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From 21-24 October 2010. the final regional gathering was held in Macedonia (Struga) within the Green Agenda project. This gathering was attended by participants from 6 countries in which the Green Agenda process was conducted. In Montenegro, the project was implemented in Mojkovac, Niksic and Ulcinj, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
FORS Montenegro - Foundation for the Development of Northern Montenegro continues to implement the project "Strengthening capacity to manage areas of outstanding natural value," which is funded by grants from the Europeans Commission pre-accession assistance (IPA).
It is a regional project in which besides FORS Montenegro partners are the Centre for Environmentally Sustainable Development of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina who is a lead applicant in the project, the environmental association "Kako je zelena moja dolina" Plaski from Croatia and Park of Nature "Logarska dolina" from Slovenia.
Commission for the allocation of revenue from lottery games made a decision on distribution of funds for 2010 for the following areas: social welfare and humanitarian activities, the needs of persons with disabilities, the development of sport, culture and technical cultures, non-institutional education, education and youth and the fight against drugs.
The project "Equal Opportunities” which refers to the area of the needs of persons with disabilities, is approved to organization FORS Montenegro. Duration of the project is 8 months.
One of the most common ways of environmental pollution is inadequate waste management.
FORS Montenegro has made a series of activities which have confirmed that the problem of inadequate management of waste should be dealt with the youngest generation of pupils. Specifically, our data suggest that primary school students are neglected when it comes to education in the area of selective waste disposal. A large number of schools has no containers used for the separate waste collection, nor have the basket within schools that serve for the same purpose, which greatly complicates the situation because the practical application of separate waste collection system is ignored.
"Untouched nature, sensitive biodiversity and extraordinary natural habitats are the main characteristics of this mountain range. The mountain is rich in pastures and evergreen forests in which there are many endemic and medicinal herbs. It is important to mention forest of pine curve (Pinetum mughi), which represents a natural monument. National Action Plan for Natura 2000 includes Ljubisnja mountain area in the Montenegrin map for EMERALD network, and it is also nominated as a potential IBA area, i.e. area of international importance for birds. In order to contribute to the conservation of natural values of this area and improve valorisation of existing natural resources, in Spatial Plan of Montenegro till 2020. year it is planned to put this area of about 7800 hectares under protection as a regional park."
Continuation of the "Green Agenda Mojkovac" concerns the selection of priorities from the strategic document "Green Agenda Mojkovac, and implementation of a mini project based on that priority.FORS Montenegro held the training in Mojkovac with the team members, in order to define a mini project and a workshop with the aim of developing project proposals and activities that will be implemented.
The project „Najmladji najbrze uce“is continued with activities in partner schools and kinder garden in Municipality of Berane. Focus of the activities in September 2010 was on work with children on art competition and preparation and implementation of media campaign. Preparation of media campaign included design works on educational brochure and leaflet and promotion of project activities through local radio station in Berane Municipality.
At the beginning of May 2010 the project ‘’5 month Green Agenda’’ started. It is continuation of Green Agenda Programme and activities implemented during last two years. This project is financially supported by the Programme on Environment Western Balkans of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In order to assess the need to develop tools for sustainable management of mountain massif Ljubisnja, FORS Montenegro is in July at the premises of the Service for the construction and development of the municipality of Pljevlja arranged a meeting between relevant stakeholders of the agricultural and tourism sectors, representatives of the Municipality Pljevlja and OIKOS organization. Meeting was attended by representatives of local agricultural services and the Ministry of Agriculture – Extension service, representatives of the Agency for Environmental Protection, Department for Construction and Development and representatives of Local Tourist Organizations and NGOs.
From 22nd May to 12th June, representative of FORS Montenegro, Veselin Sturanovic, visited the United States of America, as a guest of the State Department within International Visitor Leadership Program.
The topic of the program was “Development of Small Businesses/Enterprises in the United States of America” .
Twenty representatives of different countries from all over the world had the opportunity to learn about functioning of small businesses in the USA.