The MSPforum aims to bring together practitioners to discuss and exchange about concrete examples and recommendations on how to apply Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). This 5th edition will be structured around panels and round-table discussions about six main topics: (1) Knowledge support for MSP; (2) Capacity building and awareness; (3) Transboundary cooperation; (4) Climate-smart MSP; (5) Marine protection and restoration; (6) Sustainable blue economy.

When: 21 November 2022 (Monday)
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Language: English
Type of event: In person
Application deadline: 31 August 2022
Application process: Stakeholders interested in participating in the MSPforum will need to submit their application through this online form. The organisers will select the participants based on geographical, gender and generational balance, prioritizing those working on the field and who have not participated in previous editions. 
(!) Please wait for the confirmation of your selection to participate before booking any travel arrangements. Confirmations will be sent from 7 September 2022.
(!) Some selected participants will be invited by the organisers to have an active role as speakers, facilitators or rapporteurs. Those can be supported financially although not all expenses will be covered (in this case, please be aware that the booking of covered travel arrangements will be done by our contractor and that direct reimbursement is not possible).
Contact: 5thMSPforum@gopacom.eu 
By submitting this form, you provide authorization to the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO to collect, store and process your data for the purpose of organising this event in the context of the Joint Roadmap to accelerate Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning worldwide (MSProadmap). This includes the necessary organisational communication, photo gallery, videos and its dissemination in official social networks, websites and publications.
 
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* 2. Last name

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* 3. Email

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* 4. Affiliation / Institution

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* 6. Country of residence

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* 7. Nationality

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* 8. Gender

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* 9. What type of stakeholder are you?

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* 10. Which topic(s) do you have experience with?

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* 11. How does the MSPforum link to your current work?

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* 12. Please list which edition(s) of the MSPforum you participated (if any).

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* 13. Please confirm if you agree that your personal details (full name, country and affiliation) are included in the attendee list of the MSPforum report.

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