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FLAG Factsheet

Dolj-Danube FLAG

Official name: 
Asociata Grup Local Pescaresc Dunarea Dolj
Country:
Code: 
RO214
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG is situated in the southern part of the Dolj county, on the Danube, and on the border with Bulgaria. Agriculture is the region’s primary sector as the land is naturally suited for growing cereals, vegetables and fruit. Secondary sectors include the automotive industry, heavy electrical and transport equipment, aeronautics, chemicals processing, food and textiles. The county’s capital, Craiova, is the largest city in southwestern Romania. The recently opened Calafat Vidin Bridge on the Danube is in the FLAG territory and offers development opportunities, connecting both people and businesses.

While agriculture in the FLAG territory is prominent, the region also has strong forestry and fish farming industries. The area includes the Calafat Port, one of two small ports on the Danube where activities are related to tourism and hospitality services.

A central challenge to the area is an ageing population and high out-migration. Many of the young economically active population tend to migrate to Craiova or other more dynamic areas, either within Romania or the rest of Europe.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are five protected areas in the FLAG’s territory covering a total of 3km2. These areas are Pajistea Halofila Gighera, Pajistea Cetate, Ciuperceni-Desa, Balta Cilieni-Bailesti and Balta Lata.

 

Population
90 470
Surface area (km²)
1 567
Population density
52

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s local development strategy aims to create a framework for the sustainable development of the region and its fisheries communities. The strategy is based on an open and dynamic approach that has enabled, with the help of all actors involved, the development of a realistic diagnosis of the area, focusing on the identification of advantages, problems, opportunities and risks.

The implementation of the strategy is aimed at reducing the decline of the fisheries sector, increasing the living standards of fisheries communities, supporting the professional diversification of fishermen, and protecting the area’s natural environment. 

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
21%
Supporting diversification
5
21%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
21%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
16%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
21%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 862 500
  • EMFF: 
    1 396 875
  • MS co-financing: 
    465 625
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the FLAG include:

  • Projects related to the modernisation of fish restaurants in the area.
  • The development of the ‘Baltii Cilieni’ tourism area.
  • ‘Fish Road: From Source to Plate’ – An initiative focused on the promotion of local gastronomy.
  • The restoration and protection of the area’s maritime heritage and traditions.
  • The restoration and/or purchase of fisheries equipment.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes two calls for projects a year. More information can be found on the FLAG website

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has experience in implementing EU funded projects which it would like to share with other CLLD groups. In order to achieve its strategic objectives, the FLAG would like to lay the foundations of several national and transnational cooperation projects focused on the sustainable development of the fisheries and fisheries communities.

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Asociatia Grup Local Pescaresc Dunarea Dolj
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members consist of municipalities of Calafat and Bailesti, four private fisheries enterprises and several civil society organisations including a fishermen’s association.  

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
10
% of fisheries actors: 
30%
% of public authorities and other: 
30%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
40%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
20%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Map

FLAG Contacts

Dolj Danube FLAG
 
32 Traian
205200 Calafat
Romania
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Elena Roxana Florea
Phone:
(+4) 0251230139
FLAG President:
Mr. Ion Ionut Ionescu
Languages:
  • Romanian (Advanced)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
09/11/2018
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