Disasters do not know borders

On 17 April 2018, FORS Montenegro started with the implementation of a new project “Disasters do not know borders” with the aim of strengthening capacities of institutions and services from Montenegro and Albania dealing with protection and rescue for disaster risk reduction, as well as raising awareness of the local population on the risks of floods.

A two-year project will be implemented in Montenegro and Albania, and its main activities include procurement of equipment for protection from floods and weather forecasting, trainings for representatives of institutions and services dealing with protection and rescue and emergency management, cross-border field exercises, updating of the databases on floods in the region of Shkodra Lake, seminar on best EU practice in flood protection, awareness raising campaign on the risks of floods, preventive measures and protection and rescue activities, etc.

The project is implemented in partnership with the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and the Prefecture of Shkodra from Albania.

The project is financed by the European Union through Cross-border Cooperation Programme Montenegro-Albania 2014-2020.