11 th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR

16-17 June 2020 Turku, Finland

The main purpose of the Forum is to gather stakeholders and to discuss how to best cooperate within the EUSBSR framework and how to tackle topical challenges on a macro- regional level. Many challenges in the Baltic Sea Region are common for several countries and have a cross-sectoral nature. The solutions to these challenges benefit from being addressed together by various countries and sectors. The Annual Forum 2020 will facilitate a stronger dialogue among stakeholders from different countries and sectors. The aim is to form innovative constellations to find common approaches, which will contribute to the three objectives of the Strategy; Save the Sea, Connect the Region, Increase Prosperity.

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions the Forum has been postponed.

European Maritime Day

14-15 May 2020, Cork, Ireland

The European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference and Expo is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy.

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions the Conference was cancelled.

SEAPLANSPACE 3rd Project Meeting

6-7 May 2019, Klaipeda,  Lithuania

A regular project meeting. Discussion on critical issues connected with the implementation of Project, exchange of views and summing up of the reporting period of 01.10.2018-31.03.2019. Each Partner presents WP achievements.


05 – 07 May 2020, Gudhjem, Denmark

Project meeting. Discussion, exchange of views and reporting . Each partner presents his/her team’s achievements.

Due to the COVID 19 restrictions the Project meeting was on-line.


International part

23-26 January 2020, University of Gdańsk

The international part of the SEAPLANSPACE Maritime Spatial Planning training was conducted by Ramunas Povilanskas, Suzanne Altvater,  Angela Schultz-Zehden and Kira Gee (the last lecturer – via Skype). The trainings consisted workshop parts and interactive sessions.

SEAPLANSPACE training subjects include: environmental assessments in planning (e.g. ecosystem services), transboundary MSP, Blue Economy – sectors and conflicts, culturally significant areas.

The presentation via Skype was held on the issues of MSP from the field of culturally significant areas.

The international part of the SEAPLANSPACE training is a great opportunity to meet outstanding international professionals in marine spatial planning.

SEAPLANSPACE – 4rd Project Meeting

24-25 October 2019, Malmo, Sweden

Discussion on Project’s progress and the next steps. Each partner presents WP achievements. Discussion on manuals and web portal of the Project.

MSP Forum

19-21 November 2019, Riga, Latvia

Joint event of the 4th International MSP FORUM. 3rd Baltic MSP Forum and the final conference of the Pan Baltic Scope collaboration. Promotion of the SEAPLANSPACE Project, discussion on achievements, exchange of views and contacts.


First Edition, Nov. 2019-Jan. 2020
Hosted by University of Gdańsk

The first edition of the SEAPLANSPACE training ended with an international workshop. The training started in November 2019 and ended in January 2020.

The 80 hours training is divided into five modules. The first two modules are general in nature – during this part issues like terminology, objectives, instruments, role and functions of MSP are discussed (8 hours) and the detailed part is devoted to four interrelated aspects of MSP: ecological, social, economic and legal (16 hours). The third module is practical and based on case-studies. The activities in this module are as follows: shipping and sea ports; fisheries and aquaculture; protection of sea coasts; marine protected areas; underwater cultural heritage; tourism, sport and recreation; state defense and security; wind energy and infrastructure; marine mining (24 hours). During the fourth module the process of MSP is presented (including development, monitoring, public participation and cross-border cooperation – 12 hours). The aim of the last module is to discuss the MSP issues with experts from the foreign institutions (20 hours).

The second edition of the SEAPLANSPACE training was supposed to start in March 2020 but due to the COVID-19 restrictions has been postponed until September.
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Kick-off Meeting


The Kick-off Meeting of the Interreg South Baltic SEAPLANSPACE Project – led by the University of Gdańsk – took place in Gdańsk (Poland) on 16-17 March 2018.

The first day of the Kick-off Meeting took place in the main library of the University of Gdańsk at presence of 22 participants. The Kick-off Meeting consisted of three parts. The first part was dedicated to welcome speeches, substantive presentation of the JS representative, familiarization with project partners and WP3 Structure Overview (Marine Governance Network) by WP 3 Coordinator World Maritime University, Sweden. Due to the presence of the JS representative, the issues of the Partnership Agreement were discussed.The second part of the Kick-off Meeting was devoted to the presentation of: WP4 Structure Overview (Manuals) by WP4 Coordinator EUCC Germany, WP5 Structure Overview (Workshops) by WP5 Coordinator EUCC Baltic Office from Lithuania and WP6 Structure Overview (Project Website) by WP6 Coordinator Aalborg University, Denmark. The third part Kick-off Meeting concerned the WP1 Structure Overview (Project Management), as well as WP2 Structure Overview (Communication & Dissemination) presented by WP1 and WP2 Coordinator – the University of Gdańsk, Poland (SEAPLANSPACE Lead Partner). At the end of this day the project manager summed up the Kick-off Meeting and pointed out the next steps.

The second day of the Kick-off Meeting (individual consultations with Project Leader) took place at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdańsk at presents of 4 participants.