Cross-border cooperation presents a challenge for sea basins where such experience does not exist. It also requires financial and human resources to ensure its success. For those reasons, the EU has already co-financed four preparatory actions on MSP in the Baltic Sea, in the North Sea, in the Atlantic and in the Adriatic Sea, involving bodies from several Member States in each project. The Commission has also launched initiatives to establish lasting mechanisms for cross-border cooperation in the Baltic and Black sea basins as well as in the Northern European Atlantic (Celtic Sea), closely linked to the role played by, and the legal obligations required of, relevant national and governmental authorities in charge of MSP. In the same context, the EASME is now launching this call for proposals for projects to support the launch and implementation of concrete, cross-border MSP cooperation initiatives between Member States in the Northern European Atlantic (Bay of Biscay and Iberian Coast), the Western Mediterranean (including Malta) and the Eastern Mediterranean (Adriatic, Ionian and Cyprus).
Call for proposals is here