Cooperation MS Fiche
Romania is one of just five Member States, organising FLAG cooperation at National level, with specific calls for projects that it plans to open once a year starting in 2018. The Romanian Operational Programme for the EMFF identifies FLAG cooperation as a way to increase employment opportunities and territorial cohesion and foresees the majority of its cooperation activities around the Black Sea and in the Danube Basin, in particular among Romania FLAGs but also with Bulgarian FLAGs and FLAGs with river deltas in their areas.
Cooperation projects will aim to boost local administrative capacity and good governance as well as ensuring the sustainability of FLAG actions by mobilising the local economy. Improving the management of the fisheries and aquaculture sector at local level and focusing on SMEs that can add value to local products are also among the objectives foreseen for cooperation projects. Cooperation among the Black Sea countries is expected to focus on themes such as the sustainable use of natural resources and the marine environment, preserving biodiversity, and improving knowledge and the scientific assessment of stocks. A budget of €1.5M is foreseen for FLAG cooperation in Romania.
Cooperation projects can only be implemented by FLAGs in Romania
They can cooperate with partners from CLLD groups funded by all ESI Funds and/or with non EU-funded CLLD-type public-private partnerships.
Romanian FLAGs can cooperate with partners in any EU Member State as well as with neighbouring countries outside the EU.
Assistance to implement cooperation activities is foreseen by the National Network. Those interested in cooperating with FLAGs in Romania can contact the MA at email@example.com or the Federation of Romanian FLAGs (FZP) at firstname.lastname@example.org
FLAGs interested in taking part in the CBC Romania-Bulgaria, Interreg V–A RO-BG, should contact http://www.interregrobg.eu/en/contact-us.html