FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Posavje FLAG

Official name: 
LAS Posavje
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
SI204
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Area

The Posavje FLAG area is a geographically independent unit in the south-east of Slovenia which covers six municipalities and four urban centres. The area is rich in natural resources (woodlands, waterways, and thermal springs), has diverse natural and cultural heritage and conditions that are favourable for agriculture. The area has a few stable and strong companies (in energy, tourism and industry), a well-developed educational network, and numerous cultural, sports and social events, as well as a well-developed support network for young people.

The area has four small-scale and one large-scale producer of freshwater fish. The locality has a reputation for its long tradition in fishery, its high quality of fisheries products, and good local and regional recognisability. The most common species are rainbow trout, Danube salmon and brook, which are mostly sold on the local markets.

Specific challenges include a lack of jobs; weak value chain linkages; revitalisation of old town centres and cultural heritage; preservation of nature, water sources and indigenous species; social inclusion; active ageing; the economic and social status of the youth; promoting healthy lifestyle; and the integration of immigrants.  

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

22% of the FLAG is made up of Natura 2000: sites including part of Kozjanski Regional Park.

Population
75 683
Surface area (km²)
968
Population density
78
Total employment in fisheries
11

FLAG strategy

Through co-operation of public, private and civil society sectors, LAG Posavje promotes creativity and innovation for the provision of green employment and products with added value. The FLAG believes that a high level of preservation of nature and environment, self-sufficiency and a sense of community enable high quality of life and existence for all inhabitants.

Proposed measures include: business ideas for new jobs; innovative partnerships for growth; local infrastructure for services in rural areas; development of freshwater aquaculture; ecological improvement, and the preservation of natural areas.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
% of the budget allocated: 
15%
Supporting diversification
4
25%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
2
13%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
30%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
17%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 760 406
  • EMFF: 
    1 496 345
  • MS co-financing: 
    264 061
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Multi-funding: 

    The FLAG implements a multi-funded strategy financed, in addition to the EMFF, also from the EAFRD (€1 948 491) and ERDF (€1 321 533).

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ERDF

Project examples

  • Development of products and services for creation of new employment;
  • Linkages and common/organised marketing and positioning of local products;
  • Preservation, amelioration and activation of cultural heritage;
  • Inclusion/linkage of offer in the field of aquaculture with other area – diversification
  • Raising awareness regarding protection of the environment and sustainable use of sources etc. 

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will issue three invitations to tender within the programming period 2014-2020. More information on the FLAG website.

Expertise & cooperation

  • Large-scale producer Ribogojstvo Goričar (Fishing Farm Goričar) has one of the biggest fish farms in Slovenia which was founded in 1978. Its main activities are the production, processing and selling of fish and fish products (trout, fresh water fish). They offer high-quality fish products; their production is environmentally friendly as the have their own biological treatment plant.
  • The LAG is interested in interterritorial as well as transnational cooperation.
  • Future projects envisaged include inter-territorial cooperation: to interlink Slovene fishing farms and producers of fish products and enable comparisons between the quality of locally bred fish and imported fish and fish products, preservation of employment in the field of aquaculture; raise the awareness of consumers and increase demand for fish, fish products and shells.
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
100000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
LOKALNA AKCIJSKA SKUPINA POSAVJE
Members of the partnership: 

LAGs, municipalities, local communities, public institutions (libraries, museums etc.), various societies and associations, non-governmental institutions, individual holders of activities etc.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
100
% of fisheries actors: 
5%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
60%
% of environmental actors: 
6%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
15
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Visuals

Map

Contacts du GALPA

LOKALNA AKCIJSKA SKUPINA POSAVJE
 
Cesta krških žrtev 2
8270 Krško
Slovenia
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Danica Kramžar
Phone:
+386 7 488 10 43
FLAG President:
Ms. Janja Jordan
Languages:
  • Slovène (Mother tongue)
  • Anglais (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
01/06/2017
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