More than 30 members of the Cross-border Protection and Rescue team and other members of the emergency services passed 5 two-day trainings in the period from June to November 2023. Trainings were organized within the project “Increasing Capacities to Prevent, Prepare and Respond to Disasters – Resilient Border”, financed by the European Union.
Within the “Joint Response” project, which is financed by the European Union, a training and intervention exercise were held in the area of the Nature Park Hutovo Blato in Čapljina, for members of the firefighting units from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Through the project and joint training, the capacities of 42 members of the fire services from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro were strengthened, with the aim of improving cross-border cooperation and interventions in protected areas.
In Mostar, in the period 12-14 June 2023, a training and intervention exercise was held for members of the Mountain Rescue Services (MRS) from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, with the aim of strengthening cross-border cooperation and the readiness of members of the MRS for rescue interventions.
Today, the Utility company from Trebinje received the valuable municipal equipment (blowers, mowers, trimmers, sprayers pumps, etc.) worth over EUR 29,000 and 10 semi-underground containers worth EUR 37,000, procured within the project “Cross-border Environmental Initiative”. Beside the mentioned, two cars, worth over 30,000 euros, were handed over to the Trebinje City municipal police. All equipment […]
Representatives of institutions and disaster risk management services from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro participated in a three-day study visit to the Republic of Croatia in the period from May 31 to June 2, 2023. The visit was organized within the framework of the project “Improving capacities for prevention, preparation and response to disasters – Resilient border”, which is financed by the European Union.
A center of creative industries was opened today in Jablanica, as part of the ceremony of the Municipality Day. A special gratitude for the opening of the Center was sent to the EU, which funded the adaptation and equipping of the Center through the project of the Cross – border cooperation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro “Creative industries for employment without borders”.
Today, the Herceg Novi Protection and Rescue Service received a new fully equipped fire truck for interventions in urban and rural areas. The vehicle worth almost EUR 98,000.00 was acquired within the project “Improving the capacity for prevention, preparation and response to disasters – Resilient border”, which is financed by the European Union.
Within the framework of the project “Cross-Border Initiative for Environmental Protection”, municipal institutions and services dealing with environmental protection two new all-terrain vehicles, worth around 30,000 euros are delivered today in Nikšić.
A three-year project to support the employment of young people and the creation of new employment opportunities in the cross-border area was presented today in Berane. The project tasks were discussed by: Mrs. Liselotte Iaksson, Deputy Head of Cooperation in the EU Delegation in Montenegro, Mr. Marko Lalević, manager of the municipality of Berane and Mr. Marko Đelović, director of Caritas Montenegro.
About 500 young people between the ages of 18 and 35, who are long-term unemployed, will have the opportunity to participate in training for acquiring new skills and professional orientation.
During the next two years, the rescue services from Sarajevo and Danilovgrad will receive support for the development of their capacities in order to respond to natural disasters as efficiently and quickly as possible. Bearing in mind the increase in threats from fires, earthquakes and floods, the European Union finances the project “Increasing resilience of communities for risk prevention and management – RESCOMM” in order to strengthen the capacities of rescue services in local communities in BiH and Montenegro.
Through the project “Creative Industries for Employment without Borders”, the European Union supported the establishment of four centres to support easier employment in the sector of creative industries. The centres were established as a partnership initiative of the 21 actor of local development, who, by signing a cooperation agreement, established centres in Danilovgrad, Konjic, Bijelo Polje and Jablanica.
Opportunity for new projects and development within IPA III Since 2007, the main financial instrument of the European Union for providing assistance to beneficiary countries in gradual alignment with EU standards and policies, is the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). All with the aim of their membership in the European Union. IPA represents comprehensive support […]
There are countless ways in which each individual and society can contribute to environmental protection. Every, even the smallest step in that direction is important and can make a huge difference both locally and globally. Environmental protection, promotion of adaptation and mitigation of climate change, prevention and risk management are one of the focuses of the IPA II program, which covered and connected the cross-border area of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
The training program “Procedures and practices for efficient and sustainable water companies” was held in Sarajevo, from April 27 to 29, 2022. Training was organized by the project “Action to increase energy and water efficiency of water supply services”, funded by the European Union.
On Wednesday, January 26, 2022 The final conference of the project “Tourism, Adrenaline and Rafting Adventure (T.A.R.A.)”, funded by the European Union, was held in Plužine, where the achieved results of the project were presented.
The first duathlon “Sutjeska – Piva”, which gathered 50 participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, was held on October 17, 2021 with the support of the European Union. The duathlon was organized within the project “Tourism, Adrenaline and Rafting Adventure (T.A.R.A.)” implemented by the Municipalities of Foča and Plužine with partners.
Four water companies in BiH and Montenegro have received equipment that will make easier to find leakages in the water supply network and enable the reduction of physical water losses, with the aim of improving water efficiency and providing quality water supply services. Equipment worth EUR 48,000 is provided by the European Union within the cross-border project BiH-Montenegro “Action to increase energy and water efficiency of water supply services”.
The Final Conference of the project “YOUth Drive – Program for raising awareness on proper waste management and empowering legislators for taking action” funded by the European Union was held in Široki Brijeg on Thursday, 30 October 2021.
The final conference of the project “FORT-NET – from medieval fortifications in Herzegovina to Austro-Hungarian fortifications in Montenegro”, funded by the European Union, was held on Tuesday, September 28. 2021 in Ljubuški.
Forum of active tourism called “Cycling and tourism: Win-Win combination” – the final event within the project “Cycling routes for the improvement of natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – Cycling Rural” was held the support of the European Union on Friday, September 24, 2021. in Ljubuški.
Within the project “Action to increase energy and water efficiency of water supply services”, funded by the European Union through the IPA cross-border cooperation program Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro, a training called “Academy on Improving Energy and Water Efficiency in the Water Supply Sector” was held in Herceg Novi from 07 to 10 September 2021.
On July 24 2021, within the project “Cycling routes to improve natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – Cycling Rural”, funded by the European Union, a bicycle race called “Ajduk Trail” was held as part of Blidinje BIKE Festival. This bicycle race, conceived as a recreational ride, was organized with the aim of promoting the cycling tourist offer of Herzegovina and its tourist capacities.
Would you like to travel through time? No problem! Visit the “Amusing Museums” of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro and your dream will come true!
The brown bear’s precious habitat extends across Montenegro and BiH. By working in a cross-border project, scientists have gained new insights into these iconic creatures.
The European Union financed the allocation of 30 solar systems to households from Katun settlements through the project “Katun Roads of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina”.
Within the project “Cycling routes to improve natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – Cycling Rural”, funded by the European Union, Forum of Active Tourism called “Adriatic Outdoor Adventure” took place on March 12, 2021.
Within the project “Action to increase energy and water efficiency of water supply services” funded by the European Union, under the IPA cross-border cooperation program Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro, from 3rd to 5th March 2021, an online training entitled “Benchmarking for the improvement of water supply services in the cross-border area of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro” was held.
Within the project “Cycling routes to improve natural and cultural heritage of Herzegovina and Montenegro – Cycling Rural”, funded by the European Union, on Friday, March 12, 2021. (from 14:00 to 17:00) Forum of Active Tourism called “Adriatic Outdoor Adventure” will be held.
The project “Cross-border Environmental Initiative” implementing by FORS Montenegro was presented at press conference in Nikšić, on February 17, 2021.
Within the project “YOUth drive”, funded by the European Union, video education of primary and secondary school students from the West Herzegovina Canton was organized. This type of education covers all the most important topics about the importance and significance of environmental protection, and about proper waste management.
An entrepreneur from Bosnia and Herzegovina has turned the Tara Canyon into a source of income for the countries connected by the river.
The opportunity to hear the voice of young eco-activists from Jablanica came through the participation of the Primary School “Suljo Čilić” in the project “Joint Efforts for 5% Less Waste – 5% LESS”, funded by the European Union. The students of the mentioned Primary School recorded a video through which they want to send a strong message about the world they want to live in.
The European Union supports capacity building on EU standards for water supply for employees of the public administration in Rogatica and Kolašin.
The online training was completed on 16the December 2020. The 4-day training increased capacities of 20 staff of municipalities and water supply companies, which will improve the operating standards in water supply in the two municipalities.
One of activities within the project “Joint Efforts for 5% Less Waste” funded by the European Union, is to encourage young people to get more involved in environment protection and change their perspective on how to treat it properly. Thus, students, eco-poets and five primary schools from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro wrote an ecological poet and recorded a video, in order to send a strong message about the need to return nature to their own backyards, schools and lives.
As part of the cross-border cooperation project funded by the European Union, an online Conference on Energy and Water Efficiency of Water Supply Services in the Cross-Border Area of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro was held on October 22 and 23, 2020. It was the first of three planned conferences, aimed at promoting EU standards, policies, and practices to increase water and energy efficiency in the water supply sector in the cross-border area between BiH and Montenegro.
The Mayors of the Municipalities of Foča (BiH) and Plužine (Montenegro) signed a mutual agreement on cooperation in the field of protection and rescue within the project “Tourism, Adrenaline and Rafting Adventure (T.A.R.A.), financed by the European Union.” The agreement was signed between these municipalities, as well as between the National Park Sutjeska and the Nature Park Piva, all with the aim of improving the security of this cross-border area.
The modernization of the museums in Nikšić and Jablanica is being realized within the project of cross-border cooperation „Amusing Museums” financed by the European Union. With virtual reality technology, visitors will be able to travel into the past.
Within the project “Joint efforts for 5% Less Waste”, the Municipality of Šavnik received a specialized combined machine for waste reduction in the amount of 70,000 EUR.
On the occasion of the delivery of specialized combined machine, in the Municipality of Šavnik, Mayor, Vlatko Vuković pointed out that solid waste management for years one of the major problems not only in the municipality of Šavnik, but is one of the main problems of Montenegro, and that the realization of this project will greatly contribute to solving the problems in this municipality.
On Saturday, August 1, the Municipalities of Foča and Plužine organized the first international mountain race “PP PIVA – NP SUTJESKA TRAIL” with the support of the European Union which gathered runners from seven European countries. More than 100 participants from BiH, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, UK and France competed in the 42km Strike (Marathon) category and the 25km Proletarian (Challenger) category, as well as in the 12km and 4km categories.
Twenty-three people from Herzegovina and the border areas of Montenegro have successfully completed the training and passed the exam for certified guides according to the ‘Interpret Europe’ methodology within the cross-border cooperation project “Amusing Museums – aMUSeumING” funded by the European Union.
Yesterday, as a part of the “Tourism, Adrenaline and Rafting Adventure (T.A.R.A)” Project, the municipalities of Foca (BiH) and Pluzine (Montenegro) organized 30 June 2020 a coordination meeting for members of their rescue services (civil protection, police, health institutions, fire services and associations, protection and rescue services, Mountain Rescue Service), where measures, standards and modern safety trends at tourist sites, risk management and rescue on water and under water were discussed.
The cross-border cooperation project “Amusing Museums – aMUSeumING” organizes training for twelve accommodation service providers from Herzegovina and the border areas of Montenegro in order to raise the quality of their work and connect accommodation facilities and museums.
Within the cross-border project, financed by EU, the employees of the Public Utility Company “Vrela Seljani” in Rogatica, on 8th of June started 10-day-training on detection of defects on water supply network.
Eight schools in the West Herzegovina County have received 8 projectors and 8 tablets which will facilitate access to online teaching for students in the West Herzegovina County. The equipment worth 7.600 EUR is provided by the European Union under the project contributing to raising awareness among young people on the proper disposal of waste and environmental protection.
Twenty persons from Herzegovina and border areas of Montenegro will have the opportunity to attend the training and become certified guides to the Interpret Europe methodology as part of the cross-border cooperation project “Amusing Museums – aMUSeumING”.
Thanks to the support of the European Union, POWER is launching a campaign called “5 to 12” (five to twelve), will take place from 7 to 30 April 2020, which aime is raising public awareness of the right of persons with disabilities to work and employment.
Thanks to the cross-border cooperation of museums from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, with the financial support of the EU, the quality will be improved and the tourist offer will be enriched in accordance with new trends and technologies.
The joint booth of the municipalities of Pluzine and Foca attracted significant attention of high officials, representatives of the tourism industry, the media, as well as many interested adventure and active tourism lovers at this year’s International Tourism Fair in Belgrade.
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 February 2020.
A cross-border cooperation project “Tourism, Adrenaline and Rafting Adventure (T.A.R.A)” was officialy presented in Pluzine and Foča. The aim of the project is developing and promoting the cross-border area of the two municipalities as a unique tourist destination for active tourism.
On October 29 2019,in Jablanica was formally established regional public-private partnerships on the project “Joint Efforts for 5% Less Waste”. The main objective of the project is to establish an integrated waste management system in 6 municipalities through inter-municipal and regional cooperation between BiH and Montenegro.
Ten traditional boats were presented today on the Zeta River, thus expanding the range of Nikšić tourist offer, and after the opening ceremony the firs ride was performed with traditional boats.
Ten traditional Trebinje boats were presented today on the Trebišnjica River, thus expanding the range of Trebinje tourist offer, which is already significant. The tradition of boat races between the two bridges, held until the middle of the last century has been symbolically brought back to life by the race where 5 of these boats took part.
he first job fair for persons with disabilities held in the premises of Arena Sport Center in Mostar today to promote the right for work and employment of persons with disabilities in accordance with the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. The fair was organized within the project POWER, funded by the European Union through the IPA II cross-border cooperation program Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
Campaign „Who are you and what is your right?“ implementing in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, aims to raise public awareness of the rights of persons with disabilities, with emphasis on the right to work and employment.
Eleven persons with disabilities, who are engaged as interns in 11 different companies in BiH, will get mentors soon, who will work with them next 12 months and monitor and advise them on their working place. Training for mentors was held in the period from 16 to 18 January in Potoci, near Mostar, within the POWER project financed by European Union. Mentors are employees of the companies where the people with disabilities got the opportunity for internship and they will be a link between employer, trainee and project itself.
About 40 persons with disabilities from BiH and Montenegro will receive training in beekeeping, which will enable them in running their own business and mutual association, within the project “People with disabilities – leaders in beekeeping”.
P.O.W.E.R. project launched – Creating new opportunities for work, employment and professional rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
Life on BiH/MNE Border: Ancient Traces of Ageless Heritage and Tradition project is being implemented in the City of Trebinje and Bileca municipality in BiH, and municipalities Niksic and Pluzine in Montenegro.
Projekat „Tematske rute srednjovjekovne Hercegove zemlje – tema srednji vijek“, podržan je u programskom periodu 2007-2013.
Mogućnosti i izazovi socijalnog preduzetništva u Crnoj Gori i Bosni i Hercegovini tema je konferencije koja će biti održana 17.11.2017. u Beranama.
Promotion of the social enterprise VedriMo that initiates greenhouse production of vegetables and seedlings will be held on Monday, 06th November 2017, in Mostar.