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What type of organizations can present cooperation projects?

The EFF Regulation states that support for the sustainable development of fisheries areas may be granted for “promoting inter-regional and transnational cooperation among groups in fisheries areas, mainly through networking and the dissemination of best practice” (Article 44.1h). It does not restrict the type of entity or person that can lead or take part in cooperation projects on behalf of a given fisheries area.

Cooperation projects can therefore be carried out by any type of project promoter (beneficiary) provided that the project is in line with the FLAG´s local development strategy and that the activity is for the benefit the fisheries area. While many cooperation projects are carried out by the FLAGs themselves, in other cases the FLAG may consider another organization better suited to lead or take part in a particular cooperation project.