Call for Targeted Analysis "ESPON European Research for Maritime Eco(nomic)clusters governance Strategy - ERMES"

The service contract ERMES shall focus on the reinforcement of land-sea interactions through policies and soft governance solutions that allow for the promotion of Blue Growth and the maximization of regional benefits of sustainable maritime spatial planning.

The main outcome will be a set of policy recommendations to support the establishment of a roadmap of urban-maritime spatial planning (UMSP) understood as spatial planning land-sea interactions, aimed at enhancing trade flows and business in urban maritime regions.


  1. Liguria Region, Department of Territorial Planning – Strategic rail infrastructures, Ports and Logistics Office, IT (lead stakeholder)
  2. Province of Savona, Territorial Planning Office, IT
  3. Municipality of Genoa, Ports and Sea Sector, IT
  4. Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority, Ports of Genoa – Managing authority, EU Policy Office, IT
  5. Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Special Service of EUSF for the MMAIP, EL
  6. Crete Region, EL
  7. Heraklion Port Authority – Managing authority, EL
  8. Province of East Flanders, BE
  9. North Sea Port – Managing authority, NL
  10. Authority for Transport – Ports and Yachting Directorate, MT

Budget: The maximum available budget for this contract is EUR 270,000.00 (two hundred and seventy thousand Euros), exclusive of VAT but inclusive of all other taxes, disbursements, travel, accommodation and delivery costs.

Deadline: 29 November 2019 at 14h30.

Tendering documents

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More information

Any request for additional information must be made by email to the following address: [email protected].

This tender notice has been published at the “Portail des Marchés Publics” of Luxembourg ( and at the online version of the “Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union”, dedicated to European public procurement TED (Tenders Electronic Daily).