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FLAG Factsheet

Il Mare delle Alpi FLAG

Official name: 
GAC Il Mare delle Alpi
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
IT-LIG-IT252
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG territory includes part of the Italian Riviera known as the Riviera dei Fiori, which runs from Diano Marina to Ventimiglia. The name of the FLAG translates to ‘The Sea of the Alps’ and refers to the area’s proximity to the Ligurian Alps. As such, the region’s geography offers the potential for developing tourism activities and diversifying the area’s fisheries.

Challenges for the FLAG area include developing tourism in a way that does not have a detrimental effect on local communities. Moreover, the area’s local communities should be the focal point of these advances. Central to this challenge is maintaining the added value created by tourism in the local economy and communities.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are seven protected areas in the FLAG area which are Fondali Capo Berta – Diano Marina – Capo Mimosa, Fondali Porto Maurizio – San Lorenzo al Mare – Torre dei Marmi, Fondali Riva Ligure – Cipressa, Fondali Arma di Taggia – Punta S. Martino, Fondali Capo Mortola – San Gaetano, Fondali Sanremo – Arziglia and Santuario internazionale per i Mammiferi Marini.

Population
136 099
Surface area (km²)
850
Population density
160
Total employment in fisheries
211
Fishing: 
211
Aquaculture: 
0
Processing: 
0

Stratégie du GALPA

The focal point of the FLAG’s local development strategy consists of keeping the added value of fisheries and tourism activities within the area’s local communities. Specific objectives include:

  • Developing tourism in a sustainable way that benefits local inhabitants.
  • Diversifying the activities of fishermen and developing training initiatives for local communities.
  • The preservation of local cultures, fishing traditions and methods.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
5
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 075 300
  • EMFF: 
    537 650
  • MS co-financing: 
    537 650
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    regional and national

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects which will be published on the FLAG website

Expertise et coopération

The FLAG is particularly interested in cooperation initiatives related to Mediterranean gastronomy and food education with other Mediterranean FLAGs.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
49075.00

Partenariat

Members of the partnership: 

The municipality of Imperia, trade associations, fishing and agriculture cooperatives, the Carige Foundation, the University of Genoa and the Riviera dei Fiori LEADER LAG. 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
11
% of fisheries actors: 
36%
% of public authorities and other: 
9%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
55%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
20%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

FLAG GAC Mare delle Alpi
 
Via T. Schiva, 29
18100 Imperia
Italy
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Barbara Esposto
Phone:
+39 331 624 8325
FLAG President:
Mr. Enrico Lupi
Languages:
  • Italian (Mother tongue)
  • French (Basic)
  • English (Basic)
Publication date: 
16/07/2018
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