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Within the project ”Cross-border Flood Protection and Rescue”, FORS Montenegro - Foundation for the Development of Northern Montenegro and Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, in partnership with the Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia organised a cross-border exercise of rescuing on swift waters and in case of floods, in Berane on 31 May 2013. Members of municipal protection and rescue units from Niksic, Pljevlja, Berane, Prijepolje, Priboj and Nova Varos, with the assistance of members of the Montenegrin Directorate and Serbian Sector for Emergency Management, and guidance of certified instructors from the Mountain Rescue Service of the Republic of Croatia, performed the action of rescuing endangered persons from the River Lim, during which they demonstrated four rescuing technic applicable on swift waters and areas endangered by floods. After that, they performed the action of rescuing people from a drowned vehicle, during which they demonstrated technics of boat guidance with ropes, rescuing and treatment of injured people from the bridge, search of the terrain with the aim of finding another injured person and his rescuing.
On 9 May, Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro, Foundation for the Development of Northern Montenegro – FORS Montenegro and local authorities of the municipalities of Plav, Berane and Bijelo Polje organised the celebration of the Europe Day in northern Montenegro. Within the celebration, the info stands which provided information on European Union, integration process and preparation of Montenegro for EU membership through various promotional materials were placed in each municipality. Apart fromthat, the EU quiz for primary school students was organised, as well as creative workshops, sport competitions in football, table tennis and basketball, drawing exhibition, while the officials gave speeches in front of the numerous citizens who attended the celebration. The celebration was organised within the project “Let Me Tell You Something about the EU”, which is funded by the communication budget of the EU Delegation to Montenegro, and implemented by FORS Montenegro.
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FORS Montenegro designed educational brochures within the project Let me tell you something on the EU, funded by the communication budget of the EU Delegation to Montenegro.
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Within the project Let me tell you something about the EU, workshops were organized in 11 elementary schools in: Berane, Plav, Gusinje, Andrijevica, Bijelo Polje, Pljevlja, Zabljak, Pluzine and Savnik. The workshops included 641 pupils from 5th, 6th and 7th grade. Children had the opportunity to learn some basic information about the European Union, member states, symbols, institutions, etc, as well as the information about the EU integration process of Montenegro. The workshops were adjusted to the age and interests of pupils and included a lot of interesting information regarding geography of Europe and the European Union.
"Europe Day" is an annual celebration of 9th May. On this date, back in 1950. Robert Schuman, French Foreign Minister, presented a proposal of establishing the European Community. The proposal, known as the "Schuman declaration", is considered as the beginning of the formation of what is now the European Union.Council of Ministers (now the Council of the European Union) in Milan in 1985. Decided that this date, 9th May, will be celebrated every year as "Europe Day". This day is marked through a variety of activities and events across the world. Also, with the national anthem and the flag is considered as one of the symbols of the European Union.
The European Union offers better living conditions for young people, respects cultural differences, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and aims to develop the intercultural learning of young people. It is a relationship, which has positive outcomes both for young people and the European Union. The European Union now has ten million of young people who attend different schools in member states. There are several EU programs that support education and cover all exchanges, programs and trainings. The aim is to give young people better opportunities for education and employment, their participation in society, and the development of solidarity among them.
Europe 2020 is a strategy for sustainable growth and jobs for the next decade, created to help Europe come out from the economic crisis.The aim for EU is to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy. These three priorities should help the EU and the Member States deliver high levels of employment, productivity and social cohesion. The European Union in 2000 in Lisbon adopted a development strategy which was called the “Lisbon Strategy“ which has defined growth strategy by 2010. The aim was that European Union become the most competitive and most dynamic economy ready to achieve sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs.
Montenegro is one of the smallest European countries, by both the territory and number of inhabitants. Located at the crossroads of East and West, it is connected with the Balkan and Mediterranean neighbors and it has been recognized as a factor of stability as well as a part of the European and Euro-Atlantic integration. The strategic goal of Montenegro is membership in the European Union. Montenegro considers the EU as the best framework for the further development of the overall reform, adaptation of European standards and adoption and improving of bilateral relations with EU member states.
FORS Montenegro designed educational brochure and bulletin within the project “Cross-border Flood Protection and Rescue”, funded by the European Union within Cross-border Cooperation Programme Serbia-Montenegro.
The publications goal is to raise the awareness among general population in Montenegro and Serbia on the importance and need for organized society actions in emergency situations with an emphasis on floods.
Within the project PARHS – Preventive Actions in the Reproductive Health Sector, funded by the European Union within the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Serbia – Montenegro, a training on Prevention of cervical cancer was organised in Vrnjacka Banja on 4-5 April. The training was organised by Sanjak Economic Development Agency – SEDA in cooperation with the Health Center Raska, and gathered 21 participants - gynaecologists and nurses from health centres: Niksic, Berane, Pljevlja, Raska and Novi Pazar.