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Application I prepared for the cross border program croatia-montenegro from the EU. The project is currently under implementation.

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  • 1. Page 1 of 88 Contracting Authorities: The Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia, and The European Union represented by The Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro Cross-Border Programme Croatia-Montenegro under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), Component II, allocations for 2009, 2010 and 2011 Grant Application Form Budget lines: For Croatia: IPA 2009, 2010 and 2011 Cross-Border Programme Croatia – Montenegro 22.02.04.01. For Montenegro: BGUE-B2009-22.020401-C1-ELARG DELMNE BGUE-B2010-22.020401-C1-ELARG DELMNE BGUE-B2011-22.020401-C1-ELARG DELMNE 2nd Call for proposals PUBLICATION REFERENCE: EuropeAid/130601/L/ACT/MULTI Deadline for submission of the applications: 05 March 2012 For economical and ecological reasons, we strongly recommend that you submit your files on paper- based materials (no plastic folder or divider).We also suggest you use double-sided print-outs as much as possible Title of the action: Development of ICT for Outdoor Destinations (DIOD) Title of the measure under which the application is submitted: Priority 1: ‘Creation of favorable environmental and socio- economic conditions in the programming area by improvement of the cooperation in the jointly selected sectors and good neighborly relations in the eligible area’ Measure 1.2:Joint tourism and cultural space Total eligible cost of the action: 503.119,23 EUR Location(s) of the action: Montenegro, (Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat, Budva, Bar, Ulcinj) and Croatia, (Dubrovnik-neretva county) Total duration of the action: 24 months Dossier No (for official use only)
  • 2. Page 2 of 88 APPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead Partner APPLICANT 2 Name of applicants Croatian Mountain Rescue service United Nations Development Program CO Montenegro Applicant’s Nationality1 Croatian International Organization Country of Establishment Croatia International, established by UN General Assembly Source of EU funding IPA 2009, 2010 &2011 allocation for Croatia IPA 2009, 2010 &2011 allocation for Montenegro Legal status of the applicant2 NGO, non-for profit, defined by law International organization Partner3 Name Croatian Chamber of EconomyEconomy (CCE), County Chamber Dubrovnik National Tourism Organization (NTO) of Montenegro Nationality Croatian Montenegrin Legal status Public body Public body Partner4 Name Montenegrin Mountain Rescue Service (GSSCG) Nationality Montenegrin Legal status NGO, non-for profit, defined by law 1 The statutes must make it possible to ascertain that the organisation was set up by an act governed by the national law of the country concerned. Please see the section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines for Applicants for more details. 2 E.g. governmental body, NGO, international organisation, etc. 3 Add as many rows as partners 4 Add as many rows as partners
  • 3. Page 3 of 88 APPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead Partner APPLICANT 2 TOTAL (APPLICANT 1 + APPLICANT 2) Total eligible cost of the action (A) 226.408,56 EUR 276.710,67 EUR 503.119,23 EUR Amount requested from the Contracting Authority (B) 192.000,00 EUR 231.380,48 EUR 423.380,48 EUR % of total eligible cost of action (B/Ax100) 84,80 % 83,62 % 84,15 % Amount for activities in adjacent regions (C)5 7.050,00 EUR 3.600,00EUR 10.650,00 EUR % of Amount requested from the Contracting Authorities for activities in adjacent regions (C/Bx100) 3,67% 1,56% 2,51% APPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead Partner: Contact details for the purpose of this action: Postal address: Šibenska 41, 21000 Split, Croatia Telephone number: Country code + city code + number +385 21 781 200, +385 91 565 2848 Fax number: Country code + city code + number +385 (0)21781 202 Contact person for this action: Anñela Odrljin Contact person’s email address: aodrljin@gmail.com Website of the Applicant 1 www.gss.hr 5 Please see section 1.3 of the Guidelines for Applicants.
  • 4. Page 4 of 88 APPLICANT 2: Contact details for the purpose of this action: Postal address: BulevarSvetog Petra Cetinskog1A Telephone number: Country code + city code + number +382 20 22 55 33 Fax number: Country code + city code + number +382 20 22 55 51 Contact person for this action: Viktor Subotić Contact person’s email address: viktor.subotic@undp.org Website of the Applicant 2 www.undp.org.me Any change in the addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and in particular e-mail, must be notified in writing to the Contracting Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat at any time between the deadline for submission of applications and the receipt of letters confirming the final results of the evaluation process. The Contracting Authority and the Joint Technical Secretariat will not be held responsible in case they cannot contact an applicant. NOTICE All personal data (such as names, addresses, CVs, etc.) mentioned in your application form will be processed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data.Your replies to the questions in this form are necessary in order to assess your grant application and they will be processed solely for that purpose by the department responsible for the European Union grant programme concerned. On request, you may be sent personal data and correct or complete them. For any question relating to these data, please contact the Commission department to which the form must be returned. Beneficiaries may lodge a complaint against the processing of their personal data with the European Data Protection Supervisor at any time (Official Journal L 8, 12.1.2001).
  • 5. Page 5 of 88 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. THE ACTION............................................................................................................................... 6 1. DESCRIPTION.......................................................................................................................... 6 1.1. Title.................................................................................................................................... 6 1.2. Location(s)......................................................................................................................... 6 1.3. Cost of the action and amount requested from the Contracting Authority........................ 6 1.4. Summary (max 1 page)...................................................................................................... 7 1.5. Objectives (max 1 page).................................................................................................... 8 1.6. Relevance of the action (max 3 pages).............................................................................. 9 1.7. Description of the action and its effectiveness (max 14 pages)....................................... 13 1.8. Methodology (max 4 pages)............................................................................................ 21 1.9. Duration and indicative action plan for implementing the action ................................... 26 1.10. Sustainability (max 3 pages)............................................................................................ 30 1.11. Logical framework .......................................................................................................... 33 1.12. Indicators ......................................................................................................................... 34 2. BUDGET FOR THE ACTION................................................................................................. 35 3. EXPECTED SOURCES OF FUNDING.................................................................................. 35 4. EXPERIENCE OF SIMILAR ACTIONS ................................................................................ 36 II. THE APPLICANTS ................................................................................................................... 43 1. IDENTITY ............................................................................................................................... 43 2. PROFILE.................................................................................................................................. 44 2.1. Category (A1 = Applicant 1/Functional Lead Partner; A2 = Applicant 2) ..................... 44 2.2. Sector(s)........................................................................................................................... 45 2.3. Target group(s) ................................................................................................................ 50 3. CAPACITY TO MANAGE AND IMPLEMENT ACTIONS.................................................. 51 3.1. Experience by Sector (for each sector selected in 2.2.)................................................... 51 3.2. Experience by Geographical area (country or region)..................................................... 54 3.3. Resources......................................................................................................................... 55 4. LIST OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD/COMMITTEE OF YOUR ORGANISATION..... 59 III. PARTNERS OF THE APPLICANT PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTION.......................................... 61 1. DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTNERS .................................................................................... 61 2. PARTNERSHIP STATEMENT .............................................................................................. 73 Partnership statement - Applicant 1.............................................................................................. 73 Partnership statement - Applicant 2.............................................................................................. 75 IV. ASSOCIATES OF THE APPLICANTS PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTION ............. 77 V. CHECKLIST .............................................................................................................................. 79 VI. DECLARATIONS BY THE APPLICANTS AND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT...... 83 VII. ASSESSMENT GRID ................................................................................................................. 84
  • 6. Page 6 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx FULL APPLICATION FORM I. THE ACTION 1. DESCRIPTION 1.1. Title Development of ICT for Outdoor Destinations (DIOD) 1.2. Location(s) Montenegro, (Herceg Novi, Kotor, Tivat, Budva, Bar, Ulcinj) and Croatia, (Dubrovnik-neretva county) 1.3. Cost of the action and amount requested from the Contracting Authority APPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead Partner APPLICANT 2 TOTAL (APPLICANT 1 + APPLICANT 2) Total eligible cost of the action (A) 226.408,56 EUR 276.710,67 EUR 503.119,23 EUR Amount requested from the Contracting Authority (B) 192.000,00 EUR 231.380,48 EUR 423.380,48 EUR % of total eligible cost of action (B/Ax100) 84,80 % 83,62 % 84,15 % Amount for activities in adjacent regions (C) 7.050,00 EUR 3.600,00EUR 10.650,00 EUR % of Amount requested from the Contracting Authorities for activities in adjacent regions (C/Bx100) 2,97% 1,56% 2,51% Please note that the cost of the action and the contribution requested from the Contracting Authorityhave to be expressed in <EURO
  • 7. Page 7 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 1.4. Summary (max 1 page) Total duration of the action 24 months Objectives of the action Overall objective is to contribute to the integration of the economy in border areas by encouraging cooperation in the field of tourism Specific objectives: 1.Improvement of technical capacities for development of outdoor tourism 2. To develop and solidify inter cluster cooperation, human resource needs and joint promotion. Programme measure Measure 1.2: Joint tourism and cultural space Partner(s) of the applicants (specify the country) National Tourism Organization, Montenegro; Mountain Rescue service, Montenegro; Croatian Chamber of Economy – County Chamber Dubrovnik , Croatia Target group(s)6 Tourism Businesses andrelated clusters, such as: tourist agencies, equipment rental providers, outdoor tourism operators, other associated clusters, (restaurants, food producers, souvenir producers, etc.) Estimated number of these businesses is minimum 60 in the target area. Ministries and other institutional stakeholders, such as; Ministries responsible for tourism, Local regional and national tourism associations/organizations (minimum 6), professional associations (tourism operators associations, food producers associations, etc., minimum 6) Mountain Rescue Services in both areas (At least 40 members) Final beneficiaries7 International and local tourists - apx.10000 tourists in target areas. Policy makers – On Local, Regional and National level, such as government ministries, development agencies, tourist organizations, NGOs, etc. Local and regional residents on both sides of the border Workforce in Outdoor tourism sector – Semi-Qualified and unqualified. Associated Clusters– not directlyparticipating in the project Estimated results 1.1 Improved capacity for trail management and rescue services 1.2 established ICT information system, (Geoportal and mobile app) for real time data acquisition and consumer information 2.1 established mechanisms for improved cooperation between associated business clusters 2.2 improved safety and instructional capacities 2.3 joint tourism product promoted internationally Main activities 1 Development of Technical capacities 2. Improvement of outdoor tourism management 3 Development of Human Capacities 4. Communication and promotion Where applicable, clearly indicate the sector8 , theme, or geographical area specified in the call for proposals to which the proposed action would apply. 6 “Target groups” are the groups/entities who will be directly positively affected by the project at the Project Purpose level – See paragraph 2.3 in Section II for the list. 7 “Final beneficiaries” are those who will benefit from the project in the long term at the level of the society or sector at large.
  • 8. Page 8 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 1.5. Objectives (max 1 page) Describe the overall objectiveto which the action aims to contribute towards and the specific objective(s)that the action aims to achieve. Bear in mind that the action needs to have impact across the border and that the objectives should refer to the cross-border area, not just one side of the border. The overall objective of this action is to contribute to the integration of the economy in the cross border area by encouraging cooperation in the field of tourism and associated clusters. This objective is one which is focused on improvement of conditions in the program area relating to economic and tourism development and the need to develop cross border actions that will further create an enabling environment for the development of joint products in the area. While tourism development is central to the objective, it is the cross border cooperation aspect that is of the greatest importance, as it is essential to sustainability. This action will seek to improve collaboration amongst stakeholders on all levels, including individuals, businesses, and associations of businesses, local, regional and national authorities on both sides of the border through facilitation of joint participation in the development of a cooperative area. This means working towards better capitalization and usage of human and natural resources, such that they are positioned as joint advantages. It has been established by the European Commission that cross border economic and social co-operation is an effective instrument not only for confidence building and overcoming conflicts based upon national identities, but also for establishing a platform for future cooperation in other areas that are of regional and local importance. The combination of tourist offers from both destinations and their joint promotion could create a synergy which can generate the effect of growth in both the number of tourists and income generated from tourism and associated businesses on both sides of the border. Natural, historic/cultural and associated assets are equally important, but without clear vision, understanding of the opportunities and lack of crucial cooperation, these potentials remain unused thus resulting in socio-economic and demographic decay of local, rural and other communities in the whole cross- border region which is addressed by this objective. The Specific objectives of this project are: 1. Improvement of technical capacities for development of outdoor tourism; Meaning primarily the creation of a fully functional “Geoportal”, (web site based on GIS platform) and mobile applications, (2), for data acquisitionand improved communications. This is an innovative approach, as there is sometimes insurmountable level of problems to acquire accurate data on outdoor tourism and related resource usage, as traditional methods do not provide disaggregated data about preferences, specifically what resources were accessed upon arrival. The combined Geoportal and mobile applications would enable more efficient data collection on users which then can lead to improved policy development for the sector. Additionally, the objective refers to the improved technical, (safety), capacities provided by mountain rescue services that are essential to ensuring a safe destination as well as their ability to directly impact policy development as relates to outdoor tourism development. 2. To develop and solidify inter cluster cooperation, human resource needs and joint promotion.; Firstly, this means building better connections between associated clusters that provide service or products that can be combined to improve the quality of the cross border destinations overall tourism product offering.Secondly, this means the establishment of sustainable domestic base of qualified outdoor activity and rescue service instructors, based upon the idea that increased competitiveness and sustainability for the region in the tourism sector requires an ongoing effort to capitalize on existing assets that are on both sides of the border, but due to a lack of qualified instructors domestically, sustainable skills development structures are as yet underdeveloped, and their connection to the labour market is as yet not 8 See paragraph 2.2 in Section II for the list of Sectors.
  • 9. Page 9 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx solidified. Thirdly, this means undertaking a joint effort to develop a stronger inbound international tourism base through targeted promotional efforts. 1.6. Relevance of the action (max 3 pages) Please provide the following information: − Provide a general and detailed presentation and analysis of the problems and their interrelation at all levels. Due to unfavourable economic conditions in the border region of Croatia and Montenegro, there have been insufficient investments in tourism in general that significantly reduce the chances for promotion of exceptional natural and cultural values in the area. Insufficiently developed skills for human resources development that is a necessary precondition for development of sustainable tourism offers in the region is a critical problem. There is also a severe lack of connection between related services and product offerings that are essential to a competitive overall product. The lack of generating instructional skills at the local and regional level within various subsectors, (guiding skills have been developed to a certain degree, but for sustainability purposes there is a need to develop a base of local activity instructors, (e.g. raft, hike, bike, kayak, etc.), as well as a local base of safety service providers which is also under- developed and essential to ensuring safety of inbound tourists. On both sides of the border there is a need to provide, locally based training in provision of services related to outdoor tourism. The need to develop a strong instructional base and thereby improve guiding quality on an regular basis in these sectors represent not just an improvement of quality service provision, but also to ensure safety provision which is essential for these activities to develop sustainably. Insufficient data gathering and promotion capacities of is the second problem which in a way comes out from the one previously mentioned. The region lacks a consistent marketing approach and brand identity. The region has underdeveloped distribution and communication channels that could be strengthened by improving ICT usage. Online distribution and data acquisition channels are particularly underdeveloped, and with the increasing trend for online travel bookings and the usage of mobile applications for information gatheringamong Europeans, this puts the region at a disadvantage to its competitors. There is also a lack of regional product recognition, which is in a lesser way tied to the lack of standardized approaches in activity instructionthat could unify all outdoor operators in the region. Currently, several approaches exist, (e.g. adrenalin, extreme, active adventure), but they can be confusing to visitors who are just learning about the region and also makes tracking and classifying of services used more difficult. While some capacity exists to provide integrated product offers, the current lack of communication and resulting product development between associated cluster, (restaurants, food producers, souvenirs, etc.), has resulted in a fractured offering which leaves tourists without a effective means to access a better product and businesses as a result having lower revenues from the arrivals that currently exist. It also prevents the integration of products that are currently in higher demand on the marketplace and usually are sold at added value higher price point. This lack of better integrated products also has a poor effect on promotional efforts as there is a weaker offering that reduces the ability to truly present the regions potential in a competitive fashion. − Provide a detailed description of the target groups and final beneficiaries and estimated number on both sides of the border. Target Groups are: • Tourism businesses andrelated clusters, such as: tourist agencies, equipment rental providers, outdoor tourism operators, other associated clusters, (restaurants, food producers, souvenir producers, etc.) Estimated number of these businesses is minimum 60 in the target area. • Mountain Rescue Services and Individual rescuers/responders; at least 40 individuals who are trained in various areas of response provision and using the GEOPORTAL GIS base
  • 10. Page 10 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx • Ministries and other institutional stakeholders, such as; Ministries responsible for tourism, Local regional and national tourism associations/organizations (minimum 6), professional associations (tourism operators associations, food producers associations, etc., minimum 6). Final beneficiaries are: • International and local outdoor activity tourists - apx.5000 tourists in target areas. • Policy makers – On Local, Regional and National level, such as government ministries, development agencies, tourist organizations, NGOs, etc. • Local and regional residents on both sides of the border • Workforce in Outdoor tourism sector – Semi-Qualified and unqualified. • Associated Clusters – This means members of target clusters not directly participating the project, (outside of the project area or currently weak capacity) − Identify clearly the specific problems to be addressed by the action and the perceived needs and constraints of the target groups. Areview of problems and needs by the partners presented the following particular areas: - Lack of joint usage of ICT tools on the development of outdoor tourism - non-integrated products, (poor connections between related clusters) - need to provide sustainable and certified skills training on an regular basis at the regional level - need to facilitate cross border cooperation between relevant stakeholders The needs of the target groupswerealso identified through employer representative bodies and extensive pre-project research and stakeholder communications. The needs are: 1. Improved methods for promoting and developing products and gathering information on market trends; 2. Improve web promotion and usage of mobile applications in line with international trends 3. Improve means to communicate between tourism businesses and associated clusters 4. Increase access to relevant international trade events 5. internationally comparable qualification structure for outdoor tourism to be developed; There is currently a basic level of usage of ICT in promotion and data acquisition as relates to tourism development in the region, but as web platforms and now the development of mobile applications for smart-phones is a rapidly expanding a developing area, there is a need to capitalize on these tools and the potential they offer in terms of gaining more specific data about tourist activity in the region and ensuring that potential tourists are able to access information that both presents the region in a way that caters to the diversity of demand and enables the highest level of ease of access to that information, both of which are currently at weak levels. Current trends on the international marketplace, as demonstrated via the CBI reports on European tourism from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, indicate that there is consistent and substantial growth in demand for tourism products that have a high variety of product mix, (activities, food products, cultural sites, etc.), provided in a single offer. Despite the existence of all of these assets within the cross border region, poor communication between related clusters, (restaurants, food producers, cultural sites, nature parks, outdoor tourism service providers, etc.), has resulted in product offering that are failing to meet the current trends on the international marketplace.All of this is based upon shortcomings and poor capacity in areas such as supply chain management, business planning, product development and promotion. Improvingcommunication and providing related trainingsto these stakeholders will directly address this problem. More and more entrepreneurs would like to start setting up tourism operations to provide the growing outdoor sector with the services being sought, but are struggling to find competent qualified guides who unfortunately can be difficult. Those who do have some training are often trained in a variety of ways that are by no means related or valid to the market demands. At the same time, more and more young people are entering the outdoor leisure industry, but they face difficulties in finding the right training programs and qualifications to become guides in outdoor activities especially if they wish to practice their trade in the cross border region. It can therefore be argued that although the industry continues to flourish, employers and employees have difficulties matching each other’s requirements because viable training is practically very limited,
  • 11. Page 11 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx and when available is cost prohibitive and there is a lack of co-ordination and implementing controls and standards within the individual activity subsectors, which clearly limits staff mobility and employment potential. − Demonstrate the relevance of the action to the needs and constraints in general of the cross-border area and to the target groups/final beneficiary groups on both sides of the border in particular and how the action will provide the desired solutions, in particular for the targeted beneficiaries and population. The core needs and constraints will be directly addressed through an effort to improve on ICT usage, improve inter-cluster communication and cooperation, targeted training effort to develop both instructional and guiding skills, as well as the improvement of training skills for rescue services. As this project implies, among others, introducing a methodological approach in tourism planning and managing through networking, transfer of knowledge, cluster initiative and modern marketing elements that enable inclusion of all relevant stakeholders in outdoor and active tourism development, it will provide tourists an experience for remembering raised out of attractive tourist product and sense of destination as whole. An important element in this concept is to bring different stakeholders that were not usually working together (business sector, institutions, tourism boards, outdoor clubs, Mountain Rescue Services) to develop the new tourism products, raise some of the security issues, and set an example for future initiatives in the project area. The need for upgrading light infrastructure and equipment needs will be addressed by supplying of equipment for selected areas (paths, resting points) and realization equipment supply. These actions will be based on the results from facilitated consultations of relevant stakeholders related to outdoor tourism and their decisions made by tourism expert’s search which will determine concrete and actual needs for improvements. With relatively high turnover in the labour force, (outdoor guides tend to be younger, often college students), developing activity based instructors will enable easierregular training of the labour force for outdoor tourism businesses with greater frequency. The project will take a huge step towards meeting these needs. It will provide a solution jointly agreed by employers and training providers that will encourage and maintain the continued growth and development of the outdoor leisure labour markets. − Demonstrate the relevance of the action to thepriorities and requirements presented in the Guidelines of the Call. In particular, demonstrate the cross-border impact of the action and the added value which the cross-border cooperation adds to the situation in the border area, including elements such as promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities. As is stated in the guidelines for applicants, the global objective of the CBC Programme is “to improve quality of life in the cross-border area between Croatia and Montenegro.” More specifically, the project directly addresses Measure 1.2: “Joint tourism and cultural space” By supporting the joint development of outdoor tourism, through related training and education as well as improvement of ICT usage in promotion and data gathering the project will encourage what is directly referenced in the guidelines, “Measure 1.2 is the main economic measure of this Programme since tourism and tourism related services are the main impetus for economic development of the area. These services represent the highest share in regional GDP. Tourism related services also employ the highest number of people in the force, therefore it is essential to broaden the spectra of services, prolong tourist season, offer higher quality of services based on authentic local products, tradition and culture”. This project will as such mobilize the productive potential of the areas involved and contribute to their sustainable development. In particular project will concentrate on following specific activities, amongst other: • Joint marketing initiatives, (improve usage of ICT in marketing efforts and inter-cluster cooperation strengthening); • Quality improvement schemes (qualification of activity instructors, guides and rescue service providers, etc); • Joint tourism promotion and marketing initiatives, including in particular initiatives to promote cross-border regional identity as a tourist area: promotion activities such as preparation and distribution of information and promotional materials on the cross border area and its
  • 12. Page 12 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx products, joint participation at tourism fairs, public awareness activities and information services to the local businesses and communities, communication campaigns to improve awareness of natural and cultural heritage and tourism contribution to development etc; • Improvement of safety standards in both countries in order to assure better international recognition of high quality outdoor tourism products. This project will enhance a cross-border capacity building, (institutional cooperation), it will ensure gender equality policy implementation and gender mainstreaming, (ensuring minimum numbers of women are included in training efforts) and finally, it will promote and contribute to the sustainable development and environment protection, (ensuring that safety measures, risk prevention and environmental protection are built into all training and capacity building aspects) − Indicate any specific added value elements, in particular promotion or consolidation of public/private partnerships, innovation and best practices, or other cross-cutting issues such as environmental issues, promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities, needs of disabled people, rights of minorities and rights of indigenous peoples. A core aspect of the project is the introduction of innovation in the creation and promotion of tourism region with ICT technology. The target region on both sides of the border is a region with a large number of youth, who have minimal opportunity for employment, and strengthening the tourism offer in the way it is conceived with this project, young people will have greater chances for employment through the support that can be achieved. It automatically evaluates the equality of the youth, who are currently in the category of the population which is among the excluded groups. Since a large portion of the youth in the region is female, the effort will additionally improve conditions for their employment and equal participation in promoting the development of the region, and will specifically seek to ensure that a minimum of 20% of businesses that participate in the cluster related activities are owned by females. Due to the creation of local/regional instructors, the ability to repeat training activities in the future will also be enabled and in fact is a key aspect of the projects sustainability. The project’s developments will also act as a platform to enable cross sector cluster from all involved clusters to align the content of their programmes with the needs of the market on an ongoing basis as a clear best case practice example.
  • 13. Page 13 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 1.7. Description of the action and its effectiveness (max 14 pages) Provide a description of the proposed action including, where relevant, background information that led to the presentation of this proposal. This should include: 1. Expected results (max 5 pages). Indicate how the action will improve the situation of target groups/beneficiaries as well as the technical and management capacities of target groups and/or any local partners where applicable. Be specific and quantify results as much as possible. Indicate notably foreseen publications. Describe the possibilities for replication and extension of the action outcomes (multiplier effects). Following a logical path in reverse from outputs to goals, the project will have the following outputs; The establishment of a policy recommendation on mountain trail management will be developed for Croatia, with technical assistance from the project partners from Montenegro who have already collaborated in the preparation of the already passed Montenegrin Law On Mountain Trails, to support the 1st expected result, “Improved capacity for trail management and rescue services”. This result is also being supported by the additional outputs of “13 GSSs equipment sets delivered”&“At least 100 km trails mapped with GPS”. Doing the needed activities to achieve these outputs and the expected result, the capacity of these two organizations will be significantly improved, supporting the 1st specific goal “Improvement of technical capacities for development of outdoor tourism. Additionally, the outputs for result 1.2, “established ICT information system, for real time data acquisition and consumer information”, namelythe Geoportal and 2 mobile applications being functional by month 12 of the project, will improve usage of ICT in accessing and researching the marketplace as well as in promotion, which by generating the output of 3000 hits on the geoportal and 2000 downloads of the mobile app by the end of the project, also supports the first specific goal, “Improvement of technical capacities for development of outdoor tourism”. These act to improve the situation of the targets group by functioning to address the expressed weakness “Lack of joint usage of ICT tools on the development of outdoor tourism”, as well as the perceived need of “Improve web promotion and usage of mobile applications in line with international trends”. The 80 participants from relevant associated clusters who will take part in 3 seminars on cluster networking and product integration and 3 new inter-cluster agreements that will confirmed by the end of projectdirectly support expected result 2.1, “established mechanisms for improved cooperation between associated business clusters”. This result is specifically intended to aid the weakness of poor communications that currently exist between these cluster members and tourist businesses by directly connecting them and assisting them in creating offers that make use of the associated cluster products.The stated weakness of a “need to facilitate cross border cooperation between relevant stakeholders” is directly addressed by these and the perceived need of tourism sector actors of “Improved means to communicate between them and associated clusters, is also directly addressed by developing the missing communication mechanism. The qualification of 4 outdoor activity instructorsalong with the qualification of at least 10White Water Rescue providersand 8 ITLS instructors supports result 2.2, “improved safety and instructional capacities”which will serve to address the target group problems related to, low quality level of services, inadequate skills for domestic based human resource development, and the need to provide sustainable valid skills training on an ongoing basis at the regional level and will be confirmed by the output of 3 firms cooperating with instructors to train their staff one year of the end of the project. Additionally, the 8 jointly promoted products at the international levelwill directly address and improve the situation with target groups as stated, “Increased access to relevant international trade events” and 7 international inbound operators take part in promotional tour supports result 2.3, “joint tourism product promoted internationally”, which in turn supports the creation of 4 of new agreements with inbound tour operators. All of which contributes to specific goal 2. “To develop and solidify training methodologies and promotional capacities”.
  • 14. Page 14 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx All of this put together will enable better growth of tourism in the target region, (an anticipated 4% increase in tourism arrivals over 2011 levels within a year of the project’s completion), which in itself supports the overall goal, “To contribute to the integration of the economy in border areas by encouraging cooperation in the field of tourism”. Throughout all of this, there will be a direct improvement to management and technical capacities both for the project partners as well as the target groups. By implementing this effort, both partners will gain valuable experience in managing EU funded cross border projects, managing partnerships with relevant institutions to achieve a joint set of goals under these funding schemes, and increased capacity to cooperate on a regional basis in the process of Europeanization of standards. The qualification of instructors and rescue service providers are of critical importance to the effort as a whole as they provide the long needed platform for domestic capacity in development of HRD in the outdoor sector, thereby enabling repetition of the activities for years to come. This is particularly true when combined with improved trail management which will allow for other stakeholders in the region to cooperate in implementing related training activities. 2. The proposed activities and their effectiveness (max 9 pages). Identify and describe in detail each activity to be undertaken to produce the results. Add as many tables as there are activities. Justify the choice of the activities, and specify where applicable the role of each partner (or associates or subcontractors) per activity. In this respect, the detailed description of activities must not repeat the action plan to be provided in section 1.9 below. Identify and quantify the expected results per each activity as much as possible. The list of activities will be drawn up using the following format (please use this table for each and every activity): Activity No 1 Activity Title Development of Technical capacities Description of the activity This group of activities is aiming at development of technical capacities of the target areas various stakeholders in development of outdoor tourism and it is divided by nature of intervention in three sub- categories: 1.1. Preparation of policy recommendations as regards to trail management security and signage in Croatia; Activity will entail forming of the working group between including but not limited to; the Chamber of EconomyEconomy, Tourism Boards and local and regional government stakeholders and other relevant stakeholders like mountaineering, hiking and biking associations, in order to address the preparation of policy recommendationsthat should be taken under consideration in the overall development process. Recommendations will address the minimum security, labelling, signage and cartography presentation standards in order to address issues relating to uniformity, security conditions, warning signs etc. that will make paths safe for visitors. It will define various categories and types of paths and trails and relevant bodies in charge for monitoring and maintenance of the recommended standards. Working group will meet at least four times, being coordinated by the HGSS. Croatian Ministry of Tourism will be part of the working group, together with Croatian Tourism Board.. UNDP MNE, NTO, GSSCG and the Montenegrin Ministry of Sustanable Development and
  • 15. Page 15 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Tourism will participate in the initial phase by expressing their own experiences in the process and ensure input of their ownoutcomes being applied in MNE that will be used as template format to compare and build upon regulations in Croatia. Activity will take place in Croatia 1.1.1. Upgrading and mapping of existing trails markers and signage Activity will entail identification and field inspection of the needed repairs and upgrades of the existing trail markers and signage. A minimum of 100 km of trails – 50km in each bordering area will be upgraded by the first half of the project, ensuring that they meet recommended standards.Trails will also be GPS mapped and processed in Geoportal GIS databaseattributing other relevant data on offer. Once finalised it will be made available for public downloads for GPS use. At least same amount of trails will be correspondingly GPS marked in each area. HGSS and GSSCG will organize trails signage and markers upgrade through the local mountaineering associations in each area. Collected data will be handed over to NTO and HGSS who will manage cartography processing in relevant GIS base platform. 1.2. Equipping GSS Services in both countries with rescue equipment Activity will concentrate on supply of necessary equipment for basic rescue, swift water rescue, winter mountain rescue, (2 snowmobiles), and Medical response. That will enable better organisation of the rescue services needed to ensure a safe and well organised outdoor tourism destination image. 1.3. Development of ICT tools and capacities is important for presentation of the offer and products, especially for targeted group of outdoor tourists. It will enable them timely preparationfor holidays and selection of destination from their homes arriving at destination with applications already installed in their mobile phones, tablets, GPS devices or MP3players. The development process has three sub- activities; 1.3.1. GEOPORTAL/GIS platform HGSS will use the mapping data provided as input and associated data relating to the integrated offer of the region as build out data to complete the content of the site. This will mean cooperating with all of the partners to access the needed data that they will not acquire on their own. They will engage an ICT/Web development expert to assist in creation of the portal and posting of content as it becomes available. They will also need to acquire software to properly maintain the site, (current generation GIS platforms). 1.3.2. Development of mobile applications UNDP and NTO will cooperate in engaging a developer to create two mobile applications. These two applications will not have substantially different content or function, (providing information on the region and generating feedback through user input as primary functions), but with the prevalence of multiple operating systems in the
  • 16. Page 16 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx smart-phone and tablet world, (IPhone, Android, Microsoft, etc.) it will be decided which 2 platforms offer the best chance for market penetration and separate applications will be developed for these. It is anticipated that there will be at least one open source application with lower cost of market access and one which will be for a closed source format which will cost slightly more as they generally have a clearance process to ensure there are no malicious codes written into the software. Responsible/implementing Applicant/Partner/Associate HGSS Location of the activity Dubrovnik-neretva County in Croatia, coastal municipalities in MNE Role of other Applicant/Partner(s)/ Associate(s)/Subcontractors (if applicable) UNDP will assist in data collection and provide technical support to GSSCG in activity 1.2 and 1.3; NTO will ensure data base maintenance; UNDP will also work with HGSS to manage secondary procurement of the necessary equipment; CCE will participate and host in activity 1.1.and coordinate with National TB and other stakeholders in gathering data. Subcontractors: IT experts will handle the development of the mobile applications as well as initial set-up and maintenance of the Geoportal. Output(s) 1 prepared policy recommendation on trails management by the end of the project, 13 GSSs equipment sets delivered, At least 100 km trails mapped with GPS, Geoportal and mobile applications functional by the end of year one of the project Forecasted resources (e.g. number of staff, equipment, travel, services etc.) Project Staff HGSS and CCE, UNDP PM, UNDP PC, UNDP PA, GSSCG AC, NTO PM, NTO PA, NTO FC, NTO TA Travel, provision of software and hardware, supply of equipment for rescue services, rent of premises for workshops, catering, outsourcing of technical services ( legal expert, GIS/ITC experts) If the activity will take place in an adjacent region, (otherwise, put: N/A)9 N/a Forecasted expenditure with reference to the number and title of the budgetary line(s) in Annex B Applicant 1Applicant 2 1. Human Resources €24.348,00 €27.261,05 2. Travel €2.190,00 €750.00 3. Equipment and supplies €49.235,00 €77,000.00 5. Other costs, services €22.250,00 €12,000.00 6. Other € 1.000,00 €1.000,00 Expected results 1.1 Improved capacity for trail management and rescue services 1.2 established ICT information system for real time data acquisition and consumer information 9 If there are activities planned in adjacent regions of the programme area, please note that the total expenditure required for their implementation must be expressed on the cover page of the Application Form and in section 1.3. According to article 97 of the IPA IR (718/2007), EU funding may finance expenditure incurred in implementing operations or part of operations in adjacent areas up to a limit of 20% of the respective EU allocation for each country under the Cross-Border Programme. Under this Call for Proposals, an indicative amount of € 216,000 for Croatia and € 270,000 for Montenegro may be assigned to finance applications with activities totally or partially taking place in adjacent areas. Please see for reference section 1.3 of the Guidelines.
  • 17. Page 17 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Activity No 2 Activity Title Improvement of outdoor tourism management Description of the activity 2.1 Tourism associated businesses mapping (review of business cooperation models, supply chain potentials identification) - Initial desk research will be performed by the CCE on one side and UNDP with assistance from NTO on other to gather all data available for the are on existing services providers in various associated clusters like: food production, hospitality, product creation, marketing, various adventure type activities as well as relevant institutional support providers mapping current services range and abilities to network amongst each other and extend efficiency of current resources and know- how; - interviews will be performed with at least 100 various entities in each area based on created questionnaires; 2.2 Workshop on institutional cooperation support models- will be organized on 2, one day workshop, with aim to identify areas for services improvement – targeting both SMEs and support institutions for at least 40 participants 2.3 Series of seminars on business clusters, inter- cluster cooperation and joint tourism products creation at cross border area Series of three, one day seminars should provide an insight in potentials for creation of networks and cooperation models between the tourism service providers and other sectors (food and beverages, activity, hotels, agencies, etc). 2 workshops will be organized in RH and one in MNE, assuming participants from both regions will attend seminars.As a process that will have its follow-up, a contest will be created to get the participants to create inter-cluster cross border products, with the best concepts selected to further continue the development process and coordinate work through a mentorship process. The chosen partners will continue to design their products and cooperate in process facilitated by experienced tourism supply chain/business clusters experts as mentors. 2.4 Workshop on effective use of ICT tools in marketing and promotion As an important tool for promotion, ICT promotion tools, methods and technical options as well as trends will be presented to the participants of the 2 days workshop – both institutional and targeted cluster members. The idea is to widen participant’s knowledge and trigger the process of recognition and design/use of the appropriate technology and tools for their business promotion, as well as cooperation and information sharing. Responsible/implementing Applicant/Partner/Associate UNDP
  • 18. Page 18 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Location of the activity Dubrovnik-neretva County in Croatia, coastal municipalities in MNE Role of other Applicant/Partner(s)/ Associate(s)/Subcontractors (if applicable) CCE will coordinate activities on the Croatian side of the border and coordinate the first two sub-activities with direct input from UNDP and NTO Subcontractors: Inter-Cluster, (supply chain management), experts, business planning and development experts, marketing and promotion experts Output(s) 80 participants take part in 3 seminars 3 new inter-cluster agreements confirmed by the end of project Forecasted resources (e.g. number of staff, equipment, travel, services etc.) Project Staff, CCE,PM UNDP, PCUNDP, PA UNDP, venues for workshops, presentation equipment, travel, catering services, consumable materials for presentations and workshops, printed materials If the activity will take place in an adjacent region (otherwise, put: N/A)10 N/a Forecasted expenditure with reference to the number and title of the budgetary line(s) in Annex B Applicant 1 Applicant 2 1. Human Resources €20.770,00 €18.815,11 2. Travel € 2.190,00 €750,00 3. Equipment and supplies €0.00 €0.00 5. Other costs, services € 12.700,00 €12,420.00 6. Other €0.00 €0.00 Expected results 2.1 established inter business clusters mechanisms for improved cooperation Activity No 3 Activity Title Development of Human Capacities Description of the activity 3.1 Trainings of trainers in selected activity area A review of the output generated from the original DOT project, (currently under implementation), will be made to confirm a pilot activity that is closest to having the needed critical mass to generate qualified instructors. Following this, an expert instructor trainer in the chosen area will be engaged to organize training for instructors. Review of this process across multiple activities, (hike, kayak, climb, etc.), has shown that the process of training new instructors include their running of a training for less skilled individuals under the guidance of the IT so a general training effort will be organized to enable the individuals who pass to instructor level to complete this step. 3.2. Training of trainers/future trainers for rescue services As with the Activity training, a training of rescue service personnelwill be organized, building upon current trainings in 10 If there are activities planned in adjacent regions of the programme area, please note that the total expenditure required for their implementation must be expressed on the cover page of the Application Form and in section 1.3. According to article 97 of the IPA IR (718/2007), EU funding may finance expenditure incurred in implementing operations or part of operations in adjacent areas up to a limit of 20% of the respective EU allocation for each country under the Cross-Border Programme. Under this Call for Proposals, an indicative amount of € 216,000 for Croatia and € 270,000 for Montenegro may be assigned to finance applications with activities totally or partially taking place in adjacent areas. Please see for reference section 1.3 of the Guidelines.
  • 19. Page 19 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx International Life Trauma Support (ITLS). This is a precursor to their ultimately being trained as instructors themselves, which will take place as a follow up sub-activity. Additionally, there will be an effort to build upon the training provided in the project “DOT”, in which training was provided in the field of swift water rescue. Within this project, training on White Water Rescue will be conducted, in order to create preconditions for future swift water rescue instructors which will create a stable and sustainable basis at the domestic level for long term HRD. 3.3 Advanced cartography/GIS/ workshop As mentioned in activity 1, there will be acquisition of new GIS software. This new software to be used by Geoportal base will enable creation of Geographic information system, which is fairly complex to operate. It can enable variety of analysis and data collection and use options for benefit of users institutions in data mapping, cartography and analysis. As such, there will be a training provided in the usage of this software. Responsible/implementing Applicant/Partner/Associate UNDP Location of the activity Dubrovnik-neretva County in Croatia, coastal municipalities in MNE Role of other Applicant/Partner(s)/ Associate(s)/Subcontractors (if applicable) HRGSS will coordinate activities on the Croatian side of the border and specifically coordinate the final sub-activity with direct input from UNDP and GSSCG Subcontractors: ITLS instructors/assessors, White Water rescue instructors, Outdoor activity instructors/assessors, cartography/GIS expert, Output(s) Final, (1), precondition for GSSCG to become a member of international ITLS completed, At least 10 newly qualified White water rescue providersAt least 4 new qualified outdoor activity instructors Forecasted resources (e.g. number of staff, equipment, travel, services etc.) HGSS PM, Training Coordinator, GIS coordinator, External IT expert for GIS; UNDP PM, UNDP PC, UNDP PA, GSSCG AC, NTO TA, venues for workshops, presentation equipment, travel, catering services, consumable materials for presentations and workshops, printed materials. If the activity will take place in an adjacent region (otherwise, put: N/A)11 Part of the trainings under activity 3.2. for WWR will take part a Cetina river in Split-Dalmatia County Forecasted expenditure with reference to the number and title of the budgetary line(s) in Annex B Applicant 1 Applicant 2 1. Human Resources €12.850,00 €20.956,01 2. Travel € 2.405,00 € 750,00 3. Equipment and supplies €0,00 €0,00 5. Other costs, services €16.750,00 €18,120.00 11 If there are activities planned in adjacent regions of the programme area, please note that the total expenditure required for their implementation must be expressed on the cover page of the Application Form and in section 1.3. According to article 97 of the IPA IR (718/2007), EU funding may finance expenditure incurred in implementing operations or part of operations in adjacent areas up to a limit of 20% of the respective EU allocation for each country under the Cross-Border Programme. Under this Call for Proposals, an indicative amount of € 216,000 for Croatia and € 270,000 for Montenegro may be assigned to finance applications with activities totally or partially taking place in adjacent areas. Please see for reference section 1.3 of the Guidelines.
  • 20. Page 20 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 6. Other € 0,00 €0.00 Expected results 2.2 improved safety and instructional capacities Activity No 4 Activity Title Communication and promotion Description of the activity 4.1 Design and printing of promotional materials As in any promotional effort, there must be production of some standard items for use at trade events and so forth. In this effort, a “Map” of the area will be generated with related data laid in and additional information on the back. This will obviously require a design and printing effort. Additionally, there will production of a short promotional video of approximately 10 minutes in length, (created so as to be able to be broken into shorter clips that will be used at trade events by NTO, and also available via both the Geoportal and mobile application. The video shorts will broken into various subsectors and categorized such that the feedback from download and view numbers will provide data on market demand. 4.2. Visit to two international "outdoor/adventure" trade event in Europe While the NTO regularly visits a variety of international trade events as part of its ongoing activities, there exist highly targeted events in the outdoor sector that have yet to be attended. What is more, local operators have not wanted to make the expense of travelling to such events, and a visit to this will help them to see the benefit of doing so. As such, a select group including the operators involved in the mentoring process will travel to a targeted event twice during the effort, first to take in the total experience and network where possible, and second to build on the experience of the first and focus on pure business networking, including promoting the now fully developed new products.4.3 Organization of promotional tour for key international inbound operators and specialized media As an additional item of promotion, the project will select via competitive process top international tour operators in the outdoor tourism sector to visit the project area and see first- hand the offering. This will include a tour of the region, a facilitated meet and greet with local operators and taking part in selected parts of currently available itineraries. This has been shown through extensive past experience of the partners to be highly effective in ensuring new agreements between domestic operators and internationals. 4.4 EU visibility actions As is required in all EC funded projects there is an effort to promote the effort and specifically the EC’s involvement. This will involve Kick-off meetings (2) / press conferences (4) and local and regional advertising in print and online media. This will also make use of the developed promotional videowhich will be provided to various media outlets for use in their own
  • 21. Page 21 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx programming relating to the EU. Responsible/implementing Applicant/Partner/Associate NTO Location of the activity Dubrovnik-neretva County in Croatia, coastal municipalities in MNE Role of other Applicant/Partner(s)/ Associate(s)/Subcontractors (if applicable) CCE will coordinate activities on the Croatian side of the border Subcontractors: experts in creation of promotional materials Output(s) 8 jointly promoted products at the international level 7 international inbound operators take part in promotional tour Joint products promoted in at least 3 international press media Forecasted resources (e.g. number of staff, equipment, travel, services etc.) HGSS PM, CCE Tourism development expert; Admin Assistant; CG: NTO PM, NTO PA, NTO TA, venues for facilitated meetings, presentation equipment, travel, catering services, accommodation, Bus rent, consumable materials for presentations, printed materials. If the activity will take place in an adjacent region (otherwise, put: N/A)12 N/a Forecasted expenditure with reference to the number and title of the budgetary line(s) in Annex B Applicant 1: Applicant2: 1. Human Resources €14.200,00€25.421,42 2. Travel €10.200,00 €10,350.00 3. Equipment and supplies €0.00 €0.00 5. Other costs, services €16.000,00 €33,250.00 6. Other €0.00 €0.00 Expected results 2.3 joint tourism product promoted internationally 1.8. Methodology (max 4 pages) Describe in detail: o the methods of implementation and reasons for the proposed methodology; The Outdoor Tourism Sector has a fundamental problem when looking for Labour market information in that it is not recognised as a sector by National or International statistical collection agencies. This means that there is no formally collected data available and no timeline to extrapolate from. Given the lack of systematic statistics in the field, the Development of ICT for Outdoor Destinations (DIOD) project will develop multiple sources of information gathering communication, namely the Geoportal and the Mobile applications. Using multiple sources of data has been shown to give a real advantage in terms of triangulation but offered disadvantage in terms of comparability. In fact, in pre-project research the precise identity of the sector is not strongly established, a specific definition of the field is still missing and a systematic analysis of the sector is far from being achieved. 12 If there are activities planned in adjacent regions of the programme area, please note that the total expenditure required for their implementation must be expressed on the cover page of the Application Form and in section 1.3. According to article 97 of the IPA IR (718/2007), EU funding may finance expenditure incurred in implementing operations or part of operations in adjacent areas up to a limit of 20% of the respective EU allocation for each country under the Cross-Border Programme. Under this Call for Proposals, an indicative amount of € 216,000 for Croatia and € 270,000 for Montenegro may be assigned to finance applications with activities totally or partially taking place in adjacent areas. Please see for reference section 1.3 of the Guidelines.
  • 22. Page 22 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx This adds further difficulties for a reliable data collection and for a homogenous analysis of existing information. Given the mentioned circumstances the development of the certification program will make generalizations and comparative analysis only where data available might be considered scientifically homogenous. Thus, to collect the necessary information three main approaches have been used: A. A desk and Internet research carried out centrally; B. A multidimensional approach made by mobilising the partnership structure, which has already significant experience in the sector to investigate the broader outdoor recreation context; C. An analysis of pertinent national and European data with the mobilization of the above mentioned partners who have already a deep understanding of the sector. Particularly, in the initial phase, a preliminary inventory of existing information will be carried out in order to have a better understanding on the information already available. Subsequently, in the second phase of the effort, theimplementation of the instructor training, and joint promotion will be directly impacted by the outcomes of the initial phase of the effort, (creation of the ICT tools will enable promotion of the newly developed skills in real time rather than having to wait for an annual promotional cycle to run its course). o where the action is the prolongation of a previous action or project, how the action is intended to build on the results of this previous action; This effort builds upon the project “Business Cooperation and Skills Improvement for the Development of Outdoor Tourism” (DOT) funded under the IPA Cross Border Cooperation programme Montenegro-Croatia. Within that effort, the focus has been more heavily on enhancing outdoor tourism by supporting Mountain rescue services to ensure a safe rescue network. There have been some light skills trainings for guides, but nothing was done to develop domestic instructors/trainers. This is down to the fact that the needed critical mass of talent in individual activities was not available at that time, but as a result of the effort can be capitalized on now. That is not to say the effort has not been a success, it has been a great success, but as with many early phase development efforts a more simplistic approach tends to be the rule of the day. However, at this point, it requires, within the context of this particular project, a need to begin establishing proper data acquisition measures and institutional controls to ensure that skills and products alike are being developed in such a way as to ensure sustainability, consistency, and most importantly, validity. This effort builds upon that one in that it goes beyond basic training activities to create the basis for immediate and long term development of outdoor tourism. It differs in that it shifts primary focus from after the fact rescue skills enhancement, to before the fact skills development, either individual or through clusters approach, which held a smaller role in the initial project. Additionally, this effort will have a greater focus on international promotional efforts, which were not included in the previous effort. o explain how the action fits the IPA Cross-border Programme HR-MNE and how it is coordinated with any other eventual planned project. Please specify the potential synergies with other initiatives, in particular from the European Union; This project is directly related to the cross border program in that it will create certified skills, which is a clear aspect of the program. Additionally, there is a direct tie in that it will develop a joint cross border identity with its internationally oriented joint promotion effort.As for the stated priorities within the guidelines, “2;To create recognizable tourist products based on the natural and cultural assets of the Programming area and re-establish social connections in cross-border area through supporting traditional and contemporary culture;3. To increase and enhance cooperation between institutions, citizens and civic organizations in the areas such as tourism, education, culture and other that are in line with Programme objective, in order to boost community development and improve neighbourhood relations”, the efforts intervention logic is clearly in line. Between the development of improved products resulting from the inter-cluster cooperation, transfer of knowledge and cooperation between institutions in the trail policy effort, joint promotion of the region at the international level, clear links have been established between the project and the CBC programme.
  • 23. Page 23 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx The effort is in line with a transnational project under development in the region called “Via Dinarica” which the partners to this effort are stakeholders in. The effort is still under development, but has formulated a set of objectives as follows; • Valorization of existing and development of new infrastructure • Development of Human Resources • Creating a quality image • Innovation of technical capacities for development of outdoor tourism; • To develop and solidify ongoing support for HRD • Improving cooperation amongst relevantoutdoor tourism stakeholders in the region and associated businesses; The design of this effort has been done with full knowledge of Via Dinarica and as such all considerations have been made to ensure that is complimentary while not entering into the area of direct repetition of expected activities, which are too numerous to be listed here. o the procedures for follow up and internal/external evaluation (i.e. how will the achievement of the project results and objectives be followed and evaluated by the project team (internal) and/or external experts); The project management team (PMU) will work to first establish two paths of indicators for measurement from the outset. These indicators will be for: a) evaluation of the process (output) b) evaluation of the product (outcome). a) Evaluation of the process will be for activities (done); inputs (money, materials, human resources used); outputs (services done, materials produced and activities performed). b) Evaluation of the product will be done based on the results and activities in the log frame matrix, during the project by the formed PMU and at the end by the external evaluator. Regular up date of the activities will be published at the web. It will present activities happening during implementation. Additional measures for evaluation include Regular reporting to EC as regulated by the Contract with EC Internal weekly and monthly reports by the project staff and experts Executive Summary Reports Hired external evaluator o the types of cross-border co-operation envisaged; The project is designed to be one that takes a full cross-border perspective throughout its implementation. While the two sides will each have separate aspects as relates to the Geoportal and Mobile application, the emphasis of these tools will be complimentary, with a larger focus on information sharing and institutional cooperation in their development and outcomes. As well, the trail policy effort holds a direct cross border effect as it entails direct cooperation between the partners and targeted institutions on both sides of the border. When instructortraining activities are done as well as in joint promotion, participants from both sides will travel to the others location for those training efforts. As such there is both cross border effect in both implementation and outcome as the effort has been designed to take a joint approach across the board rather than surface cooperation with primary efforts being divided. This is most clear in the outputs, which have been designed to ensure a CBC perspective. o the role and participation in the action of the various actors and stakeholders (applicants, local partner (s), target groups, local authorities, etc.), the reasons for which these roles have been assigned to them and the proportion of activities implemented on each side of the border; The roles assigned to each partner per activity set are as such; Activity 1:(proportion of activities implemented on each side: 45% Croatia 55% Montenegro)
  • 24. Page 24 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx HGSS will lead based upon the need to coordinate core activities in Croatia relating to the policy development and experience in dealing with trail maintenance. Also It will lead preparation of the Geoportal structure and required coordination amongst partners to well organize data and web UNDP will assist in data collectionand provide technical support to GSSCG in activity 1.2 and 1.3, due to their direct past experience in related activities; NTO will ensure data base maintenance as they are active in the area already with their own web site; UNDP will also work with HGSS to manage secondary procurement of the necessary equipment as both have extensive background in this area. CCE will participate and host in activity 1.1. as they are centrally located and have available facilities. Target groups, being the institutional actors, will take part in the activities relating to policy development as the rest of the action has primarily internal aims and impacts later activities in the project. Activity 2: (proportion of activities implemented on each side: 45% Croatia 55% Montenegro) UNDP will act as primary coordinator of this set of activities as they have extensive experience in similar activities. CCE will coordinate activities on the Croatian side of the border and coordinate the first two sub- activities with direct input from UNDP MNE as their organizational purpose to provide assistance to their members, amongst who are included the targeted cluster members. Target groups play a central role in this effort as they will be directly involved in the implementation of the seminars, research, and product development efforts. They will participate through the seminars and workshops that will be implemented. Activity 3: (proportion of activities implemented on each side: 45% Croatia 55% Montenegro) UNDP will act as the overall coordinator of this activity set based upon their experience in similar actions HGSS will coordinate activities on the Croatian side of the border and specifically coordinate the final sub-activity as they are themselves direct beneficiaries of it, with direct input from UNDP and GSSCG As in activity 2, target groups play a central role in this effort. They will be directly involved in the implementation of the capacity building efforts by participating in the training that will be implemented. Activity 4: (proportion of activities implemented on each side: 35% Croatia 65% Montenegro) NTO will act as coordinator of this activity as they are the most experienced and work specifically at promotional activities CCE will coordinate on the Croatian side as they are in regular contact with the targeted businesses that will be taking part in the activity. HGSS will be directly involved in design and data provision for the map of the area. In this activity there is a smaller direct role for the target groups, but no less significant. This is down to their involvement in only two aspects, travelling to the trade events, and taking part in the meet and greet event. o the organisation of the cross-border partnership – how will the regular coordination and exchange of information between applicants and partners on project activities on both sides of the border be ensured; Monitoring and evaluation will be conducted to generate feedback on ongoing activities in order to assess progress and take corrective action if required. Meetings of the Project
  • 25. Page 25 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Implementation Team, conducted every two months of implementation will support the collection of information and feedback provision following the realization of the indicators as defined in the matrix. o the organisational structure and team proposed for implementation of the action (by function: there is no need to include the names of individuals); HGSS: Project Manager: to coordinate overall Project implementation and ensurinterna communication and monitoring of the project, as well as functioning of the Project management Unit (PMU) Infrastructure/training coordinator: to organize trails upgrade and signage needs assessment, GPS mapping, and tender for equipment supply. It will contribute to rescue trainings organisational arrangements. Technical advisor, cartography/GIS: to coordinate GIS, GPS and IT related tasks from Croatian side foreseen by the project. Administrative/finance assistant: provide support to the PM in project related admin, finance and reporting tasks CCE Dubrovnik: Tourism development expert: to organize overall duties and tasks related to implementation of intercluster cooperation, facilitation of the workshops and coordination of experts works; organisation of participation at outdoor tourism fairs and other promotional activities in Croatia. UNDP MNE: Project Manager: To oversee the overall effort and ensure its proper implementation Project Coordinator;To manage the projects implementation Project Assistant/Financial coordinator; To assist the PC and provide specific assistance in the financial coordination process NTO: Project manager, To oversee the overall effort from the NTO side and ensure its proper implementation Project Coordinator, To manage implementation of activities that the NTO is directly involved in Technical Expert; To provide expert assistance specifically in the area of ICT usage as well as how to use data gathered from the Geoportal and Mobile as a development tool for planning GSSCG: Activity Coordinator; To coordinate their participation for all activities they are involved in o the main means proposed for the implementation of the action (equipment, tools…) and for carrying out the proposed activities; The list of expected resources for the effort in general terms includes; Staff, travel, training, ICT consultants, printed training and informational guides, consumables, expert consultants, translators, facilities for trainings, web design and development, Materials for trainings, promotional materials, and equipment/suppliers. o the planned activities in order to ensure the visibility of the action and the EU funding. In line with the established “Communication and Visibility Manual for European Union External Actions”, the effort will give adequate publicity to the action being implemented as well as to the support from the EU. These activities include usage of, but are not limited to; • Press releases • 2 Press conferences • 1 Press visits • Joint map of the area with project data and visibility elements
  • 26. Page 26 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx • Web site • Photographs • Audio-visual productions (promotional film, mobile applications) • Public events and visits • Information campaigns 1.9. Duration and indicative action plan for implementing the action The duration of the action will be 24 months. Applicants should not indicate a specific start up date for the implementation of the action but simply show "month 1", "month 2", etc. Applicants are recommended to base the estimated duration for each activity and total period on the most probable duration and not on the shortest possible duration by taking into consideration all relevant factors that may affect the implementation timetable. The activities stated in the action plan should correspond to the activities described in detail in section 1.7. The implementing body shall be either the applicant or any of the partners, associates or subcontractors. Any months or interim periods without activities must be included in the action plan and count toward the calculation of the total estimated duration of the action. The action plan for the first 12 months of implementation should be sufficiently detailed to give an overview of the preparation and implementation of each activity. The action plan for each of the subsequent years may be more general and should only list the main activities foreseen for those years. To this end, it shall be divided into six-month interim periods (NB: A more detailed action plan for each subsequent year will have to be submitted before receipt of new pre-financing payments, pursuant to Article 2.1 of the General Conditions of the grant contract). The action plan shall be coherent with, and based on the identification of all links and relation between the different activities described in section 1.7. Year 1 Semester 1 Semester 2 Activity Mont h 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Implementing body 1 Development of Technical capacities HGSS Lead 1.1. Preparation of policy recommendations as regards to trail management security and signage in Croatia HGSS, UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, GSSCG, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG 1.2. Equipping GSS Services in both countries with rescue equipment HGSS, UNDP MNE, GSSCG 1.3. Development of ICT tools and capacities HGSS, UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, GSSCG, CCE DU
  • 27. Page 27 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 2. Improvement of outdoor tourism management UNDP MNE Lead 2.1 Tourism associated businesses mapping HGSS, UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, GSSCG, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG 2.2 Workshop on institutional cooperation support models UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG 2.3 Series of seminars on business clusters, inter- cluster cooperation and joint tourism products creation UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG 2.4 Workshop on effective use of ICT tools in marketing and promotion UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG 3 Development of Human Capacities UMDP MNE Lead 3.1 Trainings of trainers in selected activity area UNDP MNE, CCE DU 3.2. Training of trainers/future trainers for rescue services (ITLS basic) HGSS, UNDP MNE, GSSCG, 3.3 Advanced cartography/GIS/ workshop HGSS, UNDP MNE, GSSCG, 4. Communication and promotion NTO MNE Lead 4.1 Design of promotional materials HGSS, NTO MNE, CCE DU 4.2. Visit to two international "outdoor/adventure" trade events NTO MNE, CCE DU 4.3 Organization of promotional tour for key international inbound operators and specialized media NTO MNE, CCE DU 4.4 EU visibility HGSS, UNDP
  • 28. Page 28 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx actions MNE, NTO MNE, GSSCG, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG Year 2 Activity Semester 1 Semester 2 Implemting body 1 Development of Technical capacities HGSS Lead 1.1. Preparation of policy recommendations as regards to trail management security and signage in Croatia HGSS, UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, GSSCG, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG 1.2. Equipping GSS Services in both countries with rescue equipment HGSS, UNDP MNE, GSSCG 1.3. Development of ICT tools and capacities HGSS, UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, GSSCG, CCE DU 2. Improvement of outdoor tourism management UNDP MNE Lead 2.1 Tourism associated businesses mapping HGSS, UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, GSSCG, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG 2.2 Workshop on institutional cooperation support models UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG 2.3 Series of seminars on business clusters, inter- cluster cooperation and joint tourism products creation UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG 2.4 Workshop on effective use of ICT tools in marketing and promotion UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG
  • 29. Page 29 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 3 Development of Human Capacities UMDP MNE Lead 3.1 Trainings of trainers in selected activity area UNDP MNE, CCE DU 3.2. Training of trainers/future trainers for rescue services (ITLS instructors and WWR training) HGSS, UNDP MNE, GSSCG, 3.3 Advanced cartography/GIS/ workshop HGSS, UNDP MNE, GSSCG, 4. Communication and promotion NTO MNE Lead 4.1 Design and printing of promotional materials HGSS, NTO MNE, CCE DU 4.2. Visit to two international "outdoor/adventure" trade events NTO MNE, CCE DU 4.3 Organization of promotional tour for key international inbound operators and specialized media NTO MNE, CCE DU 4.4 EU visibility actions HGSS, UNDP MNE, NTO MNE, GSSCG, CCE DU, Ministry of Tourism CG
  • 30. Page 30 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 1.10. Sustainability (max 3 pages) Provide a detailed risk analysis and possible contingency plans. This should include at least a list of risks associated with each activity proposed accompanied by relevant corrective measures to mitigate such risks. A good risk analysis would include a range of risk types including physical, environmental, political, economic and social risks; There are a variety of risks that can be considered, including the possibility of depopulation resulting from unfavourable demographic trends and the aging of the local populations. Additionally, there are risks associated with the abilities of those taking part in the individual training activities to absorb the information provided and the possibility that private sector actors in outdoor tourism will not recognize the given training as having value for their businesses. Further risk involves whether or not stakeholder cooperation during implementation will go as anticipated and without substantial conflict and needed equipment will be available without substantial delay. Contingencies for these risks are as follows: to address the depopulation and aging issue, this activity set will seek to implement and inclusive methodology that will target women in an effort to play to the demographics of the area in a way that is less likely to be affected by this trend; To address any potential problems with uptake of knowledge provided by those who receive training and operators accept their validity, the trainings will be designed to standardized training methodologies in line with European standards ensuring operators can feel there is value and will allow the trainees to gain an experiential aspect that should aid in material comprehension while the established instructors will provide the ability to organize further training beyond the activities implementation; To avoid any possible conflicts within associated clusters, joint meetings will be held that will follow an inclusive methodology during the action, and additionally, the designed benefits of the geoportal and mobile application will bring better value to cooperative approaches. Environmental risks are not substantial, but neither are they marginal. Considerations must be given to areas of risk such as; Garbage being dumped along scenic routes impacting destination desirability and tourists veering off nature paths into biodiversity hotspots. Environmental information will be included in the Geoportal and mobile application that will be accessed by tourists to help mitigate this. Risks associated with the activities under communication do exist but are reasonably manageable. The predominant risks are associated with costs of the various activities and whether the desired levels will be achievable, enough media interest, and will attendance at the key trade events be at high enough levels to have a positive impact. As far as dealing with price, that issue will be addressed by using competitive EU procedures for services which function to ensure best value for the money. Describe the main preconditions and assumptions during and after the implementation phase. One of the preconditions for project implementation is fully prepared technical documentation for the acquisition of the needed equipment for the mountain rescue services. Another precondition is the willingness of tour operators to work together in implementation and joint development. An assumption for successful implementation of the project is stable political situation in the border region, on both sides of the border, and that the trend of improvement of bilateral relations between two countries (Croatia and Montenegro) will continue. Additionally it is assumed that the easing of the global economic crisis will reduce its negative impact on the tourism sector both from the domestic markets as well as inbound international markets. A further short list of preconditions that have been considered and impacted on the formation of the effort includes; • key stakeholders and relevant institutions agree to collaborate and contribute to the project; • project partners have the capacity to manage the project;
  • 31. Page 31 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx • sub-contractors with necessary skills are available Explain how sustainability will be secured after completion of the action. This can include aspects of necessary measures and strategies built into the action, follow-up activities, ownership by target groups etc;In doing so, please make a distinction between the following dimensions of sustainability: Financial sustainability (financing of follow-up activities, sources of revenue for covering all future operating and maintenance costs, etc.); Financially, all of the partners to the project have been active in the areas covered by this project and will continue to be so. In Croatia, HGSS has and will continue to support further implementation and maintenance of activities in this effort, as will GSSCG. Particular emphasis will be on extending the Geoportal use, i.e. its GIS data base as platform for national wide activities in organizing and presenting data for internal and market use. In that manner, HGSS will mobilize regional and local self-government in continuous financing of the similar actions. The qualified instructors will be available as needed by institutions, businesses and individuals to provide training on both sides of the border. In Montenegro,The National Tourism Organization will also continue to use the established ICT tools as a part of its regular program, and The Chamber of Economy, Dubrovnik, has and will continue to fund activities being implemented in this effort both from its own resources as well as ongoing cooperation with numerous grant makers in the region. Institutional level (which structures would allow, and how, the results of the action to continue be in place after the end of the action? Address issues about the local "ownership" of action outcomes); The institutional sustainability aspect of this effort is perhaps one of its strongest points. The established ICT tools, which will be accessible to all relevant stakeholders from the local level to the national level, ensure from an institutional standpoint that the majority of the data acquired will maintain impact after the project’s completion. The Trail Management Policy effort will impact upon the decision making from the local, regional and National levels as relevant government and civil society actors will take part in the process and as such their own capacities to understand the issues will be improved. Moreover, document will be presented to the Croatian Ministry of Tourism as proposal for sub-law regulation hopefully. The efforts inter- cluster partnering, supply chain management, and capacity building of local instructors are targeted directly at grassroots stakeholders, small businesses and individuals, and the gains resulting from them will stay with them, ensuring that they will maintain ownership of those benefits after the project’s completion. The effort to create a local instructor base in designed specifically to facilitate the ability to organize future capacity building using local talent which will come at a substantial discount to outsourcing international instructors who are substantially more expensive from a logistics as well as a wage standpoint. Policy level where applicable (What structural impact will the action have - e.g. will it lead to improved legislation, codes of conduct, methods, etc.); It is expected that there will policy level benefits on both sides of the border as a result of this action. While specific legislation may not be an immediate outcome or result from the action, other areas will benefit substantially. As a result of the “best practice” orientation with regard to strategic cooperation and development, both codes of conduct and methodologies will be improved. On both sides of the border, policy level considerations are underway to resolve issues surrounding training of guides in these areas, and communications with these institutions, (primarily line ministries), thus far have been positively received with the understanding that established standards and methodologies will have a direct impact on future policy development in the area.
  • 32. Page 32 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Environmental sustainability (what impact will the action have on the environment – have conditions put in place to avoid negative effects on natural resources on which the action depends and on the broader natural environment). The effort to upgrade trails and provide updated markers will directly mitigate possible environmental impacts as they will ensure tourists stay on the designated pathways and that trail degradation is minimal by use of the most modern techniques in trail maintenance. Additionally, during the cluster cooperation effort, environmental standards will be built into the process of product development so as to increase their awareness of not just the importance of environmental protection for its own sake, but to understand that better environmentally friendly products represent higher added value products and as such EP is more profitable.
  • 33. Page 33 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 1.11. Logical framework Please fill in Annex C113 to the Guidelines for applicants. 13 Explanations can be found at the following address: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/reports//index_en.pdf
  • 34. Page 34 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 1.12. Indicators Please fill in Annex C2 to the Guidelines for applicants. Indicators will be used to monitor outputs, results and impact of your action on the level of the whole programme. Add any other indicator specific to your action as identified in the Logical Framework (Annex C1).
  • 35. Page 35 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 2. BUDGET FOR THE ACTION Fill in Annex B (joint budget, blue worksheets 1 & 2 for Applicant 1 and red worksheets 1 & 2 for Applicant 2) to the Guidelines for applicants for the total duration of the action and for its first 12 months. For further information see the Guidelines for grant applicants (Sections 1.3, 2.1.4). 3. EXPECTED SOURCES OF FUNDING Fill in Annex B (blue worksheet 3 for applicant 1 and red worksheet for applicant 2) to the Guidelines for applicants to provide information on the expected sources of funding for the action. The joint budget must be signed and stamped by all applicants and partners.
  • 36. Page 36 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 4. EXPERIENCE OF SIMILAR ACTIONS Maximum 1 page per action. Please provide a detailed description of actions managed by the applicants and partners over the past fiveyears. This information will be used to assess whether you have sufficient and stable experience of managing actions in the same sector and of a comparable scale to the comparable scale to the one for which a grant is being requested. Reference no : 1 Project title:Development of Outdoor Tourism (DOT) Sector (see section 2.2 of section II):Tourism Name of the organisation: Location of the action Cost of the action (EUR) Lead manager or partner Donors to the action (name) 14 Amount contributed (by donor) Dates (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) HGSS Dubrovnik- Neretva County; Kotor, Herceg Novi, Tivat, Cetinje, Budva, Podgorica 387.257,10 € Functional lead Applicant HGSS IPA CBC CRO MNE 322.609,49 € 10.01.2011. to 09.07.2012. Objectives and results of the action Overall objective: Promote joint sustainable valorization of natural resources in the cross border region. Specific objective: Improve the quality of the tourist destination and products through cooperation amongst stakeholders in the cross border region. Results: 1. Joint planning and business cooperation in the tourism sector 2. Increased knowledge, infrastructure and technical capacity of tourism destinations and related stakeholders in the cross-border regions 3. Improved awareness of the cross-border region 14 If the Donor is or was the European Union or an EU Member States, please specify the EU budget line or programme, EDF or EU Member State.
  • 37. Page 37 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Reference no : 2 Project title: EU PROTEUS Sector (see section 3.2.1): Name of the organisation: Location of the action Cost of the action (EUR) lead manager or partner Donors to the action (name)15 Amount contributed (by donor) Dates (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) HGSS Slovenia and Croatia 497.692,00 € Associated Beneficiary (Partner) HGSS Civil Protection Financial Instrument - 2011 Call for proposals for preparednessandpreven tionprojects, OJ 20111C 49/09 372.692,00 € 31.12.2011. to 30.12.2013. Objectives and results of the action Improvetheeffectivenessofemergencyresponsebyenhancingthepreparednessandawarenessof civil protectionprofessionalsandvolunteers. SupportandcomplementtheeffortsoftheParticipatingStates for theprotectionofcitizens, environment andpropertyintheeventofnaturalandman·madedisasters,Results: FacilitatereinforcedcooperationbetweentheParticipatingStatesinthefieldofpreparednessin civil protectionand marine pollution. Specificobjectiverelateds to improvementofcoordinationoftheCaverescueorganizationsofSloveniaand Croatia, mappingthespeleologicallresourcesandformingthejointunit for rescueperations. 15 If the Donor is the European Union or an EU Member State, please specify the EU budget line, EDF or EU Member State.
  • 38. Page 38 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Reference no : 1 Project title: Hiking and Biking Project Sector (see section 2.2 of section II):Tourism Name of the organisation: Location of the action Cost of the action (EUR) Lead manager or partner Donors to the action (name)16 Amount contributed (by donor) Dates (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) UNDP CO Montenegro National wide, with emphasize on North of Montenegro 442,500.00 UNDP CO Montenegro Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism UNDP CO core funds 165,000.00 Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism 277,500.00 UNDP CO core funds May 2007 – December 2011 Objectives and results of the action Project Goal: This project will aim at development of nature based tourism in Montenegro, with special focus on hiking and biking, and tourism safety through adoption of legislation framework and capacity building activities, as well as development of cross border nature-based tourism offer. Project Components: Creation of legislative framework for development of hiking and biking in Montenegro: drafting of the bylaws and internal acts for the Mountaineering rescue service (MRS) under the Mountaineering Association; Registry of trails; Conditions and ways of choosing the host of the trail; Standards for the trails Capacity building: Establishment of a 2-year business plan for MRS; strategic development plan for the Rescue Service Licensing for current and future rescuers Renew the equipment for the GSS Formalization of the International standards acceptance and membership in IKAR International distribution networks for Hiking and Biking products Pilot trail to be equipped in accordance with the legislation Support to Mountaineering and Biking Association for the acceptance of international standards as well as membership in respective bodies
  • 39. Page 39 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Reference no : 2 Project title:Strategy for Sustainable Economic Growth in Montenegro through Introduction of Clusters by the end of 2016 Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): Business and Other Services Name of the organisation: Location of the action Cost of the action (EUR) Lead manager or partner Donors to the action (name)17 Amount contributed (by donor) Dates (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) UNDP CO Montenegro UN Agencies/ UNIDO National wide 499,480.00 UNDP CO Montenegro Ministry of Economy UN core funds 416,800.00 Ministry of Economy 82,680.00 UN core funds September 2010 – December 2012 Objectives and results of the action The purpose of the project is to strengthen the competitiveness and market access of selected clusters and networks in Montenegro, with a special emphasis on the more impoverished Northern region. In this context it will foster a more equitable integration of small and medium scale businesses in that region into domestic and international value/supply chains of through enhanced dynamism, collective efficiency, productivity and viable business partnerships with private sector investors. A cluster approach will help local firms move beyond their individual capacities, organizing themselves in dynamic production networks, developing strategic relationships with other firms and institutions to improve their competitive advantages based on economies of scale, innovation and learning.
  • 40. Page 40 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Reference no : 3 Project title:Regional Via Dinarica Programme Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): Tourism Name of the organisa tion: Location of the action Cost of the action (EUR) Lead manager or partner Donors to the action (name)18 Amount contributed (by donor) Dates (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) UNDP COs MNE, BIH,CR O Dinaric Arc Region 200,000.00 UNDP CO Montenegro UNDP core funds 100,000.00 UNDP core funds January 2011 – December 2014 Objectives and results of the action Project goal: Unleashing the economic potential of ecosystems to catalyzesustainbale development of rural mountain communities in Dinaric ecoregion Project Description: By accepting the “Resolution on the protection and sustainable development of the Dinaric Arc and neighbouring regions” Montenegro made commitment to support initiatives that will contribute to the development of this region. As the first step in this endeavour, the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro and the UNDP Montenegro started activities in order to understand what should be done to establish the ‘Via Dinarica’ Long Trail as a corridor for sustainable livelihood development in the area of Dinaric Arc and how it could facilitate local development, job creation, entrepreneurship development and improvement of life of local communities. Planed activities will focus on development of brand ,,Via Dinarica” through: 1. Valorizations of natural and cultural heritage in Dinaric ecoregion thru development and creation of joint tourism product. a) Defying and adopting product standards for product “Via Dinarica” b) Mapping existing and development of new tourism products and offers. c) Development and certification of tourism products in line with developed “Via Dinarica” d) Development, marketing and promotion of brand “Via Dinarica” 2. Effective management of protected areas with a goal of PAs effectively managed, sustainably financed and integrated in the wider landscape. a) Integrating PAs into wider planning b) Improved management effectiveness of existing PAs c) Improved Financial management mechanisms and effectiveness of existing PAs
  • 41. Page 41 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Reference no : 1 Project title: STONE Sector (see section 2.2 of section II):11 - Education Name of the organisation: Location of the action Cost of the action (EUR) Lead manager or partner Donors to the action (name) 19 Amount contributed (by donor) Dates (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Croatian Chamber of Economy – Dubrovnik County Chamber Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina 562.916, 00 EUR Split-Dalmatia County EU 478.478,60 € 02/2011. to 10/2012. Objectives and results of the action Objectives: - Contribute to the economic development in cross-border region of Dalmatia and Herzegovina through the development and promotion of entrepreneurship in the sector of processing and building stone; - Publicize stonemasonry as a traditional activity in this area; - Increase the number of professionals and businesses in this sector; - Build capacity for construction and renovation of cultural heritage (traditional house). Results: -Established long-term collaboration of cross-border institutions; - Preconditions for business networking entrepreneurs in the sector of processing and installation of stone; - The provision of adequate aid stone-"start up" companies and trades - Improved capacity of secondary schools in Pučišća; - Improved knowledge and skills of stone. 19 If the Donor is or was the European Union or an EU Member States, please specify the EU budget line or programme, EDF or EU Member State.
  • 42. Page 42 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Reference no: 2 Project title:Advance standard of Promotion Regions for Investment Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 11 Education Name of the organisation: Location of the action Cost of the action (EUR) Lead manager or partner Donors to the action (name) 20 Amount contributed (by donor) Dates (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Croatian Chamber of Economy Croatia 750.000 Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship EU 637.500 02/2010. To 09/2011 Objectives and results of the action Objectives: To increasethe capacities of counties and supporting institutions such as development agencies and chambers of Economy, to be better prepared to attract foreign investment. Results:-Certification regions; - Establishment of a single form of service for foreign investors by Establishing One Stop Service Centre; - Trainingsforcounties and supporting institutions: development agencies, chambers etc to attract foreign investors; - Establishment of a databases important for investors. 20 If the Donor is or was the European Union or an EU Member States, please specify the EU budget line or programme, EDF or EU Member State.
  • 43. Page 43 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx II. THE APPLICANTS APPLICANT 121 APPLICANT 2 EuropeAid ID number22 6000055554 Name of the organisation Croatian Mountain Rescue Service United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office Montenegro 1. IDENTITY APPLICANT 1 APPLICANT 2 Legal Entity File number23 Abbreviation HGSS United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office Montenegro Registration Number (or equivalent)24 00002045 N/A Date of Registration 06.09.2010. (updated registration) 15th December 2006 (as per latest Standard Basic Assistance Agreement) Official address of Registration Kozarčeva 22, Zagreb 10 000 BulevarSvetog Petra Cetinjskog 1A 81000 Podgorica Country of Registration Croatia International E-mail address of the Organisation gss@gss.hr registry.me@undp.org Telephone number: Country code + city code + number +38521781200 +382 20 225533 Fax number: Country code + city code + number +38521781202 +382 20 2255 51 Website of the Organisation www.gss.hr www.undp.org.me 21 Applicant 1 is also the Functional Lead Partner 22 This number is available to an organisation which registers its data in PADOR. For more information and to register, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/onlineservices/pador/index_en.htm 23 If the applicant has already signed a contract with the European Commission 24 This number should be the same as the number shown in the supporting documents provided with the annex B of the Guidelines for applicants (legal entity sheet).
  • 44. Page 44 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Sections 2 “Profile”, 3 “Capacity to manage and implement actions” and 4 “List of management board” below under this part (II) of the application form must be filled in by all applicants, who must deliver a copy with the application form, irrespective of the fact that they might have registered similar pieces of information under their PADOR registration. 2. PROFILE APPLICANT 125 APPLICANT 2 Legal status NGO, non-for profit, defined by law International organization Profit-Making □ Yes No □ Yes No NGO Yes □ No □ Yes No Value based26 □ Political □ Religious □ Humanistic Neutral □ Political □ Religious □ Humanistic Neutral Is your organisation linked with another entity? □ Yes, parent entity: (please specify its EuropeAidID:……………… …………) □ Yes, controlled entity(ies) □ Yes, family organization / network entity27 No, independent □ Yes, parent entity: (please specify its EuropeAid ID: 6000055554) □ Yes, controlled entity(ies) □ Yes, family organization / network entity28 No, independent 2.1. Category (A1 = Applicant 1/Functional Lead Partner; A2 = Applicant 2) Category29 Public Private Public Administration  Implementation Agency Decentralised representatives of Sovereign States  University/Education International Organisation A2  Research Institute Judicial Institution  Think Tank Local Authority  Foundation Implementation Agency  Association University/Education  Media Research Institute  Network/Federation Think Tank  Professional and/or Industrial 25 Applicant 1 is also the Functional Lead Partner 26 Please choose only one set of values. 27 E.g. confederation / federation /alliance 28 E.g. confederation / federation /alliance 29 Please specify 1) the Sector to which your organisation belongs, as defined in its statutes (or equivalent document): Public (established and/or funded by a public body) ORPrivate (established and/or funded by a private entity); 2) in the appropriate column, the Categoryto which your organisation belongs (ONE CHOICE ONLY).
  • 45. Page 45 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Organisation Foundation  Trade Union Association A1  Cultural Organisation Media  Commercial Organisation Network/Federation  Other Non State Actor Professional and/or Industrial Organisation Trade Union Cultural Organisation Commercial Organisation 2.2. Sector(s)30 A1 = Applicant 1/Functional Lead Partner; A2 = Applicant 2 A1 A2 Sectors □ 11 Education □ □ 111 Education, level unspecified □ □ 11110 Education Policy & Admin. Management □ □ 11120 Education Facilities And Training □ □ 11130 Teacher Training □ □ 11182 Educational Research □ □ 112 Basic education □ □ 11220 Primary Education □ 11230 Basic life skills for youth and adults □ □ 11240 Early childhood education □ □ 113 Secondary education □ □ 11320 Secondary education □ □ 11330 Vocational Training □ □ 114 Post-secondary education □ □ 11420 Higher Education □ □ 11430 Advanced Tech. & Managerial Training □ □ 12 Health □ □ 121 Health, general □ □ 12110 Health Policy & Admin. Management □ 12181 Medical education/training □ □ 12182 Medical Research □ □ 12191 Medical Services □ □ 122 Basic health □ □ 12220 Basic Health Care □ □ 12230 Basic Health Infrastructure □ □ 12240 Basic Nutrition □ □ 12250 Infectious Disease Control □ □ 12261 Health Education □ □ 12281 Health Personnel Development □ 13 Population programmes □ □ 130 Population polices/programs and reproductive health □ □ 13010 Population Policy And Admin. Mgmt □ □ 13020 Reproductive Health Care □ □ 13030 Family planning 30 Please tick the box for each sector your organisation has been active in the past 7 years. The sectors come from the DAC list set up by the OECD.
  • 46. Page 46 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx □ □ 13040 Std Control Including HIV/Aids □ □ 13081 Personnel development for population & reproductive health □ □ 14 Water Supply and Sanitation □ □ 140 Water supply and sanitation □ □ 14010 Water Resources Policy/Admin. Mgmt □ □ 14015 Water Resources Protection □ □ 14020 Water supply & sanitation - Large systems □ □ 14030 Basic drinking water supply & basic sanitation □ □ 14040 River Development □ □ 14050 Waste Management/Disposal □ □ 14081 Education & training in water supply and sanitation □ 15 Government and Civil Society □ □ 151 Government and civil society, general □ □ 15110 Economic and development policy/planning □ □ 15120 Public sector financial management □ □ 15130 Legal and judicial development □ □ 15140 Government administration □ □ 15150 Strengthening civil society □ □ 15161 Elections □ □ 15162 Human Rights □ □ 15163 Free Flow Of Information □ □ 15164 Women's equality organisations and institutions □ 152 Conflict prevention an resolution, peace and security □ 15210 Security system management and reform □ □ 15220 Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution □ □ 15230 Post-conflict peace-building (UN) □ □ 15240 Reintegration and SALW control □ □ 15250 Land mine clearance □ □ 15261 Child soldiers (prevention and demobilisation) □ 16 Other Social Infrastructure and Service □ □ 16010 Social/welfare services □ □ 16020 Employment policy and admin. mgmt. □ □ 16030 Housing policy and admin. management □ □ 16040 Low-cost housing □ □ 16050 Multisector aid for basic social services □ □ 16061 Culture and recreation □ □ 16062 Statistical capacity building □ □ 16063 Narcotics control □ □ 16064 Social mitigation of HIV/AIDS □ □ 21 Transport and Storage □ □ 210 Transport and storage □ □ 21010 Transport Policy & Admin. Management □ □ 21020 Road Transport □ □ 21030 Rail Transport □ □ 21040 Water Transport □ □ 21050 Air Transport □ □ 21061 Storage □ □ 21081 Education & Training In Transport & Storage □ □ 22 Communications □ □ 220 Communications □ □ 22010 Communications Policy & Admin. Mgmt □ □ 22020 Telecommunications
  • 47. Page 47 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx □ □ 22030 Radio/Television/Print Media □ □ 22040 Information and communication technology (ICT) □ □ 23 Energy □ □ 230 Energy generation and supply □ □ 23010 Energy Policy And Admin. Management □ □ 23020 Power Generation/Non-Renewable Sources □ □ 23030 Power Generation/Renewable Sources □ □ 23040 Electrical Transmission/Distribution □ □ 23050 Gas distribution □ □ 23061 Oil-Fired Power Plants □ □ 23062 Gas-Fired Power Plants □ □ 23063 Coal-Fired Power Plants □ □ 23064 Nuclear Power Plants □ □ 23065 Hydro-electric Power Plants □ □ 23066 Geothermal energy □ □ 23067 Solar energy □ □ 23068 Wind power □ □ 23069 Ocean power □ □ 23070 Biomass □ □ 23081 Energy education/training □ □ 23082 Energy research □ □ 24 Banking and Financial Services □ □ 240 Banking and financial services □ □ 24010 Financial Policy & Admin. Management □ □ 24020 Monetary institutions □ □ 24030 Formal Sector Financial Institutions □ □ 24040 Informal/Semi-Formal Financial intermediaries □ □ 24081 Education/trng in banking & fin. services □ 25 Business and Other Services □ □ 250 Business and other services □ □ 25010 Business support services and institutions □ □ 25020 Privatisation □ □ 31 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing □ □ 311 Agriculture □ □ 31110 Agricultural Policy And Admin. Mgmt □ □ 31120 Agricultural development □ □ 31130 Agricultural Land Resources □ □ 31140 Agricultural Water Resources □ □ 31150 Agricultural inputs □ □ 31161 Food Crop Production □ □ 31162 Industrial Crops/Export Crops □ □ 31163 Livestock □ □ 31164 Agrarian reform □ □ 31165 Agricultural alternative development □ □ 31166 Agricultural extension □ □ 31181 Agricultural Education/Training □ □ 31182 Agricultural Research □ □ 31191 Agricultural services □ □ 31192 Plant and post-harvest protection and pest control □ □ 31193 Agricultural financial services □ □ 31194 Agricultural co-operatives □ □ 31195 Livestock/Veterinary Services □ □ 312 Forestry □ □ 31210 Forestry Policy & Admin. Management
  • 48. Page 48 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx □ □ 31220 Forestry development □ □ 31261 Fuel wood/charcoal □ □ 31281 Forestry education/training □ □ 31282 Forestry research □ □ 31291 Forestry services □ □ 313 Fishing □ □ 31310 Fishing Policy And Admin. Management □ □ 31320 Fishery development □ □ 31381 Fishery education/training □ □ 31382 Fishery research □ □ 31391 Fishery services □ 32 Industry, Mining and Construction □ □ 321 Industry □ □ 32110 Industrial Policy And Admin. Mgmt □ □ 32120 Industrial development □ □ 32130 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development □ □ 32140 Cottage industries and handicraft □ □ 32161 Agro-Industries □ □ 32162 Forest industries □ □ 32163 Textiles - leather & substitutes □ □ 32164 Chemicals □ □ 32165 Fertilizer plants □ □ 32166 Cement/lime/plaster □ □ 32167 Energy manufacturing □ □ 32168 Pharmaceutical production □ □ 32169 Basic metal industries □ □ 32170 Non-ferrous metal industries □ □ 32171 Engineering □ □ 32172 Transport equipment industry □ □ 32182 Technological research and development □ □ 322 Mineral resources and mining □ □ 32210 Mineral/Mining Policy & Admin. Mgmt □ □ 32220 Mineral Prospection And Exploration □ □ 32261 Coal □ □ 32262 Oil and gas □ □ 32263 Ferrous metals □ □ 32264 Non-ferrous metals □ □ 32265 Precious metals/materials □ □ 32266 Industrial minerals □ □ 32267 Fertilizer minerals □ □ 32268 Offshore minerals □ □ 323 Construction □ □ 32310 Construction Policy And Admin. Mgmt □ □ 33 Trade and Tourism □ □ 331 Trade policy and regulation □ □ 33110 Trade Policy And Admin. Management □ □ 33120 Trade facilitation □ □ 33130 Regional trade agreements (RTAs) □ □ 33140 Multilateral trade negotiation □ □ 33181 Trade education & training □ 332 Tourism □ 33210 Tourism Policy And Admin. Management □ 41 General Environment Protection
  • 49. Page 49 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx □ □ 410 General environmental protection □ □ 41010 Environmental Policy And Admin. Mgmt □ □ 41020 Biosphere protection □ □ 41030 Bio-diversity □ □ 41040 Site Preservation □ 41050 Flood Prevention/Control □ 41081 Environmental education/training □ □ 41082 Environmental research □ □ 43 Other multisector □ □ 430 Other multisector □ □ 43010 Multisector Aid □ 43030 Urban Development And Management □ □ 43040 Rural Development □ □ 43050 Non-agricultural alternative development □ □ 43081 Multisector education/training □ □ 43082 Research/scientific institutions □ □ 51 General budget support □ □ 510 General budget support □ □ 51010 General budget support □ □ 52 Development food aid/food security □ □ 520 Development food aid/food security assistance □ □ 52010 Food Aid / Food Security Programmes □ □ 53 Other commodity assistance □ □ 530 Other commodity assistance □ □ 53030 Import support (capital goods) □ □ 53040 Import support (commodities) □ □ 60 Action relating to debt □ □ 600 Action relating to debt □ □ 60010 Action relating to debt □ □ 60020 Debt forgiveness □ □ 60030 Relief of multilateral debt □ □ 60040 Rescheduling and refinancing □ □ 60061 Debt for development swap □ □ 60062 Other debt swap □ □ 60063 Debt buy-back □ □ 72 Emergency and distress relief □ 720 Emergency and distress relief □ 72010 Material relief assistance and services □ □ 72040 Emergency food aid □ 72050 Relief coordination; protection and support services □ □ 73 Reconstruction relief and rehabilitation □ □ 730 Reconstruction relief and rehabilitation □ □ 73010 Reconstruction relief and rehabilitation □ 74 Disaster prevention and preparedness □ □ 740 Disaster prevention and preparedness □ 74010 Disaster prevention and preparedness □ □ 91 Administrative costs of donors □ □ 910 Administrative costs of donors □ □ 91010 Administrative Costs □ 92 Support to NGO □ □ 920 Support to NGO □ □ 92010 Support to national NGOs □ □ 92020 Support to international NGOs □ □ 92030 Support to local and regional NGOs
  • 50. Page 50 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx □ □ 93 Refugees □ □ 930 Refugees (in donor countries) □ □ 93010 Refugees (in donor countries) □ □ 99 Unallocated/unspecified □ □ 998 Unallocated/unspecified □ □ 99810 Sectors Not Specified □ □ 99820 Promotion of Development Awareness 2.3. Targetgroup(s) A1 = Applicant 1/Functional Lead Partner; A2 = Applicant 2 A1 A2 □ □ All □ □ Child soldiers □ Children (less than 18 years old) Community Based Organisation(s) □ Consumers □ Disabled □ Drug consumers □ Educational organisations (school, universities) □ Elderly people □ Illness affected people (Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS) □ Indigenous peoples Local authorities □ □ Migrants Non Governmental Organisations □ □ Prisoners □ □ Professional category □ □ Refugees and displaced □ Research organisations/Researchers □ SME/SMI □ □ Students □ □ Urban slum dwellers □ □ Victims of conflicts/catastrophies □ Women □ Young people □ □ Other (please specify): ……………………………..
  • 51. Page 51 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 3. CAPACITY TO MANAGE AND IMPLEMENT ACTIONS 3.1. Experience by Sector (for each sector selected in 2.2.) APPLICANT 1/Functional Lead Partner: Sector31 Year(s) of Experience Experience in thepast 7 years Number of Projects in the past 7 years Estimated Amount (in thousand Euros) in the past 7 years Tourism □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Emergency and distress relief □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Environmental education and training □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ 1 to 5 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown 31 If necessary, specify the applicant and add more rows to the table, if required.
  • 52. Page 52 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx APPLICANT 2: Sector32 Year(s) of Experience Experience in the past 7 years Number of Projects in the past 7 years Estimated Amount (in thousand Euros) in the past 7 years Education □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Population programmes □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Government and Civil Society □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 1000+ □ Unknown Conflict prevention an resolution, peace and security □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Other Social Infrastructure and Service □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years 6 to 7 years □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years 6 to 7 years □ 1 to 5 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 32 If necessary, specify the applicant and add more rows to the table, if required.
  • 53. Page 53 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx □ 7 years + □ 7 years + □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □300 to 1.000 1000+ □ Unknown Business and Other Services □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ 1 to 5 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Industry, Mining and Construction □ Less than 1 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ Less than 1 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Tourism □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ 1 to 5 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 1000+ □ Unknown General environmental protection □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 1000+ □ Unknown Urban Development And Management □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 1000+ □ Unknown Disaster prevention and preparedness Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5
  • 54. Page 54 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Support to NGO □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown 3.2. Experience by Geographical area (country or region) APPLICANT 1/Functional Lead Partner By Geographical area (country or region) Year(s) of Experience Number of Projects in this geographical area in the past 7 years Estimated Amount (in thousand Euros) invested in this geographical area in the past 7 years Indicative list of regions − Europe EU − Europe non-EU − Eastern Europe − Central America − South America − South-East Asia − North-East Asia − South Asia − Central Asia − Mediterranean − Gulf Countries − Eastern Africa − Central Africa − Western Africa − Southern Africa − Indian Ocean − Caribbean − Pacific Tourism □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Emergency and distress relief □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Environmental □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1
  • 55. Page 55 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx education and training □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Cross-reference of experience by Sectorand by Geographical area: Sector(s) (as selected in 2.2) Geographical area(s) (country or region, as identified previously) Tourism Europe –non EU (Croatia) Emergency and distress relief Europe –non EU (Croatia) Environmental education and training Europe –non EU (Croatia) APPLICANT 2 By Geographical area (country or region) Year(s) of Experience Number of Projects in this geographical area in the past 7 years Estimated Amount (in thousand Euros) invested in this geographical area in the past 7 years Indicative list of regions − Europe EU − Europe non-EU − Eastern Europe − Central America − South America − South-East Asia − North-East Asia − South Asia − Central Asia − Mediterranean − Gulf Countries − Eastern Africa − Central Africa − Western Africa − Southern Africa − Indian Ocean − Caribbean − Pacific Europe non-EU □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years 7 years + □ 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 1000+ □ Unknown □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150 □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 4 to 5 years □ 6 to 7 years □ 7 years + □ 1 to 5 □ 6 to 10 □ 11 to 20 □ 21 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 5 □ 5 to 20 □ 20 to 50 □ 50 to 150
  • 56. Page 56 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx □ 200 to 500 □ 500+ □ 150 to 300 □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown Cross-reference of experience by Sector and by Geographical area: Sector(s) (as selected in 2.2) Geographical area(s) (country or region, as identified previously) Education Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) Population programmes Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) Government and Civil Society Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) Conflict prevention an resolution, peace and security Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) Other Social Infrastructure and Service Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) Business and Other Services Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) Industry, Mining and Construction Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) Tourism Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) General environmental protection Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) Urban Development And Management Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) Disaster prevention and preparedness Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) Support to NGO Europe non-EU ( Montenegro) 3.3. Resources 3.3.1 Financial data. Please provide the following information, if applicable, on the basis of the profit and loss account and balance sheet of your organisation, amounts in thousand Euros APPLICANT 1/Functional Lead Partner: Year Turnover or equivalent (EUR) Net earnings or equivalent (EUR) Total balance sheet or budget (EUR) Shareholders’ equity or equivalent (EUR) Medium and long-term debt (EUR) Short-term debt (< 1 year) (EUR) 2010 (N33 ) 1.198 0 1.198 52 0 2009 (N-1) 1.236 0 1.236 76 0 2008 (N-2) 1.001 0 1.001 100 900 33 N = previous financial year
  • 57. Page 57 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx APPLICANT 2: Year Turnover or equivalent (EUR) Net earnings or equivalent (EUR) Total balance sheet or budget (EUR) Shareholders’ equity or equivalent (EUR) Medium and long-term debt (EUR) Short-term debt (< 1 year) (EUR) 2010 (N) 5.969 n/a 5.969 n/a n/a n/a 2009 (N-1) 5.285 n/a 5.285 n/a n/a n/a 2008 (N-2) 4.817 n/a 4.817 n/a n/a n/a 3.3.2. Financing Source(s) (please tick the source(s) of the revenues of your organisation and specify the additional information requested) APPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead partner: Year Source Percentage (total for a given year must be equal to 100%) Number of fee- paying members (only for source = Member's fees) 2010 (N) □ EU N/A 2010 (N) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A 2010 (N) □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A 2010 (N) □ United Nations N/A 2010 (N) □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A 2010 (N) □ Private Sector N/A 2010 (N) □ Member's fees 2010 (N) Other (please specify): …………… N/A 2010 (N) Total 100% N/A 2009(N-1) □EU N/A 2009(N-1) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A 2009(N-1) □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A 2009(N-1) □ United Nations N/A 2009(N-1) □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A 2009(N-1) Private Sector N/A 2009(N-1) □ Member's fees 2009(N-1) Other (please specify):National D otations N/A 2009(N-1) Total 100% N/A 2008 (N-2) □ EU N/A 2008 (N-2) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A 2008 (N-2) □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A 2008 (N-2) □ United Nations N/A 2008 (N-2) □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A
  • 58. Page 58 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 2008 (N-2) □ Private Sector N/A 2008 (N-2) □ Member's fees 2008 (N-2) Other (please specify): National Dotations N/A 2008 (N-2) Total 100% N/A APPLICANT 2: Year Source Percentage (total for a given year must be equal to 100%) Number of fee- paying members (only for source = Member's fees) 2010 (N) EU 20% N/A 2010 (N) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A 2010 (N) □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A 2010 (N) United Nations 15% N/A 2010 (N) □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A 2010 (N) □ Private Sector N/A 2010 (N) □ Member's fees 2010 (N) Other (please specify): Global donors (Global Fund, Global Environment Facility), bilateral donors, Government of Montenegro, local authorities 65% N/A 2010 (N) Total 100% N/A 2009(N-1) EU 15% N/A 2009(N-1) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A 2009(N-1) □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A 2009(N-1) United Nations 20% N/A 2009(N-1) □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A 2009(N-1) □ Private Sector N/A 2009(N-1) □ Member's fees 2009(N-1) Other (please specify): Global donors (Global Fund, Global Environment Facility), bilateral donors, Government of Montenegro, local authorities 65% N/A 2009(N-1) Total 100% N/A 2008 (N-2) EU 10% N/A 2008 (N-2) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A 2008 (N-2) □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A 2008 (N-2) United Nations 35% N/A 2008 (N-2) □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A 2008 (N-2) □ Private Sector N/A 2008 (N-2) □ Member's fees 2008 (N-2) Other (please specify): Global donors (Global Fund, Global Environment Facility), bilateral donors, Government of Montenegro, local authorities 55% N/A
  • 59. Page 59 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 2008 (N-2) Total 100% N/A 3.3.3. Number of paid staff (full-time equivalent) (please tick one option for each type of staff): Type of staff APPLICANT 1 APPLICANT 2 Paid Unpaid Paid Unpaid HQ Staff: recruited and based in Headquarters (compulsory for all applicants) < 10 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ N/A □ < 10 > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ N/A □ < 10 > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ N/A □ < 10 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ N/A Expat Staff: recruited in Headquarters (located in Developed Country) and based in Croatia and/or Montenegro □ < 10 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 N/A □ < 10 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 N/A < 10 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ N/A □ < 10 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ N/A Local staff: recruited and based in Croatia and/or Montenegro (only in case of applicants other than Croatian and/or Montenegrin ones □ < 10 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 N/A □ < 10 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ N/A □ < 10 □ > 10 and < 50 > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ N/A □ < 10 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ N/A 4. LIST OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD/COMMITTEE OF YOUR ORGANISATION APPLICANT 1/Functional Lead Partner Name Profession Function Country of Nationality On the board since Mr Vinko Prizmić Dipl.ing President (HEAD) of CMRS Croatia 2002 Mr VedranTešić Dipl.ing. railway traffic Vice President of CMRS Croatia Mr DrakoBerljak Dipl.oecc Secretary of CMRS Croatia 2002
  • 60. Page 60 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx APPLICANT 2 Name Profession Function Country of Nationality On the board since Mr RastislavVrbensky PhD in Development Studies UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Montenegro Slovakia 2011 Ms LovitaRamguttee Masters Degree in Development Studies UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Montenegro Mauritius 2011 Ms MilicaBegovicRad ojevic PhD in International Relations UNDP Montenegro Economy and Environment Cluster Team Leader Montenegro 2007 Ms SanjaBojanic MA in Entrepreneurshi p UNDP Montenegro Democratic Governance Cluster Team Leader Montenegro 2003 Mr MiodragDragisic Bachelors Degree in Economics UNDP Montenegro Social Inclusion Cluster Team Leader Montenegro 2002 Ms SnezanaDoljanica Master’s Degree in Public and International Management UNDP Montenegro Operations Manager Montenegro 2004
  • 61. Page 61 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx III. PARTNERS OF THE APPLICANT PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTION 1. DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTNERS This section must be completed for each partner organisation within the meaning of section 2.1.2 of the Guidelines for Applicants. Any associates as defined in the same section need not be mentioned. You must make as many copies of this table as necessary to create entries for more partners. Applicant 1 EuropeAid ID number34 Full legal name Hrvatskagorskaslužbaspašavanja Partners that are registered in PADOR do not need to fill in the rest of this section which is marked in grey. Partner of Applicant 1 Applicant 2 Date of Registration 10.08.2009. Place of Registration Zagreb Legal status35 NGO Official address ofRegistration36 Kozarčeva 22, Zagreb Country of Registration37 / Nationality38 Croatia Contact person Mr. Vinko Prizmić Telephone number: country code + city code + number ++ 385 21781200 Fax number: country code + city code + number ++ 385 21781202 34 This number is available to an organisation which registers its data in PADOR. For more information and to register, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/work/europeaid/onlineservices/pador/index_en.htm 35 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation 36 If not in one of the countries listed in section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines, please justify its location 37 For organisations 38 Please see section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines
  • 62. Page 62 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx E-mail address gss@gss.hr Number of employees 6 Other relevant resources The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service is a volunteer-based, non- profit and civic search and rescue service organization regulated by public law. Its members’ activities are voluntary. They specialise in rescues on rugged terrains and in difficult weather conditions, which means any situation requiring special mountain-rescue skills and equipment. This includes accidents in mountain regions, rocks, caves, steep and other rough terrains, as well as accidents that occur in particularly bad weather conditions (snow, cold, ice, fog, etc.). Often, though, the HGSS also carries out its duties in urban communities and other non-mountainous areas. This includes missions performed on high buildings, in tunnels and pipelines, in traffic accidents and at sea, as well as those related to various extreme sports (paragliding, mountain biking, rafting, etc.). There are currently around 700 members, including 20 medical doctors. The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service was established in 1950 as an internal service for the Croatian Mountaineering Association. Since then, it has protected citizens and visitors in Croatia 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the last few years they have had more than 400 missions a year and have rescued more than 400 people, where about 20 percent have been foreigners. Today, the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service is a public service that has been caring for safety of people in general (only a relatively small number of the persons rescued are members of the mountaineering organizations). The Croatian Mountain Rescue Service is a member of the international association of mountain rescue services IKAR-CISA. The HGSS is organized through 20 territorial units – teams, 7 specialized commissions, ca 700 highly motivated and trained members/ volunteering rescuers, wide network of supporting organization and institutions, SAR equipment, car park, offices and equipment, cartography software and equipment, trained staff, department for project development, network of mountain lodges, Web site, etc. Experience of similar actions, in relation to the role in the implementation of the proposed action HGSS has experience on similar project DOT, also in function of the Lead Applicant. Under the Civil ProtectionMechanism, HGSS is implementing 0.5 MEuro worth project EU Proteus, with Slovenian Cave Rescue Association. History of cooperation with the applicant HGSS has been cooperating with the most of the project partners and associates directly, the most intensively through the implementation of ongoing project DOT financed under the First call of the IPACBCCRO-MNE programme. HGSS has traditionaly good cooperation with GSS MNE through various joint initiatives in IKAR-CISA association.HGSScooperates with Croatian Chamber of conomy in implementation of certified programme for
  • 63. Page 63 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx outdoor tourism guides. Role and involvement in preparing the proposed action HGSS has facilitated the preparation process for the action and has been the main coordinator of collecting all necessary information with all the relevant action’ stakeholders. Role and involvement in implementing the proposed action HGSS is a functional lead partner and will coordinate all the project partners, associates and other stakeholders relevant for the action. Its department for project development will work on all the project cycle management, administration and coordination tasks as well as be responsible for the action’s PR and visibility. Important: This application form must be accompanied by a signed and dated partnership statement from each partner, in accordance with the model provided.
  • 64. Page 64 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Applicant 2 EuropeAid ID number:39 Full legal name United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Country Office Montenegro Partners that are registered in PADOR do not need to fill in the rest of this section which is marked in grey. Partner of Applicant 1 Applicant 2 ■ Date of Registration 15th December 2006 Place of registration Legal status40 International organization Official address ofRegistration41 BulevarSvetog Petra Cetinjskog 1A, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro Country of Registration42 / Nationality43 Montenegro Contact person RastislavVrbensky, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP RR Telephone number: country code + city code + number +382 20 225533 Fax number: country code + city code + number +382 20 2225551 E-mail address Registry.me@undp.org Number of employees 65 Other relevant resources Office premises, communication and IT equipment, vehicles Experience of similar actions, in relation to the role in the implementation of the proposed action Hiking and biking project - Project goal was development of nature based tourism in Montenegro, with special focus on hiking and biking, and tourism safety through adoption of legislation framework and capacity building of institutions in charge of development of this type of tourism. For proper development of this type of tourism there was a need to identify and further
  • 65. Page 65 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx develop: needed infrastructure and institutions in charge of that infrastructure and further development of nature based tourism, namely, Mountaineering and Biking Associations. UNDP provided full support to the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and involved associations in establishment of Mountaineering and Biking Associations as self-sufficient institutions in charge of maintenance of the national hiking and mountain biking trail infrastructure, implementation of new legislation on nature based tourism and further promotion and development of this type of tourism in accordance with best international standards. Also, Mountain Rescue service was in the focus of UNDP’s work from 2009, where along with the Ministry we set the base for their future work. Again this background, UNDP Office in Montenegro have aimed to address the issue of regional disparities (North-South and North- Center), assist in creating a better business environment and investment promotion and integrate sustainable development principles in decision making. In partnership with the Government, private and civil sector, progress made on ensuring environmentally responsible economic development through sustainable planning and use of natural resources, using information technology (GIS), with special focus on business clusters, spatial planning, energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable tourism development and biodiversity conservation in underdeveloped areas. In line with the Millennium Development Goals 1 and 7 and in partnership with key ministries and institutions, municipalities, civil and private sector, the UNDP Montenegro supports: - Development of Strategy for Sustainable Economic Growth in Montenegro through Introduction of Clusters by the end of 2016: The purpose of the project is to strengthen the competitiveness and market access of selected clusters and networks in Montenegro, with a special emphasis on the more impoverished Northern region. In this context it will foster a more equitable integration of small and medium scale businesses in that region into domestic and international value/supply chains of through enhanced dynamism, collective efficiency, productivity and viable business partnerships with private sector investors. - Unleashing the economic potential of ecosystems to catalyse sustainable development of rural mountain communities in Dinaric ecoregion, through regional Via Dinarica Programme History of cooperation with the applicant UNDP established official cooperation with HGSS in the framework of on-going CBC Business Cooperation and Skills Improvement for Development of Outdoor Tourism (DOT) Project. Since first year of the Project is concluded, the results and outcomes achieved, as well as overall cooperation with HGSS were at highest level
  • 66. Page 66 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Role and involvement in preparing the proposed action UNDP overtook leading role in creating partnership on the Montenegrin side, facilitated process of Project design and sustain coordination with HGSS. Role and involvement in implementing the proposed action UNDP will be in charge for overall management and implementation of the Project in Montenegro, coordinating the effective and timely implementation of Project activities, assuring achieving of Project outcomes and closely cooperate with HGSS and Project partners on all relevant aspects.
  • 67. Page 67 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Partner 1 EuropeAid ID number 44 HR-2007-DRB-2711322753 Full legal name Croatian Chamber of Economy, County Chamber Dubrovnik Partners that are registered in PADOR do not need to fill in the rest of this section which is marked in grey. Partner of Applicant 1 Applicant 2 Date of Registration December 4th 1991 ( February 16th, 1852) Place of Registration Zagreb Legal status 45 Non profit organization Official address ofRegistration 46 Roosveltovtrg 2, Zagreb Country of Registration 47 / Nationality 48 Croatia Contact person NikolinaTrojić Telephone number: countrycode + city code + number ++ 385 20 312 099 Fax number: country code + city code + number ++ 385 20 412 044 E-mail address ntrojic@hgk.hr Number of employees CCE – 485, Dubrovnik County Chamber - 9 Other relevant resources Office, presentation hall, presentation equipment. The biggest resource is network of County Chambers all over the Croatia with support of our Headquarters in Zagreb. 44 This number is available to an organisation which registers its data in PADOR. For more information and to register, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/work/europeaid/onlineservices/pador/index_en.htm 45 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation 46 If not in one of the countries listed in section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines, please justify its location 47 For organisations 48 Please see section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines
  • 68. Page 68 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Experience of similar actions, in relation to the role in the implementation of the proposed action From the very beginning of implementation of projects financed by the EU Croatian Chamber of Economy - County Chamber of Dubrovnik became involved in writing projects, and was a partner and associate on many projects. The name of our institution gives to the conclusion that we are focused on projects that encourage and help empower businesses with the aim of building a stable and sustainable economic growth. Through EU projects we focus our activities on sectors that contribute to the economy but also the entire community, with special emphasis on empowering small and medium-sized enterprises. So far we have been engaged in projects: - “Implementation of European Charter of SME’s in Dubrovnik-Neretva County”, - Adriatic RePort Tourist Network; - The strategic plan for long-term development of the existing free zones; - ReTaj; - ICPR; - ITAC; - CASE; - IMPACT; - PACE; - STONE; Etc…. History of cooperation with the applicant CCE has cooperation established with HGSS in implementation of the curricula for outdoor tourism guides. Role and involvement in preparing the proposed action CCE took part in preparatory process and identification of the package 2 of activities as well as of package 4. Role and involvement in implementing the proposed action CCE CC Dubrovnik will organize most of the activities from Croatian side related to Activity 2 package – coordinate mapping and facilitate workshops for inter-cluster cooperation and data gathering for SME-s in the relevant sectors. Besides that it will coordinate for Croatian side promotional activities towards fairs visits and organization of tour for international inbound operators.
  • 69. Page 69 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Partner 1 EuropeAid ID number:49 N/A Full legal name National Tourism Organisation (NTO) of Montenegro Partner of Applicant Applicant 2 Date of Registration 16.01.1996 Place of registration Podgorica Legal status50 Public body governed by public law Official address ofRegistration51 BulevarSvetiPetarCetinjski 130 Country of Registration52 / Nationality53 Montenegro Contact person BiljanaBozovic Telephone number: country code + city code + number +382(0)77 100 001 Fax number: country code + city code + number +382 77(0)100 009 E-mail address biljana.bozovic@montenegro.travel Number of employees The National Tourism Organization of Montenegro NTO has 22 employees, 1 office in Podgorica and 4 representative offices in Belgrade, Sarajevo, Ljubljana and Frankfurt (each representative office has 2 employees, in total 8 people). The budget is around 2 million Euros per year. Other relevant resources The National Tourism Organization of Montenegro is umbrella institution for promotion and creation of tourism product in Montenegro and has wide network of tourism partners in country as well as abroad. NTO has very good vertical and horizontal institutional cooperation. The Organisation has the mission to enable both our citizens and guests to feel the spirit of Montenegro and to get acquainted with its beauties. Experience of similar actions, in relation to the role in the implementation NTO has a rich experience in tourism promotion activities. In particular, in the area of outdoor tourism, NTO developed in cooperation with Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, 49 This number is available to an organisation which registers its data in PADOR. For more information and to register, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/onlineservices/pador 50 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation 51 If not in one of the countries listed in section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines, please justify its location 52 For organisations 53 For individuals
  • 70. Page 70 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx of the proposed action local stakeholders and other institutions hiking & biking products. Development of this segment of tourism products considered development of: “Hiking & Biking brochure and maps”, “Wilderness Biking Montenegro” which presents outdoor tourism offer of Montenegro together with an overview of the tourist offer in the localities around. Further, NTO was involved with in-house expertize in development of legal set up for mountain trails and cooperation with national stakeholders, such as Mountaineering Association of Montenegro and Cycling Association of Montenegro. History of cooperation with the applicant NTO and UNDP have cooperated in implementation of Hiking and Biking Project, led by UNDP. The activities implemented through this project were coordinated with Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, including consultative process with relevant national stakeholders, including NTO. Role and involvement in preparing the proposed action NTO has been actively involved in designing and drafting the project in cooperation with Applicants: UNDP and HGSS, analysing the current situation in the cross-border area and planning objectives and activities. In particular, NTO provided the relevant background information on the current promotion practices in outdoor tourism, statistics and contacts for local tourist associations. Role and involvement in implementing the proposed action NTOMNE will be supporting the Applicants and other Partners through its expertise in tourism development. It will be in charge of promotional activities, in particular preparation of the promotional materials (map, video), visibility activity, European level promotion of the project area at outdoor fairs and act as hosting partner for inbound tour operators visiting the region. Further, It will be the key source and focal point for all the tourist-related information in the project and provide inputs for development of new joint tourism products.
  • 71. Page 71 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Partner 2 EuropeAid ID number:54 N/A Full legal name Montenegrin Mountain Rescue Service (GSSCG) Partner of Applicant Applicant2 Date of Registration 18.02.2011 Place of registration Niksic Legal status55 NGO, Non-profit organization, governed by Law Official address ofRegistration56 AerodromKapinopolje, Niksic Country of Registration57 / Nationality58 Montenegro Contact person ZeljkoLoncovic Telephone number: country code + city code + number +382 67 28 44 97 Fax number: country code + city code + number n/a E-mail address zloncevic@t-com.me Number of employees 1 permanent employee, 18 mountain rescuers, 16 trainees for mountain rescuers, 4 doctors-rescuers, 3 instructors and 21 honorary members. Other relevant resources GSSCG is a national, charitable, professional, non-profit organization that performs activities of interest to the state of Montenegro, whose main goal is helping and rescuing people from difficult mountainous conditions. The main tasks are: Recovery and prevention of accidents in the mountains, or other inaccessible areas and in emergency situations, the application of special skills and the use of technical equipment for rescue in the mountains, for the preservation of human life, health and property; organizing and preparing the activities and measures to maintain preparedness for rescue and permanent organization, qualification and training, and promotion of readiness and ability to eliminate accidents in the mountains and other inaccessible places; Implement preventative measures for the improvement of security protection and rescue in the mountains and other inaccessible places; Recover to developed 54 This number is available to an organisation which registers its data in PADOR. For more information and to register, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/onlineservices/pador 55 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation 56 If not in one of the countries listed in section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines, please justify its location 57 For organisations 58 For individuals
  • 72. Page 72 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx or undeveloped slopes, climbing areas and other facilities and areas in the countryside for specific leisure time, sports, tourism and other outdoor activities in the mountain area; Search and rescue from avalanches and implementing preventive measures in connection with the danger of snow avalanches in mountainous area; Providing security advice and recommendations of individuals and the organizers of tourism, sports and other outdoor activities in mountain areas, to prevent activities that threaten life and health of participants; Participate in a rescue system for the mass of natural disasters in mountain areas and other inaccessible places; Involvement in work, in accordance with the agreements and commitments with police and the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro - the Department for Emergency Situations; Cooperation with international organizations for Alpine Rescue IKAR-CISA and organization of training / education to carry out activities in the mountains, the maintenance of schools and other educational activities aimed at improving knowledge about the e.g. orientation, preparation and conduct of mountain climbing and safety aspects in relation to them. Experience of similar actions, in relation to the role in the implementation of the proposed action GSSCG is main beneficiary under current IPA CBC Project “Skills Improvement and Business Cooperation for Development of Outdoor Tourism”, where the organization is involved in series of trainings (ITLS, Swift Water Rescue Training, Caving Rescue Training), as well as equipped with set of individual and group-use items. This improves technical, operational and administrative capacities of the organization. History of cooperation with the applicant UNDP established cooperation with GSSCG in the framework of Hiking and Biking project, facilitating official registration of the organization, development of strategic plan, providing funds for series of trainings, as well as facilitating inclusion of GSSCG in international organizations for Alpine Rescue IKAR-CISA. Role and involvement in preparing the proposed action GSSCG provided strategic inputs on the necessity for further improvement of human capacities, most important for training for instructors for ITLS, which will be final precondition for inclusion of GSSCG in ITLS International. In order to strengthen capacities for swift water rescuing, GSSCG proposed organizing of White Water Rescue Training. Finally, in order to provide effective respond to the emergency situations (in natural disasters), GSSCG provided inputs for purchasing of three main sets of equipment: specialized snow mobiles, medical equipment and rescuing equipment. Role and involvement in implementing the proposed action GSSCG will designate its members to attend above stated trainings, assure efficient use of purchased equipment and conduct GPS mapping on the selected trails in Montenegro in order to assure high safety standards. These data will be uploaded at Geoportal.
  • 73. Page 73 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 2. PARTNERSHIP STATEMENT59 Partnership statement - Applicant 1 A partnership is a relationship of substance between two or more organisations involving shared responsibilities in undertaking the action funded by the Contracting Authority60 . To ensure that the action runs smoothly, the Contracting Authority requires Applicant 1 and all its Partners to acknowledge this by agreeing to the principles of good partnership practice set out below. 1. All Partners of Applicant 1 must have read the Application Form and understood what their role in the action will be before the application is submitted to the Joint Technical Secretariat. 2. All partners of Applicant 1 must have read the Standard Grant Contract and understood what their respective obligations under the contract will be if the grant is awarded. They authorise the respective Applicant 1 “Croatian Mountain Rescue Service” - HGSS to sign the contract with the Contracting Authority and represent them in all dealings with the Contracting Authority in the context of the action's implementation. 3. The Applicant 1 must consult with its partners regularly and keep them fully informed of the progress of the action. 4. All partners of Applicant 1 must receive copies of the reports - narrative and financial - made to the Contracting Authority and/or Joint Technical Secretariat. 5. Proposals for substantial changes to the action (e.g. activities, partners, etc.) should be agreed by the Applicant 1 and its Partners before being submitted to the Contracting Authority. Where no such agreement can be reached, the Applicant 1 must indicate this when submitting changes for approval to the Contracting Authority. 6. Where the Beneficiary does not have its headquarters in the country where the action is implemented, the Applicant 1 and its Partners must agree before the end of the action, on an equitable distribution of equipment, vehicles and supplies for the action purchased with the EU grant among local partners or the final beneficiaries of the action. I have read and approved the contents of the proposal submitted to the Contracting Authority. I undertake to comply with the principles of good partnership practice. Applicant 1 Name of organisation: Croatian Mountain rescue Service Name of legally authorized representative: Vinko Prizmić Position: Head of HGSS 59 Please note that all thePartners, includingApplicant 1 andApplicant 2 are required to signthepartnership. Inaddtition, bothapplicantswillsigntheDeclarationbyApplicantandthePartnershipAgreement. 60 The Agency for Regional Development, if the Applicant 1 is from Croatia or the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro if the Applicant 1 is from Montenegro.
  • 74. Page 74 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Date and place: 02.03.2012 Signature and Stamp: Partner of Applicant 1 Name of organisation: Croatian Chamber of Economy, County Chamber Dubrovnik Name of legally authorized representative: TerezinaOrlić Position: President Date and place: 05.03.2012 Signature and Stamp:
  • 75. Page 75 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Partnership statement - Applicant 2 A partnership is a relationship of substance between two or more organisations involving shared responsibilities in undertaking the action funded by the Contracting Authority61 . To ensure that the action runs smoothly, the Contracting Authority requires Applicant 2 and all its Partners to acknowledge this by agreeing to the principles of good partnership practice set out below. 1. All Partners of Applicant 2 must have read the Application Form and understood what their role in the action will be before the application is submitted to the Joint Technical Secretariat. 2. All partners of Applicant 2 must have read the Standard Grant Contract and understood what their respective obligations under the contract will be if the grant is awarded. They authorise the respective Applicant 2,United Nations Development Programme Country Office Montenegro, to sign the contract with the Contracting Authority and represent them in all dealings with the Contracting Authority in the context of the action's implementation. 3. The Applicant 2 must consult with its partners regularly and keep them fully informed of the progress of the action. 4. All partners of Applicant 2 must receive copies of the reports - narrative and financial - made to the Contracting Authority and/or Joint Technical Secretariat. 5. Proposals for substantial changes to the action (e.g. activities, partners, etc.) should be agreed by the Applicant 2 and its Partners before being submitted to the Contracting Authority. Where no such agreement can be reached, the Applicant 2 must indicate this when submitting changes for approval to the Contracting Authority. 6. Where the Beneficiary does not have its headquarters in the country where the action is implemented, the Applicant 2 and its Partners must agree before the end of the action, on an equitable distribution of equipment, vehicles and supplies for the action purchased with the EU grant among local partners or the final beneficiaries of the action. I have read and approved the contents of the proposal submitted to the Contracting Authority. I undertake to comply with the principles of good partnership practice. Applicant 2 Name of organisation: United Nations Development Programme Country Office Montenegro Name of legally authorized representative: RastislavVrbensky Position: UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Montenegro 61 The Agency for Regional Development, if the Applicant 2 is from Croatia or the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro if the Applicant 2 is from Montenegro.
  • 76. Page 76 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Date and place: 1st March Signature and Stamp: Partner of Applicant 2 Name of organisation: National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro Name of legally authorized representative: SašaRadović Position: Managing director Date and place: Signature and Stamp: Partner 2 of Applicant 2 Name of organisation: Mountain Rescue Service in Montenegro Name of legally authorized representative: Željko Loncović Position: President Date and place: Signature and Stamp:
  • 77. Page 77 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx IV. ASSOCIATES OF THE APPLICANTS PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTION This section must be completed for each associated organisation within the meaning of section 2.1.2 of the Guidelines for Applicants. You must make as many copies of this table as necessary to create entries for more associates. Associate 1 Full legal name Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism (MSDT) of Montenegro EuropeAid ID number 62 Associate of Applicant 1 Applicant 2 Country of Registration/Nationality Montenegro Legal status 63 Public administration body Official address of Registration IV proleterske brigade 19 81000 Podgorica Contact person ZeljkaRadak, Deputy Minister for Tourism Strategy, Policy and Specific Tourism Offers Telephone number: country code + city code + number +382 20 446 200 Fax number: country code + city code + number +382 20 446 215 E-mail address zeljka.radak@mrt.gov.me Number of employees 150 Other relevant resources n/a Experience of similar actions, in relation to role in the implementation of the proposed action MSDT is in charge for development of national legal framework for tourism development as a whole, including specific tourism offers, such as outdoor tourism. In previous period, MSDT developed legislative basis for mountain trails 62 This number is available to an organisation which registers its data in PADOR. For more information and to register, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/onlineservices/pador/index_en.htm 63 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation…
  • 78. Page 78 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx managements, within national-wide Hiking and Biking Programme. This includes establishment of National network of trails, roles and responsibilities for its marking and maintenance and assuring safety standards. Also, MSDT actively works on the diversification of tourism offer, through fostering of new tourism products, their promotion in cooperation with NTO and branding. History of cooperation with the applicant UNDP established official cooperation with MSDT in 2007 under Hiking and Biking Project, described under “Experience in similar actions” section. Role and involvement in preparing the proposed action MSDT provided inputs on the activity related to the development of trail management framework in Croatia. Role and involvement in implementing the proposed action MSDT will provide know how and transfer of knowledge and experiences for trail management legal basis in Croatia, in order to create uniform Project area trails marking and maintenance.
  • 79. Page 79 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx V. CHECKLIST PUBLICATION REFERENCE EUROPEAID/130601/L/ACT/MULTI BUDGET LINES: For Croatia:IPA 2009, 2010 & 2011 Cross-Border Programme Croatia-Montenegro 22.02.04.01 For Montenegro: BGUE-B2009-22.020401-C1-ELARG DELMNE BGUE-B2010-22.020401-C1-ELARG DELMNE BGUE-B2011-22.020401-C1-ELARG DELMNE Applicants APPLICANT 1/Functional Lead Partner APPLICANT 2 ADMINISTRATIVE DATA To be filled in by the applicant To be filled in by the applicant Name of the Applicant Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, HGSS United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office Montenegro EuropeAid ID number Nationality/Country and date of registration Croatia, 06.09.2010. Montenegro, 15th December 2006. Legal Entity File number64 Legal status65 Non profit making, NGO defined by Law International Organization Partner 1 Name/EuropeAid ID number:Croatian Chamber of Economy,County Chamber Dubrovnik Nationality/Country of registration: Croatian Legal status:Non profit organization Name/EuropeAid ID number: National Tourism Organization (NTO) of Montenegro Nationality/Country of registration: Montenegro Legal status: Public body 64 If the applicant has already signed a contract with the European Commission 65 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation…
  • 80. Page 80 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Partner 2 NB: Add as many rows as partners Name/EuropeAid ID number: Nationality/Country of registration: Legal status: Name/EuropeAid ID number: Montenegrin Mountain Rescue Service (GSSCG) Nationality/Country of registration: Montenegro Legal status: NGO, non-for profit, defined by law
  • 81. Page 81 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx BEFORE SENDING YOUR PROPOSAL, PLEASE CHECK THAT EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS IS COMPLETE AND RESPECTS THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: To be filled in by the applicant 1/ Functional Lead Partner Title of the Proposal: Yes No PART 1 (ADMINISTRATIVE) 1.The correct grant application form, published for this call for proposals, has been used 2.The Declaration by the Applicants have been filled in and has been signed and stamped 3. The Partnership Agreement between Applicants has been filled in, co-signed and stamped 4. The proposal is typed and is in English 5. One original and 2 copies are enclosed 6. An electronic version of the proposal (CD-Rom) is enclosed, containing the Grant application form in Word file. 7. Both Applicants (A1 and A2) and their partners have completed, singed and stamped Partnership Statement and the statements are included. Please indicate “Not applicable” (N/A) if you have no partner. 8. The budget is presented in the format requested, with signatures, where required, by the applicants and all partners, is expressed in EURO and is enclosed as Annex B (excel file). 9. The Logical Framework (Annex C1)and List of Indicators (Annex C2) has been completed and is enclosed. PART 2 (ELIGIBILITY OF THE ACTION) 10. The duration of the action is equal to or shorter than 24 months (the maximum allowed) 11. The duration of the action is equal to or longer than 6 months (the minimum allowed) 12. For measure 1.1 and measure 1.2, each of the requested EU contributions as asked by each of the two applicants is equal to or higher than € 50,000 (the minimum allowed) 13. For measure 1.1 and measure 1.2, each of the requested EU contributions as asked the applicant requesting funds from the Montenegrin allocation is equal to or lower than € 300,000 (the maximum allowed) 14. For measure 1.1 and measure 1.2, each of the requested EU contributions as asked the applicant requesting funds from the Croatian allocation is equal to or lower than € 270,000 (the maximum allowed)
  • 82. Page 82 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 15. For measure 1.3, each of the requested EU contributions as asked by each of the two applicants is equal to or higher than € 20,000 (the minimum allowed). 16. For measure 1.3, each of the requested EU contributions asked by the applicant requesting funds from the Montenegrin allocation is equal to or lower than € 75,000 (the maximum allowed) 17. For measure 1.3, each of the requested EU contributions asked by the applicant requesting funds from the Croatian allocation is equal to or lower than € 60,000 (the maximum allowed) 18. The EU financial contribution requested by each applicant is equal to or lower than 85% of the total eligible costs indicated in the applicant’s budget (maximum percentage required) 19. The contribution requested by each applicant is equal to or higher than 50 % of the total eligible costs indicated in the applicant’s budget (minimum percentage required) PART 3 (ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANTS AND PARTNERS) The supporting documents listed hereunder (20-23), submitted according to the Guidelines (Section 2.2.1), satisfied all the eligibility criteria of the applicants and its partners (if any): Yes No 20. Are copies (original, photocopy or scanned version) of the statutes or articles of association of the applicants and of each partner of the action delivered? If an applicant or partner is a body under public law, has a copy of the legal act founding this body been delivered? If required, has a translation of the relevant parts of the statutes or articles of association into English been delivered? 21. Have copies (original, photocopy or scanned version) of the applicants` latest accounts (the profit and loss account and the balance sheet for the previous financial year for which the accounts have been closed) been delivered? If required, has a translation of these documents into English been delivered? Please note that this obligation does not apply to public bodies nor to international organisations. It does not apply either when the accounts are in practice the same documents as an external audit report. In the later case, this report must be submitted. 22. Have the applicants delivered original Legal Entity File (Annex D of the Guidelines) duly completed and signed, accompanied by the justifying documents which are requested therein? If required, has a translation of the justifying documents into English been delivered? If any of the applicants have already signed a contract with the CA, instead of the legal entity file and its supporting documents the legal entity number may be provided, unless a change in its legal status occurred in the meantime. 23. Have the applicants delivered original Financial Identification Forms, conforming in the model attached at Annex E of the Guidelines, which have been certified by the bank in which the payments will be made? This bank must be located in the country where the applicant is registered. If the applicant has already signed a contract with the European Commission or where the European Commission has been in charge of the payments of a contract, a copy of the previous Financial Identification Form may be provided instead, unless a change in its bank account occurred in the meantime.
  • 83. Page 83 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx VI. DECLARATIONS BY THE APPLICANTSAND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT DECLARATION BY THE APPLICANT 1 The applicant, represented by the undersigned, being the authorised signatory of the Applicant 1 or Lead Functional Applicant, in the context of the present call for proposals, representing any partners in the proposed action, hereby declares that  the Applicant 1 has the sources of financing and professional competence and qualifications specified in section 2 of the Guidelines for Applicants;  theApplicant 1 undertakes to comply with the obligations foreseen in the partnership statement of the grant application form and with the principles of good partnership practice;  theApplicant 1is directly responsible for the preparation, management and implementation of the action with its partners, if any, and is not acting as an intermediary;  the Applicant 1and its partners are not in any of the situations excluding them from participating in contracts which are listed in Section 2.3.3 of the Practical Guide to contract procedures for EC external actions (available from the following Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/procedures/implementation/index_en.htm. Furthermore, it is recognised and accepted that if we participate in spite of being in any of these situations, we may be excluded from other procedures in accordance with section 2.3.4 of the Practical Guide;  the Applicant 1and each partner (if any) is in a position to deliver immediately, upon request, the supporting documents stipulated under section 2.2.1 of the Guidelines for Applicants.;  theApplicant 1and each partner (if any) are eligible in accordance with the criteria set out under sections 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 of the Guidelines for Applicants;  if recommended to be awarded a grant, the Applicant 1accepts the contractual conditions as laid down in the Standard Contract annexed to the Guidelines for Applicants (annex F);  theApplicant 1 and its partners are aware that, for the purposes of safeguarding the financial interests of the Communities, their personal data may be transferred to internal audit services, to the European Court of Auditors, to the Financial Irregularities Panel or to the European Anti-Fraud Office. The following grant applications have been submitted (or are about to be submitted) to the European Institutions, the European Development Fund and the EU Member States in the last 12 months: • Development of Outdoor tourism in mountain areas of Dinara, Kamešnica, Svilaja, and Blidinje, DOT 2 – IPA CBC CRO-MNE The Applicant 1 is fully aware of the obligation to inform without delay the Contracting Authority to which this application is submitted if the same application for funding made to other European Commission departments or Community institutions has been approved by them after the submission of this grant application. Signed on behalf of the Applicant 1 (Functional Lead Applicant): Name of legally authorised representative: Vinko Prizmić Position Head of HGSS Date 02.03.2011 Signature Stamp
  • 84. Page 84 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx DECLARATION BY THE APPLICANT 2 The applicant, represented by the undersigned, being the authorised signatory of the Applicant 2, in the context of the present call for proposals, representing any partners in the proposed action, hereby declares that  the Applicant 2 has the sources of financing and professional competence and qualifications specified in section 2 of the Guidelines for Applicants;  the Applicant 2 undertakes to comply with the obligations foreseen in the partnership statement of the grant application form and with the principles of good partnership practice;  the Applicant 2 is directly responsible for the preparation, management and implementation of the action with its partners, if any, and is not acting as an intermediary;  the Applicant 2 and its partners are not in any of the situations excluding them from participating in contracts which are listed in Section 2.3.3 of the Practical Guide to contract procedures for EC external actions (available from the following Internet address: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/procedures/implementation/index_en.htm. Furthermore, it is recognised and accepted that if we participate in spite of being in any of these situations, we may be excluded from other procedures in accordance with section 2.3.4 of the Practical Guide;  the Applicant 2 and each partner (if any) is in a position to deliver immediately, upon request, the supporting documents stipulated under section 2.2.1 of the Guidelines for Applicants.;  the Applicant 2 and each partner (if any) are eligible in accordance with the criteria set out under sections 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 of the Guidelines for Applicants;  if recommended to be awarded a grant, the Applicant 2 accepts the contractual conditions as laid down in the Standard Contract annexed to the Guidelines for Applicants (annex F);  the Applicant 2 and its partners are aware that, for the purposes of safeguarding the financial interests of the Communities, their personal data may be transferred to internal audit services, to the European Court of Auditors, to the Financial Irregularities Panel or to the European Anti-Fraud Office. The following grant applications have been submitted (or are about to be submitted) to the European Institutions, the European Development Fund and the EU Member States in the last 12 months: • N/a The Applicant 2 is fully aware of the obligation to inform without delay the Contracting Authority to which this application is submitted if the same application for funding made to other European Commission departments or Community institutions has been approved by them after the submission of this grant application. Signed on behalf of the Applicant 2: Name of legally authorised representative: RastislavVrbensky Position UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Montenegro Date 1st March 2012 Signature Stamp
  • 85. Page 85 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx PARTNERHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN APPLICANTS 1 AND 2 1. Subject and scope of the agreement This partnership agreement is drawn up between the applicants of the project Development of ICT for Outdoor Destinations (DIOD) (“the action”) jointly submitted in the framework of the 2nd call for proposals of the Cross-Border Programme Croatia-Montenegro. The partnership agreement defines the rules which shall govern the relationship between both applicants during the implementation of the action. By signing the present agreement, both applicants commit themselves to implement the action as one project regardless of the 2 contracts under which it will be implemented. 2. Duration The present agreement is valid from the signature by both parties. It shall remain in force until completion of the action and the termination of all contractual obligations of both applicants towards the Contracting authorities. 3. Designation of the Functional Lead Partner Applicants of the action agree that applicant Croatian Mountain Rescue Service shall be the Functional lead Partner for the action. For the purpose of this Application Form, the Functional Lead Partner is Applicant 1. 4. Obligations of Applicant 1 - Functional Lead Partner The Functional Lead Partner shall be responsible for: • the overall coordination of activities on both sides of the border; • organizing joint meetings of project partners, regular information exchange and correspondence between all partners on both sides of the border; • performing the role of main contact point for the action towards the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS); • keeping Applicant 2 informed of the progress of the action on his side of the border; • monitoring the progress of the action against the indicative action plan given under 1.9 of the Application Form; • following-up action indicators defined under 1.12 of the Application Form; • agreeing on corrective actions with Applicant 2 in case of significant deviations from the indicative action plan and/or action indicators; • agreeing on amendments to the proposal or the contract with Applicant 2 before submission to the Contracting Authority/ies; • compiling the progress reports on the basis of inputs from Applicant 2 and all partners from his side of the border and ensuring its timely submission to the JTS; • revising interim and final reports with the Applicant 2 in order to ensure consistency before submission to the Contracting Authorities;
  • 86. Page 86 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx 5. Obligations of Applicant 2 Applicant 2 shall be responsible for: • coordinating all activities with the Functional Lead Partner; • keeping the Functional Lead Partner informed of the progress of the action on his side of the border; • helping the Functional Lead Partner in exchanging information and organising coordination meetings between all partners of the action; • providing all necessary information that the Functional Lead Partner may require to fulfil its reporting duties towards the JTS; • coordinating and compiling progress reports inputs from all partners on his side of the border and ensuring their timely submission to the Functional Lead Partner; • agreeing on corrective actions with the Functional Lead Partner in case of significant deviations from the indicative action plan and/or action indicators; • agreeing on amendments to the proposal or the contract with the Functional Lead Partner before submission to the Contracting Authority; • ensuring that corrective actions agreed with the Functional Lead Partner are communicated to and adopted by all partners on his side of the border; • revising interim and final reports with the Functional Lead Partner in order to ensure consistency before submission to the Contracting Authorities; 6.Final remark The present agreement is made without prejudice to the applicants’ contractual obligations towards their Contracting Authority. In case of discrepancies between the applicant’s contractual obligations and this partnership agreement, the former shall prevail. Signed on behalf of Applicant 1 (Functional Lead Partner) Name of legally authorised representative: Vinko Prizmić Position: Head of Croatian Mountain Rescue Service Date: 02.03.2012 Signature Stamp:
  • 87. Page 87 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx Signed on behalf of Applicant 2 Name of legally authorised representative: RastislavVrbensky Position: UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Montenegro Date: 1st March 2012 Signature and Stamp: Stamp:
  • 88. Page 88 of 88 Application_Form_2nd_CfP_CRO-MNE_HGSS_DIOD.docx VII. ASSESSMENT GRID (TO BE USED BY THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY) YES NO STEP 1: OPENING SESSION, ADMINISTRATIVE AND ELIGIBILITY CHECK 1. Thesubmission deadline has been respected. 2. The GrantApplication form satisfies all the criteria specified in part 1Administrative of section “V Checklist” of the Grant application form. 3. The Application Form satisfies all the criteria specified in part 2 Eligibility of the action, of section “V Checklist” of the Grant application form. 4. The supporting documents listed hereunder, submitted according to the Guidelines (Section 2.2.1), satisfied all the eligibility criteria of the applicants and its partner(s) (if any): a. The applicants’ statutes or articles of association, as well as the statutes and articles of association of all partners are provided b. The applicants’ latest accounts are provided. c. The respective Legal Entity File (see annex D of the Guidelines for Applicants) is duly completed and signed by the applicant and is accompanied by the justifying documents requested. d. The respective Financial Identification Form (see annex E of the Guidelines for Applicants) is completed and duly signed by each applicant. The administrative verification has been conducted by: Date: DECISION1: A. The Joint Steering Committee has recommended the Application for Evaluation after having passed the Administrative and Eligibility check. STEP 2 : EVALUATION OF THE FULL APPLICATION FORM DECISION2: A. The Joint Steering Committee has recommended the proposal for award of a grant after having been provisionally selected within the top ranked scored proposals within the available financial envelope. B. The Joint Steering Committee has recommended the proposal for a possible award of a grant after having been put on the reserve list according to the top ranked scored proposals. C.The Joint Steering Committee has not recommended the proposal for the award of a grant. The verification of the proposal has been conducted by: Date: