The FLAG is situated on the Baltic Sea coast very close to the well-known Slowinski National Park. The area includes Leba, a fishing harbour with a small to medium-sized fishing fleet. Here we can also find fish processing as well as fish farming.
Challenges for the area include unemployment, which is higher for women than for men, and the high seasonality of employment in the tourism sector, as well as lack of cooperation between different actors in the business and NGO sector. Poverty linked to disabilities, heavy physical labour and helplessness are also important challenges.
The nearby Slowinski National Park is a UNESCO heritage. There are also several Natura 2000 areas.
The FLAG strategy aims to:
The FLAG has designed project selection criteria in such a way as to make it accessible for all actors. It also carries out all kinds of animation activities such as consultation and advice through meetings in municipalities or individually.
There will be four calls for projects in 2017, four in 2018, and two calls in subsequent years.
We are a new group, established in 2015 and we do not have much experience. We have not foreseen any cooperation projects either inter-regional or transnational
The members of the FLAG are municipalities, local associations, educational and youth organisations, individuals, and businesses, including companies active in marine fishing, inland fishing and fish processing, as well as farmers.