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FLAG Factsheet

Varna & Asparuhovo Area FLAG

Official name: 
FLAG Varna, Asparuhovo Area - Beloslav - Aksakovo
Country:
Code: 
BG204
Programming period: 
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG territory covers the municipalities of Aksakovo, Beloslav and Asparuhovo which are situated on the Black Sea coast and near to the Varna Lake. The FLAG area is one of the most economically and socially developed regions in Bulgaria. Fishing, both coastal and inland, is mostly small-scale.

Specific challenges for the FLAG territory include a decline in the area’s fisheries sectoral development, a lack of young people in and/or entering the fisheries sector, the seasonality of fishing, and the low economic efficiency and incomes related to fisheries.     

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

The largest protected site on the territory of Varna Municipality, respectively in the FLAG territory, is the Golden Sands Nature Park. Furthermore, the FLAG area included partially six protected areas under the NATURA 2000 Network (two of them according to Habitats Directive and the other four according to Birds Directive).

Population
59 575
Surface area (km²)
578
Population density
103
Total employment in fisheries
439
Fishing: 
377
Aquaculture: 
32
Processing: 
30
Women employment in fisheries: 
50

Stratégie du GALPA

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

  • Improving the competitiveness of the area’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors.
  • Supporting the development of small and medium-size businesses.
  • Contributing to the diversification of the incomes of workers in the fisheries sector through the development of complementary activities and training initiatives.
  • Developing pesca-tourism and form linkages between the fisheries and tourism sectors.
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
20%
Supporting diversification
5
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
5
20%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
5
20%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
5
20%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
200 000
  • EMFF: 
    170 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    30 000

Calls for proposals

The FLAG will make calls for projects with fixed deadlines which will be published on the FLAG website: http://flag-vab.eu

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Varna, Asparuhovo Area - Beloslav - Aksakovo FLAG
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members include three representatives from the local government, six representatives from the fisheries and aquaculture sector, one environmental actor and two NGO’s. 

Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
12
% of fisheries actors: 
50%
% of public authorities and other: 
25%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
17%
% of environmental actors: 
8%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
7
% of public actors: 
43%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
3,00

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Varna, Asparuhovo Area - Beloslav - Aksakovo FLAG
 
Asparuhovo area Southern Industrial Zone №1
9680 Varna
Bulgaria
FLAG Manager:
Ms. Velin Zekov
Phone:
+359 87 910 4116
FLAG President:
Ms. Stoyan Stoyanov
Phone:
+359 88 850 5875
Languages:
  • Bulgarian (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
Publication date: 
01/08/2018
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