Successful in EU projects
The municipality of Tivat has achieved a significant result when it comes to attracting funds from EU funds. This year, the Secretariat for Tourism and Entrepreneurship received two new projects to be implemented in the next two years. Both are from the field of tourism, but they are different segments. On that basis, the municipality will receive € 300,000.00.
I - SUSTOURISMOThe implementation of the project called "SUSTOURISMO - Sustainable Tourism & Mobility Hand by Hand development" began in the first months of this year. The total budget is € 1,529,250.00 while the budget for the Municipality of Tivat is € 80,820.00. The project belongs to the Adriatic-Ionian Program (INTERREG ADRION) and will be focused on sustainable mobility. It involves ten partners from seven countries. In agreement with the Tourist Organization of Tivat, an initial agreement was reached to start purchasing electric scooters with an engraved bar code. With the help of the mobile application, future users of that service will be able to scan that bar code and make payments and use scooters for transportation. The overall approach to the project divides the activities into three phases: (1) Territorial analysis: this phase represents the situation in the ADRION area and includes activities such as review and analysis of existing policies, previous and ongoing sustainable tourism projects and the needs of tourists and stakeholders. (2) This phase includes the design, development and testing of SUSTOURISMO interventions. (3) The third phase contains the development of all plans and actions that will ensure the continuation of SUSTOURISMO interventions outside the project. Through the above approach, the project will develop three main results: (i) The SUSTOURISMO application. This is a technology application that tourists will use (Android, iOS) through which they will be able to plan and organize their trips to areas they visit based on environmental and cultural criteria / according to existing applications can be built functionality SUSTOURISMO (ii) Travel packages and prizes will be jointly define bodies for tourism and mobility in cities. Therefore, tourists will be able to enjoy these packages and prizes when using the SUSTOURISMO app. Tourist packages and awards will play the role of strong incentives through which tourists will contribute to the sustainability of the environment and the preservation of the cultural heritage of the area. (iii) Cooperation schemes will be established in each pilot area of the project between local and national stakeholders. This approach goes beyond the existing practice in the participating countries, as it brings a new culture of cooperation between local authorities, tourism authorities and transport organizations in these areas, and this allows the development of incentives with a clear environmental character. The main result of the project will be the activation of sustainable tourism based on green and smart mobility opportunities in the ADRION area through the engagement of stakeholders and tourists in tourism planning. The use of a specially developed application will provide the necessary insight into the needs of tourists in terms of accessibility and advanced services in the areas they visit. In addition, stakeholder workshops (roundtables) will reveal real challenges and practical opportunities and opportunities in tourism development while respecting the environment and society as a whole.
II - CUHaCHA
Under the second call of the cross-border program Croatia - Bosnia and Herzegovina - Montenegro, a CUHaCHA project with an approximate amount of € 210,000.00 was approved for funding. The approved projects will start with the implementation at the beginning of 2020, and the main activity is the installation and equipping of the kitchen in the Secondary School "Mladost", as well as the improvement of the gastro-tourist offer of Tivat.
III - IRENEThe project approved under the Interreg IPA cross-border program Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina - Montenegro entitled "IRENE: Interregional Renewable & Energy efficiency network" began implementation on July 1, 2017 and implemented by December 31, 2019. The main goal of the IRENE project is to protect and preserve the environment and encourage sustainable use of natural resources in cross-border areas through joint development and networking of local energy management systems in the CBA to improve energy efficiency and renewable energy systems in the public sector. Within this project, the Municipality of Tivat reconstructed public lighting in the wider city center, and by the end of the project 593 public lamps will be replaced with new LED systems, which will have a positive impact on the environment and significant savings in the city budget. In addition, works were carried out on the installation of solar collectors for heating sanitary water on the roof of the sports hall Župa. The value of these works is 187,760.80 € without VAT. An additional cross-border value of this project is the development of a common database of projects and enabling the development of new initiatives. Activities to strengthen the capacity of the EE team were implemented, in the form of procurement of professional equipment, and professional training for EE team members was conducted. Detailed energy audits are being prepared for seven buildings owned by the Municipality of Tivat. A device for monitoring electricity consumption has been installed in the hall of the Municipality of Tivat. The partners in the project, in addition to the Municipality of Tivat, are the Zadar County Development Agency ZADRA NOVA as the leading partner, then the Zadar County, the NGO Eco Center Delfin, the Association for Economic Development REDAH and the City of Mostar. The total value of the project is € 1,915,820.00, of which the Municipality of Tivat owns € 308,175.00. IV - "European axis west-east" Project implemented within: Europe for Citizens Program, Subprogram 2: Democratic engagement and participation in civic initiatives, Measure 2.1: Town twinning The project was co-financed by "Europe for Citizens of the European Union Program". Project value: € 25,000.00. The aim of the project is to create conditions for lasting cooperation between the cities of Western and Eastern Europe. Within the project, the partners signed a Memorandum of Cooperation which formulates common interests and a desire for cooperation. Description: The project enabled the meeting and presentation of cities with different historical, cultural, economic and social models from Western and Eastern Europe, interconnection and exchange of information and experiences, discussion and agreement on joint cooperation based on interests identified through dialogue on generational, cultural, economic and administrative level.
V - FOST INNOThe project entitled "FOST INNO-Fostering tourism innovation system in Adrion Ionian Region" was approved for funding under the transnational program Interreg ADRION. The aim of the project is to network knowledge with the aim of developing a unique (common) methodology that will enable the creation of new tourism products (high degree of recognition and authenticity for the Adriatic-Ionian region) with an emphasis on creativity and innovation. Partners in the "FOST INNO" project, in addition to the Municipality of Tivat and the leading partner of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality from Opatija, are: the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences in Nova Gorica and the Regional Development Agency Nova Gorica from Slovenia, Perugia Municipality and Molise Region from Italy, Expert Service for Development and International Projects of Zenica-Doboj Canton from Bosnia and Herzegovina and University of Shkodra "Luidj Gurakuci" from Albania. The general goal of the FOST INNO project is to improve the competitiveness of the Adriatic-Ionian area while increasing the innovation capacities of sustainable tourism. Within the project, the "Center for the transfer of knowledge and innovation in tourism in the Adriatic-Ionian area" was established, which will bring together experts in the field of tourism with the common task of developing innovative tourism products and services. The Center will encourage the application of innovations in tourism and catering by exchanging best practices among partners, local and regional self-government and tourism companies. The document "Strategy for Encouraging Innovation in Sustainable Tourism in the Adriatic-Ionian Region" has been completed, as well as the local Action Plan for the implementation of this strategy. As part of the implementation of the FOST INNO project, a public call for the selection of the two best innovative ideas that will support and encourage the development of sustainable tourism in the Adriatic-Ionian region was published on the website of the Municipality of Tivat. Three proposers of innovative ideas in tourism applied to the Public Invitation. Reported innovative ideas are:
- Fall Foliage Viewing
- Rural Yoga
- Alternative Accommodation Montenegro
VI - ReLOaDRegional Program for Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD) Project: "Let's strengthen agriculture - revive the village", Olive Society "Boka" - Boka Kotorska The project was implemented by the Olive Society "Boka" on the territory of the municipality of Tivat, in partnership with the NGO "Nada" from Herceg Novi and with the support of the Municipality of Tivat within the Regional Program of Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD). The reload program is funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Program (UNDP). In Montenegro, the ReLOaD program is implemented in partnership with the municipalities of Tivat, Kotor, Nikšić, Pljevlja and Podgorica. Priority area of the competition: Economic development of the municipality of Tivat Direct target group: agricultural producers, women, young people up to 35 years, pensioners Project duration: eight months Budget: € 16,520.00
VII - OCDSupport to projects of civil society organizations (OCDs) in Montenegro within the project "Rural development led by rural civil society organizations" Project Name: "New old olive groves" Platform for the renewal and development of olive growing as a basis for rural development in Vrmac Project location: Vrmac - Boka Kotorska Total project budget: 16,929.54 euros Name of the project applicant: Cultural and native association "Napredak" Gornja Lastva Project goals: General goal: Establishment of a platform for the renewal of olive growing as a basis for rural development through connecting and strengthening the capacity of CSOs and other actors in the pilot area of Vrmac Specific objective - Strengthening the capacity and potential of CSOs working in the field of rural development in Vrmac by establishing permanent cooperation, in order to educate and improve the legal and institutional framework needed for more effective joint action in the field of olive development policies.