which maritime spatial plans exist?
There is currently no legally binding national MSP plan in Greece. MSP issues are addressed in Special Frameworks for Spatial Planning covering specific sectors. In particular sectoral plans have been elaborated so far for aquaculture, tourism, industry and renewable energy, which include spatial planning guidelines for the land-based, coastal and marine segments of each sector. Greece has alson been involved in numerous trans-national MSP project which led to the development of pilot plans in different regions.
Law 4546 (GG 101/A/12-June-2018) transposes the EU MSP Directive (2014/89) into the Greek legal system.
According to the provisions of the Law 4546/2018, Maritime Spatial Planning is to be subject to consultation with sectoral ministries, regional authorities and the public. It is also to be subject to an opinion/advice from the National Spatial Planning Council.
national msp authority
The main responsibility for Maritime Spatial Planning at the national and regional levels lies within the competences of the Ministry of Environment and Energy. Implementation tasks are delegated hierarchically to the General Secretariat of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment - Directorate General of Spatial Planning - Directorate of Spatial Planning, which has the jurisdiction for terrestrial and maritime spatial planning at national, sectoral, regional and sub-regional level.
Ministry of the Environment and Energy
Deputy Minister of Environment and Energy
In Charge of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment
Mr Oikonomou Dimitris
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ph.: + 30 210 6475169
General Secretariat of Spatial Planning and Urban Environment
General Secretary: Mr Bakogiannis Efthimios
Ph.: +30 210 6475169
Directorate General of Spatial Planning
General Director: Ms Kotini Georgia
Ph.: +30 213 1515728
Directorate of Spatial Planning
Director: Ms Foteini Stefani
Ph.: +30 213 1515362
Department of National Spatial Planning Strategy
Head of Department: Ms Evgenia Lagiou
Ph.: +30 213 1515331
*Practices are related to studies and / or projects and not to a formal MSP process.
Last Update 30.04.2020