FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Guides

  • 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.

  • As FLAGs work on their local development strategies for the 2021-2027 period, many will focus on the ‘next step’ of CLLD implementation in their area, ensuring that good strategies transfer into meaningful action on the ground. Following on from the FARNET guide on ‘Forward-looking Strategies for Fisheries Areas’, this guide aims to help FLAGs transfer their strategies into projects which make a real difference to fisheries and coastal communities. Using the case study of five FLAGs across the EU, each chapter highlights how the FLAG has selected projects which contribute to its strategic objectives related to a particular theme. It projects tools for identifying quality and provides inspiration on the types of projects FLAGs may want to foster, as well as drawing lessons and tips from these examples regarding the conditions for a successful project.

    This guide  is available in the following languages:

    EN - DE - EL - ES - FR - IT - PL

  • FLAGs across the EU are starting to work on local development strategies for the 2021-2027 period; for many of them this will already be the third generation of strategies for their areas. The guide aims to help them develop more focused and ambitious local strategies to respond to a variety of new challenges facing fisheries areas. It provides tools for critical reflection on the past and drawing lessons for the future on the contents of local strategies, integrating cooperation into local development strategies, and the planning FLAG activities.

    This guide is available in the following languages:

  • The quality of delivery systems (the rules and procedures that define the tasks and roles of different stakeholders involved in implementing EU funded programmes) is a key factor for the success of CLLD. These systems put in place for selecting projects and delivering funding are fundamental in enabling local people to make a positive change in their areas. This guide aims to help national and regional authorities set up effective delivery systems for CLLD under EMFF that strengthen the bottom-up approach while ensuring transparency and accountability for EU funding. It presents tips, examples from Member State practice and tools to facilitate and speed up the process of selecting, approving, financing and implementing local projects.

    This guide is available in the following languages:

  • The aim of this guide is to give Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) an introduction to the concept of smart coastal areas, providing technical advice and practical examples of how they can encourage and support smarter initiatives in their areas. This guide is based on the experiences of FLAGs themselves, the existing initiatives across EU coastal areas – and outside the EU when particularly relevant – and on the discussions held at the FARNET seminar on the topic.

    This guide is available in the following languages:

  • FLAGs can play an important role in helping their communities transition away from the linear economic model of “take, make and dispose” and towards more sustainable practices that minimise waste and ease pressure on our natural resources. The following guide explains some of the keys concepts related to the circular economy, providing practical examples of how FLAGs can help foster the circular economy at local level.

    This guide is available in the following languages:

  • Governance
    FLAGs are in a strong position to support and encourage more inclusive local resource management processes. This guide is divided into five thematic factsheets to help FLAGs contribute to the development of a bottom-up approach to local resource management and support the conservation of local resources based on their specific contexts.

    This guide is available in the following languages:

  • Governance
    This handbook is for LAGs and FLAGs funded from one or several of the four ESI Funds as well as external evaluators carrying out LAG evaluations. It aims to provide easy-to-use tools and methods, along with examples from different LAGs and FLAGs, that can serve as guidance and inspiration for evaluating Community-led Local Development (CLLD).

    This guide is available in the following languages:

  • Aquaculture, Promotion, Diversification, Environment
    This guide is designed mainly for FLAGs seeking to improve linkages between aquaculture producers and other actors in their areas in an effort to boost societal acceptance and consumer perceptions of aquaculture, while also bearing in mind, and responding to, the great diversity of the aquaculture sector.

    This guide is available in the following languages:

  • Education and training, Elderly, Migrants and refugees, Women, Youth
    This guide provides tools for FLAGs to identify and effectively address social exclusion in fisheries areas. It is made up of two parts, each consisting of practical factsheets, and most of the examples and recommendations are based on the FARNET transnational seminar on social inclusion, covering themes such as the inclusion of vulnerable groups and integrating migrants and refugees in fisheries communities.

    This guide is available in the following languages: