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Our Oceans, Seas and Coasts

Public Consultation processes in the Member States

Article 19 of the Marine Directive requires that each Member State organizes a public consultation procedure related to the implementation of this Directive. Member States have to ensure that all interested parties are given early and effective opportunities to participate, involving where possible, existing management bodies or structures.

In 2012, the Member States have carried out:

  • An initial assessment of the current environmental status of their national marine waters;
  • A determination of what Good Environmental Status mean for their marine waters;
  • The establishment of environmental targets and associated indicators to achieve GES by 2020.

In 2014, the Member States have established a coordinated monitoring programme.

In 2015, the Member States are preparing their programme of measures.

We have received the following information from Member States with regard to the public consulation process on the programme of measures: 

2015: Programme  of measures ( PoM)

Member State

Public Consultation Timing

National Website

Belgium 13/05/2015 - 13/07/2015

The consultation documents are available in Dutch and French.
An English summary of the MSFD programme of measures can be found on page 17 of the document.

Bulgaria 02/03/2016 - 30/04/2016 Executive Summary and relevant Annexes can be accessed by the following links:
http://www.moew.government.bg/?show=top&cid=28
http://www.bsbd.org/bg/merki_13_rdms.html

MSFD PoMs in English version
Croatia    
Cyprus 18/01/2016 - 22/02/2016

Website

Denmark    
France 19/12/2014 - 18/06/2015

Website

Estonia    
Finland 15/01/2015 - 31/03/2015

Programme adopted on 03/12/2015
Full PoM in Finnish
Full PoM in Swedish

Germany 01/04/2015 - 01/10/2015

Website (in German)

Greece    
Ireland

27/11/2015 - 29/01/2016

Website
Programme of measures
Italy    
Latvia    
Lithuania   Website
Malta 08/05/2015 - 19/06/2015 Website
Netherlands 23/12/2014 - 22/06/2015

Website

Poland    
Portugal 20/10/2014 - 03/11/2014 - Açores
01/08/2014 - 26/09/2014 - PT
Website
Romania    
Slovenia    
Spain 23/12/2015 - 09/04/2016

Website (in Spanish ) Summary of the PoMs available including an Annex with the list of proposed new measures
Strategic Environmental Assessment

Sweden 01/02/2015 - 30/04/2015 Website
UK 30/01/2015 - 24/04/2015 Website 

 

2014: Monitoring programme

Member State

Public Consultation Timing

National Website

Belgium

15/4 - 15/6/2014

Website

Bulgaria

3/9 - 3/11/2014

Website
The documents (in Bulgarian) can be accessed here.
Any comments can be submitted until 03 November 2014 by the dedicated email address available on the webpage: bdvarna@bsbd.org

Croatia

19/5 - 18/6/2014
13/6 - 11/7/2014

Website (Art 9 and 10)
Website (Art 11)

Cyprus

12/9 - 12/10/2014

Website

Denmark

13/5 - 6/8/2014

Website

France

22/8 - 21/11/2014

The documents (in French) can be accessed and any comments can be submitted through an online questionnaire

Estonia

11-26/9/2014

Website

Finland

7/4 - 23/5/2014

Germany

15/10/2013 - 14/4/2014

Website

Greece

15/7 - 27/7/2015

Website

Press release

Ireland

24/7/2014 - 12/9/2014

Website

Italy

9/6 - 11/7/2014

Website

Latvia

2/12/13 - 30/9/2014

Draft marine monitoring programme (in Latvian) with possibility for public to comment is available on the website of the Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology

Lithuania

4/2 - 16/6/2014

Website

Malta

Website

Netherlands

7/3 - 17/4/2014

Website

Adoption Marine Strategy part 2

Poland

3/6 - 24/6/2014

Information about public consultation on the Monitoring Programme

Portugal

1/8 - 15/9/2014

Website

Romania

29/8 - 29/9/2014

The documents (in Romanian) can be consulted on the website

Slovenia

1/8 - 30/9/2014

Document (in Slovene)

Spain

18/7 - 30/9/2014

Website

Sweden

4/3 - 24/4/2014

Website
Reactions on the document can be submitted to havochvatten@havochvatten.se; please use number registration number 1025-2014 in the subject row.

UK

8/1 - 2/4/2014

Website

 

2012: Public consultation process on the three elements:

Member State

Public Consultation Timing

National Website

Belgium

1 April - 30 May 2012

Website

Bulgaria

From April 2012

Cyprus

15 May - 15 June 2012

Website

Denmark

4 June - 27 August 2012

Website
English version can be downloaded here.

France

16 July to 16 October 2012

Website

Estonia

Spring 2012

Website

Finland

16 April - 15 May 2012

In Finnish
In Swedish

Germany

14 October 2011 - 16 April 2012

Website

Greece

13 August - 30 September 2012

Website

Ireland

Italy

End of first semester 2012

Latvia

Lithuania

12 March - 12 June

Website

Malta

Netherlands

25 May - 5 July 2012

Website (under “projecten”, “zienswijze procedures”)
English version can be found here.

Poland

1-21 March 2013

Website 1
Website 2

30 March - 20 April 2015 Website 3

Portugal

8 September - 8 October 2012

Website

Romania

First semester 2012

Website

Slovenia

21 June - 22 July 2012

Website

Spain

1 June - 15 July 2012

Website

Sweden

19 March - 16 April 2012

Website

UK

27 March 2012 - 18 June 2012

Website