News: Pilot project Western Mediterranean

The pilot project in the Western Mediterranean is being implemented in Algeria, France, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Spain and Tunisia, while other member countries of the Union for the Mediterranean in the Western Mediterranean can also participate in training activities.

Building on previous experiences in the region to promote good MSP practices, activities are adapted to meet both regional and national priorities and needs in the context of the Western Mediterranean. More specifically, they are designed in accordance with goal 3 of the “Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions” on the Initiative for the sustainable development of the blue economy in the western Mediterranean (COM(2017)183), which aims at a better governance of the region.


Main objectives

  • Increase cooperation between EU and non-EU Member States
  • Formulate regional recommendations in line with the WestMED Initiative and support the adoption of a roadmap
  • Strengthen institutional capacities



Desired outcome

  • Roadmap for transboundary MSP and Sustainable Blue Economy in the Western Mediterranean


Technical reports

With the aim to assist its beneficiary countries in developing approaches, tools and actions at regional level to contribute to a coherent ecosystem-based MSP process, MSPglobal has launched two technical reports on current and potential future conditions in the area covered by its pilot project in the Western Mediterranean.

Technical Report on Current Conditions and Compatibility of Maritime Uses in the Western Mediterranean
Technical Report on Future Conditions and Scenarios for MSP and Sustainable Blue Economy Opportunities in the Western Mediterranean

Learn more here

News Posted on 01/07/2021

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