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.
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.
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:
regional and national
The FLAG makes regular calls for projects which will be published on the FLAG website
The FLAG is particularly interested in cooperation initiatives related to Mediterranean gastronomy and food education with other Mediterranean FLAGs.
The municipality of Imperia, trade associations, fishing and agriculture cooperatives, the Carige Foundation, the University of Genoa and the Riviera dei Fiori LEADER LAG.