Baltic Marine Environment
Protection Commission

Flagship Projects

Flagship projects under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) Action Plan contribute to fulfilling the objectives, indicators and targets of the Strategy and are related to the implementation of one or more actions of a specific Policy Area or Horizontal Action. These projects have a macro-regional impact and start from joint initiatives involving partnership from different countries.

Baltic LINes (Coherent Linear Infrastructures in Baltic Maritime Spatial Plans) is an ongoing flagship projects under Horizontal Action Spatial Planning. 

Already completed flagship projects under HA Spatial Planning are the Baltic SCOPE (Towards coherence and cross-border solutions in Baltic Maritime Spatial Plans) and the PartiSEApate (Multilevel Governance in Maritime Spatial Planning throughout the Baltic Sea Region) projects.

How to become a flagship project

The HELCOM and VASAB Secretariats, as the co-leaders for HA Spatial Planning, are the contact points for MSP projects interersted in applying for flagship project status under HA Spatial Planning. The VASAB Secretariat serves as the contact point for land based spatial planning projects. Please find more information on how to become a flagship project here.

Letter of committment/support

The Secretariats also serve as the the contact points for letters of commitment/support for MSP and land based project applying for financing. A letter will be issued by the Chairs of the HELCOM-VASAB Maritime Spatial Planning Working Group if the MSP related project proposal is considered relevant against HA Spatial Planning.