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FLAG Factsheet

Lusatian Lake District FLAG

Official name: 
LAG Lausitzer Seenland
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DE220
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The area is located in the northeast of Saxony and borders the state Brandenburg.

Lignite mining, a major economic activity of the territory during the 19th and 20th centuries has profoundly altered the local landscape resulting in the creation of huge artificial lakes.

The Oberlausitzer Heide und Teichlandschaft in the south of the region is one of the biggest commercially used lakelands in Germany. Here, there are 1,925 hectares of lakes with an economic use. They are found in the municipalities of Rietschen, Kreba-Neudorf, Boxberg, Lohsa. The pond farming sector is important for the area as a source of employment. Furthermore, the importance of this activity for building up a regional identity should not be underestimated.

The area is sparsely populated and affected by important demographic changes: young people are leaving the area, birth rates are declining leading to an accentuated aging of the remaining population. This in turn leads to further problems related to public services, a shortage of skilled labour and a lack of local public transport etc.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Approximately one third of the area is protected, which include:

  • 20 NATURA-2000-Areas (14 special areas of conservation, 6 Special Protection Areas (SPA)
  • 1 UNESCO biosphere reserve: Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft
  • 8 conservation areas
  • 12 nature preserves
Population
60 622
Surface area (kmĀ²)
917
Population density
66
Total employment in fisheries
10
Aquaculture: 
10

FLAG strategy

One of the four strategic goals of the Lusatian Lakeland FLAG is to boost the regional economy together with the employment market. This also includes the promotion of sustainable and competitive aquaculture.

Another strategic goal is the care and development of the cultivated landscape. The protection of natural resources is the basic requirement for a competitive fishery.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
Supporting diversification
3
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
325 000
  • EMFF: 
    243 750
  • MS co-financing: 
    81 250
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

Project examples could be:

  • Added value
  • Marketing
  • Education

Calls for proposals

The Lusatian Lakeland FLAG has specific calls and deadlines for potential beneficiaries to submit projects.

The homepage of the LAG / FLAG provides information about the calls and deadlines.

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG is interested in inter-territorial cooperation. Possible subjects could be cooperative marketing and the problems of the environment and nature protection.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
60000.00

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members, as well as LAG members, include:

  • Municipalities
  • Chambers of commerce and industry
  • Private companies, including two aquaculture companies
  • A landscape maintenance association
  • Associations of tourism, culture and education
  • A regional planning association
Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
31
% of fisheries actors: 
7%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
32%
% of environmental actors: 
7%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
26
% of public actors: 
42%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Map

FLAG Contacts

Lausitzer Seenland
 
Buchenstr. 12 a
01097 Dresden
Germany
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Sophia Kockot
Phone:
+49 351 8408215
Languages:
  • German (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
01/09/2017
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