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Project Title: „Heritage – Driver of Development”

Project Title: Heritage - Driver of Development" 

The HR Applicant: Physical Planning Institute of Dubrovnik-Neretva County
Partner 1: Regional Development Agency, DUNEA, Croatia;
Partner 2:
Public Institution for the Management of Protected Natural Values in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia
The amount of EU grant: 219.499,82 €

Name of applicant CG: Municipality of Tivat
Partner 1: Expeditio, Montenegro;
Partner 2: NAPREDAK Gornja Lastva, Montenegro;
The amount of EU grant: 248.945,05 €

Total value of the project: 468.444,87 €

PROJECT WEB SITE: http://www.bastina.eu/


On 11 June 2013 at the premises of Municipality of Tivat meeting of the project work group regarding the legislative framework was held. The goal was to define concept of comparative analysis with recommendations, individually for legislations and participants in Montenegro and Croatia as well as parallel for these two countries. Target group refers to actors involved in the processes of protection and valorization of natural and cultural heritage and landscape while the goal contributes to their quality cooperation on the national level throughout clearly defined action framework.


First meeting of the project work group that dealt with the legislation contributed to defining the framework for creation of the study on this subject. Natural and cultural heritage as well as landscape will be analyzed through valid legislative frameworks on the interstate, state and local level. Indicating concrete examples, the experts from Croatia and Montenegro, representatives of the partner organizations and associates of the project recognized numerous deficiencies when it comes to treatment of the heritage in these two countries. Generally it was concluded that the bigger issues do not represent quality and coordination of the regulations but the possibility of their consistent application.



On July 19th 2013 at the premises of Dubrovnik-Neretva County's spatial planning institute second steering committee meeting was held. It was concluded that most of the planned taska and events have been conducted. Mailing lists with partnership organizations and others interested in project have been formed. Moreover, the official web site www.bastina.eu was developed. Kick-off meetings were held in Dubrovnik and Tivat as well as meetings of project work group for legal framework in Tivat and project work group for participatory process in Dubrovnik. Workshop regarding the landscape assessment in Tivat was held.


On March 25th first steering committee meeting was held at the premises of Municipality of Tivat. The activity plan for the period from March to July was defined. Participants discussed and agreed on several topics: establishment of mailing list that will be used by partners of the project, visual identity of the project, PR materials, official web site, social networks, hiring of PR expert, organization of kick-off meeting in Dubrovnik and Tivat, study tour, formation of project work group for legal framework, formation of project work group for participatory process and organization of workshop regarding the landscape assessment in Tivat.



On April 22nd 2013 in Tivat and on April 29th in Dubrovnik presentation of the project "Heritage - driver for development, territory of Dubrovnik and Boka - joint activities in the application of new methodologies in protection and management of natural and cultural heritage" was held. Beneficiaries of the project: representatives of Dubrovnik-Neretva County's spatial planning institute and Municipality of Tivat presented the project, its main activities and goals. Partners and associates from both sides of the border were also present. Selected cross border pilot areas refer to the territory of Dubrovnik and Montenegrin hill Vrmac whose northeastern side is protected as world heritage while its southwestern part is proposed to be protected as a nature park.

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