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Types of Projects

Cooperation offers a means of drawing on the experience of others to better appreciate the opportunities that the territory possesses. That is why the added value of cooperation is very important for fishing areas.

Cooperation is a way of broadening local perspectives in order to improve local strategies and bring new knowledge to the area of ​​action. It can also boost the innovative character of local development actions and contribute to increasing competitiveness by increasing capacity, diffusion of innovation, knowledge and new skills.

Projects can be:

a) Inter-territorial cooperation: between the GALPs of the same area or of different areas of the national territory, or between the GALPs and local public-private partnerships of the same zone or of different areas of the national territory that apply a EDLP.

b) Transnational cooperation within the EU: between groups from different EU Member States or with local public-private partnerships from other Member States implementing an EDLP within the Union.


The GALPs can be beneficiaries of these aids that meet the following requirements:

a) Have been selected by the Department of the Sea within the framework of the sustainable development of the FEMP 2014-2020 fishing zones.

b) Have signed a collaboration agreement with the Department of the Sea for the development of a participatory local development strategy (EDLP).

c) Participate in an inter-territorial and / or transnational cooperation project.


Cooperation projects will have the following characteristics:

a) The projects will be consistent with the participatory local development strategies of the participating LAGs and will help partners to achieve the strategic objectives set in their fishing zones.

b) They will involve the sharing of ideas, knowledge, human and / or material resources, for the achievement of an objective of shared interest and through the execution of actions deemed necessary.

c) Projects may have a social or economic character and shall take into account the principles of sustainable development, equal opportunities for men and women and non-discrimination.

d) They will involve the execution of a joint action, in the sense that it is executed jointly. The preparatory costs will be considered as a preliminary phase of preparation of a project, but not a cooperation project as such. Cooperation must go beyond the exchange of experience and must involve concrete joint action with clearly defined results and benefits for the relevant territories.

e) Projects may be limited to developing and sharing a design of beneficial actions for the participating territories, but implementation will have to be carried out for each of these territories, extending collaboration in the follow-up, evaluation and use of The synergies.

f) May involve the realization and / or commercialization of products and / or services in any field of local development, carried out between the territories or participants together.

g) Promote the participation of the socio-economic sectors of the territory, affected by the aims and objectives of the project.

h) The projects will conform to the sectorial regulations (community, state and autonomous) that is applicable for each type of project.