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FARNET Managing Authorities meeting 25-26.03.2014

 The FARNET Managing Authorities meeting on 25-26 March 2014 focused on preparing for CLLD in the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for 2014-2020. The core activity was the “OP clinic”, an in-depth analysis of the different sections of the EMFF Operational Programme followed a series of small group discussions aimed to identify and address key questions the MAs had in relation to programming Union Priority 4 of the EMFF: increasing employment and territorial cohesion in fisheries areas. The discussion themes included identification of needs and objectives, describing the national approach to fisheries CLLD, defining selection criteria for FLAGs, ensuring adequate funding and determining the role of different actors in the delivery chain. There was also an exchange about different MA approaches to capacity building and preparatory support for FLAGs in order to ensure high quality local partnerships and strategies.

Report of the meeting 
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
14.00 - 14.30

Welcome and introduction to the seminar

14.30 - 16.00

Partnership Agreements and CLLD

Overview of different scenarios 

Practical examples from different Member States 

  • France 
  • Italy
  • Sweden

Fisheries CLLD perspective and implications for OPs  

16.30 - 18.00

Operational Progammes
Introduction on main changes in the OP templates affecting CLLD 

18.00-19.30Social Event
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
09.00 - 09.30

Introduction on OP Working Groups

09.30 - 11.00

The CLLD OP Clinic

11.30 - 12.00

OP Clinic report back

12.00 - 12.30

Study on Axis 4
Main findings by Cap Gemini 

12.00 - 14.00

Lunch break with possibility of bilateral meetings

14.00 - 15.30

Learning from the past: FLAG training and capacity building 

Discussions on needs and possibilities for FLAG capacity building in different Member States

Sweden: using technical assistance for final reporting and capacity building

15.30 - 16.00

Closing session: conclusions, information about future events