FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Cooperation by Member State

The Member State factsheets below explain how FLAG cooperation, as foreseen under EMFF Articles 62 and 64, is being implemented around Europe. The information includes any thematic focus foreseen at national level; budget details, when available; and any specific cooperation procedures and rules established by the national and/or regional authorities.

  • 30/03/2017
    Italy
    As a multi-regional Member State, FLAG cooperation in Italy is encouraged as a way of sharing new ideas and innovations between regions. 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.
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    27/03/2017
    Latvia
    Latvia’s Operational Programme highlights the role of FLAG cooperation in promoting the exchange of experience at a national and international level as a way of helping solve issues that are fundamental for local communities in fisheries areas.
  • 20/12/2017
    Lithuania
    FLAGs in Lithuania can choose whether to take advantage of the opportunity to cooperate with other groups, in which case, they choose the themes that are most relevant to them.
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    02/02/2017
    Poland
    Cooperation activities are not mandatory in the Polish EMFF programme, but FLAGs are encouraged to undertake them. Cooperation is considered as a good way to facilitate learning by FLAGs and to contribute to achieving their strategic objectives, which strongly prioritise job creation, both within and outside the fisheries sector. In the previous period many Polish FLAGs already proved eager to learn from FLAGs in other Member States and to share their experience with them.
  • 20/12/2017
    Portugal
    Cooperation in Portugal is considered a tool to allow the FLAGs to bring together the knowledge and capacity of different actors for a common objective. Both national and transnational cooperation are seen as a way of helping achieve the strategic objectives of the FLAGs.
  • 20/12/2017
    Romania
    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.
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    02/02/2017
    Slovenia
    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.
  • 20/12/2017
    Spain
    Cooperation is organised in different ways around Spain, depending on the region. It is generally not mandatory but in the region of Andalusia was a compulsory element of the local development strategies that candidate FLAGs had to submit.
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    02/02/2017
    Sweden
    The 2003-2013 period in Sweden saw a number of exchange visits with FLAGs from other Member States, including exchanges that led to projects to introduce new approaches to other countries. In 2014-2020, FLAG cooperation is not mandatory in Sweden, but FLAGs had to indicate in their strategies how much funding they planned to allocate to it.
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    02/02/2017
    United Kingdom
    Cooperation is organized differently in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - at Regional level in Scotland and England, while Wales and Northern Ireland leave cooperation up to the FLAGs to organize. The programme authorities are keen that cooperation projects come from the bottom up so, along with the fact that there is little experience in FLAG cooperation in the UK, they foresee that any cooperation projects are likely to emerge later in the programming period.