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About Us

"Partnership for Rural and the Sea" is a local action/fisheries group (LAG and FLAG), which implements Community-Led Local Development action in our managing area. Under our administration we have two fundings: European Regional Development Fund European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.


The Partnership is lead and ran by the administrating manager and has one external relation coordinator. It has own board, consisting of 9 local different field specialists, which takes the financial and strategic decisions. There are 31 members in the partnership representing municipalities, entrepreneurs and community inhabitants.

Partnership for Rural and the Sea empowers the local people, entrepreneurs, ngo’s, municipalities to use the LEADER tool for realization of new developments or for upgrading of an existing activity. 

Our main goal is to empower the locals to take the actions that lead to the growing development of the area and improved wealth being of the local inhabitants. 


Our cross-cutting themes are:

•      Capacity building

•      Innovation 

•      Sustainability 

•      Community building and empowerment

•      Nature protection and sustainable use

•      Network building 


Our Area

Our operating area covers two regions: Engure and Tukums districts. There are 11 villages and towns together. Territory along the coastal shore at the Gulf of Riga of the Baltic Sea is 76 km long.  It has several small fishery villages with beautiful cultural inheritance of the small fishery traditions and picturesque houses as well as one large tourist city with the blue flag beaches Jurmala.

The rural area is rich in farm lands, beautiful medows and woods.

A part of are is within nature protected areas of  Kemeri National Park (http://www.kemerunacionalaisparks.lv) and Lake Engure Nature Park (http://eedp.lv/). 


Cooperation activities

The Partnership for Rural and the Sea is also an active partner in international cooperation by taking part and leading a number of projects in fields of education, environment, local entrepreneurship, nature protection and sustainable development. Thus we involve the representatives of the local communities in transnational cooperation’s to gain broader experience and to build new networks. 

More about our projects (in Latvian): http://plj.lv/sadarbibas-projekti/aktualie-projekti 

For project cooperation contact: ieva@plj.lv