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.
The FLAG strategy focuses on the following main objectives:
Sessions for receiving projects have not yet been established, but there will be an average of two calls per year for each measure.
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.