The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 finances result orientated cross-border cooperation projects in Estonia, Finland (incl Åland), Latvia and Sweden

Specific Objective 2.2

Sustainably planned and managed marine and coastal areas

This specific objective aims to address joint challenges and issues related to maritime spatial planning of exclusive economic zones of territorial waters and integrated coastal zone management. It also aims to foster cooperation, mediate and find the balance between different sectors that have different interests using marine and coastal resources, e.g. agriculture and nature conservation, tourism and coastal protection, shipping and fisheries. The objective should lead to sustainable use of the fragile resources of the Baltic Sea and its coastal areas.

Types of partners
Organisations and authorities responsible for the planning of territorial waters, exclusive economic zones of territorial waters and coastal areas, organisations contributing to planning and management, such as authorities from specific sectors using marine and coastal resources, including environmental protection organisations

Indicative list of actions supported
Information collection, surveys, supporting and carrying out participatory processes preceding official planning process, experience exchange events, seminars, conferences and visits on implementation of management practices which follow the official planning processes, creating manuals, guidelines, agreements, e-platforms and solutions for supporting participatory processes, planning processes and management

The main target groups
Local people, visitors and companies interested in developing sea and coastal resources

Result indicator
Share of marine and coastal areas with improved management

Output indicator
Number of jointly targeted planning and management activities