cadastral activities and land registration - GIS and Urban Mapping - Cadastre - Digital mapping, training and establishment of quality management system
    Environmental application domains
    Monitoring Bathing water, Monitoring Water pollution, Monitoring Air pollution, Monitoring Soil pollution, Monitoring Waste, Spatial Planning, Monitoring Urban sprawl, Transport development, Urban development, Rural development, Water Resources Management, Energy Management, Hazardous waste Management, Forest Fire Prevention and ManagementFloods & extreme weather Prevention and management
    Primary Business
    - public policies (Local and Regional government)