Call for proposal - Projects on Maritime Spatial Planning MARE/2014/22 Closed!


The use of Europe's sea-areas is increasing and gives rise to potential conflicts and competition for maritime space, both between different users, and between maritime uses and the preservation of the marine environment. This development increases the demand 4for Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP), an instrument that is essential for resource efficiency in maritime activities. MSP provides a framework for the management of human sea uses in a context of intensifying economic activity in sea basins around Europe. 
The objective of the projects is to support Member States start implementing cross-border planning in their sea-basin and gather practical knowledge and experience in the implementation of MSP. Despite the ongoing activities of EU Member States in implementing MSP at national or regional level, cross-border cooperation between Member States remains limited at this point in time.


The objectives of this project are to:
  1. Support the implementation of the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning in Member States and in cross-border settings;
  2. Launch and carry out concrete, cross-border MSP cooperation between Member States in the Black Sea, Baltic Sea and North Sea, involving at least two Member States and the relevant authorities responsible for MSP in the selected area(s);
  3. Identify potential barriers and formulate recommendations on the application of MSP in cross-border areas, to the benefit of cross-border MSP application throughout the EU.
Component 1: Set up of MSP coordination
- Initial assessment
- Development of cooperation on maritime spatial planning
- Evaluation of the maritime spatial planning process
Component 2: Project management and coordination
Component 3: Communication and Dissemination
Component 4: lessons learnt


European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 6,37 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 November 2014 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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