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FLAG Factsheet

MANK FLAG

Official name: 
LAG MANK (Middelfart, Assens, Nordfyn, Kerteminde)
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
DK207
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

Kerteminde is located at the north-east of Denmark's second largest island Funen (Fyn), which situated between the island of Zealand and mainland Denmark (Jutland).

The only port left on the island is around Kerteminde. The fishing sector is suffering from the lack of fish and small scale fishing boats have financial difficulties in refitting their boats to catch species that are not included in the quota system.  

The fishing industry has been under pressure for many years and its economic influence in society is declining. Despite this trend, new jobs have been created in the blue economy sector. The port of Odense has in recent years expanded to become a major maritime cluster due to its focus on production, handling and storage of heavy components and maritime development including the expansion of repair facilities.

The main challenge in Kerteminde is to support the growth of new companies in the blue sector and at the same time, try to halt the decline of the local fishing industry.   

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area includes three Natura 2002 marine areas and one inland area.

Population
23 880
Surface area (km²)
206
Population density
116
Total employment in fisheries
104
Fishing: 
41
Aquaculture: 
63
Women employment in fisheries: 
29

Stratégie du GALPA

The main priority of the strategy is preserving existing jobs and supporting job creation. In particular, the FLAG aims at:

  • Supporting the what its left of the fishing industry by developing cost efficient
  • Supporting new industries directly related to the coast, such as sustainable aquaculture activities and maritime tourism
  • Supporting the development of maritime services and the local research and development sector
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
50%
Supporting diversification
5
50%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
1
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
860 000
  • EMFF: 
    557 624
  • MS co-financing: 
    302 376
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD

Exemples de projet

Approved project: Rethinking and rebranding the marine animal research and experience centre as a learning lab for visitors. Before, this centre’s concept was like a more classic “zoo”. The FLAG supported the project promotor in re-vamping it into an educational and experience centre, using modern dynamic methods for communication and introducing learning techniques, which target students and schools.

Calls for proposals

All LAGs and FLAGs in Denmark use the online system PROMIS; applications can be received at any time. It can be accessed on the PROMIS website.

The Danish Managing Authority examines the applications three times a year (January, March and September indicatively).

Expertise et coopération

The FLAG is a recently founded organisation and quite new in transnational cooperation. It is interested in any kind of cooperation regarding projects that have a job creating outcome.

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
LAG MANK
Members of the partnership: 

The following entities are represented in the FLAG:

  • local fishing industry and commerce (Albanigades fisk&vildt)
  • local NGOs
  • Kerteminde municipality
  • regional board (Region Syddanmark)
Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
50
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
17
% of public actors: 
30%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
0,25

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

LAG MANK
 
Johan Rantzausvej 9
5610 Assens
Denmark
FLAG President:
Mr. Carsten Petersen
Phone:
+45 21 24 51 96
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Anders Holmskov
Phone:
+45 40 28 37 93
Languages:
  • Danish (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
22/05/2017
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