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FLAG Factsheet

Skoji FLAG

Official name: 
LAGUR Škoji
Country:
Code: 
HR213
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The Škoji FLAG covers the three islands of Hvar, Vis and Šolta which are situated in the Middle Dalmatian group of islands. There are seven local authorities, four of which are towns (Hvar, Komiža, Stari Grad and Vis) and three municipalities (Jelsa, Sućuraj and Šolta).

The region’s economy is primarily based on tourism. However, fishing traditions are deeply embedded in the area’s history and everyday life of local communities. As such, fishing still has an important role in the livelihoods of many individuals.

Local fishers are facing many challenges including poor working conditions, ageing equipment, ageing fishing vessels and the lack of an adequate fisheries infrastructure. Despite these problems, fishing tradition remains a part of local identity and fisheries-related tourism activities are becoming more and more important. 

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

More than 13% of the FLAG’s territory is protected by Natura 2000 and SPA.

Population
16 237
Surface area (km²)
475
Population density
34

FLAG strategy

The FLAG’s local development strategy is focused on the following:

  • Adding value to fisheries, aquaculture and sea resources.
  • Supporting diversification and boosting employment.
  • Preserving and restoring the area’s cultural, historic and environmental heritage.
  • Improving training and qualifications to strengthen human resources.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
3
% of the budget allocated: 
15%
Supporting diversification
2
15%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
4
27%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
36%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
6%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 800 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 530 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    270 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    Regional

Project examples

Project ideas for the FLAG are centred around the following themes:

  • Initiatives which enhance product differentiation.
  • Adding value to fisheries products.
  • The creation of jobs.
  • Improvements to existing infrastructures.
  • The promoting of social wellbeing and cultural heritage.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG makes regular calls for projects. More information is available on the FLAG website

Expertise & cooperation

As the FLAG is newly established it currently does not have any specific expertise. The FLAG, however, is interested in cooperation projects with other FLAGs in Croatia and across the EU.

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Škoji FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

The FLAG has a total of 27 members which includes its seven municipalities (Hvar, Komiža, Stari Grad, Vis, Jelsa, Sućuraj and Šolta), a public museum, six NGOs, one individual, 11 fisheries businesses and one other private enterprise.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
27
% of fisheries actors: 
41%
% of public authorities and other: 
29%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
22%
% of environmental actors: 
7%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
0,00

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FLAG Contacts

Škoji FLAG
 
Lokalna akcijska grupa u ribarstvu Škoji
Vicka Butrovića 4
21450 Hvar
Croatia
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Adela Duboković
Phone:
+385 91 310 0091
FLAG President:
Mr. Branko Kirigin
Languages:
  • Croatian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Advanced)
Publication date: 
20/09/2018
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