Cooperation MS Fiche
As a multi-regional Member State, FLAG cooperation in Italy is encouraged as a way of sharing new ideas and innovations between regions. Some of the challenges faced in Italy, which cooperation might help to address, include how to increase the profitability of small-scale coastal fisheries, how to make the sector a more attractive career for young people and developing new activities in order to diversify income sources in fishing communities. Italy takes a flexible approach towards cooperation, allowing FLAGs to benefit from the full range of provisions that the EMFF foresees, including exchanges where these can bring new knowledge that can be valuable to its fisheries sector.
A total budget of €4M is available for cooperation in Italy. This budget is divided proportionally among the different regional Managing Authorities which act as Intermediate Bodies. FLAGs can make a request for funding to the respective regional authority. Each FLAG takes the decision whether to develop cooperation projects but there are no specific requirements to do so.
Number of FLAGs in Italy: 35 selected (of a total of 43 expected)
The Managing Authority is setting up a National CLLD Network with the aim, amongst others, of supporting cooperation activities among FLAGs. In the meantime, should you wish to cooperate with an Italian FLAG, don´t hesitate to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.