Planners dialogue

Planners dialogue

Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) is responsible for coordination of Planners’ Forums – the cooperation practice initiated by the Baltic SCOPE and Pan Baltic Scope projects on informal collaboration among MSP practitioners. Planners’ Forums will act as a practical dissemination and collaboration platform supporting ongoing national and regional MSP processes and implementation of MSP policy. The Planners’ Forum will take form in periodical meetings (3-4 meetings) according to the themes deriving from the Platform synthesis process and other Platform`s thematic activities.

Planners’ Forum outcomes:

  • 1st Planners’ Forum within the project platform Capacity4MSP – 31 March 2020. Read more.
  • 2nd Planners’ Forum within the project platform Capacity4MSP – 11 November 2020. Read more.
  • 3rd Planners’ Forum within the project platform Capacity4MSP – 17 March 2021. Read more.


Terms of Reference for the Baltic Sea Region Maritime Spatial Planners’ Forum

Coherent planning across borders is needed to ensure efficient and optimal use of the Baltic Sea and to meet economic, social and environmental objectives. The official MSP collaboration between the Baltic Sea countries is organised through the HELCOM-VASAB MSP WG. Several MSP projects in recent years have shown a need for more informal and practical knowledge exchange and cooperation among marine spatial planners to complement the official platform. Planners´ Forums have been performed within the frames of the previous projects and the good experiences indicate that there is a need for a lasting mechanism to support the exchange. Within the project platform Capacity4MSP the terms of reference is being developed for permanent function of the Baltic Sea Region Maritime Spatial Planners’ Forum.

Terms of reference is being drafted by a work group formed from the project platform Capacity4MSP partners.