The FLAG area is located south of the coastal city of Rostock and the area of the Baltic Sea – Bad Doberan FLAG area in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It covers the territory of the Guestrow district and is an inland area. The main fishing activities in the region are small-scale inland pond fisheries. The area which is historically characterised by rural settlements and small towns has seen recent developments in water sports tourism.
A low population density is a challenge to the region. As is the area’s ageing population. A central challenge to both the FLAG is balancing the capitalising of tourism opportunities and the protection of the area’s natural environment.
Parts of the FLAG territory are included in the Nossentiner / Schwinzerheide, Mecklenburgische Schweiz, Kummerower See and Sternberger Seenlandschaft national parks.
The FLAG strategy is focused on the sustainable development of the area’s rural economy and strengthening its labour market. More specific objectives include:
FLAG project examples and ideas include:
As the FLAG is newly formed, it currently has no thematic expertise or experience in cooperation projects. It is, however, willing to share its limited experience to date and is willing to cooperate with neighbouring FLAGs with similar objectives.