Multi-level Governance in MSP (Maritime Spatial Planning) throughout the Baltic Sea Region – PartiSEApate
The bodies responsible and/or actually drafting MSP throughout the BSR have joined forces in new Baltic Sea Region programme project PartiSEApate. Project partners will test and develop instruments/models on how multi-level governance mechanisms can be realized in MSP within three pilot case areas: a) Pomeranian Bight (SE, DE, PL); b) Lithuanian Sea (LT, LV, SE, RU); c) Middle Bank (SE, PL).
Participants of the Project
Maritime Institute Gdansk (Lead partner)
Maritime Office in Gdynia
Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia
Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology
Klaipėda University Coastal Research and Planning Institute
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
Maritime Office Szczecin
Aims and description
Project partners will test and develop instruments/models on how multi-level governance mechanisms can be realized in MSP within three pilot case areas: a) Pomeranian Bight (SE, DE, PL); b) Lithuanian Sea (LT, LV, SE, RU); c) Middle Bank (SE, PL).
The objective is to develop practical guidance for planners on how multi-level MSP consultation processes shall be carried out in future throughout the BSR.
In addition the project will engage national bodies, sectors & researchers in a dialogue on a pan-Baltic level.
In subsequent cross-sectoral workshops synergies & conflicts will be identified and proposals developed for future MSPs and related governance processes.
The ambition is to develop a pan-Baltic approach (incl. RU) for those topics whose spatial dimension transcends national borders and to develop a concept for a MSP institutional framework and governance model which shall provide input to policy decisions to be taken at the VASAB ministerial conference.
Main outputs of the project
Recommendations on transnational minimum requirements for MSP
Update of Compendium on MSP structures around BSR
Concept for a transnational institutional and governance model on transnational coordination, agreements and data exchanges in MSP
Handbook on multilevel/ transnational MSP consultation process
Summary report on various sector perspectives, their expectations towards MSP and targets&priorities for future development on pan-Baltic scale
Part-financed by the European Union
(European Regional Development Fund and
European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument)