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Development of Outdoor Tourism - DOT

DOT - Wrap up event

On Monday, 9th July 2012 at 11:00 am in the PR Centre in Podgorica, a closing presentation of IPA cross-border project „Business Cooperation and Skills Improvement for the Development of Outdoor Tourism" (DOT) was organized.

b_130_95_16777215_00_images_stories_dsc07725.jpgIn addition to project partners, this event was attended by the representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, UNDP office in Montenegro, GIZ- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Society for International Cooperation), Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, National Tourism Organization of Montenegro, Montenegrin Mountain Rescue Service, Mountaineering Association of Montenegro, mountaineering clubs, travel agencies, NGOs and other guests, who have taken this opportunity to learn more about the implemented project activities and achieved results.

Representatives of partners' organizations (NGO Centre for Sustainable Tourism Initiatives, Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, NGO the Sun and UNDP Montenegro) presented project activities and achieved results through three sets of activities

  • Capacity building of mountain rescue services and guiding services
  • Improvements of small tourism infrastructure
  • Promotion and business cooperation between cross border tourism sectors

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During the 18 months of project implementation, quality of the outdoor tourism products and the coastal cross-border tourism destination between Montenegro and Croatia has been increased. With realization of project activities through joint planning and business cooperation in the sector of outdoor tourism, knowledge is transfered, infrastructural and technical capacities of both tourism destinations are strenghtened and a benchmark for the development of outdoor tourism is created.

Joint Exercise

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b_130_95_16777215_00_images_stories_1340970368m223.jpgOn Friday, 29th of June 2012, on the Srdj hill above Dubrovnik, the Joint Exercise and the Signing Ceremony between mountain rescue services of Montenegro and Croatia was organized. Memorandum of Understanding was signed by presidents of mountain rescue service (MRS) Zeljko Loncovic from Montenegro and Vinko Prizmic from Croatia.

This exercise was demonstrated by 30 specially equipped MRS staff (15 from Croatia and 15 from Montenegro) in order to present gained skills from rescue trainings which were organized during the implementation of the project „Business Cooperation and Skills Improvement for the Development of Outdoor Tourism".

148117.jpgJoint exercise is the last project activity involved in a training program aiming to improve operational capacities of MRS-s of both countries. Within this program (capacity building of MRS in Montenegro and Croatia) the following trainings were provided: ITLS (International Trauma Life Support), GIS (Geographical Information Systems), SWR (Swift Water Rescue Actions), Winter Rescue Actions, Cave Rescue Actions out of which 80 participants were licensed.

b_130_95_16777215_00_images_stories_148119.jpgBeside increased knowledge and operational capacity, it was also improved technical capacities of mountain rescue services (MRS) thus insuring increased visitor security. In line with this objective, MRS-s in Montenegro and Croatia are delivered with rescue equipment in total value of 55.432,40 EUR.

Launching 'Development of Outdoor Tourism (DOT) Project’

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kick off fotografija1.jpgThe official opening and presentation of the project 'Business Cooperation and Skills Improvement for the Development of Outdoor Tourism' was held on March 4, 2011 at Hotel Petka in Dubrovnik.

The representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro, the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic Croatia, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, local tourism organisations, tour operators, rescue services and environmental protection services and tourism NGOs attended the event. Additionally different stakeholders have taken this opportunity to find out more of designed goals and activities.

b_130_95_16777215_00_images_stories_dsc03904.jpgThe event is organized to officially launch the project and announce the steps that will be undertaken within next 18 months. A part of the Centre for Sustainable Tourism Initiatives (CSTI) and the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service as functional applicants, NGO 'Sunce' and UNDP Montenegro will as partners participate in the project implementation. The presentation familiarized the general public with the project, its activities and objectives. Also, the presentation confirmed the justification of the need to connect the cross border areas in the field of outdoor tourism and improve tourism offer by increasing the level of safety of visitors.

b_130_95_16777215_00_images_stories_dsc03924.jpgDuring the coordination meeting held after the official opening and presentation of the project, the main applicants, their partners and the representatives of joint operational structures of IPA CBC Croatia - Montenegro program agreed on many important details for coordination and successful project implementation.

Development of Outdoor Tourism (DOT) project is funded by the European Union contributing 84.09% of the total, 14.48% from UNDP Montenegro and 1.43% from the Ministry of Tourism of Montenegro, and will be managed by the Delegation of the European Union in Montenegro and implemented by CSTI.

Press release you may download here.

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