Financing of maritime policy

Part of the funding from the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) for the 2021–2027 programming period will be allocated to the implementation of the EU’s Integrated Maritime Policy. The objective of Finland’s action plan for implementing the policy is to promote maritime expertise, maritime surveillance and cooperation between national coastal guards. In line with the action plan, a total of EUR 4.987 million has been reserved for maritime policy measures, of which EUR 4.5 million will be used for mainland Finland.

These measures will be funded in Finland based on a plan approved by the Prime Minister’s Office. A total of EUR 2.7 million of these funds will be allocated for use between 2023 and 2025. The funding has been allocated to individual projects and for a fixed-term open call for applications, which will be announced separately.  The plan, which applies to mainland Finland, was drawn up by a steering group set up by the Prime Minister’s Office with representatives from the ministries responsible for maritime affairs. The authorities in Åland will draw up a separate programme.

The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment may grant aid for measures referred to in Articles 31–34 of the EMFAF Specific Regulation based on a plan drawn up for the use of funds.