A new project platform “Strengthening the capacity of MSP stakeholders and decision makers” (Capacity4MSP) has been approved

Alongside with two other platform projects and 9 extension stage projects a Capacity4MSP project platform has been approved by Interreg BSR Monitoring Committee on 11th April 2019.

Capacity4MSP will create a practically oriented and interactive collaboration platform for MSP stakeholders, decision- and policy makers that will inform, support and enhance on-going MSP efforts by capitalising on the outcomes of various transnational MSP projects and national MSP processes. It will deepen and widen the knowledge and experience gained from projects by synthesizing, amplifying and transferring the project outcomes to new practical solutions, as well as intensify the dialogue among MSP stakeholders (MSP practitioners, institutions responsible for MSP, blue economy representatives, environmentalists, etc.), decision and policy makers (e.g. EU COM, relevant ministries, HELCOM-VASAB MSP Working Group, its Data Expert sub-group, etc.).

Project will last for 2 years by Autumn 2021, it will be led by VASAB Secretariat together with 7 partners from public authorities involved in MSP and research institutions, as well as 18 associated organizations. The Capacity4MSP with its total budget of € 999 972,50 is co-financed by Interreg BSR Programme.