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Evaluation of Regulation (EU) No 1255/2011 establishing a Programme to support the further development of an Integrated Maritime Policy

Published on: Wed, 27/08/2014 - 11:52
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    The actions are ongoing. An inventory of interim results is provided here

    According to Regulation (EU) No 1255/2011, "The Commission shall submit to the European Parliament and to the Councilan ex-post evaluation report no later than 31 December 2014."  To help the preparation of this report, the actions financed by this Regulation are summarised here

    The Regulation has six objectives. The interim output from each can be seen by clicking on the appropriate link

    (a) to foster the development and implementation of integrated governance of maritime and coastal affairs;

    (b) to contribute to the development of cross-sectoral tools, namely Maritime Spatial Planning, the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) and marine knowledge on the oceans, seas and coastal regions within and bordering the Union, in order to develop synergies and to support sea or coast-related policies, particularly in the fields of economic development, employment, environmental protection, research, maritime safety, energy and the development of green maritime technologies, taking into account and building upon existing tools and initiatives;

    (c) to promote the protection of the marine environment, in particular its biodiversity, and the sustainable use of marine and coastal resources and to further define the boundaries of the sustainability of human activities that have an impact on the marine environment, in particular in the framework of Directive 2008/56/EC (the Marine Strategy Framework Directive);

    (d) to support the development and implementation of sea- basin strategies;

    (e) to improve and enhance external cooperation and coordination in relation to the objectives of the IMP, on the basis of advancing debate within international forums; in this respect, third countries shall be urged to ratify and implement the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS);

    (f) to support sustainable economic growth, employment, innovation and new technologies in maritime sectors and in coastal, insular and outermost regions in the Union.