Call for proposal - Projects on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) EASME/EMFF/2015/1.2.1.3 Closed!

Objectives

The objective of the projects is to support Member States to develop MSP in their marine waters and implement cooperation on cross-border planning in their sea basin. The action seeks to stimulate the development of a cross-border, ecosystem-based approach towards MSP on the basis of the requirements of the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning

More specifically, the objectives of this call are the following:

  1. To support the implementation of the Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning in Member States marine waters.
  2. To launch and carry out concrete, cross-border MSP cooperation initiatives between Member States in the Northern European Atlantic, Western Mediterranean and Eastern Mediterranean, with each involving the relevant authorities responsible for MSP of at least two Member States in the selected area.

Actions

This call for proposals for projects will support the launch and implementation of concrete, cross-border MSP cooperation initiatives between Member States in the Northern European  Atlantic (Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast), the Western Mediterranean (including Malta) and the Eastern Mediterranean (Adriatic, Ionian and Cyprus).

  • All initiatives should also contribute to identifying potential barriers and to formulating recommendations on the application of MSP in cross-border areas, to the benefit of cross-border MSP application throughout the EU, as well as handling land-sea interactions;
  • For the Western Mediterranean, a specific focus should be given to the benefits of MSP for the management of the Pelagos Sanctuary;
  • For the Mediterranean (Western and Eastern), the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management under the Barcelona Convention (Council Decision 2010/631/EU) should be taken into account in the implementation of the action. The implementation of this action should to the greatest possible extend build upon existing rules including those set out in the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management under the Barcelona Convention. 

European community funding

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

  • 6,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 31 March 2016 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals For EU grants Under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Projects on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) (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

Directorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

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