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FLAG Factsheet

Mures Basin FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Bazinul Muresului Secaselor si a Afluentilor Acestora
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
R0202
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG territory is specifically focused on aquaculture and partially includes the areas of two counties, Alba and Hunedoara, which are situated along the Mureș river basin. Economic activities in the region are spread among the construction, commerce and services, agriculture and fisheries, and tourism sectors.

Due to a low birth rate and net outmigration, the local population is in decline. This is due to several factors including the 2008 economic recession, from which the area has struggled to recover. Moreover, the FLAG territory is not close to any major urban centres and as a result, it has relatively low accessibility to infrastructure. Other causes of outmigration include low standards of living, reduced opportunities for investment/jobs, and low perspective incomes. All of which are challenges to the FLAG and the area. That said, in recent years the regions pharmaceutical industry has developed methods of producing medicines from the local fisheries by-products, generating jobs for the local labour market.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory includes five protected areas, with a total area of 29.7km2 (2.9% of the FLAG area). They are the Avifaunistic reserve and Trascaului mountains and the Piatra Bulzului, Cheile Galdei, Tufurile Calcaroase Bobalna and Geoagiu Mezothermal nature reserves.

Population
99 591
Surface area (km²)
1 043
Population density
96

Stratégie du GALPA

The overarching aim of the FLAG’s strategy is economic and social development at a sub-regional level based on financial, human and institutional sustainability. The specific objectives of the strategy are:

  • Modernising aquaculture infrastructure and increasing the viability and competitiveness of farms, promoting innovative technologies and sustainable management of farms and resources.
  • Improving the economic performance, modernisation and market orientation of the fisheries sector.
  • Diversification and consolidation of activities for aquaculture workers in order to set up new/related activities that provide occupational alternatives.
  • Protecting the environment and combating factors which are detrimental to the environment.
  • Capitalising on the cultural assets and local heritage of the area, to promote local values ​​in close liaison with the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
30%
Supporting diversification
5
30%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
25%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
1
0%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
4
15%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 662 500
  • EMFF: 
    1 246 875
  • MS co-financing: 
    415 625
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes an annual call for projects (normally in March) which are published on the FLAG website: http://www.flagbazinulmuresului.ro/

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
FLAG Mures Basin
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG partnership consists of 14 administrative territorial units (two cities and 12 communes), 11 private operators (three of which are from the fisheries and aquaculture sectors) and five environmental actors.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
30
% of fisheries actors: 
10%
% of public authorities and other: 
46%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
27%
% of environmental actors: 
17%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
3
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Asociatia FLAG din Bazinul Muresului, Secaselor si a afluentilor acestora
 
Localitatea Ciugud, Nr. 141
517240 Ciugug (Judetul Alba)
Romania
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Emilia-Maria Sirbu
Phone:
(+4) 0258 841 205
FLAG President:
Mr. Daniel-Zaharie Ciorgovean
Languages:
  • Romanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
11/06/2019
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