The project Cross-border Flood Protection and Rescue funded by the European Union within the Cross-border Cooperation Programme Serbia-Montenegro had the aim of improving resilience of the cross-border area and the target municipalities for floods, through strengthening technical and personnel capacities, cross-border cooperation and raising awareness of the population on prevention of and activities in case of floods.
The project was implemented in the municipalities of Berane, Niksic and Pljevlja in Montenegro and Prijepolje, Priboj and Nova Varos in Serbia, in partnership with the Directorate for Emergency Management of the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia – Sector for Emergency Management and in cooperation with the municipal protection and rescue services.
Main project activities included procurement of equipment to be used in case of flooding, trainings for rescuers from both countries, cross-border demonstration exercises, definition of standard operational procedures for border crossing of units dealing with protection and rescue in case of natural hazards, creation of plans for protection and rescue from floods, awareness raising campaign which included lectures in primary schools, creation and distribution of various publications on this topic, Tv and radio shows, distribution of promotional items and press conferences with the aim of presenting main results and activities, etc. The equipment procured for this project in Montenegro included rafting and aluminium boats, stretchers, dry suits, uniforms, boots, shoes, first aid sets, rescue equipment sets and other rescue equipment.
The equipment procured for the Directorate for Emergency Management is worth € 92,781.61.
The project was implemented from 15 August 2012 to 15 April 2014.
Within the project, the following publications were developed: