Fisheries Areas Network

Cooperation MS Fiche

PT - FLAG Cooperation in Portugal

The number of FLAGs in Portugal increased from seven to 15 in the current programming period, including three outermost region FLAGs. Cooperation in Portugal is therefore considered a useful tool to allow the FLAGs to bring together the knowledge and capacity of actors with different levels of experience, including those from rural and urban areas. As such, support for cooperation will focus on fostering exchange between different organisations, with the aim of resolving common problems and putting into practice ideas that produce benefits that go beyond a single FLAG area.

There is no specific measure for cooperation in Portugal. FLAGs can participate in cooperation projects using funding from the implementation of their strategies.

Thematic priorities include supporting short circuits for local seafood products, pesca-tourism, the sustainable use of resources, fisheries identity and fostering new coastal activities.


Number of FLAGs in Portugal: 15

Level at which cooperation is handled: 
  • Cooperation is the responsibility for each FLAG. FLAGs are free to dedicate part of their budget to cooperation projects.
  • Cooperation projects can be presented to the FLAGs when they have a relevant call open.
Possible partners: 
  • Portuguese FLAGs can cooperate with partners in Portugal, the EU or outside the EU.
  • Cooperation projects in Portugal are generally open to any relevant organisation from the FLAG area.
  • Portuguese FLAGs can also cooperate with partners from CLLD groups funded by other European Structural and Investment Funds or with non-EU funded CLLD-type public-private partnerships.
Financing and co-financing of your cooperation project: 
  • Cooperation projects are subject to the same financing rules as any other FLAG project.

For any further information:

Further information on cooperation in Portugal can be found on the Managing Authority’s website: www.mar2020.pt or by contacting the MA at the following email: geral@mar2020.pt


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