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Ignalina FLAG

Official name: 
Ignalinos rajono vietos veiklos grupė
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
LT210
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The Ignalina FLAG territory is situated in the east of Lithuania, a region characterised by its many lakes and forests. As such, it has a high potential for the development of recreational, tourism and sports activities. Lakes occupy about 7.7% of the area, forests are about 33.7%, and woodland swamps approximately 10.7%. In 1974, Lithuania’s first national park was established in the area. 28 species of fish are found in the lakes of the region, pike and perch being common catches. To the east, the territory borders Belarus.

Challenges for the FLAG area include a declining population and a level of economic development which is below the national average. High unemployment forces people to look for effective ways to improve their current situation. Often this results in them leaving the area. Additionally, the FLAG territory faces strict national regulations, making it difficult to manage watercourses, cultural heritage, and tourism facilities. As a result, the area has a below standard infrastructure (sidewalks, lighting, etc.) and unorganised public access to water bodies.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are 89 protected areas (two nature reserves, 36 sanctuaries, 16 natural heritage sites, one national park, three regional parks, three biosphere polygons, 19 habitat protection areas and nine sites for the protection of birds).

Population
15 914
Surface area (km²)
1 447
Population density
13
Total employment in fisheries
31
Fishing: 
1
Aquaculture: 
30

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG’s local development strategy has the following key objectives:

  • The redevelopment of the area’s existing tourism infrastructure and its linkages with the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.
  • Supporting investment towards the creation and development of new local services and products, strengthening the industry.
  • Encourage fisheries companies to invest in their own development, adding value to their product offering (processing, marketing and sales).
  • Developing training initiatives and educational programmes focused on business skills.
  • The preservation of the area’s cultural identity and the continuity of fisheries and aquaculture traditions while sustainably developing other sectors such as tourism.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
4
% of the budget allocated: 
15%
Supporting diversification
5
60%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
5%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
1
5%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
5%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
848 271
  • EMFF: 
    538 117
  • MS co-financing: 
    310 154
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Multi-funding: 

    EAFRD: €1 529 578

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects are made on a regular basis and published on the FLAG’s website: http://www.irvvg.lt

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Asociacija “Ignalinos rajono vietos veiklos grupė”
Members of the partnership: 

The Ignalina FLAG has 28 members, 18 of which are representatives of civil society, nine are fisheries and aquaculture business sector representatives and five are local government representatives.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
28
% of fisheries actors: 
18%
% of public authorities and other: 
17%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
64%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
27%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Asociacija “Ignalinos rajono vietos veiklos grupė”
 
Ateities str. 23
30121 Ignalina
Lithuania
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Ligita Smagurauskienė
Phone:
+370 620 81580
FLAG President:
Mr. Antanas Šakalys
Languages:
  • Lithuanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • German (Basic)
Publication date: 
31/07/2018
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