Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007–2013 project Multi-level Governance in MSP (Maritime Spatial Planning) throughout the Baltic Sea Region
Project’s lifetime: Jun 2012 – Sep 2014
Budget: € 1 043 015
The overall objective of the Project: to initiate cross-border, cross-sectorial and multi-level governance in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) throughout the Baltic Sea Region.
The ambition of the PartiSEApate project is to develop a pan-Baltic approach to the topics whose spatial dimension goes over the national borders (i.e. nature protection areas, grid connections, shipping lanes). Partners will develop a concept for a MSP institutional framework and governance model (incl. transnational consultation, MSP data exchange network), which shall provide input to policy decisions taken at the VASAB ministerial conference.
The VASAB Compendium on MSP systems in BSR countries will be updated and bodies responsible for drafting MSP throughout the region will test and develop instruments and models how multi-level and transnational governance mechanisms can be realised in MSP.
The project will have three pilot case areas:
Pomeranian Bight (SE, DE, PL),
In addition partners will engage national & transnational bodies, other PACs & flagships, sectors & researchers in a dialogue on a pan-Baltic level. Through a sequence of single-topic workshops (i.e. shipping, wind energy, aquaculture, cultural heritage, environment, climate change, data & research) stakeholders will better understand what MSP means to them and the transnational nature of their topic. In follow up cross-sectoral workshops synergies and conflicts will be identified and proposals for future MSP governance processes at pan-Baltic level will be developed.
Participants of the Project
Maritime Institute Gdansk (Lead partner)
Main outputs of the project
• Recommendations on transnational minimum requirements for MSP