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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B53/S21.023

FISHERIES LOCAL ACTION GROUPS AS A DRIVING FORCE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENTS IN POLAND

K. Pawlewicz, P. Szamrowski, A. Pawlewicz
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-19-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 3, 167-174 pp

ABSTRACT
In this article the main attention will focus on investments in environmental protection implemented under Sustainable Development of the Fisheries Sector and Coastal Fishing Areas Operational Program for 2007-2013. The authors focus on the fourth axis (sustainable development of fisheries areas), for which implementation associations known as Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs) were established operating in accordance with the Local Development Strategies for Fisheries Areas (LDSFA). Briefly, the level of program implementation during the current period were shown and also the prospects of its development in 2014-2020. This article also discusses the role of Fisheries Local Action Groups in promoting rural development and implementing the Leader approach. Conclusions are drawn from Fisheries Local Action Groups surveys operating in Poland. A set of research methods used in the examination have a complementary character. For example, desk research studies were used, computerassisted web interviewing (CAWI) with FLAGs, quantitative research CATI (questionnaire carried out by telephone) with the beneficiaries of Sustainable Development of the Fisheries Sector and Coastal Fishing Areas Operational Program for 2007-2013 (fourth axis) and audit visits in some FLAGs.

Keywords: Fisheries Local Action Groups (FLAGs), Leader, environmental protection investments, local public-private partnerships, social capital