FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

News & Events

  • 07/07/2017
    News
    The Estonian Presidency of the European Union and the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE), are organising a stakeholder conference on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), entitled "Beyond 2020: Supporting Europe's Coastal Communities." This event will take place on 12-13 October 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.
  • 26/06/2017
    Publication
    Calls for greater levels of support to Small-Scale Coastal Fisheries (SSCF) have been on the rise but it appears that Member States and steakeholders are not taking full advantage of the numerous existing funding possibilities under the EMFF in favour of SSCF. FLAGs are one of the possibilities offered by the EMFF to reach out to SSCF and, in practice, the SSCF sector is the natural partner of most FLAGs. Still the extent to which FLAGs have been supporting SSCF is unclear. This report aims to provide an indication of the level of support provided by FLAGs to SSCF. It is based on a survey which has been carried out among FLAGs from both the EFF and EMFF periods which were asked to assess the level of support channelled to SSCF through their Local Development Strategies (LDS).
  • 05/05/2017
    Article
    We are happy to introduce a new way of reporting on FARNET's transnational seminars! The first issue stemming from the FARNET Social inclusion seminar.
  • Managing Authorities (MAs) and National Networks (NNs) met in Brussels on 17 and 18 May 2017 to work on the implementation of fisheries CLLD. The main focus of the meeting was on getting FLAGs operational and ensuring they are equipped and supported to foster change in their communities through effective and sustainable local development projects.
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    FARNET's fourth transnational seminar of the 2014-2020 programming period took place on 21-23 March 2017 in Jūrmala, Latvia. The theme of the event was "Social inclusion for vibrant fisheries communities". The seminar provided a framework for discussions and practical exercises based on successful cases from the EFF/EMFF, additional EU funding instruments, as well as further initiatives aimed at social inclusion.
  • MA meeting November 2016
    FARNET Managing Authorities and National Networks met in Brussels on 23-24 November 2016 for an exchange focusing primarily on facilitating FLAG cooperation.