ESaTDOR - European Seas and Territorial Development, Opportunities and Risks
Europe’s seas have become important in terms of policy making on both European and national level. The exploitation of sea and coastal areas for economic purposes is becoming increasingly important but there are also growing concerns on environmental issues.
There have been attempts to replace the existing fragmented approaches to sea management with a more collaborative integrative approach on the European level. In this vein the Blue Book on an Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP) has been presented by the European Commission.It is crucial for IMP to respect the different geographical, socio-economic, cultural and political conditions of each of Europe’s maritime areas. For instance the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea regions all face different types of challenges but also have different development opportunities and potentials. Within the IMP context emphasis is laid on maritime transport, which has been a catalyst of economic development and prosperity throughout Europe’s history and today European seaports function as gateway regions within the global economy.
University of Liverpool, UK
Detailed information on the contracted project team can be found under Transnational Project Groups.
Wiktor Szydarowski (Sweden)
Marko Peterlin (Slovenia)
Budget: € 799 716.00
Project’s lifetime: September 2010 – September 2013
Delivery of Reports
Inception Report: 1 March 2011
Interim Report: 1 September 2011
Draft Final Report: 1 September 2012
Final Report: 16 January 2013
Reports will be published once they are approved by the ESPON Monitoring Committee
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