The European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) has developed a new guide for organising and prioritising transnational cooperation ideas. The prioritisation of project ideas can be instrumental in maintaining the strategic role of transnational cooperation within a FLAG strategy.
The 2018 Nordic-Baltic Rural and Maritime Award winners were recently announced at the Swedish Rural Parliament Annual Meeting in May. One of the three winners was The Northern Fisheries Trail, a cooperation project among nine Polish FLAGs.
Thanks to the collaboration between two FLAGs, French and Italian fishing and shellfish operators will be improving their capacity to adapt their activities to environmental and market trends, ensuring the economic viability of Mediterranean fisheries.
Winner of the "France is committed to the South" initiative (la France s’engage au Sud), CRAMS is conducting research with the support of the Senegalese authorities, carrying out experiments in open sea oyster farming and refining in Senegal's only marine protected area.
Two FLAGs and two LAGs from Finland and Estonia signed a cooperation agreement to promote youth exchanges around fisheries cultural heritage in order to revitalise the traditional links between Estonian coastal villages and Finnish coastal areas.
A call for proposals has been issued by the European Commission on sustainable Blue Economy. Part of this call has been developed with the aim of developing linkages between Mediterranean FLAGs in the EU and fisheries/coastal communities from Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania.
During the first meeting of the Working Group on Small-Scale and Recreational Fisheries, concrete steps were taken to enhance collaboration and promote synergies for the sustainable development of small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.