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Raseiniai FLAG

Official name: 
Raseinių rajono žuvininkystės regiono vietos veiklos grupė
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
LT206
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The Raseiniai FLAG is situated in the western part of Lithuania, in the northwest of Kaunas county, 76km northwest of Kaunas city. The territory is carved by rivers, streams and valleys; the rivers Dubysa, Šešuvis, Šaltuona, Mituva flow through the FLAG area. The Dubysa river is particularly popular for nature lovers, rural tourism and kayaking enthusiasts. There are also four lakes and fourteen ponds across in the region.

There are no large industrial facilities in the territory, which is mostly occupied by pastures and cultivated land. Rural enterprise is predominant in the area and there are two big fish processing companies (JSC Norvelita and JSC NS trading). Carp, pike and bream are typically farmed in the ponds, while processing companies tend to be orientated towards salmon, carp and trout production.

A key challenge for the FLAG area is the development of an infrastructure capable of sustaining consistent growth in the area’s growing aquaculture industry. Other challenges for the FLAG are the creation of jobs, increasing employability, and increasing educational levels across the sector.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory has two protected areas, the Dubysa and Tytuvėnai regional parks.

Population
33 520
Surface area (km²)
1 573
Population density
25
Total employment in fisheries
861
Aquaculture: 
32
Processing: 
829
Women employment in fisheries: 
543

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy will support the promotion of economic development in the area by developing fishing and aquaculture businesses, diversifying activities, establishing markets, creating jobs and increasing employability by raising the qualification levels of those working in the fisheries sector.

Other objectives include conservation, the adaptation and development of the area’s infrastructure in line with the needs of local fisheries enterprises and strengthening the role and position of communities in the FLAG area.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
56%
Supporting diversification
3
10%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
0%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
32%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
0%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
688 407
  • EMFF: 
    585 146
  • MS co-financing: 
    103 261
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Exemples de projet

Projects examples and ideas for the Raseiniai FLAG will be focused on the following themes:

  • Diversifying fisheries activities.
  • Establishing and developing local markets and the creating of shorter supply chains.
  • Job creation and increasing employability.
  • Raising the educational levels and providing training within the fisheries sector.
  • The conservation and adaptation of the area’s fisheries and aquaculture infrastructure.
  • Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in the FLAG area.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will make regular calls for projects which will be published on the FLAG website:

http://www.raseiniuzvvg.lt/valdybos-posedziu-protokolai-153-moncula.html

Expertise et coopération

The FLAG has experience in infrastructure and tourism activities (experience from 2007-2013 period projects), expertise it is willing to share. The FLAG is interested in transnational cooperation projects related to the promotion of local services and products.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
68000.00

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Fisheries Local Action Group Vilkauda
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG has 11 members, five of which come from the civil society, three members from the business sector and three members from the local government.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
11
% of fisheries actors: 
31%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
44%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
11
% of public actors: 
25%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Raseinių rajono žuvininkystės regiono vietos veiklos grupė
 
Gabšių k.
LT-60192 Raseiniai district
Lithuania
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Toma  Petrokienė
Phone:
+370 670 09418
FLAG President:
Mr. Antanas Grigalavičius
Phone:
+370 640 22485
Languages:
  • Lithuanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
31/07/2018
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