The MSP-MED project will capitalize the results of previous EC-funded projects on MSP in the Mediterranean region, recently carried out and ongoing, and will promote also an active participation of the EU and non-EU Mediterranean countries, in a pan-Mediterranean approach. The activities are built around specific intensive workshops, prepared by the Consortium partners, which have also the function to share best practices and approaches. The participation to these events will be wider than the Consortium border: the target groups include the administrations/authorities in charge of the plans, stakeholders belonging to the various economic sectors and Civil Society Organisations, research and academic institutions, non-EU Med countries’ authorities, and finally the general public. The overarching objective of the MSP-MED project is to facilitate the MSP Directive’s processes in the Member States facing the Mediterranean Sea, presently at different stages of implementation, by supporting the establishment of coherent and coordinated maritime spatial plans across the Mediterranean Region. The MSP-MED project will address specific issues regarding the national MSP implementation, tailored to the actual needs of each MS, and at the same time will implement activities at basin scale, enhancing cooperation and knowledge sharing, finally ensuring coherence among the MS’ plans.