With the aim of interconnecting, strengthening cross-border cooperation and exchange of waste management experience and practices, representatives of public utility companies and municipalities of Savnik, Zabljak and Pljevlja from Montenegro visited Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period 04-06.02.2020. Participants from Montenegro, on this occasion, saw how the waste management system is established and regulated in Jablanica, Prozor – Rama and Konjic. Particular attention was paid to key issues that local utility companies face with, such as: financial sustainability issues, human and technical resources issues, implementation of technical management plans, lack of awareness, uneducated citizens, etc. The current waste management practices were also the topic of a roundtable, “Analysis of the current situation of waste management in 6 municipalities”, which was held on 04.02.2020. in Prozor Rama with the aim of finalizing the Situation Analysis, which was carried in the previous period in 6 municipalities (Jablanica, Konjic, Prozor-Rama, Zabljak, Pljevlja, Savnik). The event was attended by representatives of local self-government, public utility companies and representatives of the non-governmental sector from BiH and Montenegro.
The study visit was organized within the implementation of the project “Joint Efforts for 5% Less Waste”, which is funded by the European Union in the amount of 493,000 EUR and implemented by the Entrepreneurship and Business Association LiNK (BiH) in partnership with the Municipality of Jablanica (BiH), the Municipality of Savnik (Montenegro) ) and the Beekeepers Association Matica Pljevlja (Montenegro). The project is implemented under the EU Cross-border cooperation Program Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro.