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FARNET Managing Authorities meeting 27-28.04.2015

The theme of the FARNET Managing Authorities/National Networks meeting on 27-28 April 2015 was “Getting the new FLAGs off the ground”. In particular, it dealt with exchanges around capacity building tools and methods. The meeting included an update from DG Mare on the state of play with regards to the EMFF Operational Programmes and an overview of new cooperation opportunities in the future. The meeting also involved a “Tool Fair”, in which the MAs and NNs each presented a capacity building tool or activity carried out or planned in their country to support the future round of FLAGs. A further session was dedicated to designing a first national kick-off meting for the new FLAGs, making use of the information and tools presented previously at the “Tool Fair”. The participants also had the opportunity to discuss the priorities for FARNET in 2014-2020 and the type of support MAs required in the future in order to be more effective in implementing fisheries CLLD.

Report of the meeting 
Monday, 27 April 2015
13.30 - 14.00


14.00 - 14.30

(1) OP adoption process: state of play

Information from DG MARE on the state of play of OP adoption, key messages concerning fisheries CLLD in OPs (Elisa Roller, DG MARE)

Presentation of Member State CLLD OP example (Edite Kublina, LV) 

Update on the state of play of setting up the new programmes (FSU) 

16.00 - 17.15

(2) Improving the capacity of FLAGs to implement CLLD 2014-2020

Overview of capacity building tools used up to now (FSU) 

Tool Fair: presentations by participating MAs and NNs of capacity building tools developed for FLAGs in their MS

Examples of tools for preparing CLLD in 2014-2020

17.15 - 18.15

(3) Follow-up on the Tools Fair (discussion enabling participants to further explore capacity building tools and learn from each other)

In parallel: first round of bi- and tri-laterals

18.15 - 18.30

Wrap-up of Day 1, instructions for the next day

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
09.00 - 09.45

Second round of bi- or tri-laterals

10.00 - 11.00

Third round of parallel sessions (a) OP trilaterals, (b) Fisheries areas networks and practical considerations, (c) Managing Authority EMFF priority support needs (Optional)

11.40 - 13.00

Q&As on state aid (Christine Tomboy, DG MARE) 

(5) Cooperating for the future

New possibilities of cooperation for 2014-2020 (Elisa Roller, DG MARE)

Inspiration for cooperation (FSU) 

Discussion on how MAs and NNs can stimulate FLAG cooperation

14.15 - 15.30

(6) Progress achieved and priorities for the future

Reflection on themes of previous MA meetings , information on Axis 4 project analysis (FSU) 

Presentation by DG MARE of lessons from FARNET and indicative priorities for 2014-20: themes and tools for EU level networking (Elisa Roller, DG MARE)

Reflection in small groups and  discussion

Concluding remarks

15.30 - 16.30Last round of tri-laterals