CEM Western European Region
The Commission on Ecosystem Management is geographically subdivided into 14 regions worldwide. This structure makes it possible for CEM members living in the same region to network, in addition to their participation in CEM Thematic Groups  and Task Forces.
 
The Western European Region comprises over 25 countries, from Turkey to Iceland and from Portugal to Finland, while the rest of Europe (including all Slavic countries) is grouped in CEM's Eastern European Region. Almost 30% of CEM members reside in Western Europe, which makes it the largest CEM regional network, with over 250 professionals interested in contributing to IUCN's expertise in ecosystem management.
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Communication
As part of CEM, members received regular newsletters and other interesting information from the Commission Chair (Piet Wit), his assistant (Tedros Medhin), the Regional Chair (Jabier Ruiz-Mirazo) and the EMP Membership-Communications officer (Pat Hawes).
To facilitate exchange among Western European CEM-members, help us find other members with common interests, share useful information and foster active discussions, a group has been created within the LinkedIn professional social network: IUCN-CEM Western Europe. Over 80 CEM-members have already joined the group, and all other members from the region are also welcome to do so.

Collaboration with IUCN secretariat
The focal point and thematic counterpart of the Commission on Ecosystem Management at IUCN secretariat is the Global Ecosystem Management Programme, which is based in Nairobi (Kenya).
Geographicaly, there are several IUCN offices of reference for CEM-Western Europe in particular, namely:
–    IUCN Headquarters, located in Gland (Switzerland).
–    The European Union Representative Office, located in Brussels (Belgium). This office is the focal point for EU nature policies, EU fundraising, partnerships and networking.
–    The Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, located in Málaga (Spain). Even if projects in this office are mostly in North Africa and the Mediterranean Sea, there are opportunities of collaboration where European CEM expertise would be most welcome.