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FARNET Managing Authorities meeting 15-16.03.2016

The theme of the FARNET meeting for Managing Authorities and National Networks held on the 15-16 March 2016 was: “Streamlined and efficient delivery systems”. It dealt with the tools and processes which demonstrated results during the past period, including for the launch of preparatory support, the selection of FLAGS and their strategies, and simplified cost options. The meeting included an update from DG MARE on the state of play with regards to the implementation of the EMFF Operational Programmes and an overview of the challenges and opportunities ahead. A further session was dedicated to the setting-up of National Networks, making use of FARNET’s previous  experience and that of a number of MAs. And finally, given the focus on results in the new programming period, a session was also dedicated to the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems and gave participants the opportunity to discuss the type of support required in order to be more effective in monitoring and evaluating fisheries CLLD.

Report of the meeting 
List of participants 
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
13.30 - 14.00


14.00 - 14.45

Introductory session


Presentation of the "new" FARNET 

14.45 - 15.15

State of play exercise

15.15 - 15.45

Input – Delivery Systems

Overview presentation on framework for delivery systems

  • Recommendations on CLLD delivery systems - DG MARE 

Interactive exercise on the challenges faced in implementing the first steps of the delivery systems 

16.15 - 17.30

Presentation of tools and processes which have helped improving the efficiency of delivery systems

  • Preparatory support in France 
  • Local Development Strategies selection criteria in Galicia (Spain) 
  • Simplified cost options in Sweden 
  • Delivery systems in Finland 

Discussion in smaller groups on finding technical / specific solutions (e.g. launch of preparatory support, selection of FLAGs and strategies…)

17.30 - 18.00

Wrap-up in plenary 

18.00 - 19.00

First round of bi- or tri-laterals

Wednesday, 16 March 2016
09.00 - 09.45

Second round of bi- or tri-laterals

10.00 - 11.15

Input – National Networks

Presentations on national networks

  • National networks for CLLD - FSU 
  • Integrating rural and fisheries networks - the case of Sweden 

Discussion in small groups around added value of networks, options of setting up

11.45 - 13.30

Input – Monitoring & Evaluation

Presentations by FAME on UP4 indicators (definition and manual for operationalisation) and on CLLD evaluation approach developed in the OPs 


Presentation of two examples of M&E voluntary initiatives at local level

  • Monitoring and evaluation exercise of Marennes-Oléron FLAG, France 
  • Analysing the social return on investment of FLAG Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, UK 

Work in small groups on specific technical issues faced in M&E implementation 

15.00 -15.15 

Wrap-up in plenary

15.15 -15.45

Interactive exercise in plenary introducing Seminar 2 - Result based CLLD