Fisheries Areas Network

Cooperation MS Fiche

DK - FLAG Cooperation in Denmark


FLAG areas in Denmark are focused on the few remaining small-scale fisheries communities. As such, cooperation activities are expected to focus on supporting small-scale fisheries businesses, attracting young people to work in fisheries and diversifying activities.

The National Managing Authority has left FLAGs the freedom to decide what sort of cooperation is most useful at local level and allows FLAGs to benefit from the full range of provisions that the EMFF foresees. Indeed, no specific restrictions to actions or eligible partners have been introduced at national level.

In terms of budget available for cooperation in Denmark, each FLAG may allocate part of its budget to cooperation projects but there are no specific requirements to do so. FLAGs in Denmark have small budgets and cooperation projects are, therefore, expected to be relatively modest.


Level at which cooperation is handled: 
  • Cooperation is a responsibility for each FLAG. FLAGs are free to dedicate part of their budget to cooperation projects.
  • The FLAG board selects cooperation projects, which are then sent for approval to the national Managing Authority.
  • There are no specific cooperation calls in Denmark. Cooperation projects can be presented to the FLAGs at any time and are evaluated on an ongoing basis as with all other FLAG projects.
Possible partners: 
  • Cooperation projects in Denmark can be implemented by the FLAGs themselves, as well as by other relevant organisations from the FLAG areas on behalf of the FLAG, such as fishing organisations, local authorities or NGOs.
  • Danish FLAGs can cooperate with partners in Denmark, the EU or outside the EU.
  • Danish FLAGs can cooperate with partners from CLLD groups funded by all European Structural and Investment Funds and/or with non-EU funded CLLD-type public-private partnerships.
Financing and co-financing of your cooperation project: 
  • Cooperation projects can be covered up to a 100% by the FLAG grant (provided they fulfill the conditions stated in Regulation (EU) No 508/2014, art. 95 Intensity of public aid)
  • Expenditure linked to the preparation of cooperation is also eligible.

For any further information:

Denmark’s Network Centre supports Danish FLAGs to launch cooperation actions and linking them with potential partners from abroad. Should you wish to cooperate with a Danish FLAG, don´t hesitate to contact netvaerkscenter@erst.dk or +45 41 71 78 30.


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