FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheet

Valea Mostistea

Official name: 
Valea Mostiștei
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
RO221
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Area

The Mostiștea river is a tributary of the river Danube in Romania. The river source is near the village Dascălu, northeast of Bucharest and it flows into the Danube near Mânăstirea. The local economy of the area is predominantly agricultural. Fisheries and aquaculture activities are small-scale and often combined with agri-tourism and recreational activities.  

Key challenges faced by the FLAG area include:

  • A lack of diversification and connectivity between fisheries and the wider local economy. Interests in the regions agriculture and tourism industries are more prominent.  
  • Therefore, the diversification of fisheries activities is also a challenge.
  • The low standard of living among the local population. This includes the restricted access to quality, affordable and cost-effective services.
  • Insufficient local policies and methods for preserving the areas ecological resources, while also capitalising on tourism and the regions cultural heritage.
Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are two protected areas in the FLAG territory which are both in the Natura 2000 network. They are the Valea Mostiştea (Special Protection Area) which covers an area of 44km2 and the Olteniţa - Mostiştea - Chiciu (Site of Community Interest) covering 119km2.

Population
38 937
Surface area (km²)
932
Population density
4 187
Total employment in fisheries
49
Women employment in fisheries: 
12

FLAG strategy

The FLAGs local development strategy aims to increase the standards of living in its local communities. Another key objective is increasing employment opportunities through the diversification of fisheries activities. The strategy aims to achieve these objectives while also preserving the ecological interests of the area, its cultural heritage, and its fisheries traditions.

Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
52%
Supporting diversification
3
12%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
12%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
3
12%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
3
12%

Funding

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 722 229
  • EMFF: 
    1 291 672
  • MS co-financing: 
    430 557
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

Project examples

Project ideas for the FLAG will be focused on the following themes:

  • Promoting the economic and social development of local communities.
  • Improving local governance.
  • Ensuring equal opportunities.
  • The diversification of fisheries activities and the development of tourism.

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will make regular calls for projects with fixed deadlines. Calls for projects are posted on the FLAG website

Expertise & cooperation

The FLAG has experience in community development at a local and micro-regional level. It would like to share this expertise with other CLLD groups. The FLAG is interested in cooperation related to integrated local development processes.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
200000.00

Partnership

Accountable body: 
Valea Mostistei FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

 FLAG members include the 12 territorial administrative units from its local communes (Frasinet, Gurbanesti, Ileana, Luica, Lupsanu, Nana, Nicolae Balcesu, Sarulesti, Tamadau Mare, Valea Argovei), 14 fisheries and aquaculture businesses, an NGO focused on social inclusion and gender equality, and two rural development associations 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
29
% of fisheries actors: 
48%
% of public authorities and other: 
41%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
10%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
5
% of public actors: 
40%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
4,00

Map

FLAG Contacts

Valea Mostistei FLAG
 
Str. Nicolae Titulescu, No. 7
9915300 Lehliu Gara
Romania
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Nicolae Ghedzira
Phone:
(+40) 037 944 909
Languages:
  • Romanian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
24/09/2019
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