Fisheries Areas Network


FARNET Guide #22: Fit for the future: A guide for effective FLAGs

The single most important factor determining the success of a CLLD strategy is the skills and motivation of the FLAG team. The role of the FLAG is not limited to delivering grants; its value added depends above all on its capacity to mobilise and empower the local community to bring about positive change in the area. This practical handbook offers different tools for improving FLAG work and aims to build the capacity of FLAG employees and volunteers to fulfil the different tasks envisaged in the EU legislation.


The Guide contains practical advice, tips and examples on the following themes:

  • Community animation
  • Supporting and selecting the best projects for the area
  • Efficient administration and management
  • Communicating FLAG work and results
  • Monitoring FLAG activities to adapt and improve operations
  • The human resources that need to be secured to make all this happen!



Publication date: