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As the young are a primary group that will benefit the most from the process of European integration, a large part of the project "Let Me Tell You Something about the EU" was concerned with their education about this topic. One of the most interesting activities carried out within the project was a literary competition for high school students on the topic "What the EU means to me". This activity was organized in cooperation with school managements in target municipalities and teachers of mother tongue and literature. The Committee for selection of the best works consisted of a representative of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro and mother tongue and literature teacher.
On 1 February FORS Montenegro - Foundation for the Development of Northern Montenegro ends with the realization of the project "Let Me Tell You Something about the EU" which is funded by the European Union and aimed at raising awareness of the population in the north of Montenegro about European Union and the European integration process.The project is funded by the communication budget of the EU Delegation to Montenegro and is a part of the comprehensive communication plan of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro.. The project, through specially designed activities, contributed to informing the population of Northern Montenegro about EU values and understanding of its policies, the process of European integration, as well as the benefits and challenges that this process brings to residents of countries that are on the way to become a member of the European Union.
Within the project "Preventive Actions in the Reproductive Health Sector – PARHS", FORS Montenegro marked a "Cervical Cancer Prevention Week", which was organized from 19th to 25th of January, with a musical, folklore and recitation concert. The concert was held on 24th of January, at 7 p.m., in the Hall of the Cultural Association "Zahumlje". The concert was organized in cooperation with the Health Center Nikšic, Cultural Association "Zahumlje", and Musical School "Dara Cokorilo" from Nikšic. The aim of the concert was to emphasize the importance of preventive actions against cancer. After the programme, the promotional umbrellas, t-shirts, calendars and info brochures were distributed to women who were present at the concert.
FORS Montenegro – Foundation for the Development of Northern Montenegro starts with the implementation of two new EU-funded projects on 1 February. The first project, called Improvement of Traffic and Tourism Signage, is a cross-border initiative implemented within Cross-border Cooperation Programme BiH-Montenegro and covering the municipalities of Niksic and Pljevlja in Montenegro and the Town of Trebinje in BiH. Through this project, worth 162,256.08 euros for Montenegrin side, a contribution to the improvement of the existing situation of both traffic and tourism signage will be made by placing 830 tourism and around 300 traffic signs in both countries, while tourism offer of target municipalities will also be promoted through joint campaign. Apart from FORS, the Municipality of Niksic, Tourism Organisation Niksic, the Town of Trebinje and Tourism Organisation Trebinje are included in the project.
Within the project "Preventive Actions in the Reproductive Health Sector – PARHS", FORS Montenegro marks, for the second time in a row, "Cervical Cancer Prevention Week" with a number of activities, which will be organized from the 19th to 25th of January. Cervical cancer is the second most common malignant disease among women. About half a million of women are diagnosed with this disease each year. Across Europe, 60.000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer, about 30.000 die, and about 225.000 women live with this disease, no matter if they were treated or not. Cervical cancer is linked to the human papilloma virus, and it is curable if detected in the early stage, so that special attention is paid to prevention. The risk factors include: smoking, poor socio-economic conditions, genetics, early sexual relations.
Natural disasters are recognised as a global problem which is on increase during last decades and which causes large human and economic losses.
Floods are one of the most common natural disasters in the region and damages they cause are estimated to billions of euros. All these factors largely affects economies and flood prevention and protection are important issues in each country.
Having in mind that natural disasters are a growing problem, as well, the Montenegrin Government declared 1 March as a Protection and Rescue Day.
International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) declared 1 March as a World Civil Defence Day as a memorial to the Constitution of this Organization, which was declared in 1972, and having for its goals the following:
Within the project ″Cross-border Flood Protection and Rescue″, funded by the European Union through Cross-border Cooperation Programme Serbia-Montenegro, a two-day seminar on best EU practice in protection and rescue from floods was organized for rescuers from Serbia and Montenegro. The seminar was organized in Prijepolje on 23-24 December and gathered 41 participants from municipal protection and rescue services, Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and other units dealing with protection and rescue from floods. The lecturers were representatives of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, who presented and explained very important topics on flood rescuing including planning, necessary equipment, dangers, hydrology, development of flood rescuing, medical aid, etc. The seminar was evaluated by the participants as a very useful and relevant for their work.
Within the project ″Cross-border Flood Protection and Rescue″, funded by the European Union through Cross-border Cooperation Programme Serbia-Montenegro, the project partners organized the third press conference in order to present the activities and results of the project achieved so far and announce the upcoming project activities. The press conference was organized in Prijepolje on 24 December and gathered members of each of the three implementing partners: FORS Montenegro, Sector for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro. The press conference was attended by the following media: TV station "Forum" from Prijepolje, TV station "Priboj TV" from Priboj, TV station "Regional TV" from Novi Pazar, Radio station "Koran" from Priboj ,radio station "Zlatar" from Nova Varoš, and newspapers "Zlatarske novosti" and "Polimlje" from Prijepolje.
Within the project "Let Me Tell You something about the EU", on 12 November a visit of the Ambassador Mitja Drobnic, Head of EU Delegation to Montenegro, to the municipalities of Pljevlja and Zabljak. The visit was organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, Municipality of Pljevlja, Municipality of Zabljak and FORS Montenegro. During the visit, meetings of the mayors of these two municipalities, Mr Miloje Pupovic and Mr Isailo Sljivancanin were held.