Fisheries Areas Network


FARNET Managing Authorities meeting, Haapsalu (Estonia), 18-20 September 2017

Managing Authorities (MAs) and National Networks (NNs) met in Estonia on 18-20 September 2017 to identify the potential of CLLD and suggest improvements for the future. Taking place under the title “Reflections on the future of CLLD in fisheries and aquaculture areas”, this meeting is important in terms of creating momentum on the post 2020 discussion. The work was stimulated by the practical experience of fisheries CLLD in Estonia, when visiting and discussing with the Läänemaa FLAG in the Haapsalu area.



Meeting report



Monday 18 September (Tallinn)


Visit to the Maritime Museum followed by dinner at the courtesy of the Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs and the Fisheries Information Centre (NN) in the Museum and introduction to the programme of the meeting, “Reflections on the future of CLLD in fisheries and aquaculture areas”


Tuesday 19 September (Haapsalu)

10.30 – 12.00

First working session plenary:

12.00 - 13.00


13.00 – 14.30

Second working session in working groups on specific topics with a view to identifying potential areas for improvement.

  • Area
  • Partnership
  • Strategy

14.30 - 15.15

Travel to Dirhami

15.15 – 16.00

“Dirhami Derhamn”: A living example of CLLD implementation by the Läänemaa FLAG (project visit)

“Dirhami Derhamn” or “Fishermen’s’ house” is an integrated project that aims to diversify activities in the traditional harbor of Dirhami.


16.00 - 17.00

Third working session in plenary (Fishermen’s house): “Reality check”

Interactive discussion with the FLAG and the Estonian MA on impacts and results of FLAG action– feeding and inspiring the thematic working groups

17.00 - 18.00

Fourth working session: CLLD Delivery systems – obstacles and solutions


Dinner offered by the Läänemaa FLAG

Visit to Haapsalu Castle ruins (optional)


Wednesday 20 September (Haapsalu)

9.00 – 10.20

Fifth working session in working groups

Drafting of concrete messages/recommendations in view of the future for each of the topics

10.20 – 10.40

Coffee break

10.40 – 12.00

Presentation of the messages elaborated by each working group in the plenary

Final discussion


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