FARNET
Fisheries Areas Network

FLAG Factsheet

West Thessaloniki FLAG

Official name: 
ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΝΟΜΟΥ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ Α.Ε. – ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΙΑΚΗ ΑΝΩΝΥΜΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΙΑ Ο.Τ.Α.
Country:
Region: 
Code: 
GR207
Programming period: 
2007-2013
2014-2020

Territoire

The FLAG area plays host to many important fisheries activities (including more than 60% of Greek mussel production). The main advantage the area has is its proximity to the large market of that the city of Thessaloniki offers. In general, however, fisheries here remain mostly small-scale.

The main challenges for the area include the limited capacity and competitiveness of the seafood industry, a lack of business and cooperation culture and the overall effect of the Greek financial crisis.

Type of area:
Sea Basins:
Protected areas: 

There are two protected areas covering 54 159 acres of the intervention area. 

Population
13 326
Surface area (km²)
154
Population density
87
Total employment in fisheries
188
Women employment in fisheries: 
23

Stratégie du GALPA

The FLAG strategy aims to:

  • Strengthen the business competitiveness of the food industry through incorporation of innovation and respect for the environment
  • Upgrade the urban environment, protect and promote the very important natural environment and offer basic services to the local population
  • Encourage and support local businessmen and employees to upgrade their professional skills
Objective: 
Adding value, creating jobs, and promoting innovation along the fisheries chain
Priority: 
5
% of the budget allocated: 
32%
Supporting diversification
4
20%
Enhancing and capitalising on the environmental assets
3
15%
Promoting social wellbeing and cultural heritage
2
11%
Strengthening the role of fisheries communities in local development
1
5%

Financement

Total public budget allocated to the FLAG for 2014-2020: 
1 500 000
  • EMFF: 
    1 125 000
  • MS co-financing: 
    375 000
  • Sources of co-funding: 

    National

  • Multi-funding: 

    The FLAG/LAG is multi-funded. It receives funding from both the EMMF and the EAFRD. 

  • Funds: 
    EAFRD
    ESF

Exemples de projet

Project ideas includes actions related to:

  • Pesca-tourism
  • Alternative and environmental tourism
  • Food processing

Expertise et coopération

This FLAG does not have previous experience in cooperation. They hope to cooperate in the areas of alternative tourism, including pescatourism and food processing.

Budget envisaged for cooperation: 
30000.00

Partenariat

Accountable body: 
Development Agency of Thessaloniki (ANETH)
Members of the partnership: 

FLAG members, and in particular those on the selection board, include:

  • Regional Self-Government of Central Macedonia
  • Municipalities of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki
  • The managing body of a National Park
  • The local Network of Women
  • Fishery and agricultural associations
  • Union of cultural associations
Number of individuals/organisations in partnership/general assembly: 
29
% of fisheries actors: 
30%
% of other (non-fisheries) private / NGO sector actors: 
19%
Number of individuals on main decision-making body/board: 
9
% of public actors: 
33%
Number of contracted staff in FLAG: 
2,30

Visuels

Carte

FLAG Contacts

Development Agency of Thessaloniki (ANETH)
 
FLAG Manager:
Mr. Vasileios Papavasileiou
Phone:
+30 231 080 1070
Languages:
  • Greek (Mother tongue)
  • English (Intermediate)
  • German (Basic)
Publication date: 
29/05/2017
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