FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

Fiches FLAG

Swietokrzyska FLAG

Official name: 
Świętokrzyska Rybacka Lokalna Grupa Działania
Country:
Code: 
PL231
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The FLAG covers 18 municipalities located in the south-western part of Swietokrzyskie region. The FLAG area is mostly rural, with jobs located mainly in the towns of Jędrzejów, Małogoszcz, Sędziszów and Włoszczowa. There are eight large fish farms and some smaller farms, producing mainly different varieties of carp as well as trout and pike. The fish is sold in the local market or to wholesalers in big cities, there are also two fish processing plants.

The key challenge is a high unemployment rate which has become a permanent feature of the area. Many young people migrate from the region to look for jobs elsewhere (in Poland or abroad). Another challenge is to diversify the fishing activity using the water potential of the area, by, for example developing such activities as direct sales or on-farm processing of fish, rural tourism and angling.

Type de zone:
Bassins:
Protected areas: 

There are about 2 244 square km  under different forms of protection, including several landscape parks, protected landscape areas and some natural reserves.


 

Population
145 615
Surface area (km²)
2 513
Population density
58
Total employment in fisheries
49
Aquaculture: 
33
Transformation: 
16

FLAG strategy

The main aims of the FLAG strategy are to create jobs and improve the quality of life of the local inhabitants. The FLAG will address the area’s challenges by:

  • supporting investment in the fisheries sector and developing businesses outside fisheries,
  • promoting local cultural heritage and well-being of the community,
  • cooperation with fisheries stakeholders and with other FLAGs,
  • community development and animation.
Priority: 
3
% of the budget allocated: 
8%
Supporting diversification
5
56%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
1
0%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
4
36%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
0%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
3 000 000
  • EMFF: 
    2 550 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    450 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

  • Creating angling sites in fish farms
  • Developing rural tourism in fish farms
  • Investments in the processing and direct sales of fish
  • Business development outside fisheries by individual entrepreneurs

Calls for proposals

Calls for projects are planned in the autumn 2017 and spring 2019; they will be announced on the FLAG website www.swietokrzyskalgr.pl

Expertise & cooperation

  • The FLAG has experience in cooperation projects from the previous funding period
  • The FLAG is interested mainly in developing inter-territorial cooperation with other FLAGs from southern Poland, especially with regard to training for fishermen, organisation of study visits and conferences. Cooperation with a FLAG outside Poland is also envisaged.
  • Projects envisaged include training for fishermen covering several cooperating FLAGs from southern Poland; joint conference on fisheries innovation; organisation of a joint study visit.
Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
150000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Świętokrzyska Rybacka Lokalna Grupa Działania
Members of the partnership: 

The public sector is represented by 18 municipalities and three counties. The private sector is represented by several fish farms (fish farms in Biała Nida and Ruda Maleniecka,). There are also numerous associations and individuals.

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
88
% of fisheries actors: 
32%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
43%
% of environmental actors: 
25%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
18
% of public actors: 
22%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
1,00

Visuals

Map

Contacts du GALPA

Świętokrzyska Rybacka Lokalna Grupa Działania
 
ul. Armii Krajowej 9
28-300 Jędrzejów
Poland
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Sylwia Stefańczyk
Phone:
+48 41 386 10 51
FLAG President:
Mr. Wojciech Sędek
Phone:
+48 507 048 678
Publication date: 
08/09/2017
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