SEAPLANSPACE - Marine spatial planning instruments for sustainable marine governance

Project description

Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) is a new type of a sustainable marine governance stipulated by the EU Directive in 2014. MSP is a cornerstone of the EU Blue Growth strategy and EU Integrated Maritime Policy. It requires new skills and new types of knowledge. To date, only two MSP trainings have been organised in the South Baltic Area (SBA)(VASAB and Baltic University Programme in 2013 and BonusBaltSpace in 2016). However, the attendees were mainly members of maritime administrations and some PhD students, while representatives of entities affected by MSP (local/regional governments, businesses, sectoral agencies, NGOs) were absent. The current project aims to fill this gap. The project aim is to increase the quality of the labour force engaged in MSP dialogue and the number of people who understand the impact and influence of marine governance in their daily work related to blue growth. This will be done by cross-border training and networking according to the jointly prepared SBA training curricula with a focus on national specificities. Therefore, a key target group is professionals at local/municipal administrative levels, from companies and communities and students who plan to work in the field of blue growth stimulation. The project will make a significant contribution to the implementation of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea region (EUSBSR), Europe 2020 and the "Blue Growth" strategy. The project will a) strengthen transnational activities and the skilled labour force in the SBA blue and green economies, b) increase human resource capacities, c) develop the cross-border cooperation capacity of local/regional authorities, universities, businesses and other stakeholders, d) improve cross-border connectivity for a functional blue and green skilled labour force. Finally, the project will increase the employability of more than 300 persons who will acquire attractive, new skills.

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Project total eligible budget
1 684 656,95 EUR
1 360 932,56 EUR
Project start date
02 Jan 2018
Project end date
31 Dec 2021
Lead partner
Name: University of Gdansk
Address: Bażyńskiego 8 80-309 Gdańsk
Region/Subregion: Pomorskie
Country: Poland
Project partner
Address: Kareiviniu 4-7 92251 Klaipeda
Region/Subregion: Lithuania
Country: Lithuania
Name: EUCC Germany
Address: Friedrich-Barnewitz-Str. 3 18119 Rostock
Region/Subregion: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Country: Germany
Name: World Maritime University
Address: Fiskehamnsgatan 1 20124 Malmö
Region/Subregion: Sydsverige
Country: Sweden
Name: Aalborg University Copenhagen
Address: Frederik Bajers Vej 7 DK9100 Aalborg
Country: Denmark
Name: County Administration Board of Kalmar
Address: Regeringsgatan 1 391 86 Kalmar län
Region/Subregion: Småland och öarna
Country: Sweden
Name: Gdynia Maritime University, Maritime Institute
Address: Morska 81-87, 81-225 Gdynia
Region/Subregion: Pomorskie
Country: Poland
Name: Centre for Regional and Tourism Research
Address: Stenbrudsvej 55 DK-3730 Nexø
Region/Subregion: Hovedstaden
Country: Denmark
Category of intervention
118 Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems, facilitating the transition from education
to work, and strengthening vocational education and training systems and their quality, including through mechanisms
for skills anticipation, adaptation of curricula and the establishment and development of work-based learning systems,
including dual learning systems and apprenticeship schemes