The FLAG territory is in the northwest of Constanta County. In the centre of the territory is the city of Harsova which is surrounded by the four communes of Ghindaresti, Horia, Topalu and Crucea. The area situated between the Danube and the Black Sea is characterised by rolling hills and is steeped in history. As such, it has a high potential for tourism due to its rich natural and cultural assets.
The area has a diverse local population. However, it is ageing due to young skilled people migrating to Constanta, Bucharest and other EU countries. This out-migration is a challenge for the region. As there are no young adults entering the local industry, knowledge within traditional-rural sectors, agriculture and small-scale fisheries, is becoming lost.
The FLAG territory includes the following protected areas covering a total of approximately 702km2:
The overarching objective of the FLAG’s local development strategy is the sustainable development of the area’s fisheries. More specific aims include:
Project examples and ideas for the FLAG include:
Information on calls for projects will be made available on the FLAG website
FLAG members include five local territorial units (one town and four communes), 11 private partners (including local businesses and entrepreneurs, and professional fisherman’s association.