Cooperation MS Fiche
FLAG cooperation in Slovenia is mandatory and all FLAGs had to foresee it in their strategies. In the period 2007-2013 there was only one FLAG in Slovenia, covering the coastal area, but in 2014-2020 there are also three new FLAGs in inland areas.
The coastal FLAG is primarily interested in diversifying the economic activity, linking fisheries to other sectors (especially tourism), creating linkages between producers and adding value to shellfish. It is looking for cooperation partners in coastal areas, mainly in the Mediterranean Sea basin.
The inland FLAGs are primarily interested in aquaculture, heritage, adding value and promotion of aquaculture products; they are looking for partners mainly from countries where there is already experience in aquaculture development.
Cooperation projects can contribute to any of the 5 objectives of Article 63 of the EMFF Regulation (adding value to fisheries products; diversification; environment activities; social wellbeing and cultural heritage; and increasing the role of fisheries communities in local governance).
Those wishing to undertake cooperation with a Slovenian FLAG can contact Dr Bety Breznik from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food: Bety.Breznik@gov.si.