Kvietimas į Tarptautinę konferenciją

“Better local strategies around the Baltic Sea and inland areas”
Transnational Seminar for Fisheries Local Action Groups 5-7 May 2020,
Palanga, Lithuania

Dear colleagues,

The FARNET Support Unit is pleased to invite a representative from your FLAG to the next European seminar for Fisheries Local Action Groups. This will be the first of a series of regional (sea-basin) seminars, and it targets all FLAGs around the Baltic sea basin (i.e. from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden) as well as all the inland FLAGs (including inland FLAGs from Bulgaria, Romania and Slovenia). A second regional seminar will be organised in November 2020 and will target coastal FLAGs from the Mediterranean and Black Sea basins. It will be followed by a seminar for the Atlantic and North Sea FLAGs in spring 2021.

The May seminar is organised at the initiative of the European Commission with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania and two Lithuanian FLAGs: Šventoji and Western Lithuania.

The seminar will help FLAGs develop better, more focused and more innovative local development strategies (LDS) for the period post-2020 and encourage enhanced exchange and deeper linkages around the Baltic Sea. It will focus on:

  • building capacity of participants to develop high quality strategies to meet challenges, ranging from developing sustainable local food systems and new business opportunities, to tackling environmental issues such as water quality, fish stocks and climate change, and addressing depopulation and how to attract youth to the fisheries sector.
  • enhancing cooperation and strengthening its coherence with the local strategies. This will involve inspiration from successful cooperation projects as well as expert support in turning cooperation ideas into concrete projects. There will also be opportunities for establishing links with relevant non-CLLD initiatives of the Baltic and/or inland areas (Interreg, Horizon 2020 etc.)

Please find the provisional agenda here


The event is targeted at FLAG managers and/or board members. Managing authority and national network representatives will also be invited. The number of places at the event is strictly limited. The costs of travel and up to two nights’ accommodation for the FLAG representatives will be covered by FARNET.

Participants will be selected based on their answers to the registration form (link below) and priority will be given to FLAGs willing to share their experience and actively take part in the different interactive sessions.

The main language will be English but interpretation in three additional languages will be offered in plenary sessions and some working groups (determined by the registrations received).

Registration will close on 16 March 2020 and the registration confirmations will be announced by the end of March. We remain at your disposal and look forward to receiving your registrations and ideas.

Link to registration form