Maritime spatial planning
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Riga, 14 December 2020 - Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (VAR), in cooperation with VASAB * (cooperation between the Ministries of the Baltic Sea States in spatial planning and development), organizes the already fourth international Baltic Sea Spatial Planning (JTP) Forum with a view to discussing and sharing experience on improving maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea region.

The event is planned online and will take place from 1 to 2 June 2021.

The event is international and will bring together representatives of the marine industries and practitioners, researchers, policy makers and other target groups associated with maritime or coastal activities.

In 2021, a waltz of the European Union, in line with the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Marine Spatial Planning Framework (2014/89/ES), should be closer to approving and implementing its maritime plans, and therefore it is legitimate that the fourth international Baltic Sea Spatial Planning Forum slogan is the “Transfer of the Marine Spatial Plan for Implementation” and capacity capacity at all levels'.

Marine spatial planning is an ecosystem-based approach and coordination between existing and new marine and coastal uses. . It is one of the key elements of the European Union's long-term strategy for blue growth a. Obviously, maritime spatial planning will also need to be in line with the European Green on Climate Neutrality.

THE VASAB Secretariat and the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development are the leading partners in the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme projects: Capacity4MSP and Land-Sea-Act. The Forum will be organised in the form of a closing conference between the two projects, which will promote the results and discuss their application at the level of the Baltic Sea region.

An international forum will be held online and will be broadcast from Riga.

More information on the Forum and registration will be available in 2021.

Forum website: /

The spatial planning and plan of the Latvian Sea can be read here.

Previous Baltic JTP forums can be read here; here and here.

* vision and strategies around the Baltic Sea – Intergovernmental cooperation between the ten Baltic Sea countries on spatial planning and development issues.

Contact details:
Spatial Planning and Land Management Department
Project Coordinator
Margarita Voloshina
Tel. (+371) 66016 712
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