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On 2 October 2015, an Operational-Communication Centre -112 of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro was officially opened. The aim of the centre is enable timely respond to all risks and create conditions for efficient management of emergencies. The Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior, through 112 Centre, as a separate organisational unit, notifies relevant bodies and other protection and rescue actors about emergencies. OCC 112 includes receiving and forwarding of calls to emergency services and specialised units, as well as automatic management of answering systems, related to both public and private security.
The importance of establishment such a system for citizens is in the possibility to receive assistance from all emergency services which are part of the protection and rescue system in the shortest possible time, by calling 112 – the unique European emergency phone number which is available in all EU Member States as well as in many other countries.
112 Number consolidates all emergency call systems. In Montenegro, numbers of all other emergency services – police (122), protection and rescue units (123), and emergency medical aid (124) will continue to function. By dialling 112, these services could also be reached as the calls will be forwarded to them.
In order to mark completion of the project "Improvement of Tourism and Traffic Signage" and present its most important results, a press conference was organised in Niksic. The following representatives of institutions and organisations spoke at the conference: Dragan Perovic, Vice Mayor of Niksic, Jadranka Milic from the Delegation of the EU to Montenegro, Irena Boskovic on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro, Zoran Milosevic on behalf of the City of Trebinje, Vule Macanović from the Municipality of Pljevlja and Veselin Sturanovic, the Executive Director of FORS Montenegro. The project was implemented by FORS Montenegro in collaboration with the City of Trebinje, Municipality of Niksic and Municipality of Pljevlja as well as with the tourism organisations from these municipalities, with the aim to improve tourism and traffic signage and promote tourist offer of these municipalities. Main project activities included placing of signage, development of web sites for tourism organisations Niksic and Pljevlja, creation and broadcasting of promotional TV and radio spots, promotional brochures, billboards with messages to behave responsibly in traffic and tourist billboards and promotional materials.
In order to contribute to tourist promotion of Niksic and Pljevlja, FORS Montenegro in cooperation with the local tourist organisations from these two municipalities prepared promotional brochures which contain information on natural, cultural-historical and other sights.
The brochure has been developed within the project “Improvement of tourist and traffic signage” implemented by FORS Montenegro and the City of Trebinje and funded by the European Union through Cross-border Cooperation Programme BiH-Montenegro”.
The brochure about Niksic can be downloaded here.
The brochure about Pljevlja can be downloaded here.
In order to promote tourist attractions of Niksic and Pljevlja, FORS Montenegro, in collaboration with local tourism organisations from these two municipalities, prepared a promotional brochure containing a presentation of natural, cultural, historical and other sights.
The brochure has been developed within the project Improvement of Tourist and Traffic signage", implemented by FORS Montenegro and the City of Trebinje, and funded by the European Union through Cross-border Cooperation Programme BiH-Montenegro. One of the project objectives is to promote cross-border area as one tourist offer and this brochure is part of that concept and attempt to present Niksic, Pljevlja and Trebinje as towns with unique attractions on the tourist map of the region to readers – prospective tourists and visitors.
The brochure can be downloaded here.
In order to improve traffic safety of kids on their way to school, as well as the safety of all other traffic participants, two radar speed signs have been placed near the Primary School "Braća Ribar" in Nikšić. The purpose of these signs is to preventively influence drivers to reduce their traffic speed by making them aware of it and in case of exceeding speed limit, warn them to reduce the speed by the message "SLOW DOWN! SCHOOL!"
The location of the radar speed signs has been recognised by the Secretariat for Utility and Traffic of the Municipality of Nikšić as one of the most-at-risk when it comes to traffic safety of kids near schools.
In order to inform people on the risks of fires and their consequences, as well as on preventive measures, FORS Montenegro, Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and local protection and rescue services organised workshops in the municipalities of Nikšić, Pljevlja, Žabljak, Plužine and Šavnik. The participants were familiarised with the equipment of the protection and rescue services as well as with the need to pay special attention on activities which they should undertake in order to contribute to protection from fires, such as avoiding lighting fires in forests, avoidance of throwing lit cigarettes, maintenance of their gardens including mowing grass and cutting tree branches, removing flammable things from their basements, etc. They were also familiarised with the activities they should do in case of fires, such as calling right numbers – 123 or 112 (European Emergency Number) and providing rescuers with relevant information, as well as with the activities they can do till rescuers come and which do not endanger their lives.
FORS Montenegro and Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro prepared a brochure on risks, preventive measures and activities which should be undertaken in case of fires. The brochure has been developed within the project "Cross-border Fire Protection", funded by the European Union, within Cross-border Cooperation Programme BiH-Montenegro.
The brochure can be downloaded here.
Objavljen je Treći poziv za dostavljanje projektnih prijedloga iz IPA budžeta Programa prekogranične saradnje Srbija - Crna Gora za 2012. i 2013. godinu. Na linku http://www.cbcsrb-mne.org/mn/newsroom/novosti/236-third-call-for-proposals-is-open-from-the-19th-of-june-2016 možete pogledati poziv.
Rok za dostavljanje prijedloga projekata je 18. avgust 2015. godine.
On 1 June in Kolasin FORS Montenegro organised a cross-border field exercise during which rescuers from Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina tested and presented their skills and abilities to react in case of fires. Around 40 members of protection and rescue services from both countries took part in the exercise, along with volunteer rescuers, representatives of the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and the Ministry of Security of BiH, as well as representatives of the Red Cross, Police Directorate and Institute for Emergency Medical Aid. During the exercise, they presented extinguishing of fires using special fire fighting vehicles, extinguishing from air with water bombs thrown out of the airplanes, descending of fire fighters with backpacks from a helicopter, field search for the disappeared and transporting and treatment of the injured.
Before the exercise, a four-day training for rescuers had been organised, which included both theoretical and practical work and enabled improvement of knowledge on types and ways of fire spreading, equipment and supplies for fire extinguishing, tactical approaches and methods of extinguishing, coordination and other relevant topics. The training was delivered by the trainers from the National Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Croatia, Dražen Ključarić, Petar Kovačić, Željko Car, Goran Kević and Tomislav Pavlinović. The participants of the training who satisfied the previously determined criteria were awarded certificates.
In order to mark 22 April, Earth Day, FORS Montenegro, in cooperation with the Primary School ″Vuko Jovović″ from Danilovgrad organised lectures for 7th grade students on the topic Environmental Protection and Green Economy, as well as the drawing exhibition of the students' works on the topic ″Green Ideas″, in cooperation with the Primary School ″Mileva Lajovic Lalatovic″ from Niksic. The aim of these activities was to motivate children to start behaving responsibly towards life environment and think about ways of saving energy and natural resources.