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Establishment of the Greater North Sea Basin Initiative (GNSBI)

The Greater North Sea Basin Initiative (GNSBI) was officialy established in November 2023, setting the framework for the collaboration between 9 countries from the North Sea (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom), to strengthen cooperation on maritime spatial planning. The GNSBI aims to provide a regional platform for spatial integration of all uses by making proposals for better alignment MSP, efficient management processes, and coordinating sectoral interests across boundaries - to tackle the spatial and ecological challenges of the Greater North Sea Basin.

On 21st of November governmental officials and agency representatives signed the Ministerial conclusions, including a roadmap, 6 work tracks and a plan for the organisation of a Ministerial summit in Belgium by the end of 2024.