Good Practice Method
National networks (NNs) play an important role in developing the capacity of FLAGs and managing authorities (MAs), and in stimulating and supporting transnational cooperation. In Estonia, the NN 2007-2013 worked in close collaboration with the MA to facilitate dialogue and ensure good cooperation between all actors involved in fisheries CLLD. It also developed information tools, and provided guidance and capacity building for the FLAGs.
The dissemination of information from the EU level, including outreach to the fisheries sector and the translation of FARNET material (guides and magazines). The cost of this activity was around 10% of the NN budget.
Development of FLAG capacity and successful delivery of the Estonian programme for 2007-2013. The Estonian FLAGs were among the first to be operational (early 2010) and they supported more than 700 local projects.
19 out of 20 Member States implementing CLLD as part of the EMFF foresee networking support. The Estonian model could serve as an example of the type of support activities NNs can provide to FLAGs.
The participative process for deciding on priority activities and areas of thematic support improved the effectiveness and responsiveness of the NN to FLAG needs. This highlights the potential benefits of having a properly resourced network.
Experience in territorial development, ability to implement a bottom-up approach, communication skills and capacity to manage the day-to-day activities of the NN.
€120 000 per year (technical assistance budget of the EFF 2007-2013)
|Timeframe of implementation||From Jan 2007 to Dec 2013|
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