Maritime Spatial Planning and Land-Sea Interactions

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Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning hosted the ESPON workshop on the Case Study “Croatian Coast and Islands” as part of the “Maritime Spatial Planning and Land-Sea Interactions” project. ESPON Cooperation programme is implemented through four Specific Objectives, and Targeted Analysis are one of the means to implement Specific Objective 2 - “Upgraded knowledge transfer and use of analytical user support”.

Republic of Croatia joined the “Maritime Spatial Planning and Land-Sea Interactions” project as a member state in June 2017 by means of internal procurement process carried out by the ESPON programme, whose main goal is to develop maritime and coastal spatial plans by analyzing socio-economic and other relevant data. Member states which are participating as partners in this project are, besides Republic of Croatia, Slovenia, Netherlands, Poland and Germany as lead partner.

The research is conducted by a contracted consortium from University of Liverpool, Ecorys, Ecologic and University of Malaga.

During the workshop representatives from the University of Liverpool presented their developed methodology for analyzing land sea interactions, impacts of various marine and coastal activities on land and previous findings based on territorial evidence. Representatives also presented an overview of new maritime and coastal area planning methods. The workshop was attended by representatives from Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Environment and Energy and Institute of Economics, Zagreb.  

As a reminder, ESPON 2020 Cooperation Programme aims to support the reinforcement of the effectiveness of EU Cohesion Policy and other sectoral policies and programmes under European Structural Investment (ESI) funds as well as national and regional territorial development policies, through the production, dissemination and promotion of territorial evidence covering the entire territory of the 28 EU Members States, as well as 4 Partner States of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.