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FLAG Factsheet

Fagaras FLAG

Official name: 
Flag Păstrăvarii Făgărașului
Country:
Code: 
RO219
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG territory comprises the habitable area of the northernmost part of the Făgăraș Mountains, in the county of Brasov. The area is situated in the geographical centre of Romania and the Olt river runs through the FLAG’s territory, one of the country’s most important rivers. The region also comprises a rich network of smaller mountain rivers, artificial lakes and a large reservoir. Many trout fisheries and aquaculture units have been developed across these bodies of water.

Historically, Făgăraș was an industrial area, defined by the Nitramonia chemical plant, once the largest employer in the region with over 11 000 employees. Now the local economy is complex and includes a developing food and beverage industry, the manufacture of chemicals, rubber and plastic products, textiles, construction and transport services.

Challenge for the FLAG area include an aging population and a social infrastructure which lacks adequate funding and requires modernisation. Specific challenges facing the fisheries sector include a lack of knowledge due to skills not being transferred between generations.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG has several protected areas covering a total of 121km2. They include the botanical protected Daffodil Meadow (Poiana cu Narcise), a UNSECO world heritage site.

Population
36 381
Surface area (km²)
1 020
Population density
36

Stratégie du GALPA

The main objective of the FLAG strategy is to promote economic growth, social inclusion, job creation, and support the area’s communities dependent on fisheries and aquaculture. This includes the diversification of fishing activities, developing economic competitiveness and innovation. The strategy aims to increase the number of direct jobs in fisheries and aquaculture and jobs in secondary sectors such as marketing, processing, IT and tourism.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
% of the budget allocated: 
31%
Supporting diversification
5
45%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
8%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
9%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
7%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
3 143 707
  • EMFF: 
    1 948 120
  • MS co-financing: 
    1 195 587
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ESF

Exemples de projet

Project examples and ideas for the FLAG include:

  • The construction of a bio-food manufacturing plant for trout fisheries.
  • The construction of a trout processing plant using traditional processing methods.
  • Projects related to the development of tourism and hospitality services. 

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects and related information will be posted on the FLAG website:

Expertise et coopération

The FLAG has experience and expertise in projects related to aquaculture. The FLAG would like to share its expertise in aquaculture with other FLAGs in cooperation projects at national and transnational levels.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
200000.00

Partenariat

Members of the partnership: 

There are 32 FLAG members. This includes the Făgăraș municipality and communes of Viștea, Voila, Sâmbăta de Sus, Beclean, Lisa, Recea, Mândra, Șercaia, Șinca Veche and Dumbrăvița și Hălchiu. There are also 13 private members (three sole traders, one family run-business and nine fisheries enterprises. The membership also includes an environmental NGO and several professional and sporting associations.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
32
% of fisheries actors: 
28%
% of public authorities and other: 
53%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
22%
% of environmental actors: 
3%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
20%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

FLAG Păstrăvarii Făgărașului
 
Doamna Stanca Str., Nr.1, Parter
505200 Fagaras, Judetul Brasov
Romania
FLAG President:
Mr. Gheorghe Lazea
Phone:
+40 745 032 724
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Gabriel Vaju
Phone:
+40 722 398 636
Languages:
  • Romanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
09/11/2018
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