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FLAG Factsheet

Constanta Mangalia FLAG

Official name: 
Asociația Flag Mangalia Litoral
Country:
Code: 
RO207
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

FLAG Mangalia Litoral is in the south-east of Romania. The territory borders Bulgaria to the south and the Black Sea to the east and is characterised by coastal cliffs, coastlines and low floodplains. The region’s coastal location is well suited for both fisheries and tourism.

Fisheries have historically been an important part of the region’s economy and the industry includes activities related marine fishing, aquaculture and processing. However, the industry is in decline and many of the shipyards which once flourished in Mangalia are now closed.

Challenges for the FLAG area and its communities include low and inadequate facilities, poor working conditions, unregulated local markets and a lack of infrastructure. High unemployment and a lack of training and educational opportunities are also a challenge for the region, as it its aging population. 

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory encompasses 10 protected areas, one of which, Costinești 23 August, is a Natura 2000 site.

Population
54 734
Surface area (km²)
461
Population density
119
Total employment in fisheries
400

FLAG strategy

Central objectives of the FLAG strategy include balanced economic development throughout the area, strengthening the competitiveness of the fisheries sector, increasing employment, improved social cohesion and inclusion and environmental protection.

More specific aims include:

  • The diversification of fishing and aquaculture activities through the development of tourism.
  • Purchasing equipment that improves and increases fishing catches in the area.
  • The construction and/or upgrading of fisheries stores and shelters.
  • The creating of and maintaining of new jobs.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
29%
Supporting diversification
5
49%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
7%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
15%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
0%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 981 265
  • EMFF: 
    1 485 949
  • MS co-financing: 
    495 316
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the FLAG include:

  • A fishing shelter for fishermen.
  • The development and organising of a local fish festival.
  • The construction of fisheries processing unit.
  • The construction of a ‘rapane’ (snails) processing unit.
  • The construction of an eco-tourism site and lodging house for the development of sport fishing in the black sea.

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects are made on a regular basis. More information can be found on the FLAG website: 

Expertise & cooperation

As the FLAG is newly established, at present, it does not have any specific expertise to share. The FLAG, however, is interested in cooperation projects related to the development of tourism, infrastructure and the creation of fisheries jobs. 

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Asociatia FLAG Mangalia Litoral
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the administrative units of the three communes (Albești, Pecineaga and 23 August), three professional fishermen associations and five private enterprises (SC Stamro Cris SRL, SC Brivas Fish SRL, SC Lac Astacus SRL, SC Blanc Cassa’99 Impex SRL and SC Esox Internațional SRL)

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
11
% of fisheries actors: 
27%
% of public authorities and other: 
27%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
45%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
3
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Map

FLAG Contacts

Constanta Mangalia FLAG
 
Bl. T1, Apt. 21 Strada Matei Basarab
905500 Mangalia
Romania
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Marian Sorinel Manaila
Phone:
(40) 0723 265 980
FLAG President:
Mr. Claudiu-Daniel Robe
Languages:
  • Romanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • French (Advanced)
Publication date: 
09/11/2018
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