Klaipeda Fisheries Local Action Group
KFLAG is an association operating within the boundaries of Klaipėda City Municipality, which unites non-governmental community organizations, enterprises of the fisheries business sector and local authorities on the basis of partnership principles.
The mission of the Association is to implement LEADER method in fisheries-dependent Klaipėda region and, by implementing the local development strategy, to increase the coherence of the development of the represented region, to ensure the interaction of human resources and measures for the social, economic and environmental development of the region, to form international relations.
In the course of its mission, the KFLAG is based on the following values:
The local action group operates in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania, the Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania, the Associations of the Republic of Lithuania and other laws, the resolutions of the Government, orders of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania; Location of Klaipėda FLAG – Birutės str. 22-311, Klaipeda.
The Association “Klaipeda Fisheries Local Action Group” was registered in the Register of Legal Entities of the Republic of Lithuania in 2008. July 8 The Association was founded on the principle of horizontal partnership. It brings together the community of Klaipeda’s fishing community, social and other partners, local government and business representatives. The KFLAG represents the interests of the fisheries sector in the city of Klaipeda. The aim of Klaipėda KFLAG is to ensure sustainable development of Klaipeda city fisheries by implementing the LEADER method.
Since 2011 October 12 until 2015 October 12 Association implemented Klaipeda Region Development Program 2007-2013 Strategy (Project No. 4ŽPS-3-11-03).
Preparing for the next phase of the Strategy
2015 November 2 Klaipėda Fishery Local Action Group submitted an application to the National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture to receive support under the Preparatory Program of the Fourth Union Priority for Employment and Territorial Cohesion of the Lithuanian Fisheries Sector 2014-2020. The KFLAG has prepared a project “Preparation of Klaipėda Fisheries Area Development Strategy”.
Support for preparing the new Strategy
2016 April 15 Support to the Association “Klaipėda Fisheries Local Activity Group” under the measure “Preparatory Program” of the Fourth Union Priority “Employment and Territorial Cohesion” of the Operational Program of the Lithuanian Fisheries Sector 2014-2020. EUR 12 000 was allocated for the implementation of the project “Preparation of Klaipėda Fisheries Area Development Strategy”.
Taking into account the needs of Klaipėda fishing community and city, the KFLAG team has prepared the Klaipeda Fisheries Region Development Program for 2016–2023. Strategy and submitted it to the National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture.
The National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture awarded KFLAG the highest score (100) to the evaluation of the development of the Klaipeda Fisheries Region for 2016–2023. strategy.
2017 June 27 Minutes of the meeting of the Committee for the Selection of Local Development Strategies of the Operational Program of the Lithuanian Fisheries Sector for 2014–2020. 3 (Resolution No. 8D-338 of 5.6.2016 (5.50) approved financial support for the implementation of Klaipėda Fisheries Region Development Strategy for 2016–2023. Amount of support – 2 492 140.58 Eur.
2018 January 2 agreement with National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture on project no. 63VS-KL-16-1-00095 „Development of Klaipeda Fisheries Region in 2016–2023. strategy.
The Strategy is being implemented: the KFLAG administration is being formed, the public procurement for creating the working conditions is carried out, the selection criteria of local projects are prepared and the descriptions of financial conditions of local projects are prepared. Following the successful completion of the procedures of the Ministry of Agriculture’s GPA Selection Committee and the National Paying Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture, the first two calls for proposals for local projects were published.
Evaluation of local project applications.
2019 May 8 Call for Proposals for Local Projects III was published in September.
By the end of the year, it is planned to launch IV and V invitations.