The FLAG territory is flat, located in the South-East of the country and consists of the Bărăgan plain and the Danube meadow.
The fisheries sector as well as the entire economy of the county registered a decline between 1990 and 2000, the causes included the transition from a centralised economy to the market economy and the instability of new institutional and legal frameworks.
In the FLAG area, there are natural coastline wetlands with great biological diversity. The FLAG has a tourism potential that allows for the development of different forms of tourism including cultural, ecological and rural. The Danube has important tourist attractions that are insufficiently explored. The large number of picturesque islands and the division of the river into different channels offers opportunities for recreation as well as conditions for hunting and fishing.
In the last 15 years, growth has been observed in services that support economic development – business consultancy, technological consultancy, advertising, accounting services and business mediation services developed by private companies and NGO’s. However, the reduced level of structural investments, the aging population and the loss of heavy industry assets are major challenges.
There are seven Natura 2000 sites in the FLAG territory, of which five have been validated by the European Commission:
The FLAG strategy aims to:
Suggested project ideas:
Information is to be published on the FLAG website.
The FLAG is interested in inter-territorial and transnational cooperation on the following themes: governance, environment, diversification, and innovation.
The FLAG membership includes the association of communes of Romania- Calarasi branch, the municipality of Calarasi, the city of Oltenita, several private firms including an agricultural cooperative, the county association of hunters and sportsmen of Calarasi (NGO), the local chamber of commerce, the living nature foundation (environmental NGO), the "Linul" Oltenita fishing association (NGO), the Lower Danube association for sustainable development, Olteniţa business club (NGO), the Cormorant fishery producers organisation and the Calarasi fishermen’s association.