The Registration to the 2nd Baltic MSP Forum which will be held on 23-24 November 2016 in Riga, Latvia is open until 4 November 2016.
The Baltic MSP Forum is about bringing together practitioners and researchers interested in MSP, as well as policy makers and stakeholders involved in marine and coastal activities to see the whole picture of the MSP and create more effective ways for the cross-border cooperation. The themes of the Forum are relevant and interesting for MSP practitioners from other sea basins as well.
Please register and see more detailed information on Baltic SCOPE website
VASAB secretariat has opened a public tender for qualified expertise on developing joint transnational spatial vision on regional development, logistics and mobility of the North Sea-Baltic corridor. The vision will be developed within the framework of INTERREG VB project "North Sea-Baltic connector of regions" (NSB CoRe). Applicants should submit their tenders by 9th of September, 2016.
Two new European projects will improve transnational coordination in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) in the North and Baltic Sea. Because human activities and their impacts do not stop at national sea borders, there is a need for coordination among national Maritime Spatial Plans and planning processes. With this in mind relevant MSP authorities will cooperate over the coming three years within the two sister projects "NorthSEE" and "Baltic LINes", funded through Interreg. Both projects are led by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency. The meeting in Copenhagen launched the first ever joint implementation of two MSP projects in the North and Baltic Sea, increasing synergy even across two sea-basins. Together with expert institutions as well as sector stakeholders, they will work on developing coherent transnational planning solutions on a large spatial scale.
Where the number of population in the Baltic Sea Region is growing or shrinking
Following an analysis on population development of European municipalities (LAU 2), a similar investigation was carried out for the Baltic Sea Region with support from the VASAB network. That analysis comprised all EU countries in the Baltic Sea Region (in Germany - the northeastern part) as well as Norway, Belarus and Northwest Russia. The analysis reveals large disparities of population development.
The Swedish Institute for the Baltic Sea Region Seed Funding has launched the call for applications. Applicants can apply for funding up to 500,000 SEK to develop project partnerships in the Baltic Sea Region which contribute to the aims in Baltic Sea Region policy documents, e.g. the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. The call closes 14 April 2016. Please note that only partners from Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and in some cases in Moldova and Georgia can be funded. Partners from Denmark, Germany, Finland, Norway and Iceland are welcome to participate in the projects without funding.
For more information please look HERE
On 29 September 2015 VASAB hosted the Baltic SCOPE project kick-off event in Riga, Latvia. More than 80 experts, practitioners and scientists representing a wide range of organizations around the Baltic Sea and beyond shared their experience, knowledge and brought inspiration for further transboundary cooperation on Maritime Spatial Planning.
7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR "One Region, One Future - Vision 2030 for the Baltic Sea Region", Stockholm
8-9 November 2016
2nd Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum, Riga
23-24 November 2016
13th Joint HELCOM-VASAB MSP WG Meeting, Riga
24-25 November 2016