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Association Les îles du Ponant


Type of organisation
Number of members
11 - 50
Languages spoken
The association aims to maintain active and attractive island populations all year round.

The Association Les Îles du Ponant (AIP) brings together 15 islands on the Channel and Atlantic coast: Chausey, Bréhat, Batz, Ouessant, Molène, Breast, Saint Nicolas des Glénan, Groix, Belle-Île, Houat, Hoëdic, Île d ' Arz, Île aux Moines, Yeu and Aix.

16,000 inhabitants live year-round on the Ponant Islands. The members of its board of directors represent the islands and several levels of communities involved in the governance of island territories. The Ponant Islands are enriched by exchanges among themselves but also by their partners within the European network of small islands (ESIN) representing a large number of islands with which they share many common points leading to solutions to cope island challenges at the start of the 21st century.

When it was created in 1971, the AIP set out to offer a future for the Atlantic and Channel Islands. Its priority object is "the maintenance of territories housing active and attractive island communities". The AIP which intervenes in many fields (finance, public services, regional planning, agriculture, tourism, environment, town planning, culture ...), is recognized as the privileged interlocutor of public authorities for Island issues.



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