According to CIGRE Statutes (Article 17), National Committees may come together to form a Region, which is designed to enhance technical cooperation between countries and to promote and develop CIGRE.
Geographical proximity is the primary motive for forming a Region, but other situations can be accommodated when they align with the basic objectives, i.e.:
- Contribute to the activities of the Study Committees, addressing and developing local issues;
- Organise Regional Meetings or other local meetings (Colloquia…);
- Coordinate with industry organisations;
- Coordinate contributions to CIGRE main events (Session, Symposia);
- Encourage and provide an incentive to increase CIGRE membership and create new National Committees, by incorporating countries without a National Committee in the working structure.
The existence of Regions has no impact on the governance structure of CIGRE - National Committees, Administrative Council, and Steering Committee - nor does it introduce any hierarchical notion in relations with National Committees or Study Committees.
There are currently four CIGRE Regions, as in the table below:
|Name of the Region||Members National Committees||Year of establishment||Links|
|AORC (Asia-Oceania Regional Council of CIGRE)||
|RIAC (Ibero-American Region of CIGRE)||
|NRCC (Nordic Regional Council of CIGRE)||
|SEERC (South East European Regional Council)||
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