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FLAG Factsheet

Parnonas FLAG

Official name: 
Αναπτυξιακή Πάρνωνα Α.Ε
Country:
Code: 
GR218
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area is found on the southern-most peninsula of mainland Greece. Within the area we find fish farms, small-scale fishing enterprises and businesses involved in pesca-tourism activities.

The specific challenges confronting the area include an ageing population, the need to promote the area's identity, diversification and adaptation of activities and services and the enhancement of natural heritage, etc. Other challenges include the lack of promotion of youth entrepreneurship in the fisheries sector to reduce unemployment, the need to upgrade port infrastructure and services and the preservation of the marine environment.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG area includes 899 26km2 of protected areas spread out over six Natura 2000 sites and three Birds Directive Sites.

Population
66 011
Surface area (km²)
1 726
Population density
38
Total employment in fisheries
567
Fishing: 
399
Aquaculture: 
168

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy will encourage innovative approaches to creating growth and jobs, in particular by adding value to fisheries products and diversifying the local economy towards new economic activities, including those offered by ‘blue growth’ and the broader maritime sectors.

The strategy aims at supporting fishermen who wish to diversify their business and introduce innovative methods through professional guidance as well as businesses in the tourism industry. It is also hoped to promote youth and female entrepreneurship.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
50%
Supporting diversification
4
15%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
10%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
13%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
1%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 800 000
  • EMFF: 
    2 100 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    700 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ERDF
    ESF

Exemples de projet

  • Supporting opportunities for fishermen to diversify into other activities
  • The establishment and modernisation of small businesses to increase the added value of the fisheries sector of the area (fishing, aquaculture, processing)

Calls for proposals

Information on calls will be available here.

Expertise et coopération

During the last period, the FLAG implemented a series of cooperation projects (transnational and inter-regional) and a range of innovative measures, designed to promote agri-foods, Mediterranean culture and environmental awareness.

For the current programming period, proposed cooperation initiatives include promotional programmes for local gastronomy, a biosphere reserve and various projects concerning port infrastructure.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
100000.00

Partenariat

Members of the partnership: 

The membership includes the municipalities covered by the area as well as the region of Peloponnese, the social cooperative entrepreneurship, agricultural associations the cultural association and an environmental NGO.

Although no fisheries actors are formal members of the association, a local fisheries organisation sits on the project selection board of the FLAG.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
40
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
60%
% of environmental actors: 
3%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
9
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,50

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Regional Development Company of Parnonas S.A.
 
Leonidio, Arcadia, Greece
25th of March Square
22300 Leonidio
Greece
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Marinis Mperetsos
FLAG President:
Mr. Charalambos Lysikatos
Languages:
  • Greek (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
22/08/2017
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