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FLAG Factsheet

Šiauliai Region FLAG

Official name: 
Šiaulių Žuvininkystės Regiono Vietos Veiklos Grupė
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
LT211
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The Šiauliai FLAG area has a high potential for the development of tourism and recreational activities. Situated in the North of Lithuania, it has a rich cultural heritage and numerous natural monuments. The region has a wealth of inland waterways and ponds which are ideal for the creation and development of fisheries and aquaculture, recreational fishing activities and water sports.

Challenges for the area are centred around a lack of infrastructural development and linkages between the region’s fisheries and tourism industries. Low educational resources and training opportunities challenge. As is the conservation of the area’s environment, the renovation or development of villages and settlements where fishing activities are carried out and the conservation and enhancement of the natural and architectural heritage.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The FLAG territory includes the Kurtuvėnai and Venta Regional Parks, both of which are Natura 2000 sites.

Population
115 230
Surface area (km²)
4 951
Population density
23
Total employment in fisheries
55
Aquaculture: 
55
Women employment in fisheries: 
23

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG’s local development strategy has the following key objectives:

  • Supporting productive investments in fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Improving the processing and marketing of fisheries products.
  • Developing fisheries businesses and cooperation with the science community.
  • Creating social well-being and increasing social inclusion; fostering regional identity.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
60%
Supporting diversification
4
14%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
0%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
14%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
12%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
916 073
  • EMFF: 
    687 054
  • MS co-financing: 
    229 019
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will make regular calls for projects, typically one per year. More information on calls for projects and deadlines can be found on the FLAG’s website: www.siauliuzrvvg.lt

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Asociacija Šiaulių Regiono Žuvininkystės Vietos Veiklos Grupė
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include representatives from civil society, local businesses (several from the fisheries and aquaculture sector), local NGO’s and representatives from the local government.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
17
% of fisheries actors: 
31%
% of public authorities and other: 
25%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
44%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
17
% of public actors: 
25%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Asociacija Šiaulių Regiono Žuvininkystės Vietos Veiklos Grupė
 
Basanavičiaus st. 41-4
LT-76213 Šiauliai
Lithuania
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Algirdas Baikauskas
Phone:
+370 616 73039
FLAG President:
Ms. Kęstutis Vaičaitis
Phone:
+370 616 73039
Languages:
  • Lithuanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
31/07/2018
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