The Dobrogea South FLAG is situated in the south-eastern part of Romania, in the historical Dobrogea province. The area is bordered to the south by Bulgaria and to the east by the Black Sea. The FLAG territory includes part of the metropolitan area of Constanta which is country’s fifth largest city. While the population is predominantly Romanian, there are also large Turkish, Tatar, Roma, Hungarian, Lipovan and Aromanian communities.
The area has several important sectors including the agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries. The region is also known for its large furniture and bakery industries. Central to the area’s economy is the Constanta South Agigea Port on the Danube Delta where activities include the transportation, storage and production of goods.
A key challenge for the region is the ongoing out-migration of highly skilled workers to Constanta, Bucharest and further afield. In the early 1990’s, traditional means of employment fell out of favour with the area’s youth. Now the many locals in the area rely on seasonal employment.
There are six protected natural areas in FLAG’s territory covering 30km2. Protected areas include the marine dunes from Agigea, Lake Agigea, Lake Techirghiol, Straja Cumpana, the maritime Tuzla Cape area and the Black Sea shore.
The FLAG strategy is divided into five main objectives:
Project examples and ideas include:
Calls for projects will be launched on a regular basis and will be published on the FLAG website:
The Dobrogea South FLAG has experience in project management, the promotion of cultural heritage and in cross-border cooperation projects. The FLAG is interested in exchanging experiences and best practices on transnational cooperation, the processing of fisheries products and the reduction of marine and river pollution.
The FLAG consists of the commune of Agigea, two private companies SC Cris Fishing SRL, SC La Mer Noire SRL and several civil society organisations including Acor Filiala Constanța, Asociația Recoltatorilor Și Producătorilor De Fructe De Mare and Asociația Litoral-Delta Dunării.