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FLAG Factsheet

Paphos FLAG

Official name: 
ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΠΑΦΟΥ ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗ ΛΤΔ
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
CY203
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The area has an excellent climate, is rich in natural resources and landscapes, and has a rare flora and fauna. The fisheries sector in the area is considered particularly important because it creates jobs and offers healthy products to the people. The sub-sectors of the fisheries sector in the area are coastal fishing, aquaculture and processing.

The level of educational attainment in the area is low compared to the national average and as a result, finding opportunities for people can be difficult. Another challenge that affects the FLAG is maintaining a balanced development in harmony with the environment in light of a growing tourism sector.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are three Special Protection Areas (SPAs). The Paphos Forest, the Vouni Panayia and the Xeros Valley.

Population
60 195
Surface area (km²)
30 993
Population density
19 422
Total employment in fisheries
1 230
Fishing: 
849
Aquaculture: 
325
Processing: 
56
Women employment in fisheries: 
30

FLAG strategy

The main objective of the FLAG strategy is the promotion of employment, entrepreneurship and social cohesion, as well as improving the quality of life of the residents in order to create attractive fisheries areas with the participation of the local community.

The main priority of the strategy is to improve competitiveness of the fisheries areas through diversification of the local economy and the creation of public, social, environmental and cultural assets and infrastructure.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
28%
Supporting diversification
4
18%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
19%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
17%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
18%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 791 434
  • EMFF: 
    1 479 460
  • MS co-financing: 
    1 311 974
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    ERDF

Project examples

  • Improving the Northwest coastal seafront of Paphos (breakwaters),
  • Reduction of the seaside hotels solid waste,
  • Projects for the coastal protection of the Chrysochous Gulf.

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects will be published on the FLAG website:

www.anetpa.com.cy

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has participated in many cooperation projects including “Wanderings in Favoured Areas of Cyprus " and “Local Products for Local Development", a transnational project involving Cyprus, Sweden, Ireland, Austria and Finland.

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG membership includes the local authorities in the area, three local fisheries associations, NGOs and an economic advisor.

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

Visuals

Map

FLAG Contacts

Paphos 'Aphrodite' Development Agency
 
AVE Ellados 23, Office 301
PC 8020 Paphos
Cyprus
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Marios Ioannou
Phone:
+357 26 933455
Languages:
  • Greek (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • Bulgarian (Advanced)
Publication date: 
31/08/2017
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