Harmonization of approaches can be reached through coherent and coordinated MSP plans (and ICZM processes) across the coastal zones and the marine regions. Actions foreseen are the promotion of maritime spatial plans for integrated management of sea, coast and river environment and of cross-border natural resources; the elaboration of MSP in areas of common interest to address the balance between conflicting uses of the sea or on specific issues such as marine litter; the design of integrated policies aimed at limiting the anthropogenic pressure on coastal and inner regions; the management and monitoring of marine protected areas for a sustainable and transparent use of marine and maritime resources.

Flagship actions involved:  

-Large-scale pollution Contingency plan

-Implementing ICZM and MSP



Supporting ETC Programmes

- Italy-Croatia

- Italy-Slovenia

- Greece - Italy

- IPA CBC South Adriatic (Italy Albania-Montenegro)

- IPA Adriatic Ionian

- Slovenia - Croatia

- IPA Greece Albania

- IPA Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Montenegro

- Greece-North Macedonia


ERDF Specific objectives involved

SO 2.4 Promoting climate change adaptation and disaster risk prevention, resilience taking into account eco-system based approaches


SO 2.7 Enhancing protection and preservation of nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure, including in urban areas, and reducing all forms of pollution

Members and participants

Members of the Managing Authorities and Joint Secretariats of the ETC programs of the working group.


Contact person:

Iztok Škerlič  (Facility Point Slovenia)

Technical assistance Facility Point

Technical assistance EUSAIR Stakeholder Platform - Facility Point Italy (Marche Regional Authority)

- Sijana Veledar  

- Michele Giovenali