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FLAG Factsheet

RO216 FLAG Lotru Middle Olt

Official name: 
Asociatia Grupului Local de Pescuit « Lotru – Olt Mijlociu »
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
RO216
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area is situated along the river Olt. In the territory are ten urban and rural communes which all have small-scale fisheries and aquaculture industries. Other activities such as agriculture, chemical production, forestry, food and tourism dominate the local economy. Local handicrafts are recognised and sold nationwide.

The regions fisheries, although important, have been in decline in recent decades due, in large, to a lack of infrastructural investment. An increase in poaching, which often pollutes lakes and rivers due to the methods used, has impact of the area’s fisheries and aquaculture and is a central challenge. As is the region’s ageing population.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

Protected areas: There are six protected areas in the FLAG territory covering a total of approximately 80.3km2:

  • Cozia National Park which is partially situated in FLAG area.
  • Valley Stancioiului Pyramids
  • Cozia-Vuila-Vanturarita (Natura 2000 SPA).
  • Olt Inferior Valley (Natura 2000 SPA).
  • Cozia (Natura 2000 SCI).
  • Cotmeana Platform (Natura 2000 SCI).
Population
141 965
Surface area (km²)
566
Population density
251

Stratégie du GALPA

The overall objective of the FLAG is to capitalise on regions natural potential by promoting economic growth, nurturing social inclusion and creating jobs. The strategy aims to support and develop employment opportunities within local communities which are dependent on fisheries and aquaculture.

The strategic priorities include:

  • Generating added value in the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
  • Promoting social welfare and the protection of cultural heritage.
  • Supporting diversification and innovation, lifelong learning and creating new sustainable jobs.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
2 701 972
  • EMFF: 
    1 999 872
  • MS co-financing: 
    702 100
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects. More information on future calls and deadlines can be found on the FLAG website.

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Asociatia Grupului Local de Pescuit « Lotru – Olt Mijlociu »
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include the commune of Dragoesti, five private businesses (three of which are from the fisheries and aquaculture sector), a hunter and fishermen association and a sports association and a local NGO.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
9
% of public authorities and other: 
11%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
44%
% of environmental actors: 
0%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
20%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Asociatia Grupului Local de Pescuit « Lotru – Olt Mijlociu »
 
Strada Strandului8
240015 Ramnicu Valcea, Judetul Valcea
Romania
FLAG President:
Mr. Octavian Iacob
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Ion Dobre
Phone:
(+40) 0728 317 694
Languages:
  • Romanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
24/09/2019
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