Cross-Border Maritime Spatial Plan for the Black Sea - Romania, Bulgaria

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Project abstract

This project aims at:

  • Supporting the implementation of the EU Directive on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP);
  • Creating an institutional framework for cross-border maritime spatial planning between Romania and Bulgaria;
  • Developing the cooperation with all states in the Black Sea basin for maritime spatial planning in the Black Sea area;
  • Consolidating the cross-border cooperation and exchange of information between Romania and Bulgaria on issues related to maritime area;
  • Setting out the vision and strategic goals for Black Sea area relevant for maritime spatial planning, while also taking into consideration the land-sea interface;
  • Elaborating the maritime spatial plan for the cross-border area;
  • Contributing to a wider dissemination of all the information gathered on MSP, Black Sea area and best practices to all stakeholders in the Black Sea basin.


Project duration
14/08/2015 -13/02/2018
Project acronym
Call ID
EASME/EMFF/2014/ - MSP projects Baltic, Black and North Seas
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, MRDPA (Romania)
Ministry of Regional Development (Bulgaria)
Department on Water, Forests and Fisheries (Romania)
National Institute for Marine Research and Development - "Grigore Antipa Constanta (Romania)
National Institute for Research and Development in Environment Protection (Romania)
National Institute for Research and Development in Construction, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development - Urban-lncerc (Romania)
Ovidius University of Constanta (Romania)
Institute of Oceanology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)
Executive Agency Maritime Agency, (Bulgaria)
Bulgarian Ports Infrastructures Company (Bulgaria)
EU contribution
1.639.212,59 EUR

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