Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (Federacion Espanola de Municipios y Provincias) (FEMP)
The Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) is the Association of Local Entities at the state level with the largest implantation, which groups together Municipalities, Provincial Councils, Councils and Island Councils, in total 7,410, which represent more than 95% of Spanish Local Governments.
Incorporated under the provisions of the Fifth Additional Provision of Law 7/1985, of April 2, Regulating the Bases of Local Regime, it was declared a Public Utility Association by means of an Agreement of the Council of Ministers of June 26, 1985 .
The FEMP is the Spanish Section of the Council of Municipalities and Regions of Europe (CMRE) and the official headquarters of the Ibero-American Organization for Inter-municipal Cooperation (OICI).
The foundational and statutory purposes of the FEMP are: promoting and defending the autonomy of Local Entities; the representation and defense of the general interests of the Local Entities before other Public Administrations; the development and consolidation of the European spirit at the local level, based on autonomy and solidarity between Local Authorities; promoting and favoring friendly and cooperative relations with Local Entities and their organizations, especially in the European, Ibero-American and Arab fields; the provision, directly or through companies or entities, of all kinds of services to Local Corporations or their dependent entities and any other purpose that directly or indirectly affects the members of the Federation.
The Federation is governed by two fundamental internal norms: the Statutes, approved in the XII Plenary, and the Internal Regime Regulation.
Its official headquarters are in Villa de Madrid, calle del Nuncio, nº 8See more