PlanCoast

Project Service:

Management & Communication

Service duration: April 2006 – October 2008
The project, which was previously developed and submitted by Mrs. Schultz-Zehden, obtained the best evaluation of all CADSES Projects "AAA" and is considered to be "Best Practice" for a successful project in the framework of the Neighbourhood Programme.

Tasks:
  • Advising project partners on INTERREG rules and procedures
  • Coordination of the procedures of four donor programs Tascis, CADSES, CARDS and PHARE
  • Organisation of project meetings and conferences
  • Ensuring that project activities are in line with planned project activities and objectives
  • Development and maintenance of project website
  • Development of project related presentation and dissemination material
  • Financial management and coordination of the total project budget of 2 m Euro
  • Editing of best practice report and recommendations
Funding programme: 
Lead partner: 
Total budget: 
€ 2 M
Total duration: 
2006–2008
PlanCoast was an INTERREG IIIB CADSES project with the aim to develop the tools and capacities for an effective integrated planning in coastal zones and maritime areas in the Baltic, Adriatic and Black Sea regions.

PlanCoast:
  • Introduced the new instrument Maritime Spatial Planning
  • Linked Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and Maritime Spatial Planning with the processes of statutory spatial planning in a selected number of pilot projects
  • Spread the use of modern geographical information systems (GIS) for effective transnational planning
  • Contributed to the creation and implementation of EU policy on coastal zones and maritime areas, such as the Green Book and Blue Book, and led to the creation of numerous national laws and strategies

PlanCoast had 16 partners representing the spatial planning departments or responsible regional authorities from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine. 

Results of the PlanCoast project are summarised in the PlanCoast Handbook on Integrated Maritime Spatial Planning.