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CY - Cooperation in Cyprus

Cooperation is strongly encouraged in Cyprus, both at the inter-territorial and the transnational level.  The call for FLAG strategies included a specific section for cooperation plans and all three Cypriot FLAGs, therefore, received provisional approval of their cooperation proposals when selected. 

An inter-territorial project between the three Cypriot FLAGs foresees a promotional campaign for fisheries products around the island; and a transnational project with Greece will continue cooperation initiated in the 2007-2014 period around the promotion of diving parks in the region.  Cypriot FLAGs are also open to other cooperation ideas and no specific themes have been set at national level.

A total budget of €440 000 has been allocated for FLAG cooperation in Cyprus – with the possibility of transferring further funds from the FLAG strategies at a later stage, if necessary.

Number of FLAGs: 
Level at which cooperation is handled: 
  • The budget for cooperation is held at national level
  • FLAGs develop cooperation ideas which are then discussed with the MA and IB before official submission
  • Projects are then further developed and submitted to the IB for evaluation and approval
Possible partners: 
  • Only FLAGs can implement cooperation projects in Cyprus
  • They can cooperate with FLAGs as well as CLLD groups funded by the other ESI funds and non-EU funded CLLD-type partnerships
  • Cypriot FLAGs can cooperate across Europe and beyond
Financing and co-financing of your cooperation project: 
  • No specific eligibility rules have been put in place for cooperation projects. They are subject to the same financing rules as any other FLAG project
  • Preparatory support: Preparatory actions are considered eligible but must be funded from the FLAGs’ budgets for running costs and animation.

Those interested in further information or in collaborating with Cypriot FLAGs can contact Natasa Pappouli from the Department of Fisheries and Maritime Research which acts as the National Fisheries Network: npappouli@dfmr.moa.gov.cy


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