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FLAG Factsheet

Golfo degli Etruschi FLAG

Official name: 
IT-TOS-FLAG Golfo degli Etruschi
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-TOS-IT239
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG is covered by three mainland municipalities (Follonica, Piombino and Scarlino) and one island (Isola di Capraia), and is situated in the northern Tyrrhenian coast of Italy. While traditional fisheries are still carried on by small fleets in the region, aquaculture has increased significantly over the last decade in terms of workers involved and impact on the economy. Both fisheries and aquaculture follow a sustainable approach in terms of catching and feeding in the area.The FLAG is covered by three mainland municipalities (Follonica, Piombino and Scarlino) and one island (Isola di Capraia), and is situated in the northern Tyrrhenian coast of Italy. While traditional fisheries are still carried on by small fleets in the region, aquaculture has increased significantly over the last decade in terms of workers involved and impact on the economy. Both fisheries and aquaculture follow a sustainable approach in terms of catching and feeding in the area.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area covers one national park: Parco Nazionale Arcipelago Toscano

Population
60 100
Surface area (kmĀ²)
293
Population density
204

FLAG strategy

The FLAGs Local Development Strategy is based on two priorities: the sustainable development of aquaculture in the region, and the promotion of small-scale fisheries. The strategy also aims to improve the income of local producers without increasing pressure on fish stocks, as well as protecting and supporting occupations in fisheries sector with innovation technology projects, heritage valorisation and the opening of new business channel (e.g., pesca-tourism or direct sales).

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
30%
Supporting diversification
4
15%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
10%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
25%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
20%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 015 206
  • EMFF: 
    1 597 741
  • MS co-financing: 
    417 465
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National and regional

Project examples

The FLAG has projecting focusing on:

  • Supporting the transition to sustainable and eco-friendly technologies
  • Promoting pesca-tourism
  • Supporting aquaculture development
  • Improving the promotion of local heritage

Calls for proposals

Deadlines for project applications and FLAG assessment meetings are published on the FLAG website: https://www.flaggolfodeglietruschi.it/

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in cooperation projects which support skills and the competitiveness of fishing and tourism sectors, and those focused on the sustainable development of off-shore aquaculture.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
120000.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members are the four municipalities of the FLAG area, local fisheries cooperatives, SME linked to aquaculture and other small businesses, associations for tourism and local gastronomy.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
16
% of fisheries actors: 
50%
% of public authorities and other: 
40%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
10%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
10
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Map

FLAG Contacts

FLAG Golfo degli Etruschi
 
Largo Felice Cavallotti, 1
58022 Follonica (GR)
Italy
FLAG President:
Mr. Alessandro Tortorella
FLAG Manager:
Ms. CATIA SEGNINI
Languages:
  • Italian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • Portuguese (Advanced)
  • French (Advanced)
Publication date: 
21/09/2018
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