The FLAG area is situated in the northern part of Wielkopolska, relatively close to big cities such as Poznań, Gniezno, Bydgoszcz and Piła. It is rich in lakes, rivers, ponds and fishing grounds and there is good potential for rural tourism and recreational activities.
About 84% of the fish produced in the area is carp. The incomes and competitivity of fish farming is low due mainly to a long production cycle and the seasonality of demand.
The economic activity is not sufficiently diversified, and the area’s tourism potential and cultural heritage are not sufficiently valorised.
There are several landscape parks, including the oldest landscape park in the region (Lednica Landscape Park). There are also several natural reserves, areas of protected landscape and Natura 2000 areas.
The FLAG strategy envisages strengthening the economic potential of the area through:
There will be periodic calls for projects, their dates will be announced on the FLAG website.
The FLAG comprises 12 members representing the public sector: nine municipalities, two culture centres and one museum. The NGO sector is represented by ten associations (focusing on the promotion of tourism, recreation and sports including angling), one foundation and three parishes.
The business sector is represented by 65 actors from sectors such as fisheries, tourism, gastronomy and construction. There are also 48 individual inhabitants of the area in the membership.