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FLAG Factsheet

Olt FLAG

Official name: 
Asociatia Grupul Local Prietenii Pescarilor Olteni
Country:
Code: 
RO213
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The Olt FLAG comprises 16 administrative units, of which 15 are located in Olt County and one in Teleornan County. The territory is in the southern part of the country, in the central area of the Romanian plain. The FLAG is located between the Danube and Olt rivers and benefits from various fishing and aquaculture resources that allow opportunities for activities such as tourism or sport fishing.

Olt county has a diversified economy inherited from the communist period (the former dictator Ceausescu located a number of large enterprises here in his native county), which despite having suffered a substantial decline during the transition, managed to maintain a number of significant units. Aluminium production and processing, for example remains strong in the area. Agriculture is an important sector, facing the same challenges as others mentioned, such as obsolete equipment and technologies with low productivity and efficiency.

The fishery sector faces difficulties related to poorly developed specific infrastructure, lack of operators' financial capital and an insufficient level of training for staff in the field.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 
  • Natura 2000 sites and protected areas of national interest:
    • The reservoirs on the Olt River (Izbiceni - 10.95 km2, Rusanesti - 11 km2, Frunzaru - 12.8 km2, Draganesti - 10.8 km2, Ipotesti - 16.92 km2);
    • The Danube River, from Km 600 to 665.
  • Special Areas of Avi-faunistic Protection (Natura 2000, SPAs – Government Decision 1284/2007):
    • Lower Olt Valley: Băbiciu, Cilieni, Fălcoiu, Gostavăţu, Izbiceni, Rusăneşti, Scărişoara, Tia Mare;
    • The sands of Dăbuleni: Grojdibodu, Gura Padinii, Ianca;
    • Confluence of Olt-Danube: Corabia, Giuvărăşti, Gârcov, Izbiceni and Orlea.
  • Protected natural areas of Sites of Community Importance (Natura 2000, SCIs - Order 2387/2011):
    •  Corabia - Turnu Magurele (Corabia, Gircov, Giuvărăşti, Orlea, Islaz);
    • Olt River between Mărunţei and Turnu Magurele (Băbiciu, Giuvărăşti, Gostavăţu, Izbiceni, Rusăneşti, Tia Mare and Islaz);
    •  Jiu Corridor (Ianca).
Population
67 978
Surface area (km²)
977
Population density
70
Total employment in fisheries
271
Fishing: 
239
Aquaculture: 
20
Processing: 
12
Women employment in fisheries: 
10

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy focuses on the following main objectives:

  • The creation of specific infrastructure in the fishing area (ports, landing points, first-sale points)
  • Promotion of economic growth
  • Social inclusion, job creation and support for insertion
  • Professional and labour mobility in communities dependent on fisheries and aquaculture, including diversification of fishing activities and other sectors of the economy, promotion of fisheries traditions, development of rural tourism and support for the establishment of new businesses.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
20%
Supporting diversification
3
16%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
24%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
8%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
32%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 999 576
  • EMFF: 
    1 499 682
  • MS co-financing: 
    499 894
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Exemples de projet

  • Boat acquisitions for sports and leisure activities related to fishing;
  • Rehabilitation / restoration of patrimony assets in the FLAG area;
  • Promotion of cultural and tourist heritage;
  • Modernising and improving the accessibility of traditional fishing areas;
  • Achievement of sports / multifunctional facilities in fishing communities;
  • Improve the conditions for storing fish and aquaculture products in the area of markets and continue developing the fish micro-stock.

Calls for proposals

Sessions for receiving projects have not yet been established, but there will be an average of two calls per year for each measure.

Partenariat

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG membership includes the communes of Corabia, Ianca, Grojdibodu, Gura Padinii, Orlea and Gicov, Olt County Council, Corabia Municipality, several private individuals and fishermen, the association of industrial fishermen and the “Orla’s Future Children” NGO.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
15
% of fisheries actors: 
47%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
47%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Asociația “Grupul Local Prietenii Pescarilor Olteni”
 
Portului, Nr. 1 A
Romania
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Mirela Ghidurea
Phone:
+40 349 882 192
Languages:
  • English (Basic)
  • French (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
12/09/2017
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