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MSP Forum “Global meets regional”

MSP Forum “Global meets regional”

19 - 21 November 2019

Riga, Latvia

MSP Forum “Global meets regional”

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We invite you to apply for the Maritime Spatial Planning Forum that will take place on 19-21 November 2019 in Riga, Latvia. Apply HERE.

The Maritime Spatial Planning Forum: Global Meets Regional (MSPforum) will take place on 19-21 November 2019 in Riga, Latvia. It will gather more than 300 participants from all over the globe with the aim to promote transnational cooperation in maritime spatial planning (MSP) and exchange planning practices from a global and regional perspective.

The MSPforum Global Meets Regional serves as a joint event for the 4th International MSPforum, the 3rd Baltic MSP Forum as well as the closing conference of the Pan Baltic Scope project. It is jointly organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, VASAB, Pan Baltic Scope collaboration and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in cooperation with the University of Latvia.

More than 300 participants with a broad spectrum of backgrounds and different expertise in MSP will join the event. Among them will be maritime spatial planners, national authorities and institutions responsible for MSP, international organisations, EU institutions, academia and research institutions, MSP stakeholders – coastal municipalities, energy, shipping and transport, environment, cultural heritage sectors as well as students and young spatial planning professionals.

The MSPforum in Riga will be a platform where global MSP will meet regional MSP experience on planning across borders and sectors. The Forum will allow to explore how countries around the world have developed and implemented their maritime spatial plans and what future challenges await. During the Forum interactive workshops, plenaries and key-note speakers will highlight global and regional MSP topics, including the results and findings of the Pan Baltic Scope collaboration. In addition, this MSPforum will open space for the youth perspective on MSP as young planning professionals will join the discussion at the youth plenary to describe their point of view on the future of MSP. Diverse agenda and topics will create a fruitful environment for learning and experience exchange that goes beyond day-to-day business.

MSPforum Global Meets Regional will take place on 19 – 21 November at the Academic Centre of the University of Latvia in Tornakalns. More information about the MSPforum, agenda and application form can be found on the web page

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