Project Service:

Development & Application

Service duration: December 2005 - April 2006
In close cooperation with the client s.Pro has been responsible for the coordination and management of the overall project development process including:

  • Translating problems into fundable project themes
  • Developing the project outline
  • Developing a comprehensive partner network throughout the project area
  • Development and submission of the Project Application in due time and form 
Funding programme: 
Lead partner: 
Total budget: 
€ 2 M
Total duration: 
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.

  • 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.