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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Any fields

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities

Regions: Balkans, Developing countries, European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: supporting the establishment and implementation of Maritime Spatial Plans in line with the objectives pursued in the framework of the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive
Main beneficiairies: International, regional or intergovernmental organisations

Responsible: European commission

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Funds for: supporting the establishment and implementation of Maritime Spatial Plans in line with the objectives pursued in the framework of the Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive
Main beneficiairies: International, regional or intergovernmental organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To support the establishment and implementation of Maritime Spatial Plans in line with the objectives pursued in the framework of the MSP Directive;
* To support Member States in setting up maritime spatial plans and ensuring plans are coherent and coordinated across marine regions concerned

Priorities
* Support the work of MSP competent authorities and/or inter-ministerial bodies in the establishment and adoption of maritime spatial plans;
* Where relevant, support the development of cross-border cooperation on MSP with bordering Member States and third countries with a view to ensure that maritime spatial plans are coherent and coordinated across marine regions concerned;
* Making use of the best available data and organise the sharing of information, necessary for maritime spatial plans, by using relevant mechanism and tools (e.g. INSPIRE, EMODNet)

Among financed actions 
* Specific activities aimed at implementing data use and sharing;
* Specific activities aimed at implementing cooperation among Member States;
* Specific activities aimed at implementing cooperation with third countries;
* Establishment of a Steering Committee to ensure the overall strategic steering of the project;
* Working procedures defining how project and the SC will operate (assigning clear roles and responsibilities, describing the decision-making process, frequency of meetings etc.);
* An opening and closing conference; 
* A repository of best practices and lessons learned from the project and a list of achievements of the projects;
* A project website, including a workspace and regular updates of this website with progress made and intermediate results;
* Promotional material, including its production and distribution (at relevant events, workshops, etc.)

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 24 months

* Eligibility: 
– Be a legal entity;
– Be an entity such as: Competent authorities in charge of maritime spatial planning of those coastal EU Member States which are responsible for MSP in the selected area; International, regional or intergovernmental organisations, including relevant regional sea conventions (e.g. Union for the Mediterranean, UNEP MAP);
-Be an entity endorsed by Competent Authorities 

– The consortium coordinator has to be established in an EU Member State;
– Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of applicants;
– Applicants from at least two Member States bordering the targeted sea basin/marine region must be involved in each proposal

– For projects with activities extending to neighbouring waters outside the territory of the EU: be established in one of the following countries: Algeria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Turkey; be necessary for the implementation of the project (in view of its nature and its objectives)

– The geographical area: Mediterranean