Call for proposals 2018 - Maritime Spatial Planning EASME/EMFF/2018/ Closed!


The overall objective of this Call for Proposals is to support the establishment and implementation of Maritime Spatial Plans in line with the EU Directive on MSP.

The specific objectives of this call are:

  1. to support concrete actions in Member States helping to build capacity for the implementation of the Directive and;
  2. to provide support for the establishment of lasting mechanisms for cross-border cooperation on MSP.

The geographical areas covered by this call include the Atlantic, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.


The proposed activities must:

  • Be in line with and contribute to ongoing national MSP processes. The proposals must put forward concrete actions to support national MSP processes and demonstrate their added value;
  • Wherever relevant consider the different state of progress of MSP in the Member States involved in the selected area. Proposed actions must be adapted to meet specific issues and needs linked to the specific state of progress of MSP;
  • Build on prior experiences from past MSP projects, promote good MSP practices within the targeted sea basins/marine areas and where feasible make use of existing governance mechanisms and structures.

Within the activities, 3 core components are distinguished, as follows:

  • Component 1: Maritime Spatial Planning:
    • Development of Maritime Spatial Plans: MSP as an efficient and coherent cross-sectoral tool for planning maritime activities.
    • Connecting cross-border to national MSP processes
  • Component 2: Management and coordination
  • Component 3: Communication and Dissemination

European community funding

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

  • 2,47 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 31 October 2018 - 3 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

Directorate-General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

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