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FLAG Factsheet

Prahova FLAG

Official name: 
Asociația FLAG Prahova
Country:
Code: 
RO218
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG covers an area of 1 833km2, accounting for just over a third of Prahova county. The region covers the southern slopes of the Southern Carpathians and descends south through the sub-Carpathian hills. Common catches in the region include a local species of perch, trout, pike and carp. Along the Prahova and Teleajen river valleys, there are several trout farms.

Agricultural products in the area include meat, milk, cereals, fruits and grapes; Prahova is known nationally as the ‘land of red wines.’ Other sectors include coal mining, crude oil processing, food, beverages and tobacco. Tourism is growing and now also represents a significant part of the local economy.

Challenges for the area include high unemployment and relatively low educational levels, particularly in rural areas. There are limited job opportunities in the region which has resulted in many young adults migrating to other parts of Romania and across the EU. While tourism is growing, a key challenge is encouraging younger generations to engage with the industry. 

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory includes the Bucegi Natural Park which is a Natura 2000 site and covers a total of 85km2.

Population
147 159
Surface area (km²)
1 833
Population density
80
Total employment in fisheries
112
Fishing: 
0
Aquaculture: 
88
Processing: 
24
Women employment in fisheries: 
36

FLAG strategy

The Prahova FLAG strategy aims to revitalise the area’s local economy by integrating and connecting the regions fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The FLAG aims to create competitive fishing, aquaculture and tourism industries, while also preserving the natural environment.

Specific objectives include:

  • Stimulating investment in the area’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors.
  • Creating economic and social opportunities for local communities.
  • Improving the quality of life of fishers and fisheries communities.
  • Promoting the area as a tourism destination nationally and internationally.  
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
2
% of the budget allocated: 
5%
Supporting diversification
5
65%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
15%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
10%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
2
5%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 999 148
  • EMFF: 
    1 499 361
  • MS co-financing: 
    499 787
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

Project examples and ideas for the Prahova FLAG include:

  • Developing servicing centres for fisheries equipment.
  • Making accommodation units (boarding houses and campsites) in lakeside locations.
  • The development of tourism which is focused on local gastronomy. This includes the creation of public catering units and pontoon style restaurants (kherhana).
  • Organising events that promote local values ​​and traditions (festivals, fishing fairs and creative workshops).
  • Establishing an infrastructure for cultural activities (local museums, a fishing village, a cultural centre, exhibition centres and information points).
  • The development of marketing and promotional materials (guides, flyers, maps, films, monographs).
  • Innovative projects associated with the FLAG’s website such as an interactive map).
  • Arranging tourism routes focused on environmental awareness and protection.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects which are advertised on the FLAG website:

Expertise & cooperation

As the FLAG is newly established it is currently developing its thematic expertise. The FLAG aims to cooperate both nationally and transnationally with other FLAGs to exchange experiences and best practices.

Partnership

Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the commune of Şirna (public partner), three aquaculture units (Caprolact Distribution Ltd, V.I.S. Print Ltd and Piscicola Prahova Ltd), two private businesses (Executive Building Ltd and ODIS Ltd), and two civil society organisations (Olteanu Maria Madalina and Catalin Trifan – Fishermen).

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
8
% of fisheries actors: 
38%
% of public authorities and other: 
37%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
25%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
3
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
5,00

Map

FLAG Contacts

Prahova FLAG
 
26, Sat Urleta, Comuna Banești
107051 Prahova
Romania
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Laura-Mădălina Manolache
Phone:
(+4) 0769 60 79 31
FLAG President:
Mr. Catalin Trifan
Languages:
  • Romanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
  • German (Basic)
Publication date: 
09/11/2018
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