Commissioner Damanaki to host conference on Maritime Spatial Planning
On 26 March in Brussels, Commissioner Maria Damanaki will host an international conference on how maritime spatial planning can contribute to boosting growth. The conference "The case for Maritime Spatial Planning: efficient resource management for sustainable growth", will provide an opportunity for ministers, national authorities, industry representatives and NGOs to discuss best practice examples from within the EU and around the world and the challenges for Maritime Spatial Planning in the European context.
Ahead of the event, Commissioner Damanaki said: "Maritime Spatial Planning is a key tool for combining the sustainable use of marine natural resources with maritime economic activities to create further growth in maritime and coastal economies."
Maritime Spatial Planning, as promoted in the EU's Integrated Maritime Policy, is a key tool for creating an environment in which the maritime economy can grow in harmony with the surrounding ecosystem. Transparency, stability, predictability and reduced transaction costs are the factors that encourage and accelerate investments – and are among the benefits that Maritime Spatial Planning can bring. The Maritime Economy is a motor for growth in Europe.
International conference The case for Maritime Spatial Planning: efficient resource management for sustainable growth
Where? Brussels, European Commission, Charlemagne building
When? Monday 26 March