Call for proposals 2019 - Maritime Spatial Planning EMFF-MSP-2019 Closed!


The objective of this call for proposals is to support the establishment and implementation of Maritime Spatial Plans in line with the objectives pursued in the framework of the MSP Directive. More specifically, this action intends to support Member States in setting up maritime spatial plans and ensuring plans are coherent and coordinated across marine regions concerened.


Projects must undertake all of the following activities as part of the project implementation: 

  • Specific activities aimed at implementing provisions set out in articles 6 and 8 of the MSP Directive (notably the setting-up and adoption of maritime spatial plans);
  • Specific activities aimed at implementing provisions set out in article 10 of the MSP Directive (Data use and sharing);
  • Specific activities aimed at implementing provisions set out in article 11 of the MSP Directive (Cooperation among Member States);
  • Specific activities aimed at implementing provisions set out in article 12 of the MSP Directive (Cooperation with third countries)

In addition to the core activities, applicants should include in their project the following complementary activities/tasks to support the above core activities:

  • Establishment of a Steering Committee (SC) to ensure the overall strategic steering of the project.
  • Working procedures defining how project and the SC will operate (assigning clear roles and responsibilities, describing the decision-making process, frequency of meetings etc.);
  • An opening and closing conference;
  • A repository of best practices and lessons learnt from the project and a list of achievemnts of the projects;
  • A project website, including a workspace and regular updates of this website with progress made and intermediate results.
  • Promotional material, including its production and distribution

European community funding

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

  • 3,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 04 September 2019 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

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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