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This is a full application from the first round of calls for proposals for the IPA cross border cooperation Serbia-Montenegro program. This application received 98 out of 100 points and was ranked …

This is a full application from the first round of calls for proposals for the IPA cross border cooperation Serbia-Montenegro program. This application received 98 out of 100 points and was ranked first in Evaluation. I prepared for UNDP in Montenegro and worked with numerous partners during preparation.

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  • 1. Contracting Authority: The European Community represented byThe Delegation of the European Commission to the Republic of Serbia and The Delegation of the European Commission to Montenegro Cross-border programme Serbia – Montenegro under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), Component II, allocations for 2007 and 2008 Grant Application Form Budget lines: For Serbia For Montenegro:BGUE-B2007-22.020401-C1-ELARG DELSRB BGUE-B2007-22.020401-C1-ELARG DELMNEBGUE-B2008-22.020401-C1-ELARG DELSRB BGUE-B2008-22.020401-C1-ELARG DELMNE Publication reference: EuropeAid/128739/L/ACT/YU Deadline for submission of proposals: 23 September 2009For 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 possibleTitle of the action: Sustainable tourism for equal chances (STEC)Title of the measure under Measure I.1 Improving the productivity and competitiveness of thewhich the application is area’s economic, rural, cultural and environmental resourcessubmitted:Total eligible cost of the EUR 361,886.12action <specify country(ies), region(s), area(s) or town(s) that will benefit from the Action>Location(s) of the action: Montenegro, Serbia, Northeast Montenegro, Southwest Serbia, Berane, PrijepoljeTotal duration of the <24 months>action: Page 1 of 98
  • 2. Dossier No (for official use only) APPLICANT 1/ APPLICANT 2 Applicants Functional Lead Applicant Name of the applicant Municipality Berane Municipality Prijepolje EuropeAid ID1 Choose one of the two options: Choose one of the two options: IPA 2007-2008 allocation for √ IPA 2007-2008 allocation Source of EU Funding Serbia for Serbia √ IPA 2007-2008 allocation IPA 2007-2008 allocation for for Montenegro Montenegro Legal status2 Local Self Government Local Self Government Name/EuropeAid ID number: Name, EuropeAid ID, Nationality Tourist Organization of Partner(s)3 SNV, Netherlands Development Prijepolje/NA/ Serbia Organisation / NL-2008-GDT- 2501697861 / Montenegro Name/EuropeAid ID number: Name/EuropeAid ID number: United Nations Development Regional Development Agency Programme, /NA/ Montenegro Zlatibor/NA/ Serbia Name/EuropeAid ID number: Tourist organization Berane/ NA/ Montenegro1 To be inserted if the organisation is registered in PADOR. This number is allocated to an organisation which registers its data in PADOR. For more information and to register, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/onlineservices/pador2 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation3 Add as many rows as partners Page 2 of 98
  • 3. Applicants APPLICANT 1/ APPLICANT 2 TOTAL Functional Lead Applicant Total eligible cost of the EUR 182,213.75 EUR 179,672.37 EUR 361,886.12 action (A) EUR 154,762.41 Amount requested from EUR 152,672.4 EUR 307,771.86 the Contracting Authority (B) % of total eligible cost of % 84.93 % 84.97 % 84.95 action (B/Ax100) Amount for activities in adjacent regions (C) % of Amount requested from the Contracting Authorities for activities % % % in adjacent regions (C/Bx100)APPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead Applicant: Contact details for the purpose of this action: Postal address: IV Crnogorske 1, 84300 Berane, Crna Gora Telephone number: Country +382 (0) 51 231 960 code + city code + number Fax number: Country code + +382 (0) 51 233 357 city code + number Contact person for this Daliborka Savovic action: Contact person’s email dalisavovic@gmail.com address: Website of the Organisation www.berane.cg.yuAny change in the addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and in particular e-mail, must benotified in writing to the Contracting Authority. The Contracting Authority will not be heldresponsible in case it cannot contact an applicant. Page 3 of 98
  • 4. APPLICANT 2: Contact details for the purpose of this action: Postal address: Trg Bratstva i Jedinstva br. 1 , 31300 Prijepolje, Srbija Telephone number: Country + 381 ( 0 ) 33 714 073 code + city code + number Fax number: Country code + + 381 ( 0 ) 33 712 297 city code + number Contact person for this Dragiša Rakonjac action: Contact person’s email prijepolje.opstina@gmail.com address: Website of the Organisation www.opstinaprijepolje.rsAny change in the addresses, phone numbers, fax numbers and in particular e-mail, must benotified in writing to the Contracting Authority. The Contracting Authority will not be heldresponsible in case it cannot contact an applicant. Page 4 of 98
  • 5. NOTICEAll personal data (such as names, addresses, CVs, etc.) mentioned in your application form will beprocessed in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Councilof 18 December 2000 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data bythe Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data. Your replies to thequestions in this form are necessary in order to assess your grant application and they will be processedsolely for that purpose by the department responsible for the Community grant programme concerned. Onrequest, you may be sent personal data and correct or complete them. For any question relating to thesedata, please contact the Commission department to which the form must be returned. Beneficiaries maylodge a complaint against the processing of their personal data with the European Data ProtectionSupervisor at any time (Official Journal L8, 12.1.2001). Page 5 of 98
  • 6. TABLE OF CONTENTSI. GUIDANCE FOR THE DRAFTING OF THE CONCEPT NOTEERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.THE ACTION .............................................................................................................................................. 11 1. DESCRIPTION............................................................................................................................................. 11 1.1. Title...................................................................................................................................................... 11 1.2. Location(s)........................................................................................................................................... 11 1.3. Cost of the action and amount requested from the Contracting Authorities ........................................ 11 1.4. Summary (max 1 page)........................................................................................................................ 12 1.5. Objectives (max 1 page) ...................................................................................................................... 13 1.6. Relevance of the action (max 3 pages) ................................................................................................ 14 1.7. Description of the action and its effectiveness (max 13 pages) ........................................................... 17 1.8. Methodology (max 4 pages)..................................................................................................................... 23 1.9. Duration and indicative action plan for implementing the action ............................................................. 24 1.10. Sustainability (max 3 pages) ..................................................................................................................... 28 1.11. Logical Framework.............................................................................................................................. 30 2. BUDGET FOR THE ACTION...................................................................................................................... 30 3. EXPECTED SOURCES OF FUNDING ....................................................................................................... 30 4. EXPERIENCE OF SIMILAR ACTIONS ..................................................................................................... 31II. THE APPLICANTS............................................................................................................................. 54 1. IDENTITY .................................................................................................................................................... 54 2. PROFILE....................................................................................................................................................... 55 2.1. Category (A1 = Applicant 1/Functional Lead Applicant; A2 = Applicant 2)...................................... 55 2.2. Sector(s)............................................................................................................................................... 56 2.3. Target group(s) .................................................................................................................................... 61 3. CAPACITY TO MANAGE AND IMPLEMENT ACTIONS ....................................................................... 16 3.1. Experience by Sector (for each sector selected in 2.2.) ....................................................................... 16 3.2. Experience by Geographical area (country or region) ......................................................................... 20 3.3. Resources............................................................................................................................................. 22 3.3.1 Financial data .................................................................................................................................. 22 3.3.2. Financing Source(s) ........................................................................................................................ 23 3.3.3. Number of staff ............................................................................................................................... 25 4. LIST OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD/COMMITTEE OF YOUR ORGANISATION .......................... 26III. PARTNERS OF THE APPLICANTS PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTION ............................. 27 5. DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTNERS ......................................................................................................... 27 6. PARTNERSHIP STATEMENT.............................................................. ERROR! BOOKMARK NOT DEFINED.IV. ASSOCIATES OF THE APPLICANTS PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTION.......................... 42V. CHECKLIST ........................................................................................................................................ 43VI. DECLARATION BY THE APPLICANT 1/ LEAD FUNCTIONAL APPLICANT ..................... 47VI. DECLARATION BY THE APPLICANT 2...................................................................................... 49VII. PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN APPLICANTS...................................................... 50VIII. ASSESSMENT GRID ..................................................................................................................... 52 Page 6 of 98
  • 7. PART A. CONCEPT NOTE1. Relevance of the ActionUpon analysis of existing national and local documents and strategies, needs assessments, stakeholder andsituation analysis, the partners in this project concluded that the one of main obstacles to developing tourismin the region is the underdeveloped tourist offer and in this action will endeavor to begin remedying thatsituation. The Municipality of Berane, in the northeastern part of Montenegro and the Municipality ofPrijepolje in the southwestern part of Serbia has many similarities. Both are located in the valley of the riverLim and have similar geographical and cultural assets and potential for development. With the collapse ofthe industrial base in the area that followed years of conflict, the population base has found itselfunemployed and are returning to their villages hoping to revitalize their properties, (which are capable ofproducing light agricultural products and hospitality services), and generate some income, but lacking theskills to do so. Additionally, both communities sit in areas optimal for the development of nature based/ruraltourism.Both nations are now focused on promoting more sustainable development in the region, primarily throughtourism development. Within the primary document for tourism development in Montenegro, the Policy andStrategy for Tourism Development in Montenegro by 2020, a special emphasis is put on diversification anddevelopment of specific tourist offers in the northern part of Montenegro. Specifically, this project fits into thementioned strategy, in operational goal 3: “Montenegro is known and accepted as an “All-Year-Round”tourism destination”, measure 3.2: “Development and improvement of specific tourism products” as well asin operational goal 5: “Local residents are increasingly included into the tourism economy (“internalmarketing”)”, measure 5.3: “Linking tourism sector with other sectors of the local economy”. Under measure3.2 special emphases is placed on the development of Mountain based biking and hiking, as well as thedevelopment of agro-tourism. Market research from the international Adventure Tourism and TravelAssociation, (ATTA), indicates that mountain bikers are a sub-group generating high revenues. The ATTAalso reports that “Hiking & Biking” is generally sought in combination.This action is intended to fall under the guidelines for applicants measure 1.1: "Improving productivity andeconomic competitiveness, rural, cultural and environmental resources in this area”, where indication isgiven that the program is intended, "to promote diverse economic development”, through supporting thedevelopment and improvement of tourist products and services, the integration of cultural heritage andenvironmental capacity of tourism products and joint marketing of these products. The program under thismeasure also is intended to, “Ensure the improvement of knowledge of tourism and cultural workers and useof information communication technologies for development and promotion of products and training forpeople… ". Based upon the above listed issues of relevance, this action is directly relevant to the issuesstated in the guidelines for proposals.Additionally, this action is relevant to the Operating Program for the entire IPA CBC Serbia and Montenegro.Specifically, on page 28 of the OP under the heading of “Rationale” as related to the established prioritiesand measures, it is stated, “Cooperation in matching educational programmes relevant for the needs ofindustry, agriculture and the business environment of the area (e.g. tourism development) can be achievedby cross-border institutions focusing on innovative joint curricula and programmes, and sharing experienceand expertise”. Furthermore, it is also stated, “The success of small businesses is seen to be a key objectivein both countries’ job creation initiatives. Cross-border cooperation between business support groups towork towards achieving a more advantageous business climate, and in developing a tourism supportnetwork to stimulate the growth of this sector, would have significant cross-border impact, and benefit bothcommunities”.It is planned that 20 households from 6 villages within the municipality of Prijepolje will be trained forprovision of rural accommodation and agro tourism. In Berane area an additional 20 households will receivethe training for provision of rural accommodation and agro tourism. The reason that this group was selectedas a target is that in the region has very few opportunities for employment and income generation. As well,these are usually combined villages, in the sense that they have small livestock and small plot of land theycultivate. They produce a relatively small market surplus that can be placed for tourist purposes.While also partners to this action, both the LTO’s and the municipalities are effectively target groups as well.This is down to the activities which will develop human resources within those institutions. For the LTO’s itrelates not just it destination management and product development, but also to project management whichalso will benefit the Municipalities. Producers of souvenir items and local handicrafts are also targeted. It isplanned to train 20 people. In particular, the action will engage women, (as an at risk group), in this areawho are active and currently have basic experience in the development and production of souvenirs. In Page 7 of 98
  • 8. Berane there are two women’s association actively involved in handicrafts and souvenirs production:“Vrijedne ruke=skillful hands” and “Club for rural development”, with more than 50 active members. Besidethat there are two individual producers of local souvenirs. Eight skilled women from these two associationsand two individual producers will receive the training in order to improve their business in souvenirsproductions.Final beneficiaries: • Residents of six villages in Prijepolje (Babine 578, Regis 511, Kamena Gora 298, Sopotnica 151, Mileševo 122, total 1660) • Residents six villages in Berane (Bastahe 70, Vuca 26, Glavaca 126, Kurikuce 115, Lubnice 245, Pracevac 43, ukupno: 625) • Mountain club Kolovrat Prijepolje – 70 members • Mountain club Vojo Maslovaric – 43 members • Mountain club Berane – 40 members • Sport fishing association “Lim” – 500 • Bee keepers association – 97 members • Two local Agro associations - 210 members • Local and regionally based tour operators - 2 • Municipality of Prijepolje - 41,188 inhabitants • Citizens of Berane municipality – 35,086 inhabitants2. Description of the action and its effectivenessThe stated overall objective of this action is to “contribute to the strengthening of cross-border collaborationthrough joint efforts to improve tourism destination management and product development”. This action willseek to improve collaboration amongst stakeholders and partners on both sides of the border throughfacilitation of joint participation in the development of a cooperative area. This means working towards bettercapitalization and usage of human, natural, cultural and economic resources such that they are positionedas joint advantages. This objective is therefore designed to address the stated main challenges within theOperating Program for the CBC Serbia-Montenegro program to assist in improving utilization of “the areasconsiderable assets and resources to revitalise the economy”. It has been established by the EuropeanCommission that cross border economic and social co-operation is an effective instrument not only forconfidence building and overcoming conflicts from the past and the existence of new state borders, but alsofor establishing a platform for future cooperation in other areas that are of regional and local importance.The stated specific goal of the action is to “Improve the quality of the tourism offer in Berane and Prijepolje”.This goal is based upon the idea that increased competitiveness and sustainability for the region in thenature based and cultural tourism sectors are ideal for capitalizing on existing assets that are on both sidesof the border but are as yet underutilized. The area’s natural and cultural assets represent significantopportunities for the development of the tourist sector in the area. While on the Serbian side, there is atraditional tourist base, in Montenegro, despite similarly attractive scenery and natural resources, there isnot. Despite the Serbian side’s traditional base, the existing offer has declined over the past years and thearea’s relatively remote position has acted as an additional inhibitor to growth when coupled with the existingoffer. As current tourism trends indicate, remoteness is not particularly problematic when the offer isdeveloped around that position as an asset. The current offer on both sides of the border is too narrow andas a result, in order to capitalize on the existing assets, the offer must be improved.This action is expected to last 24 months. The anticipated results and activities that will bring them about arethus;Result 1: Upgraded small scale tourism infrastructure and infrastructure related capacitiesThe infrastructure related results from this action are expected to provide some of the most tangible andimmediate benefits and are targeted to address specific needs on both sides of the border. In Prijepolje thelack of a quality tourism information and education center is a hindrance to effective distribution of relevantinformation for tourists that do come to the area and promotion of sustainable tourism development. On theMontenegrin side, the need to upgrade hiking and biking trails is essential to fulfillment of the Tourism MasterPlan. While local knowledge exists of these trails, effective mapping has not been completed and thereforethe GIS activities will directly address this issue. It is expected that the trail maintenance education will havesubstantial added value and multiplier effects as the Serbian counterparts who will take part in the trainingwill be able to implement these techniques in their own area.Result 2: Improved cooperation and strengthened capacities of local tourism stakeholders of twomunicipalities.Joint development of tourism and hospitality network will be a result of this action. Quantifiably, it is foreseenthat through the various activities that will lead to this result, approximately 70 persons will be directly Page 8 of 98
  • 9. impacted. Additionally, it is expected that this result will directly address improving mutual confidence byestablishing relations grounded in common traditions, culture, language, history which are not only essentialto improving the economic environment in the area, but to ensuring stability and further cooperation towardsthat and other ends.Result 3: Created joint tourism package.The activities that will lead to this result, as with the result itself will directly support creating a sustainabletourism sector through focus on alternative tourism opportunities (not-mass tourism), and specifically bytaking into consideration the unique characteristics of the area,(e.g. nature, rural area). The lack of massivehotels leaves it to accommodations on farms and in local households to help the local population as wholeand targeted housing providers specifically.Result 4: Established joint promotion and marketing of the region.The establishment of joint promotion and marketing will directly benefit tour operators, hoteliers, and otherrelated service providers by aiding in providing them with access to the broader marketplace. The increasedpresence of the target groups and final beneficiaries on the marketplace will directly aid them in gaining newclients, establishing new partnerships and more efficiently promoting their offer. It is accepted practice in anyindustry that products require promotion to drive sales and that marketing is an essential component ofproduct development. The expected “publications” within this result are the photo catalog and otherpromotional materials that will be created, both physical and digital, (Web based).The planned activities to achieve these results are thus;Activity Set 1: Infrastructure and related capacities: Within this activity set there will be four areas ofspecific activities. The first is renovation of Tourist Information Centre in Prijepolje, the second isimprovement of hiking & biking trails and implementation GIS mapping, the third is procurement andplacement of tourist signage and the fourth is procurement of computers for the LTO’s.Activity Set 2: HRD and network development: Within this activity set there are eigth specific activites.The first is establishing of cross-border tourism network, the second is conducting quarterly networkmembers meetings, the third is to conduct training program souvenir producers, the fourth is to producevillage household’s hospitality manual and conduct training course, the fifth is to organize a study trip toother regions in Serbia for best practices exchange in village/farm tourism, the sixth is to conduct destinationmanagement training courses followed by the seventh which is to a develop a joint destination managementplan of action, the eighth is to conduct a training course in event management.Activity set 3: Tourism product development: Within this activity set there are 3 specific activites. Thefirst is to catalogue joint tourist assets in the region, the second is to create joint itineraries utilizing localresources and the third is to establish a Joint calendar of events.Activity set 4: Marketing: Within this activity set there are four specific activities. First is development ofjoint printed promotional material, the second is to creation of a joint website, the third is organization oftours for members of the media in both countries and the fourth is joint promotion of tourism products atinternational tourism fairs.3. Sustainability of the actionPreconditions and assumptionsThe preconditions for project implementation include fully prepared technical documentation for therehabilitation of tourist information and willingness of the two municipalities to work together inimplementation and joint development. An assumption for successful implementation of the project is stablepolitical situation in the border region, on both sides of the border, and that the trend of improvement ofbilateral relations between two countries (Serbia and Montenegro) will continue. Additionally it is assumedthat the easing of the global economic crisis will reduce its negative impact on the tourism sector both fromthe domestic markets as well as inbound international markets.Risk analysis and contingenciesActivity set 1: Infrastructure and related capacities;The primary risk is associated with political issues. As both areas are still undergoing modernization not justof their local capacities, but also of capacities and influence from national authorities,This process of change can result in instabilities within those institutions that can have a negative impact theaction. In order to mitigate these potential negative effects, the action will follow up the development witheducational activities that will be designed to create project outcome ownership at the level of the targetgroups who are less likely to be impacted directly by the potential risks due to their non-political position,(the LTO’s and mountaineering clubs).Activity set 2: HRD and network developmentThere is a risk of depopulation resulting from unfavorable demographic trends and the aging of the localpopulations as well as associated with the abilities of those taking part in the educational activities to absorbthe information provided. An additional risk involves the potential for conflict within the intended network.Contingencies for these risks are as follows: to address the depopulation and aging issue, this activity setwill seek to implement and inclusive methodology that will target women and older residents; To address Page 9 of 98
  • 10. any potential problems with uptake of knowledge provided by those who receive training, the trainings will bedesigned to avoid complexities while the published guidelines will provide the ability to review the materialsbeyond the activities implementation; To avoid any possible conflicts within the network, numerous jointmeetings will be held that will follow an inclusive methodology during the action.Activity set 3: Tourism product developmentThe risk potential in this activity set not substantial, but neither is it marginal. Considerations must be givento areas of risk such as; Lack of human resource skills in the area of tourism guiding services, lack of viabletour operators in the area to capitalize on the developed products, potential for certain external markets toperceive the area as dangerous. In response to these risks, efforts will be made to mitigate their potentialimpact through, focus on developing products that are less labor intensive and development of “self-guided”itineraries, networking with other operators in the broader region and promotion amongst locals to capitalizeon new opportunities, effectively “Rebrand” the area through the marketing activities.Activity set 4: MarketingThe predominant risks are associated with creation of promotional materials in a timely fashion, will there beenough media interest, and will attendance at the targeted trade events be at high enough levels to have apositive impact. As far as dealing with price, that issue will be addressed by using competitive EUprocedures for services which function to ensure best value for the money, insuring media interest will inpart done through timing of that particular activity, by doing it in the near term prior to domestic tourismevents, interest should be higher, to deal with possible low attendance there will be a targeted effort tocontact and establish meetings with operators at the events so as to ensure that minimum traffic flow goalsachieved.Sustainability:As this action involves training and education as substantial aspects, further implementation of theseactivities is addressed by the production of the training manual for hospitality providers together with thedeveloped capacity to provide technical assistance in that area by the LTO’s with respect to those relatedactivities. It is anticipated that successful implementation will motivate additional local actors to use theinformation, (training material), to reinforce their knowledge. The local governments as well as the LTO’swill also maintain possession of these sources of information and if sought by their local residents, will be ina position to effectively provide further trainings and technical assistance programs. Additionally, theimprovement of the mountain trails in Berane is expected to allow them to be added to the MontenegrinNational Trail Network, thereby entering them into the national trail maintenance scheme funded under theLaw on Mountain Trails. The established network will also function towards stability through cooperation withother local and regional stakeholders to broaden its relevance and solidify its position as a relevantstakeholder in the area. The aspect of this action that will require regular financing will be the jointmaintenance of the cross border region promotional website. It is planned that this will fall to the LTO’s, whowill be able to easily keep it going through their web portals. The funds to maintain the site, which arerelatively low, will likely be derived from the anticipated increase in municipal revenues resulting fromincreased flow of tourism to the area as well as the sale of the locally produced souvenirs at the LTO offices.As is always the case with all forms of education, once it is imparted upon an individual or group, it cannever be taken away. In this, the participants of the action will gain and maintain ownership of that which alarge part of the action provides, knowledge. By creating the joint promotional web site, the participants andresidents as a whole will gain an enhanced sense of identity, as it will provide evidence of the value of theirregion. It will be perceived as an area with great value and potential. Furthermore, as the local participantsare most knowledgeable about the area they live in, they are in the best position to take advantage of thejoint promotional activity undertaken by their municipal bodies.This joint effort will also provide a framework for future cooperation between the involved institutionalstructures, (Municipal, LTO’s and CSO’s). While it will clearly take time to develop a fully active andfunctional relationship, this step will go a long way towards establishing the strong foundation built uponmutual trust and respect that is required for any long-term cooperation to succeed. Furthermore, thecapacities developed by all of the institutions involved will further their ability to continue to play an activerole in the regions process of ascension to the European Union.It is expected that there will policy level benefits on both sides of the border as a result of this action. Whilespecific legislation may not be an immediate outcome or result from the action, other areas will benefitsubstantially. As a result of the “best practice” orientation with regard to strategic cooperation anddevelopment, both codes of conduct and methodologies will be improved. Both Municipalities will have amap for how to best interact and cooperate on a long-term basis. Also, the municipalities will develop anenhanced ability to directly communicate with their own residents by consulting with them to develop thejoint promotional aspect of the action.Environmental sustainability is a key aspect of the effort. In particular, the trail maintenance efforts and risingof the standard of care in that field will have a directly positive result on reducing erosion and otherassociated issues with trail usage. Furthermore, the efforts to educate locals and incoming tourists threw theleave no trace campaign will also have positive impacts by reducing direct human impacts. Page 10 of 98
  • 11. PART B. FULL APPLICATION FORMTHE ACTION 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 possibleReference of the Call for EuropeAid/128739/L/ACT/YUProposals Cross-border programme Serbia – MontenegroTitle of the Call for Proposals under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA), Component II, allocations for 2007 and 2008Name of the applicant 1/ Municipality BeraneFunctional lead applicantName of the applicant 2 Municipality Prijepolje 1. DESCRIPTION1.1. Title Sustainable Tourism for Equal Chances (STEC) 1.2. Location(s) Montenegro, Serbia, Northeast Montenegro, Southwest Serbia, Berane, PrijepoljeCountry(ies), region(s), town(s)1.3. Cost of the action and amount requested from the Contracting Authorities APPLICANT 1/ APPLICANT 2 TOTAL Functional Lead ApplicantTotal eligible cost of the EUR 182,213.75 EUR 179,672.37 EUR 361,886.12action (A) EUR 154,762.41Amount requested from EUR 152,672.4 EUR 307,771.86the Contracting Authority(B) Page 11 of 98
  • 12. % of total eligible cost of % 84.93 % 84.97 % 84.95action (B/Ax100)Amount for activities in 4adjacent areas (C)% of amount requestedfrom the ContractingAuthority for activities inthe adjacent areas inMontenegro (C/Bx100)Please note that the cost of the action and the contribution requested from the Contracting Authority haveto be expressed in EURO.1.4. Summary (max 1 page)Total duration of the <24 months>actionObjectives of the action <Overall objective(s)> To contribute to the strengthening of cross-border collaboration in tourism destination and product development, resulting in increased competitiveness for the region in the nature based and cultural tourism sectors. <Specific objective> Improved quality of tourism offer in Berane and Prijepolje.Partner(s) Municipality of Berane, SNV, UNDP, TO Berane, Municipality of Prijepolje, TO Prijepolje, Regional Development Agency Zlatibor. Rural households representatives 40Target group(s)5 Local Tourism Organizations 9 Souvenir producers 20 3 Mountain clubs 20 Hotel owners 3 Restaurants owners 3 Activity based tour operators and clubs, (Rafting, 10 fishing, biking, etc) Centre for culture 4 Agriculture producers 10Final beneficiaries6 • Residents of six villages in Prijepolje (Babine 578, Regis 511, Kamena Gora 298, Sopotnica 151, Mileševo 122, total 1660) • Residents six villages in Berane (Bastahe 70, Vuca 26, Glavaca 126, Kurikuce 115, Lubnice 245, Pracevac 43, ukupno: 625) • Mountain club Kolovrat Prijepolje – 70 members4 To be filled in only by applicant from Montenegro5 “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.6 “Final beneficiaries” are those who will benefit from the project in the long term at the level of the society or sector at large. Page 12 of 98
  • 13. • Mountain club Vojo Maslovaric – 43 members • Mountain club Berane – 40 members • Sport fishing association “Lim” – 500 • Bee keepers association – 97 members • Two local Agro associations - 210 members • Local and regionally based tour operators - 2 • Municipality of Prijepolje - 41,188 inhabitants • Citizens of Berane municipality – 35,086 inhabitantsEstimated results Result 1: Upgraded small scale tourism infrastructure and infrastructure related capacities Result 2: Improved cooperation and strengthened capacities of local tourism stakeholders of two municipalities. Result 3: Created joint tourism package. Result 4: Established joint promotion and marketing of the regionMain activities Training, Product development, Marketing, light infrastructure improvementsWhere applicable, clearly indicate the sector7, theme, or geographical area specified in the call forproposals to which the proposed action would apply:1.5. Objectives (max 1 page)Describe the overall objective(s) to which the action aims to contribute towards and the specific objectivethat the action aims to achieve. The stated overall objective of this action is to “contribute to the strengthening of cross-border collaboration through joint efforts to improve tourism destination management and product development”. This action will seek to improve collaboration amongst stakeholders and partners 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, natural, cultural and economic resources such that they are positioned as joint advantages. This objective is therefore designed to address the stated main challenges within the Operating Program for the CBC Serbia- Montenegro program to assist in improving utilization of “the areas considerable assets and resources to revitalise the economy”. 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 from the past and the existence of new state borders, but also for establishing a platform for future cooperation in other areas that are of regional and local importance. The stated specific goal of the action is to “Improve the quality of the tourism offer in Berane and Prijepolje”. This goal is based upon the idea that increased competitiveness and sustainability for the region in the nature based and cultural tourism sectors are ideal for capitalizing on existing assets that are on both sides of the border but are as yet underutilized. The area’s natural and cultural assets represent significant opportunities for the development of the tourist sector in the area. While on the Serbian side, there is a traditional tourist base, in Montenegro, despite similarly attractive scenery and natural resources, there is not. Despite the Serbian side’s traditional base, the existing offer has declined over the past years and the area’s relatively remote position has acted as an additional7 See paragraph 2.2 in Section II for the list of Sectors. Page 13 of 98
  • 14. inhibitor to growth when coupled with the existing offer. As current tourism trends indicate, remoteness is not particularly problematic when the offer is developed around that position as an asset. The current offer on both sides of the border is too narrow and as a result, in order to capitalize on the existing assets, the offer must be improved.1.6. Relevance of the action (max 3 pages) Analysis of existing national and local documents and strategies, needs assessments, stakeholder and situation analysis, the partners in this project concluded that the one of main obstacles to developing tourism in the region is the underdeveloped tourist offer. The Municipality of Berane, in the northeastern part of Montenegro and the Municipality of Prijepolje in the southwestern part of Serbia has many similarities. Both are located in the valley of the river Lim and have similar geographical and cultural assets and potential for development. Berane Municipality is one of the poorest - municipalities in Montenegro while the municipality of Prijepolje also belongs to the group least developed municipalities in Serbia, (according to the Serbian Ministry of National Investment document “Development of Infrastructure”). Poverty Estimations by Geographic Areas, 2007 (%) Regions Poverty rate Relative Share of the Share of total poverty risk poor population North 14.0 1.74 56.5 32.5 Center 6.3 0.79 38.4 49.0 South 2.2 0.27 5.1 Source: The Poverty Analysis Montenegro I Poverty risk in rural areas of Montenegro is 1.5 % bigger than average, while in urban areas risk for approximately 30% less than average (Table 6). In urban areas poverty rate in 2007 was 5.5%, and it was less than in rural areas where it was 12.0%. In Montenegro in rural areas live approximately 58.1% of poor persons, while in urban areas there is 41.9%. Furthermore, with the collapse of the industrial base that followed years of conflict in the region, the population base found itself are mostly unemployed and are returning to their villages hoping to revitalize their properties and generate some income, but lacking the skills to do so. Both nations are now focused on promoting more sustainable development in the region, primarily through tourism development. The primary document for tourism development in Montenegro is the Policy and Strategy for Tourism Development in Montenegro by 2020. Specifically, this project fits into the mentioned strategy, in operational goal 3: “Montenegro is known and accepted as an “All- Year-Round” tourism destination”, measure 3.2: “Development and improvement of specific tourism products” as well as in operational goal 5: “Local residents are increasingly included into the tourism economy (“internal marketing”)”, measure 5.3: “Linking tourism sector with other sectors of the ∗ local economy” . Under measure 3.2 special emphases is placed on the development of Mountain based biking and hiking, as well as the development of agro-tourism. Market research from the international Adventure Tourism and Travel Association, (ATTA), indicates that mountain bikers are a sub-group generating high revenues. The ATTA also reports that “Hiking & Biking” is generally sought in combination. Agro-tourism is also seen as important for the development of rural areas. Agro-tourists are characterized as tourists focused on nature, whose perception is dominated by the image of healthy life in the country, and related to; integration into the host family, personal contact with animals on the farm, romantic charm of rural traditional architecture, infrastructure for free activities for active design of holidays, adequate comfort – but no hotel service, overall comparison – affordable prices. Measure 5.3 of the Montenegrin tourism strategy states the following, “An enormous potential to increase employment and income can be seen in linking the tourism sector with other economic- Source: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper of Montenegro, 2003. page 2. The Poverty Analysis in Montenegro, 2007.∗ Source: “Policy and Strategy of Tourism Development of Montenegro by 2020”, page 18 Page 14 of 98
  • 15. sectors”. The production of food, in particular of bio-food, for consumption in hotels, local restaurants, etc. offers a good chance to improve and intensify the agricultural production and benefit from increased tourism in terms of employment and income. The measure further states, “Another important potential lies in the combination of farming and tourism. The extended offer of farm tourism provides a promising option for farmers in rural areas, especially in the North, to complement their farming activities by another source of income. They should be enabled to diversify their economic activities to be better prepared for appearing shocks and unfavorable **** changes”. The project also addresses priorities within the strategic development plan of the municipality of Berane 2009 – 2014. Specifically, strategic priority 3: "Strengthening the administrative capacity and creating a stimulating environment for the development of entrepreneurship and small and medium + enterprises, especially for the development of industry, tourism and agriculture” , the operating objective 6, " Encouraging tourism development” which is planned to be realized through the programs of the development of mountain, sports and recreational tourism, as well as all the ++ accompanying elements . Additionally, strategic priority 4: "Education and training in priority areas, culture and sport”, operational objective 1, “Improving Education in the field of tourism”, and operational objective 2: "Education of staff in the sector of agricultural production and development +++ of rural areas" . Some of the projects anticipated within these strategic priorities are: building a tourist signalization in the area of the municipality, the construction of tourist signalization in the area of the mountain trail network, “Bjelasica-Komovi”, development of mountain tourism, rural ++++ tourism development, and others . Current trends in tourism, (as reported by the World Tourism Organization, the English Tourist Council and the aforementioned ATTA); indicate that Prijepolje and Berane have many advantages that may make this area a very attractive tourist destination: • Tourists are looking for new destinations • The average tourist stay is short - 3 days, or extended weekend. 77% of the total accommodation in rural houses is scheduled for a stay of 4 nights or more. • Tourists want an active holiday with various offers within a single target destination area. • Visitors are seeking to participate in the rural destinations outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, horseback riding, fishing, rafting and others. • Visitors to rural destination like to participate and learn about agricultural methods, food, cooking and local craft skills. That the territory surrounding Prijepolje is a target for tourism development can be seen in Tourism Development Strategy of Serbia in which the southwest of Serbia, where the key products expected to see development include various events, (cultural and nature based), special interests, (health tourism), mountain and lake and rural tourism, (summary version, page 19, southwest Serbia cluster). Another relevant strategy was done at the regional level, the “strategy of sustainable development in the region Uzice 2009 – 2012”. In its SWOT analysis, and its mission, tourism is recognized as one of the key factors of development of the region, (page 29). It states specifically, "The area economy as a holder of the economic development of the region after the process of restructuring and privatization of existing businesses, making them functional, and opening new investment cycle through the development of small and medium enterprises, Greenfield investments, particularly in tourism, processing capacities and agriculture, in accordance with the principles of sustainable development, the economy that enables growth of economic and social standard of population”**** Source: “Policy and Strategy of Tourism Development of Montenegro by 2020”, page 42+ Source: Strategic Development Plan of municipality of Berane 2009-2014, page 32++ Source: Strategic Development Plan of municipality of Berane 2009-2014, page 33+++ Source: Strategic Development Plan of municipality of Berane 2009-2014, page 33++++ Source: Strategic Development Plan of municipality of Berane 2009-2014, page 66 Page 15 of 98
  • 16. The Strategy Document of Prijepolje municipality, “Strategy of Sustainable Development” definestourism development as a priority. Also, the municipality of Prijepolje has recognized promotion oftourism activities in the municipalities of Berane and Prijepolje in the Action Plan for 2009 - 2010year, which was adopted at the Municipal Assembly session in July 2009. Additional actors intourism development are established tourist associations, which have their own statutes, plans andpriorities for further development. Based on the priorities of the municipality and the association, andnoticed deficiencies and capacity of target groups, we further define the activities related to theimprovement of tourist infrastructure, promotion of knowledge related to tourism development,creation of joint offers and promotions.This action is intended to fall under the guidelines for applicants measure 1.1: "Improvingproductivity and economic competitiveness, rural, cultural and environmental resources in this area”,where indication is given that the program is intended, "to promote diverse economic development”,through supporting the development and improvement of tourist products and services, theintegration of cultural heritage and environmental capacity of tourism products and joint marketingof these products. The program under this measure also is intended to, “Ensure the improvement ofknowledge of tourism and cultural workers and use of information communication technologies fordevelopment and promotion of products and training for people… ". Based upon the above listedissues of relevance, this action is directly relevant to the issues stated in the guidelines for proposals.Additionally, this action, both indirectly through its relevance to the guidelines for proposals anddirectly outright, is relevant to the Operating Program for the entire IPA CBC Serbia andMontenegro. Specifically, on page 28 of the OP under the heading of “Rationale” as related to theestablished priorities and measures, it is stated, “Cooperation in matching educational programmesrelevant for the needs of industry, agriculture and the business environment of the area (e.g. tourismdevelopment) can be achieved by cross-border institutions focussing on innovative joint curricula andprogrammes, and sharing experience and expertise”. Furthermore, it is also stated, “The success ofsmall businesses is seen to be a key objective in both countries’ job creation initiatives. Cross-bordercooperation between business support groups to work towards achieving a more advantageousbusiness climate, and in developing a tourism support network to stimulate the growth of this sector,would have significant cross-border impact, and benefit both communities”.Provide a detailed description of the target groups and final beneficiaries and estimatednumber:20 out of 180 members of hiking clubs in the two municipalities are being targeted with capacitybuilding efforts. It is planned that 20 households from 6 villages within the municipality of Prijepoljewill be trained for provision of rural accommodation and agro tourism. In Berane area there are 8households which are in some elements are ready to provide accommodation or local food productswhile an additional 12 households ready to develop their skills and services in hospitality. In total,from Berane territory, 20 households will receive the training for provision of rural accommodationand agro tourism.While also partners to this action, both the LTO’s and the municipalities are effectively target groupsas well. This is down to the activities which will develop human resources within those institutions.For the LTO’s it relates not just it destination management and product development, but also toproject management which also will benefit the Municipalities. Producers of souvenir items and localhandicrafts are also targeted. It is planned to train 20 people. In particular, the action will engagewomen, (as an at risk group), in this area who are active and currently have basic experience in thedevelopment and production of souvenirs. In Berane there are two women’s association activelyinvolved in handicrafts and souvenirs production: “Vrijedne ruke=skillful hands” and “Club for ruraldevelopment”, with more than 50 active members. Beside that there are two individual producers oflocal souvenirs. Eight skilled women from these two associations and two individual producers willreceive the training in order to improve their business in souvenirs productions.Here is a chart that displays target group including those not listed above:No Organization Number of participants Municipality Page 16 of 98
  • 17. 1 Rural households representatives 40 Berane, Prijepolje 2 Local Tourism Organizations 9 Berane, Prijepolje 3 Souvenir producers 20 Berane, Prijepolje 4 3 Mountain clubs 20 Berane, Prijepolje 5 Hotel owners 3 Berane, Prijepolje 6 Restaurants owners 3 Berane, Prijepolje 7 Activity based tour operators and 10 Berane, Prijepolje clubs, (Rafting, fishing, biking, etc) 8 Centre for culture 4 Berane, Prijepolje 9 Agriculture producers 10 Berane, Prijepolje Final beneficiaries: • Residents of six villages in Prijepolje (Babine 578, Regis 511, Kamena Gora 298, Sopotnica 151, Mileševo 122, total 1660) • Residents six villages in Berane (Bastahe 70, Vuca 26, Glavaca 126, Kurikuce 115, Lubnice 245, Pracevac 43, ukupno: 625) • Mountain club Kolovrat Prijepolje – 70 members • Mountain club Vojo Maslovaric – 43 members • Mountain club Berane – 40 members • Sport fishing association “Lim” – 500 • Bee keepers association – 97 members • Two local Agro associations - 210 members • Local and regionally based tour operators - 2 • Municipality of Prijepolje - 41,188 inhabitants • Citizens of Berane municipality – 35,086 inhabitants1.7. Description of the action and its effectiveness (max 13 pages)Provide a description of the proposed action including, where relevant, background information that led tothe formulation of the action. This should include: Expected results (max 5 pages).Results Result 1: Upgraded small scale tourism infrastructure and infrastructure related capacities The infrastructure related results from this action are expected to provide some of the most tangible and immediate benefits and are targeted to address specific needs on both sides of the border. In Prijepolje the lack of a quality tourism information and education center is a hindrance to effective distribution of relevant information for tourists that do come to the area. The establishment of a new center will revitalize the areas capacity to effectively carry out information distribution and additionally, will have added value in that it has been designed to also act as an education center as well as providing sales of locally produced trinkets and other souvenir type items. With this new center, local operators and hoteliers/housing providers will have a venue through which they can more effectively reach potential clientele. On the Montenegrin side, the need to upgrade hiking and biking trails is essential to fulfillment of the Tourism Master Plan. While local knowledge exists of these trails, effective mapping has not been completed and therefore the GIS activities will directly address this issue, allowing the trails to be more effectively promoted and used for economic benefit by drawing tourists. In an effort to address sustainability not only of the tourism offer, but also environmental, these trails need to be upgraded to maintenance standards that have been established internationally and local stakeholders on both sides will benefit from education in and implementation of the resulted trails upgrade. The GIS mapping will provide a concrete set of maps for the area that will be used in dissemination and promotion and a methodology for ensuring up to date maintenance of related data. It is expected that the trail Page 17 of 98
  • 18. maintenance education will have substantial added value and multiplier effects as the Serbiancounterparts who will take part in the training will be able to implement these techniques in their ownarea, (currently most trails are marked and maintained, but the value of being able do this to a higherstandard is essential to sustainability), and the Montenegrins who take part will be able to use thisknowledge in assisting other areas that are in need of the same activity in order to fulfill the TourismMaster Plans stated objective of promoting hiking and biking as a landmark tourism productthroughout the north.Result 2: Improved cooperation and strengthened capacities of local tourism stakeholders oftwo municipalities.The educational activities that will create the 2nd anticipated result are aimed directly at addressingweaknesses that are set forth in all of the relevant strategic documents, and specifically, that whichwas established within the Operating Program. These are, “Limited access of the rural population tothe formal educational system due to long distances, and poor public transport” which is directlyaddress by providing needed education outside of the formal system provided to the relevantstakeholders “on-sight”. This will ease transport and distance related issues by bringing the educationto the targets as opposed to making them go outside of their area to get it. Additionally, theseeducational activities are addressing further weaknesses, “Lack of sector-specific (i.e. tourism,agriculture) education” by providing knowledge that will be specific and targeted to the needs of thearea. Furthermore, this result is intended to capitalize on the opportunities that have been establishedwithin the area, including, “Joint development of business clusters” supporting improved cooperationand capacities across the border. Quantifiably, it is foreseen that through the various activities thatwill lead to this result, approximately 70 persons will be directly impacted. Yet still, replication ofthese activities throughout the area should be enhanced by the production of the rural householdhospitality manual that can be used by other communities in the region as well as the establishment ofa joint tourism destination management plan that will enable the two communities to continue tocooperate without political difficulty as the plan will be the property of the two TourismOrganizations. Additionally, it is expected that this result will directly address improving mutualconfidence by establishing relations grounded in common traditions, culture, language, history whichare not only essential to improving the economic environment in the area, but to ensuring stability andfurther cooperation towards that and other ends.Result 3: Created joint tourism package.The activities that will lead to this result, as with the result itself will directly support creating asustainable tourism sector through focus on alternative tourism opportunities (not-mass tourism), andspecifically by taking into consideration the unique characteristics of the area. The region as a whole,on both sides of the border, does not lend itself to heavy volume, but rather to a higher quality, highervalue added variety of tourism. This result will directly capitalize on the areas potential in this regard.The lack of massive hotels, or rather the ability to develop more easily accommodations on farms andin local households will help the local population as whole and targeted housing providers specificallyto more readily capitalize on existing basic infrastructures and knowledge rather than developingstructures for which the local population has no real skills, (i.e. large scale resorts and the type ofservices that tend to provided therein). The key benefactors to this result will be tour operators, whowill be able to cooperate with cross border partners to provide higher value added products and withadded value, be able to work in the future to further develop new offers.Result 4: Established joint promotion and marketing of the region.The establishment of joint promotion and marketing will directly benefit tour operators, hoteliers, andother related service providers by aiding in providing them with access to the broader marketplace.The increased presence of the target groups and final beneficiaries on the marketplace will directly aidthem in gaining new clients, establishing new partnerships and more efficiently promoting their offer.The relationship between marketing, promotion and sales need not be expounded upon here as it isaccepted practice in any industry that products require promotion to drive sales and that marketing isan essential component of product development. The expected “publications” within this result are the Page 18 of 98
  • 19. photo catalog and other promotional materials that will be created, both physical and digital, (Web based). The proposed activities and their effectiveness (max 9 pages).Activities*It must be noted that the two municipalities are expect to be involved in virtually all of the activities at times contributing as stakeholder where applicable and also in a monitoring capacity. This is expected to aid them both in developing capacities to further implement activities in the future after the project is over. Additionally, the regional development agency Zlatibor in Serbia is a partner, but will not be involved in activities beyond providing technical assistance to the municipalities in project management and other key areas, (issuing public tenders, etc.) Activity 1.1: Renovation of Tourist Information Centre in Prijepolje This activity will be undertaken by the Municipality of Prijepolje, (contracting authority), and the Tourism Organization of Prijepolje, (primary user). Both organizations will jointly manage the effort. It is the full build out of a new tourism information center, (within a structure already existing and under ownership of the Municipal authorities. In a previous joint effort by the Municipality and the Tourism organization, a design has been established already. The build out work is listed first as it is expected to take some time to complete, somewhere between 6 and 9 months following proper subcontracting procedures. Additionally, it is listed first as it is intended to be in full function by sometime around mid-term of project implementation so as to be able to functionally contribute to implementation of later activities, (marketing and promotion). Furthermore, this facility will ultimately provide a sales outlet for the later to be established souvenir products. Activity 1.2: Improve hiking & biking trails, implement GIS mapping As a key aspect of the Montenegrin Tourism Strategy, hiking and biking must be developed. The area around Berane has an extensive, but unmarked and unmaintained trail network. This network feeds directly into the National network and provides direct access to National Park Bjelasica and nearby Komovi. These trails represent an obvious underutilized asset. In order to effectively capitalize on this asset, while also maintaining environmental integrity, there will be an effort to train members of the local mountaineering club in the latest techniques in trail maintenance followed by extensive practical application of this knowledge through marking and actual trail improvements. Additionally, the training will include members of the Mountaineering club from Prijepolje thereby increasing their capacity to better maintain the established trial network on the Serbian side. Further still, in order to properly map these trails, a full GIS will be implemented with training for the local clubs and TO’s in how to apply this technology. This activity is also listed early in the project implementation due to the nature of it. The effort will take time to implement, from 12 to 18 months, with time needed to be given for acquisition of needed materials and to provide trainings prior to actual works commencing. Additionally, there will be training in trail maintenance and marking, (two days, one theory and the second practical). This will be followed by an effort to upgrade and mark 135km of trails. The effort will be led by UNDP Montenegro as a partner to the project, in cooperation with the two mountaineering clubs and the Tourism Organizations. There will be light subcontracting as relates to training on trail maintenance. Activity 1.3: Procurement and placement of tourist signage Effective tourist signage is of mixed quality. As such, signage will be acquired and placed in strategic locations to aid travelers in more easily accessing the assets of the region. It’s placement within the activities listing is tied to its nature as an “infrastructure” activity. It is anticipated that this activity will take place during the middle portion of the projects implementation. The action will be run by the two Tourism Organizations and UNDP Montenegro. The signage, once in place will have particular focus on promoting the assets that are associated with this effort, particularly, the mountain trails system and local housing providers, (although additional assets not included in the project will also get signage). The activity is expected to take place during the middle of the project. Page 19 of 98
  • 20. Activity 1.4: Procurement of computer equipment for Local Tourism Organizations, (LTO’s)In order for the LTO’s on both sides to capitalize on the GIS mapping in the future, it will benecessary for them to have computers to update data, printers to preview maps and a network toconnect to the internet to enable uploading of data. The action will be managed by UNDP, withobvious participation of the LTO’s. It will commence early in the effort.Activity 2.1 Facilitate establishing of cross-border tourism network.In order to have improved communication and cooperation between tourism stakeholders in Berane,Prijepolje and the cross border region, establishment of a tourism network is necessary. First will begrouping stakeholders in different sub-groups (accommodation, restaurants, museums and cultureattractions, agriculture associations, sport (hiking, biking, rafting), Ecological and Culture orientedNGOs, public authorities and supporting institutions. That will be done by LTO in Prijepolje and byLTO Berane and SNV in Berane. Following this, 3 meetings per country/city will be organized formaking that structure in each city. Need for cooperation and Capacity Building / training will beemphasised. Common reasons for further work on the project will be defined. Integrated DestinationManagement, (IDM), approach will be introduced. This activity is the first in its set and is expectedto commence during the first quarter of the overall project implementation.Activity 2.2 Conducting quarterly network members meetingsEach 3 months a network meeting will be organized in Prijepolje or Berane. These meeting will giveopportunity to stakeholders to do joint planning, create synergy, monitor implementation of projectactivities and establish sustainable cooperation between three (public, private, NGO) sectors; Theseactivities will be facilitated by the two LTO’s and SNV (throughout project implementation)Activity 2.3 Conduct training program souvenir producers10 souvenir producers from Berane and 10 from Prijepolje will receive 2 days training in improvingproduction, productivity, business barriers and marketing & promotion. The training will beorganized in Prijepolje. An external consultant will provide the training. By strengthening souvenirproducers and involving them in network activities, connection with hotel accommodation providersand sellers will be improved. This will be facilitated by the LTO’s and SNV. This activity will takeplace during the first half of the project. Ultimately, this is intended to promote local microbusinesses in the field as a means of enhancing the tourist experience while providing needed incometo the rural population. The effort will commence in the middle of the project cycle.Activity 2.4: Produce village household’s hospitality manual and conduct training course40 persons (20 per city/country) will receive a training (two days) divided in two training modules invillage household’s hospitality. Providing village private accommodation and services are recognizedas a need/opportunity for development of rural tourism in the area. Training will be organized inPrijepolje, under responsibility of Prijepolje municipality/LTO. Trainers will be subcontracted, (forthe training and the production of the manual). This will provide much needed improvement ofquality of service through provision of non-formal education. In order to have sustainable effect atraining manual will be developed and produced. Copies will be given to the training participants andto the LTOs, (who will create training program for their territories and new households interested forthese activities will be in position to receive training and manuals). This activity will take placeduring the middle portion of the project. This activity is designed to capitalize on the rural aspect ofthe area as a tourist destination and promote economic development. As tourism in the area grows involume, it is anticipated that these types of accommodations will play a vital role in increasingovernight stays in the area.Activity 2.5: Organize study trip to region in Serbia for best practices exchange in village/farmtourism Page 20 of 98
  • 21. To support the training program and use successful practise for additional motivation and source ofknowledge and experience exchange a study tour will be necessary. A 3 days trip will be organized inZlatibor region for 20 participants from cross border region. This activity follow the training as thebest participants from it will be selected as candidates to participate. The activity will be led by LTOPrijepolje in cooperation with LTO Berane and SNV. It will follow the training listed in 2.4.Activity 2.6 Conduct destination management trainingTraining in Integrated Destination Management will give the target group background inmethodology, support to strengthening the established cross border network and create betterpossibilities for destination cost reduction and increase level of joint action. Training will beorganized in four modules (tourism recourse analysis, product development, Management, branding& marketing). A part of improved knowledge and changed approach joint cross border planning andcooperation will be strengthened. After each module, participants will receive practical exercises andtherefore be in position to put theory into practise. This activity will be led by SNV with participationby the two LTO’s. It will take place during the first half of the project. This effort will requiresubcontracting to facilitate the training.Activity 2.7: Develop destination management plan of actionAs a follow up to the training in 2.6, participants will go through a facilitated effort to produce a jointcross border plan of action. That plan will be incorporated by network, and used for future tourismactions of the region. The process will be facilitated by SNV and supported by two LTO offices. Thisactivity is intended to further solidify the cross border cooperation aspect by facilitating a mechanismfor future cooperation. The effort will coincide with that of activity 2.6.Activity 2.8: Conduct training course in event managementIn order to support additional development of tourism products, improved skills in management ofevents are recognized as a need. SNV will organize and deliver the training. Participants will be fromthe Prijepolje and Berane region. These will include hosts of existing events and new planned eventsincluding agro-associations reps, cultural sector stakeholders, LTO’s/Municipal officials. This effortwill take place in both years of the project.Activity 3.1: Catalogue joint tourist assets in the regionAs a first step toward establishing a joint tourism offer and a defining a joint itinerary, it will benecessary to definitively catalogue all potential tourist assets in the area. This will includeestablishing a photo database as well as incorporating the GIS data established earlier in the project.This action will be led by a joint effort of the two LTO’s along with the Regional DevelopmentAgency Zlatibor, (Prijepolje section). It will commence early in the project, but due to the regularinflow if new information, will continue to be updated throughout the action.Activity 3.2 Create joint itineraries utilizing local resourcesBuilding upon all that has been developed and utilizing not just the natural and cultural resources, butalso the established tourism network, an effort will be made to create new tourism itineraries that canbe sold through local operators and promoted through the LTO’s. This effort will necessarily have tofollow the completion of other activities, establishment of the network, mapping of assets andimprovement of local housing provider services. Additionally, there will be procurement of stands toprovide for food and trinkets producers to have an outlet for sales during events that will be planned.Receiving training in management of events will together with procurement of sales point stands willprovide a necessary base for improvement of cross-border tourism offer. It will be led by the LTO’sand take place in the middle portion of the effort. Page 21 of 98
  • 22. Activity 3.3 Establishment of a Joint calendar of eventsIn an effort to support cross border cooperation on an ongoing basis, and to help broaden the tourismoffer, the two municipalities will establish a joint calendar of events, (manifestations of varyingkinds, e.g. sports, cultural, etc.). Additionally, within this activity will be included the acquisition of20 stands to be used jointly by the LTO’s in order to enable local food and souvenir producers to selltheir products during events. This action will build upon and support the establishment of jointitineraries completed above and will be managed jointly by the two LTO’s. As an activity it will bedone twice, once in each project year.Activity 4.1: Develop joint printed promotional material (brochures, manuals, posters, pens,etc.)As marketing and promotion of the region are seen to be essential to successful development oftourism, it is therefore necessary to develop joint promotional materials. This activity is dependentupon the completion of at least the majority of activities under actions 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3. Therefore,while this particular action may commence at an earlier stage, its completion will follow thecompletion of the other activities. The action will involve production of brochures, leaflets and otherpromotional material. This action will be managed by the two LTO’s, with a need to subcontract formaterials design and production. The effort will take place in the second year after all of the relevantdata has been collected.Activity 4.2: Creation of a joint websiteIn the modern age of ICT, it is seen as mandatory that a website also be established to promote theregion as well as the project itself. The site will put into use materials from the print materials tomaintain consistency of message delivery, but will also go beyond that. It will enable members of theestablished tourism network to directly access information on potential clients through page viewanalysis and provide a direct link between tourists and local providers, (housing, operators, etc.).Additionally, the site will act as a vehicle for the two LTO’s to commence with DestinationManagement activities upon completion of the project. The LTO’s will manage the action and it willrequire subcontracting of web designers who will then build the joint site into existing sites of theLTO’s. The initial site will be developed in the midterm but upgrading will take place into the secondyear.Activity 4.3: Organization of tours for members of the media in both countries.Unquestionably, advertising is a substantial expense for any product, particularly TV advertising. Inan effort to gain media exposure at a cost effective rate, members of both print and TV media will beinvited to the region to take part in one of the established joint itineraries. As media in both countriesare often looking for interesting stories, this will provide them with access to one while also helpingpromote the region. It is expected that there will be presentations in both print and TV of the tour,which will be timed to lead in to the next Action by a short time span, (a week in advance). That said,the actual implementation will be timed to provide the media members with enough time to developtheir presentations/articles so that they can be timed for optimal release. The action will be led by theLTO’s on both sides in cooperation with all other partners to provide a full perspective on the action.The activity will take place in the early and mid portions of the second year.Activity 4.4: Joint promotion of tourism products at international tourism fairsThe developed itineraries, as well as the region and its offerings as a whole, will be presented in 4separate trade events. Three of these events are public and one is trade only. The intended events are,tourism fairs in Budva and Belgrade, (intended to directly promote the area to local population), aswell as London, (trade only, intended to promote the area to international operators and facilitaterelationships between them and local operators), and Berlin, (intended to provide public presentation Page 22 of 98
  • 23. of the region on an international stage. The LTO’s on both sides will participate in the events and manage the action. Its implementation will coincide with the timing of the trade events themselves.1.8. Methodology (max 4 pages) The primary methodology for implementation of this effort is based upon joint management. At each stage of activity, it has been designed so that even if one side is an effective leader, joint participation is integral. This is true not just from a management standpoint, but also from a target group standpoint. With the slight exception of infrastructure activities that a particular to each side, (and even then there is a joint aspect), activities will be implemented for the benefit of groups on both sides together. In fact, the word itself, “Joint”, is the central theme of the effort as a whole and goes directly to the desired overall objective. Ultimately, all of the activities, education, planning, promotion, are tools to support cooperation and the sense of “joint space” on both sides of the border that began with the effort to develop this action by both municipalities in January of 2009. Relating to previous activities in the area, both municipalities belong to Polimlje region, have similar development strategies that have recognized tourism as an economy branch which will help the development of the municipalities. Prior implementation of strategic documents gave a great contribution and results in tourism. Prijepolje municipality has established a local tourist organization as the holder of tourism development in the municipality. Tourist Organization of Prijepolje is actively working with all the tourist subjects and recognized rural tourism as one of developmental branches of the region. Ten rural tourism associations were formed, categorized 30 rural households, trainings in providing services, aided 24 households, adequately promoted at fairs and entered in the register of tourist households in Serbia. The main road to Montenegro through Serbia has been partially covered by Tourism Signalization. Also, an effort was made to actively work to create contents of existing manifestations and events on each side, as well as creating new events and so as to supplement and enrich the tourist offer. In terms of the programs relation to larger programming, it has been designed to directly extend from both the national tourism strategies for both countries in terms of promoting rural, alternative activity based tourism products in line with local values and traditions. Aside from the linkages to the Stabilisation and Association Agreements both Montenegro and Serbia have signed with the EC, (in which both nations have agreed to proceed with a process of integrating their nations policies into those of the European Union), as an extension of the Cross-border Co-operation policy, this action is coherent within the framework of other EU programmes. Both countries have gained experience through the CBC Neighbourhood Programmes with Member States (SRB-HU, IT-Adriatic) and with candidate countries (SRB-RO, SRB-BG). However, specific CBC experience as such was not experienced by Montenegro since independency. In addition, experience was also gained with for example Strand B of INTERREG III which promotes territorial integration and social cohesion within large groups of European regions or other neighbouring countries, as well as CADSES (Central European Adriatic Danube South Eastern Space), an INTERREG IIIB programme, whose objective is to achieve greater territorial and economic integration and promoting more balanced and harmonious development of the European space. Internal evaluation of project activities will take place throughout the project implementation. The purpose of internal evaluation is for Associates on the project to raise the level of knowledge of our trainees to be able to quantitatively and qualitatively determine the efficiency, effectiveness and impact of the project. During the reconstruction and refurbishing the facilities, regular reports will follow phased implementation of project activities. Procedures used will be in line with PRAG standards and methodologies. External evaluation of project activities will also be in line with PRAG regulations and will be accompanied by official reports of bodies and institutions and official project publications. Page 23 of 98
  • 24. The position and involvement of target groups within the action have been clearly defined. Be they the potential housing providers or souvenir producers who are targeted in their related training regimes or the local mountaineering clubs that will be engaged in the trail development and GIS aspects. While acting as partners to the project, the LTO’s are also target group members in that they will directly benefit from the destination management training and planning efforts, as well as both of the Municipalities through there increased capacities to both cooperate across the border and to both independently and jointly develop, manage and lead implementation of development projects. Organizationally, the actions partners have been positioned for specific reasons. The position of the two Municipalities as applicants is directly intended to support political cooperation and to provide both with experience in project management and oversight, building on the capacities which they already have a base level of knowledge and experience. The other partners to the project have also been selected for specific purposes. The experience and relevance as primary stakeholders of the two LTO’s to tourism development and promotion is substantial, and their participation in their selected activities directly builds upon their experiences, particularly insofar as that experience bridges the gaps from one activity set to another, indeed the role of the LTO’s is central to the project. SNV’s participation is likewise down to its experience in implementing similar activities, particularly education, planning and facilitation for tourism. The role of UNDP is likewise down to its direct experience in the field of development of hiking and biking in Montenegro and implementation of GIS. Each partner’s role is clear and focused with all bringing added value to the effort. The required means for implementation of the project are varied, but can be classified easily. There will be works relating to the infrastructure activities. There will also be supply of materials, (furniture, computers, GPS devices, etc.), related to the infrastructure activities. While there will be some subcontracting of services on both sides, most labor will be in house. There will be a need to provide technical assistance to the municipalities in the area of project management. The design of this effort was made with direct input of stakeholders on both sides of the border. Their attitude toward the effort is positive and they are realistic in their expectations. As is often the case with many stakeholders in projects such as this, many would like to be given money and provided infrastructure, but as indicated they are realistic and understand that this will benefit them in the end1.9. Duration and indicative action plan for implementing the actionThe duration of the action will be <24> months. Year 1 Month Semester 1 Semester 2 Activity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Implementing body Activity set 1: Infrastructure and related capacities; Activity 1.1: Municipality of Renovation of Tourist Prijepolje, LTO Information Centre in Prijepolje Prijepolje Activity 1.2: UNDP, LTOs, Improvement of Municipalities mountain trails, implement GIS Activity 1.3: UNDP, LTOs, Procurement and Municipalities placement of tourist signage Page 24 of 98
  • 25. Activity 1.4: UNDP, LTOs,Procurement of Municipalitiescomputer equipmentfor LTOsActivity set 2: HRDand networkdevelopment;Activity 2.1 Facilitate SNV, LTOs,establishing of cross- Municipalitiesborder tourismnetwork.Activity 2.2 SNV, LTOs,Conducting quarterly Municipalitiesnetwork membersmeetingsActivity 2.3 Conduct LTOs,training program for Municipalities,souvenir producers SNVActivity 2.4: Produce LTOs,village household’s Municipalities,hospitality manual SNVand conduct trainingcourseActivity 2.5: Organize LTOs,study trip to other Municipalities,region in Serbia for SNVbest practicesexchange invillage/farm tourismActivity 2.6 Conduct SNV, LTOs,destination Municipalitiesmanagement trainingcoursesActivity 2.7: Develop SNV, LTOs,destination Municipalitiesmanagement plan ofactionActivity 2.8: Conduct SNV, LTOs,training course in Municipalitiesevent managementActivity set 3:Tourism productdevelopmentActivity 3.1: LTOs,Catalogue joint tourist Municipalitiesassets in the regionActivity 3.2 Create SNV, LTOs,joint itineraries Municipalitiesutilizing localresourcesActivity 3.3 LTOs,Establishment of a MunicipalitiesJoint calendar ofeventsActivity set 4:Marketing Page 25 of 98
  • 26. Activity 4.1: Develop LTOs,joint printed Municipalitiespromotional material(brochures, manuals,posters, pens, etc.)Activity 4.2: Creation LTOs,of a joint website MunicipalitiesActivity 4.3: LTOs,Organization of tours Municipalitiesfor members of themedia in bothcountries.Activity 4.4: Joint LTOspromotion of tourismproducts atinternational tourismfairsYear 2 ( where applicable) Month Semester 3 Semester 4Activity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Implementing bodyActivity set 1:Infrastructure andrelated capacities;Activity 1.1: Municipality ofRenovation of Tourist Prijepolje, LTOInformation Centre in PrijepoljePrijepoljeActivity 1.2: UNDP, LTOs,Improvement of Municipalitiesmountain trails,implement GISActivity 1.3: UNDP, LTOs,Procurement and Municipalitiesplacement of touristsignageActivity 1.4: UNDP, LTOs,Procurement of Municipalitiescomputer equipmentfor LTOsActivity set 2: HRDand networkdevelopment; Page 26 of 98
  • 27. Activity 2.1 Facilitate SNV, LTOs,establishing of cross- Municipalitiesborder tourismnetwork.Activity 2.2 SNV, LTOs,Conducting quarterly Municipalitiesnetwork membersmeetingsActivity 2.3 Conduct LTOs,training program for Municipalities,souvenir producers SNVActivity 2.4: Produce LTOs,village household’s Municipalities,hospitality manual SNVand conduct trainingcourseActivity 2.5: Organize LTOs,study trip to other Municipalities,region in Serbia for SNVbest practicesexchange invillage/farm tourismActivity 2.6 Conduct SNV, LTOs,destination Municipalitiesmanagement trainingcoursesActivity 2.7: Develop SNV, LTOs,destination Municipalitiesmanagement plan ofactionActivity 2.8: Conduct SNV, LTOs,training course in Municipalitiesevent managementActivity set 3:Tourism productdevelopmentActivity 3.1: LTOs,Catalogue joint tourist Municipalitiesassets in the regionActivity 3.2 Create SNV, LTOs,joint itineraries Municipalitiesutilizing localresourcesActivity 3.3 LTOs,Establishment of a MunicipalitiesJoint calendar ofeventsActivity set 4:MarketingActivity 4.1: Develop LTOs,joint printed Municipalitiespromotional material(brochures, manuals,posters, pens, etc.)Activity 4.2: Creation LTOs,of a joint website Municipalities Page 27 of 98
  • 28. Activity 4.3: LTOs, Organization of tours Municipalities for members of the media in both countries. Activity 4.4: Joint LTOs promotion of tourism products at international tourism fairs1.10. Sustainability (max 3 pages)Preconditions and assumptions One of the preconditions for project implementation is fully prepared technical documentation for the rehabilitation of tourist information centre. Another precondition is the willingness of the two municipalities 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 (Serbia 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.Risk analysis and contingencies Activity set 1: Infrastructure and related capacities; The risks associated with this set of activities are reasonably limited in scope, but nonetheless exist. The primary risk is associated with political issues. As both areas are still undergoing modernization not just of their local capacities, but also of capacities and influence from national authorities, This process of change can result in instabilities within those institutions that can have a negative impact the action. While the current trend of stability and paced development should continue, the potential does exist for that situation to change for the worse. Additionally, the global economic crisis and its related fallout have the potential to affect the post action sustainability of the assets developed under this activity set. In order to mitigate these potential negative effects, the action will follow up the development with educational activities that will be designed to create project outcome ownership at the level of the target groups who are less likely to be impacted directly by the potential risks due to their non-political position, (the LTO’s and mountaineering clubs). Activity set 2: HRD and network development; There is a risk of depopulation resulting from unfavorable demographic trends and the aging of the local populations. Additionally, there are risks associated with the abilities of those taking part in the educational activities to absorb the information provided. An additional risk involves the potential for conflict within the intended network. 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 and older residents 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, the trainings will be designed to avoid complexities and usage of the study tours will allow the trainees to gain an experiential aspect that should aid in material comprehension while the published guidelines will provide the ability to review the materials beyond the activities implementation; To avoid any possible conflicts within the network, numerous joint meetings will be held that will follow an inclusive methodology during the action, and additionally, the designed benefits of the network will bring better value to cooperative approaches. Page 28 of 98
  • 29. Activity set 3: Tourism product development The risk potential in this activity set not substantial, but neither is it marginal. Considerations must be given to areas of risk such as; Garbage being dumped along scenic routes impacting destination desirability, lack of human resource skills in the area of tourism guiding services, lack of viable tour operators in the area to capitalize on the developed products, potential for certain external markets to perceive the area as dangerous. In response to these risks, efforts will be made to mitigate their potential impact through; engagement of the local population and tourists through a “Leave No Trace” campaign and educational program, focus on developing products that are less labor intensive and development of “self-guided” itineraries, networking with other operators in the broader region and promotion amongst locals to capitalize on new opportunities, effectively “Rebrand” the area through the marketing activities. Activity set 4: Marketing As with the previous activity set, risks associated with the activities under marketing 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, will there is media interest, and will attendance at the targeted 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, insuring media interest will in part done through timing of that particular activity, by doing it in the near term prior to domestic tourism events, interest should be higher for that type of story as a lead in to the events, while attendance cannot be dealt with internally, making participation in the events cost effective can be, by joining with the national tourist organizations at these events will greatly reduce the costs of participating, (as opposed to purchasing and outfitting a standalone display booth), thereby reduce the cost to impact/result ratio and ensuring that whatever the volume, the action will not pay too much to be there, additionally, there will be a targeted effort to contact and establish meetings with operators at the events so as to ensure that minimum traffic flow goals achieved.Sustainability: As this action involves training and education as substantial aspects, further implementation of these activities is addressed by the production of the training manual for hospitality providers together with the developed capacity to provide technical assistance in that area by the LTO’s with respect to those related activities. It is anticipated that successful implementation will motivate additional local actors to use the information, (training material), to reinforce their knowledge. The local governments as well as the LTO’s will also maintain possession of these sources of information and if sought by their local residents, will be in a position to effectively provide further trainings and technical assistance programs. Additionally, the improvement of the mountain trails in Berane is expected to allow them to be added to the Montenegrin National Trail Network, thereby entering them into the national trail maintenance scheme funded under the Law on Mountain Trails. In the meantime, the municipalities have committed themselves to funding future maintenance of the trails. The established network will also function towards stability through cooperation with other local and regional stakeholders to broaden its relevance and solidify its position as a relevant stakeholder in the area. The aspect of this action that will require regular financing will be the joint maintenance of the cross border region promotional website. It is planned that this will fall to the LTO’s, who will be able to easily keep it going through their web portals. The funds to maintain the site, which are relatively low, will likely be derived from the anticipated increase in municipal revenues resulting from increased flow of tourism to the area as well as the sale of the locally produced souvenirs at the LTO offices. As is always the case with all forms of education, once it is imparted upon an individual or group, it can never be taken away. In this, the participants of the action will gain and maintain ownership of that which a large part of the action provides, knowledge. By creating the joint promotional web site, the participants and residents as a whole will gain an enhanced sense of identity, as it will provide Page 29 of 98
  • 30. evidence of the value of their region. It will be perceived as an area with great value and potential. Furthermore, as the local participants are most knowledgeable about the area they live in, they are in the best position to take advantage of the joint promotional activity undertaken by their municipal bodies. This joint effort will also provide a framework for future cooperation between the involved institutional structures, (Municipal, LTO’s and CSO’s). While it will clearly take time to develop a fully active and functional relationship, this step will go a long way towards establishing the strong foundation built upon mutual trust and respect that is required for any long-term cooperation to succeed. Furthermore, the capacities developed by all of the institutions involved will further their ability to continue to play an active role in the regions process of ascension to the European Union. 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. Both Municipalities will have a map for how to best interact and cooperate on a long-term basis. Also, the municipalities will develop an enhanced ability to directly communicate with their own residents by consulting with them to develop the joint promotional aspect of the action. Environmental sustainability is a key aspect of the effort. In particular, the trail maintenance efforts and rising of the standard of care in that field will have a directly positive result on reducing erosion and other associated issues with trail usage. Furthermore, the efforts to educate locals and incoming tourists threw the leave no trace campaign will also have positive impacts by reducing direct human impacts.1.11.Logical FrameworkPlease fill in Annex C8 to the Guidelines for applicants. 2. BUDGET FOR THE ACTIONFill in Annex B (blue worksheets 1 & 2 for Applicant 1 and red worksheets 1 & 2 for Applicant 2) to theGuidelines for applicants for the total duration of the action and for its first 12 months. For furtherinformation see the Guidelines for grant applicants (Section 2.1.4). 3. EXPECTED SOURCES OF FUNDINGFill in Annex B (blue worksheet 3 for Applicant 1 and red worksheet 3 for Applicant 2) to the Guidelinesfor applicants to provide information on the expected sources of funding for the action.Annex B must be signed and stamped by all applicants and partners.8 Explanations can be found at the following address: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/reports//index_en.pdf Page 30 of 98
  • 31. 4. EXPERIENCE OF SIMILAR ACTIONSMaximum 1 page per action. Please provide a detailed description of actions managed by the applicants and partners over the past five years.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 theone for which a grant is being requested. Project title: Tourist billboards and Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism signposts in Berane Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)9 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Austrian Montenegrin Municipality Berane Berane 6,900 € Partner Partnership for 6,900 € 2006. Bjelasica and Komovi Object and results of the action At different location such as main squares in the city but also at crossing points outside the town, large billboards were placed with the city map or a site plan of the Bjelasica. Signposts located at crossing points at the Bjelasica helps visitors to find their way to a particular site. The project contributes to better public information – especially for tourists and strangers coming abroad.9 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 31 of 98
  • 32. Project title: Renovation of Mountain Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism House Suvodo Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)10 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Austrian Montenegrin Municipality Berane Bjelasica, Berane 40,120 € Partner Partnership for 27,648 July 2009 Bjelasica and Komovi Object and results of the action Suvodo Mountain House is located in village Kurikuce, in the foothills of the mountain Bjelasica. It was not in use for years, and in the meantime, the house almost collapsed. Location of the house is perfectly adequate as accommodation capacity in the network of trails for hiking and biking on the mountain Bjelasica. Nowadays, renovated Mountain home Suvodo could be part of improved tourism offer for hiking and mountain biking in the region Bjelasica. Renovation included the reconstruction of the bathroom, simple bathroom, and additional sleeping places on the top floor, furniture, dishes and other equipment purchasing.10 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 32 of 98
  • 33. Project title: Construction of trails for Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism jogging on the hill Jasikovac Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)11 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Austrian Montenegrin Municipality Berane Berane 9,820.00 € Partner Cooperation for 9,000.00€ August 2007. Bjelasica and Komovi Object and results of the action Hill Jasikovac is a recreational area of Berane, but in last period was neglected and not maintained. With the construction of trails for jogging – become again attractive and popular among the citizens. Trim trail is 1.5 km long for walking and jogging (width 1 to 1.5 meters) and has 10 fitness stations, with adequate equipment. Project title: Support for revitalization Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism of the Memorial park Jasikovac Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)12 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Austrian Montenegrin Municipality Berane Berane 4,900.00 € Partner Cooperation for 4,200.00€ August 2007. Bjelasica and Komovi Object and results of the action Jasikovac Memorial Centre is a unique monument of freedom situated at the top of a small hill in Berane town. In previous years, due to neglect the monument had destroyed. In addition, the whole garden around the monument is almost destroyed. Revitalization included cleaning of stone monuments, cleaning walking paths and purchasing furniture. Nowadays, this place becomes very attractive for citizens, sports activities and recreations.11 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State.12 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 33 of 98
  • 34. Project title: Procurement of vehicle Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism for Local Tourist organisation Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)13 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Local Tourist 20.01.2006. - Organisation Berane Berane 7,931.61€ Partner USAID/CRDA-E 6 ,200.00€ 12.07.2007. Object and results of the action With implementation of this project, LTO has improved working conditions; achieve greater efficiency in the representation of tourist value of all subjects in Berane municipality who participating in creating of tourist products. Procurement of vehicle facilitated better communication with users and service providers from the hotel industry, improved the conditions and possibilities for the Tourist Organization Berane, which directly affect on efficiency of the implementation a different tasks. Project title: Reconstruction of LTO Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism office Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)14 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) 1.USAID-FORS 1. 6229,37€ Local Tourist Montenegro 2. Transfer of 21.02.2008.- Berane 7, 629.37€ Partner ownership of Organisation Berane 2.Municipality 19.05.2008. premises without Berane compensation Object and results of the action Since LTO Berane didn’t possess adequate space for providing information and services to tourists visiting our community, implementation of this project enabled tourists to find all needed information at once place. LTO Berane serving as a centre for providing all the necessary information to tourist’s, by implementation of this project was given a qualitative facility that has greatly contributed to improving its performance, which is reflected in the total turnover.13 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State.14 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 34 of 98
  • 35. Project title: Procurement of equipment for active recreation Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism 1. bike 10 pc 2. snow shoos 10 pc Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)15 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Austrian Montenegrin Local Tourist Berane 3742.00 Partner Cooperation for 2,920 € 2007. Organisation Berane Bjelasica and Komovi Object and results of the action Procurement of equipment for active recreation, contributed to the development and popularization of biking and walking on snow shoos. All stakeholders (citizens and tourists who come to our town) have the opportunity to rent equipment in the premises of the LTO Berane.15 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 35 of 98
  • 36. Project title: Sustainability Reference no: SNV 1 Sector: 332 Tourism implementation into tourism practice Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)16 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) SNV Netherlands Development Dutch Ministry of Organization 21/03/2008 to Montenegro € 129 824 Lead manager Foreign Affairs € 129 824 EuropeAid ID: 08/09/2009 (DGIS) NL-2008-GDT- 2501697861 Object and results of the action16 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 36 of 98
  • 37. Overall Objective/ImpactContribute to the creation of an enabling environment for the sustainable development of the tourism sector and integrating sustainability aspect into tourismdevelopment/managementSpecific objectives or improved local performances • To examine the current state of research in sustainable tourism development as it pertains to indicator development; • To assess the current state of data collection and data quality, collation, monitoring of trends, reporting and management; • To formulate sets of sustainability indicators for destination management around the regions/destination • To assess the actual institutional capacity to sustain and enhance indicator development and destination management into the future, including the appropriate institutional anchoring. • Review, analyze, and consult with representatives of the tourism industry on opportunities for private sector-driven sustainable resource use investments and management practices • Help in identifying the socio-cultural and environmental impacts under the different scenarios; • To produce a standard methodology of indicator identification and development that can be employed in service of destination management in other regions; • Investigate possibilities of getting technical support for identification and monitoring of sustainable indicators. • More effective & inclusive tourism management and protection policy, legislation, strategy and programs at national level • To incorporate sustainability principles into policy-making • Formulate recommendations on policy and planning measures that need to be incorporated into the TMP and associated development and sectoral plans, policies and programs; • Reinforcement of a bottom up approach to public policy planning and integration of the interests of all stakeholders (Civil society Organizations, local governments and private sector actors) • Improved governance of tourism sector and improved working practices/collaboration of stakeholders (tourism offices, government agencies and private sector) • Sustainable and collaborative tourism monitoring, planning and management, balancing all tourism functions (ecological, economic and social) • Awareness raising and information dissemination on the importance of sound and sustainable management of tourism • Improved environment protection and conservationResults Achieved: • Better decision-making that lowers risks or costs; • Identification of emerging issues that allows preventive action; • Identification of impact that -allows corrective action when needed; • Performance measurement of the implementation of plans and management activities to -evaluate effort and progress; • Greater accountability to provide credible information for wise public decision making, and wide acceptance; • Constant monitoring that is to lead to continuous improvement and building solutions into management. Page 37 of 98
  • 38. Project title: Formulation of a Reference no: Sector: 332 Tourism Sustainable Tourism Legislation SNV 2 15130 Government administration (Law and Byelaws) Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)17 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) UN World Tourism SNV Netherlands Organization Development Albania (UNWTO) € 19.575 01/04/2006 to Organisation € 72, 500 Lead Manager Dutch Ministry of 01/09/2007 EuropeAid ID: NL-2008- Foreign Affairs GDT-2501697861 (DGIS) Object and results of the action Overall Objective/Impact Assist the Government of Albania in the sustainable development of its tourism industry through the formulation of a Tourism Law which provides a sound regulatory framework for tourism development, with a clear demarcation of the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders at the central and local level. Assist the Government of Albania in identifying and preparing priority bylaws required for the efficient and immediate implementation of the Tourism Law. Specific objectives • Provide global best practice tourism laws and regulations which could adapted to Albanian conditions • Increase the capacities of Tourism Ministry’s staff (lawyers and tourism senior staff) in participatory process and the preparation of the law and bylaws • Encourage community participation in the law formulation process involving all local stakeholders, including local and regional Governments, tourism businesses and associations, relevant NGOs, universities and media • Contribute to the formulation of an integrated Tourism Law for Albania and to the drafting of priority bylaws • Raise tourism stakeholder awareness of impending Law and its impact Results achieved • The integrated Tourism Law for Albanian was approved by the Albanian parliament on May 14, 2007 • Improved the capacity of the Ministry of Tourism in its role in tourism development planning process • Tourism private sector associations developed MoUs with the Tourism Ministry on issues regarding regulation of tourism entities classification and categorization • 7 bylaws approved by the Albanian Government in September 2007 using drafts provided by international experts supported by SNV • All other bylaws approved during 2008 reflected the background and experience gained during the project • Sound tourism legislation in Albania contributing to increases in international visitor arrivals (e.g. 21 percent per annum increase 2007-2008)17 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 38 of 98
  • 39. Reference no: Project title: Support to sustainable SNV 3 Sector: 332 Tourism tourism development in Elbasan area Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)18 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) SNV Netherlands Development Dutch Ministry of 01/03/2007 to Organisation Albania € 278.950 Lead manager Foreign Affairs € 161.790 01/06/2009 EuropeAid ID: NL- (DGIS) 2008-GDT-250169786118 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 39 of 98
  • 40. Object and results of the actionOverall objective/ ImpactTo contribute to regional development and the sustainable use of natural resources through participatory development of tourism polices and action plans.Specific objectives. To develop tourism action plans (TAP) for the Kolonja/Erseka, Prespa, Korca, Pogradec, Puka and Elbasan areas that realistically represent the interests of different stakeholders; To obtain public input from citizens, national and international agencies toward client formal approval of the final plan, thus ensuring full ownership and responsibility for implementation; To build capacities of local stakeholders in planning, development and management of their tourism assets; To establish hard and soft infrastructure necessary for the development of tourism in the areas; To mobilize resources from national and international sources for implementation of the TAPsAchieved results Six TAP’s formally approved and recognized as the blueprint for the successful development of the areas tourism industry by the local government unit and stakeholders; Conducted detailed scanning of tourism assets in the regions ; Identified key market segments (e.g. Family Tourists and Weekend Vacationers ) for each area and products to match demand; Increased the capacities of the Tourism Action Committee members and municipal staff, on strategic planning process, sustainable tourism development and decision making through participation Raised awareness of the communities of the importance of tourism industry as a tool for development through direct involvement and public input phase of the TAP process Engendered ownership and responsibility for plan implementation through participatory process incorporating wide ranging input from relevant stakeholders; Encouraged the completion of rural and national roads, such as Prespa-Macedonia connection; Established tourist information points e.g. in the Kolonje area; Developed promotional and marketing materials (e.g. Prespa area - Calendar of Festival and Events, Postcards, guide books and websites) Established public-private partnerships for the establishment of Tourist Information Centres (e.g. in Pogradec in collaboration with the USAID Local Governance Program in Albania (LGPA) and Celsi Company). Increased awareness on environmental protection and forest management (e.g. Cleaning and maintenance of Ohrid lake) Raised at least 100,000 Euros in government investment for the design and implementation of tourist orientation and information signs Page 40 of 98
  • 41. Reference no: Project title: Support to sustainable Sector: 332 Tourism SNV 4 tourism development in Macedonia Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)19 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) SNV (Netherlands Development Dutch Ministry of Organization) 01/06/ 2008 to Macedonia € 44000 Lead manager Foreign Affairs € 44000 01/03/2009 (DGIS) EuropeAid ID: NL- 2008-GDT-2501697861 Object and results of the action Preparation of the Strategy and Action Plan for Tourism Development trough the participatory process of the relevant stakeholders; -creation of a clear picture about all tourist potentials sites for development of the entire municipal region -the key stakeholders are aware for the tourism direction and developments. -population feels the ownership of the Strategic and Action Planning, since they are being consulted and their voice is streamline through multi-stakeholder working group. -Potential tourists are more informed for the tourists offers belonging to the area of municipality -Public investments or donations are channeled on Principle “the priority investment “ -The municipal employees as well as other participants in the process are trained and have gained the needed knowledge in order to contribute in the future in the field of tourism.19 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 41 of 98
  • 42. Project title: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 31281 Forestry education/training; Reference no: 410 General environmental protection Environmental GIS for Montenegro Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the action Amount Dates action (EURO) or partner (name)20 contributed (by (from dd/mm/yyyy to donor) dd/mm/yyyy) Government of Finland; Government of Japan; May 2005 --March UNDP Montenegro 700.000,00 Lead manager Government of 700.000,00 2010 Montenegro; UNDP Object and results of the action Establishment of a tool for improvement of transparency and informed decision making based on the timely and spatially accurate data which are precondition for sustainable management of natural resources. Programme Components: 1. Basic layers: In order to establish common layers for data input various basic layers have been created - topo map mosaics with scale 1:25k to 1:200k, hydrograph and soil maps with 1:25k scale, digital terrain model, as well as various vector data - municipal borders, state borders, roads, rivers, lakes, urban areas, etc.. 2. Capacity building: - Forestry sector – 36 people from Ministry of Forestry, Forestry Directorate, and - Environmental Protection - 15 environment related institutions (public, private and civil sector)20 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 42 of 98
  • 43. Project title: Implementation of the part of theReference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 33210 Tourism Policy And Admin. Management Tourism Master Plan 2007-2020: Wilderness Hiking and Biking Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)21 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) UNDP and Ministry of January 2007 –UNDP Montenegro 470,000 Lead manager Tourism and 200.000 December 2010 Environmental Protection:Object and results of the actionDevelopment of nature based tourism in Montenegro, with special focus on hiking and biking, and tourism safety through adoption of legislation framework andcapacity building of institutions in charge of development of this type of tourism.Project Components:1. Creation of legislative framework for development of hiking and biking in Montenegro: drafting of the bylaws and internal acts for the Mountaineering rescueservice (MRS) under the Mountaineering Association; Registry of trails; Conditions and ways of choosing the host of the trail; Standards for the trails2. Capacity building: Establishment of a 2-year business plan for MRS; strategic development plan for the Rescue Servicea. Licensing for current and future rescuersb. Renew the equipment for the GSSc. Formalization of the International standards acceptance and membership in IKAR3. International distribution networks for Hiking and Biking products4. Pilot trail to be equipped in accordance with the legislation5. Support to Mountaineering and Biking Association for the acceptance of international standards as well as membership in respective bodies Page 43 of 98
  • 44. Project title: Strengthening capacities in the Western Balkan countries to addressReference no: environmental problems through Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 410 General environmental protection remediation of high priority hotspots: Lead and Zinc Tailing Mine Impoundment (TMI) in Mojkovac Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)22 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Mojkovac, Government of Montenegro Montenegro October 2007-AprilUNDP (influenced area: $2,118,840 Lead manager $2,118,840 Government of 2010 (30 months) bordering Netherlands municipalities)Object and results of the action1. Secure progress in clean-up activities in the Project “Remediation and recultivation of the Mojkovac lead and zinc tailings mine impoundment”2. Demonstration of concrete results of benefits of good environmental management to local communitiesthrough concrete pilot projects: demonstration of a notion that avoiding pollution than retroactively dealing with its consequences is financially andenvironmentally cheaper through focusing on sustainable development initiatives that are job and income generators through pilot projects in areas of: - development of kayaking, hiking and biking, - support to organic food production, and - Diversification of a tourism offer through inclusion and valorization of municipality’s natural and historical heritage.In addition, UNDP:a) is strengthening the local government’s capacity to develop and implement local environmental policies and investment projects;b) Facilitate the participatory development of local plans and programmes such as physical or urban planning, regional development plans, management plans, andspecific infrastructure projects.3. Enhanced regional co-operation through improved information sharing process and improvement of professional consultancy services regarding goodenvironmental management: establishment of a database of national experts who will form a critical mass of knowledge and expertise for implementation ofenvironmental management legislation. Page 44 of 98
  • 45. Project title: Spatial planning –Reference no: Implementation of the new planning Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 43030 Urban Development And Management legislation Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)23 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Swedish 11 municipalities International Budget: $2.5 January 2007 - DecUNDP in the north and Lead manager Development $2.5 million million ember 2010 Cetinje Corporation AgencyObject and results of the action1. Sustainable Spatial Planning and Development in Municipalities in the Northern Montenegro: In order to ensure proper implementation of the Law on Planningand Construction, UNDP: a) provide assistance to underdeveloped Municipalities in drafting obligatory planning documents - Spatial urban plans (elevenmunicipalities in the north and Cetinje); b) expert support to the municipal officials, professionals, and decision makers through trainings, provision and exchangeof information, and cooperation with international networks, regional and local entities in other countries2. Establishment of the Regional Planning Center: UNDP will, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and partner Municipalities from thenorthern Montenegro, establish a Regional Planning Center which will provide professional service to all partner Municipalities in the area of urban planning andincrease the capacity of the region to absorb the future funding from the European Union.3. Active Participation of Civil Society in Spatial Planning and Development: UNDP will ensure transparent implementation of the Law on Planning andConstruction by supporting active public participation through public consultations, establishment of models of good practice and monitoring mechanisms. Page 45 of 98
  • 46. Reference no: Project title: Marking of biking trails Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)24 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) April 2007 – August Prijepolje municipality Prijepolje 7.764,00 Lead manager UNDP 5.864,00 2007 Object and results of the action The aim of this project was partly marking biking trails in the municipality of Prijepolje, in order to improve the tourist offer. Results of this project are better positioning of the municipality on the tourist map, and more quality development of rural tourism Project title: Equipping traditional Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism rural house Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)25 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) April 2007 – August Prijepolje municipality Prijepolje 3.750,00 Partner UNDP 3.000,00 2007 Object and results of the action The aim of the project was improvement of tourist offer of Prijepolje municipality through equipping traditional rural house in Tičije Polje. Results of this project are to offer more quality offer in rural tourism, increased number of visitors and increased visibility of Ticije Polje and municipality Prijepolje on the tourist map of Serbia24 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State.25 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 46 of 98
  • 47. Reference no: Project title: Equipping Ethno house Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)26 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) July 2007 – November Prijepolje municipality Prijepolje 7.764,00 Partner UNDP 12.000,00 2007 Object and results of the action The aim of this project is to improve the tourist offer in Kamena Gora through equipping Ethno house. Results of this project are improved tourist offer, the promotion of traditional products and the preservation of traditional crafts. Reference no: Project title: Education of women Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)27 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) July 2007 – November Prijepolje municipality Prijepolje 1.259,00 Partner UNDP 1.000,00 2007 Object and results of the action The aim of this project is to educate women engaged in rural tourism. Results of this project are the better reception of guests in the village, increased awareness of the possibilities of dealing with rural tourism.26 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State.27 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 47 of 98
  • 48. Project title: Sopotnice tourist Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism signalization Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)28 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) July 2007 – November Prijepolje municipality Prijepolje 3.500,00 Partner UNDP 2.600,00 2007 Object and results of the action The aim of this project is a setting of tourist signalization in village Sopotnice - a village that has developed rural tourism. The results of this project are improved visibility of Sopotnice village and a larger number of guests in rural tourism.28 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 48 of 98
  • 49. Project title: Equipping office of Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism Tourist Organization Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)29 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Tourist organization February 2006 – July Prijepolje 25.000,00 EURA Partner UNDP 16.075,00 EURA Prijepolje 2006 Object and results of the action The aim of the project was to create adequate working conditions for newly formed Tourist Organization that will actively work on promotion, marketing and development of tourism of Prijepolje municipality. By the realization of the project is fulfilled one of the plans of Strategy for sustainable tourism of Prijepolje municipality. By its work and activities this organization justified its existence. Project title: Participation at Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism Belgrade Tourism Fair Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)30 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Tourist organization USAID , program December 2007 – Prijepolje 14.000,00 Partner 8.000,00 EURA Prijepolje SCOPES February 2008 Object and results of the action The aim of the project was to represent in proper way tourist potentials of Prijepolje at the Belgrade Tourism Fair, with emphasis on rural tourism. Representatives of village households were given the opportunity to participate at the fair. With realization of this project we improved Prijepolje position on the tourist map of Serbia and number of guests in the village households.29 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State.30 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 49 of 98
  • 50. Project title: Improvement of Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II):332 Tourism accommodation capacities Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)31 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Tourist organization USAID , program February 2008 – Prijepolje 55.464,00 Partner 35.464,00 EURA Prijepolje SCOPES August 2008 Object and results of the action The project goal was to improve accommodation capacity of rural households in order to develop tourism in rural parts and revive the village. With the implementation of this project, we have retained the part of young people in the village, raised awareness of the population that tourism can contribute to increased revenue. Also, the result was increased number of guests in the village as well as increased interest in engaging in rural tourism. Reference no: Project title: Tourist signalization Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)32 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Tourist organization USAID , program August 2008 – Prijepolje 16.870,00 Partner 10.870 ,00 EURA Prijepolje SCOPES December 2008 Object and results of the action The project goal was to adequately mark all destinations where tourism is developed. Since through our community passes the main road Belgrade- Bar, on that section tables are placed and special emphasis is given to rural tourism. With the realization of this project visibility of Prijepolje municipality is improved on the tourist map of Serbia as well as increased number of guests in our city.31 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State.32 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 50 of 98
  • 51. Reference no: Project title: Making a promo film Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)33 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Tourist Organization USAID , program January 2009 – Prijepolje 23.577,00 Partner 13.577,00 EURA Prijepolje SCOPES December 2009 Object and results of the action The project goal was to make a film that will comprise all four seasons and adequately present tourist potentials in Serbia and beyond. The project also included setting of billboards all over Serbia, the recording shows about the tourist potential with professional reporters. The result of this project is better promotion of our municipality as well as increased number of tourists. Reference no: Project title: Lim cleaning Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)34 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Ministry of Tourist Organization Economy and July 2009 – December Prijepolje 84.256,00 Partner 82.256,00 Prijepolje Regional 2009 Development Object and results of the action The project goal was to engaging unemployed persons in cooperation with the National Employment Service, clear the Coast of Lim River and its tributaries on the territory of the municipality Prijepolje. 40 people have engaged who will work for 6 months. With the realization of this project we will clean the city, raise environmental awareness of citizens and employ a number of people who are on the Employment Service. Cleaner city will affect on increasing number of tourists.33 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State.34 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 51 of 98
  • 52. Project title: Support SMEs and Reference no: tourist associations in the Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism Municipality of Prijepolje Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)35 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Development Regional Development March 2008 - March Prijepolje 19,320 Lead manager Alternatives Inc. 100 % Agency Zlatibor 2009 (DAI), Object and results of the action The aim of the project: Capacity building of existing tourist associations and SME’s in municipality of Prijepolje. Project results: 16 trainings for 30 beneficiaries from SME sector and 30 beneficiaries from tourist associations were organized. Project title: Organization and implementation of workshop for Reference no: Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism promoting self-employment in tourism in 8 municipalities Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)36 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Regional Development Kingdom of the Uzice 148,000 Partner 100 % 2006 - 2007 Agency Zlatibor Netherlands Object and results of the action The aim of the project: Unemployment reduction through the identification and selection of primary self-employment ideas in tourism sector. Project results: During this project, RDA Zlatibor organized 3 workshops for 70 people, mostly entrepreneurs and individuals engaged in tourism and similar areas of work. Lectures on the identification and selection of primary self-employment ideas and preparation of applicable forms for foreign donors raised the level of knowledge and skills of tourist workers on the territory of the municipality of Uzice. One of the people who attended the lectures later applied for and used up the donation of € 7,500 of CARE International.35 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State.36 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 52 of 98
  • 53. Project title: Poverty reduction Reference no: through support of tourism Sector (see section 2.2 of section II): 332 Tourism development in rural areas Name of organisation Location of the Cost of the action Lead manager Donors to the Amount contributed Dates action (EURO) or partner action (name)37 (by donor) (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy) Swiss agency for Regional Development Uzice 35,940 Partner development and 100 % 2005 - 2006 Agency Zlatibor cooperation Object and results of the action The aim of the project: Reducing poverty by supporting start-up businesses and socio-economic integration of refugees and internally displaced people Project results: The quality of catering services in the area of Mokra Gora was increased by organizing courses with an aim to improve business and professional skills of SMEs. 11 people attended the courses and 5 of them were given finances to renovate log-cabins for renting within rural tourism37 If the Donor is the EU Commission or an EU Member States, please specify the EC budget line, EDF or EU Member State. Page 53 of 98
  • 54. II. THE APPLICANTS APPLICANT 1/ APPLICANT 2 Functional Lead Applicant 38 EuropeAid ID number Name of the organisation: Municipality Berane Municipality PrijepoljeInformation requested under this point need only be given in cases where there have been modificationsor additions as compared to the information given in the Concept note form. 1. IDENTITY APPLICANT 1/ APPLICANT 2 Functional Lead Applicant 39 Legal Entity File number n/a n/a Abbreviation Registration Number (or equivalent) Date of Registration 9.07.2003. 01.04.1993 Official address of Registration Crnogorske brigade 1, 84300, Trg Bratstva I Jedinstva br. 1, Berane, 31300, Prijepolje 40 Country of Registration / 41 Montenegro Serbia Nationality E-mail address of the opstinaberane@cg.yu; prijepolje.opstina@gmail.com Organisation predsjednik@berane.co.me Telephone number: Country code +382 (0) 51231973 +381 ( 0 ) 33 714 073 + city code + number Fax number: Country code + city +382 (0) 51233357 +381 ( 0 ) 33 712 297 code + number Website of the Organisation www.berane.cg.yu www.opstinaprijepolje.rsPoints 2, 3 and 4 of this section (II) below must be filled in by all applicants, who must deliver a copywith the application form, irrespective of the fact that they might have registered similar pieces ofinformation under their PADOR registration.38 This number is available to an organization which registers its data in PADOR. For more information and to register, pleasevisit http://ec.europa,eu/europeaid/onlineservices/pador39 If an applicant has already signed a contract with the European commission40 For organizations. If not in one of the countries listed in section 2.1.1. of the Guidelines, please justify it’s location.41 For individuals. If not in one of the countries listed in Section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines, please justify it’s location. Page 54 of 98
  • 55. 2. PROFILE APPLICANT 1/ APPLICANT 2 Functional Lead Applicant Legal status Local Self Governance Local Self Governance Profit-Making □ Yes □ Yes □ No □ No NGO □ Yes □ Yes □ No □ No 42 □ Political □ Political Value based □ Religious □ Religious □ Humanistic □ Humanistic □ Neutral □ Neutral Is your organisation linked with □ Yes, parent entity: □ Yes, parent entity: another entity? (please specify itsEuropeAid (please specify its EuropeAid ID:………………………..) ID:………………………) □ Yes, controlled entity(ies) □ Yes, controlled entity(ies) □ No, independent □ No, independent2.1. Category (A1 = Applicant 1/Functional Lead Applicant; A2 = Applicant 2) 43 Public A1 A2 Private A1 A2Category Public Administration Implementation Agency Decentralised representatives of University/Education Sovereign States International Organisation Research Institute Judicial Institution Think Tank Local Authority X X Foundation Implementation Agency Association University/Education Media Research Institute Network/Federation Think Tank Professional and/or Industrial Organisation Foundation Trade Union Association Cultural Organisation Media Commercial Organisation Network/Federation Other Non State Actor Professional and/or Industrial Organisation Trade Union Cultural Organisation Commercial Organisation42 Please choose only one set of values.43 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) OR Private (established and/or funded by a private entity); 2) in theappropriate column, the Category to which your organisation belongs (ONE CHOICE ONLY). Page 55 of 98
  • 56. 2.2. Sector(s)44A1 = Applicant 1/Functional Lead Applicant; 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 □ □ 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 □ X 14015 Water Resources Protection □ X 14020 Water supply & sanitation - Large systems □ □ 14030 Basic drinking water supply & basic sanitation □ □ 14040 River Development □ X 14050 Waste Management/Disposal □ □ 14081 Education & training in water supply and sanitation □ □ 15 Government and Civil Society44 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. Page 56 of 98
  • 57. □ □ 151 Government and civil society, general□ □ 15110 Economic and development policy/planning□ □ 15120 Public sector financial management□ □ 15130 Legal and judicial development□ X 15140 Government administration□ □ 15150 Strengthening civil society□ □ 15161 Elections□ □ 15162 Human Rights□ □ 15163 Free Flow Of Information□ □ 15164 Womens 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□ X 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□ X 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□ □ 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□ X 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 Page 57 of 98
  • 58. □ □ 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□ X 25010 Business support services and institutions□ □ 25020 Privatisation□ □ 31 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing□ □ 311 Agriculture□ □ 31110 Agricultural Policy And Admin. Mgmt□ X 31120 Agricultural development□ □ 31130 Agricultural Land Resources□ □ 31140 Agricultural Water Resources□ X 31150 Agricultural inputs□ □ 31161 Food Crop Production□ □ 31162 Industrial Crops/Export Crops□ □ 31163 Livestock□ □ 31164 Agrarian reform□ □ 31165 Agricultural alternative development□ X 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□ X 31195 Livestock/Veterinary Services□ □ 312 Forestry□ □ 31210 Forestry Policy & Admin. Management□ □ 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 Page 58 of 98
  • 59. □ □ 32120 Industrial development□ X 32130 Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development□ □ 32140 Cottage industries and handicraft□ X 32161 Agro-Industries□ □ 32162 Forest industries□ X 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□ X 33210 Tourism Policy And Admin. Management□ □ 41 General Environment Protection□ □ 410 General environmental protection□ X 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□ X 43040 Rural Development□ □ 43050 Non-agricultural alternative development□ □ 43081 Multisector education/training Page 59 of 98
  • 60. □ □ 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□ X 92030 Support to local and regional NGOs□ □ 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 Page 60 of 98
  • 61. 2.3. Target group(s)A1 = Applicant 1/Functional Lead Applicant; A2 = Applicant 2A1 A2 Target groups□ □ 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/catastrophes□ □ Women□ □ Young people□ □ Other (please specify): All citizens Page 61 of 98
  • 62. 3. CAPACITY TO MANAGE AND IMPLEMENT ACTIONS3.1. Experience by Sector (for each sector selected in 2.2.)APPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead Applicant Year(s) of Experience in the Number of Estimated Amount Sector Experience last 3 years Projects (in thousand Euros) 14 Water Supply □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 and Sanitation □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 140 Water Supply □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 and Sanitation □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 14020 Water □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 Supply&sanitation- □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 Large system □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 14050 Waste □ 1000 Management/Dispo □ Unknown sal 250 Business and □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 Other Services □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 25010 Business □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 support services and □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 institutions □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown 311 Agriculture □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 31120 Agricultural □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 Development □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 31150 Agriculture □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 inputs □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown 332 Tourism □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 33210 Tourism □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 Policy and Admin. □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 Management □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown 410 General □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 Environment □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 Protection □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 41010 □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 Environmental □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 Policy and Admin. □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 Mgmt □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 41081 Flood □ 1000 Prevention/Control □ Unknown 41082 Page 42 of 98
  • 63. Environmentalresearch43 Other □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1multisector □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5430 Other □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20multisector □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 5043030 Urban □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100Development and □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300Management □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.00043040 Rural □ 1000Development □ Unknown72 Emergency and □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1distress relief □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5720 Emergency and □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20distress relief □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 5072010 Material □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100relief assistance and □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300services □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.00072040 Emergency □ 1000food aid □ Unknown72050 Reliefcoordination;protection andsupport services73 Reconstruction □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1relief and □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5rehabilitation □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20730 Reconstruction □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50relief and □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100rehabilitation □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 30073010 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000Reconstruction □ 1000relief and □ Unknownrehabilitation92 Support to NGO □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1920 Support to □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5NGO □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 2092030 Support to □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50local and regional □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100NGOs □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown Page 42 of 98
  • 64. APPLICANT 2 Year(s) of Experience in the Number of Estimated Amount Sector Experience last 3 years Projects (in thousand Euros)11 Education x Less than 1 x Less than a year x 1 to 5 □ Less than 1113 Secondary □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5education □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 2011320 Secondary □ 6 to 10 years □3 years □ 21 to 50 x 20 to 50education □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown14 Water Supply and □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year x 1 to 5 □ Less than 1Sanitation x 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5140 Water supply and □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20sanitation □ 20 to 50 □ 6 to 10 years x 3 years □ 21 to 5014015 Water □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100Resources Protection14020 Water supply □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 x 100 to 300& sanitation - Large □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000systems □ 100014050 Waste □ UnknownManagement/Disposal15 Government and □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year X 1 to 5 □ Less than 1Civil Society x 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5151 Government and □ 4 to 5 years x 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20civil society, general □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 5015140 Government □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 11 to 20 yearsadministration □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 x 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown16 Other Social x Less than 1 x Less than a year x 1 to 5 □ Less than 1Infrastructure and □ 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5Service □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 x 5 to 2016061 Culture and □ 6 to 10 years □3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50recreation □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown21 Transport and □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year x 1 to 5 □ Less than 1Storage x 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5210 Transport and □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20storage □ 6 to 10 years x 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 5021020 Road □ 50 to 100 □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200Transport □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □100 to 300 □ 500+ x 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown23 Energy □ Less than 1 x Less than a year x 1 to 5 □ Less than 1230 Energy x 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5generation and □ 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20supply □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 5023040 Electrical x 50 to 100 □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200Transmission/Distrib Page 42 of 98
  • 65. ution □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown25 Business and □ Less than 1 x Less than a year x 1 to 5 □ Less than 1Other Services x 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5250 Business and □ 4 to 5 years □2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20other services □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 x 20 to 5025010 Business □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100support services andinstitutions □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown31 Agriculture, □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □1 to 5 □ Less than 1Forestry and Fishing x 1 to 3 years □ 1 year x6 to 10 □ 1 to 5311 Agriculture □ 4 to 5 years x 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 2031120 Agricultural □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50development □ 50 to 100 □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 20031150 Agricultural □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300inputs31160 Agricultural □ 500+ x 300 to 1.000extension □ 100031195 □ UnknownLivestock/VeterinaryServices32 Industry, Mining □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year □1 to 5 □ Less than 1and Construction x 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5321 Industry □ 4 to 5 years x 2 years x 11 to 20 □ 5 to 2032130 Small and □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50medium-sized □ 50 to 100 □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200enterprises (SME) □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □100 to 300development32161 Agro- □ 500+ x 300 to 1.000Industries □ 100032163 Textiles - □ Unknownleather & substitutes332 Tourism33210 TourismPolicy And Admin.Management41 General □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year x 1 to 5 □ Less than 1Environment □1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5Protection x 4 to 5 years □ 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20410 General □ 6 to 10 years x 3 years □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50environmental □ 50 to 100 □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200protection41010 Environmental □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 x 100 to 300Policy And Admin. □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000Mgmt □ 1000 □ Unknown92 Support to NGO □ Less than 1 □ Less than a year x 1 to 5 □ Less than 1920 Support to NGO x 1 to 3 years □ 1 year □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 592030 Support to □ 4 to 5 years x 2 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20local and regional □ 6 to 10 years □ 3 years □ 21 to 50 x 20 to 50NGOs □ 11 to 20 years □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 20 years + □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000 □ Unknown Page 42 of 98
  • 66. 3.2. Experience by Geographical area (country or region)APPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead Applicant By Estimated Indicative list of regions Amount Geographical Number of (in thousand − Europe EU area (country Projects in this Year(s) of Euros) − Europe non-EU or region) geographical Experience implemented in − Eastern Europe area in the past this geographical − Central America 7 years area in the past 7 − South America years − South-East Asia □ Less than 1 year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 − North-East Asia □ 1 to 3 years □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 − South Asia N/A □ 4 to 7 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 − Central Asia □ 7 years + □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 − Mediterranean □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 − Gulf Countries □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 − Eastern Africa □ 1000+ − Central Africa □ Unknown − Western Africa □ Less than 1 year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 − Southern Africa □ 1 to 3 years □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 − Indian Ocean N/A □ 4 to 7 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 − Caribbean □ 7 years + □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 − Pacific □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown □ Less than 1 year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 N/A □ 4 to 7 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 □ 7 years + □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ UnknownAPPLICANT 2 By Estimated Indicative list of regions Amount Geographical Number of (in thousand − Europe EU area (country Projects in this Year(s) of Euros) invested − Europe non-EU or region) geographical Experience in this − Eastern Europe area in the past geographical − Central America 7 years area in the past 7 − South America years − South-East Asia □ Less than 1 year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 − North-East Asia □ 1 to 3 years □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 − South Asia N/A □ 4 to 7 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 − Central Asia □ 7 years + □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 Page 42 of 98
  • 67. □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 − Mediterranean □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 − Gulf Countries □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 − Eastern Africa □ 1000+ − Central Africa □ Unknown − Western Africa □ Less than 1 year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 − Southern Africa □ 1 to 3 years □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 − Indian Ocean N/A □ 4 to 7 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 − Caribbean □ 7 years + □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 − Pacific □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ Unknown □ Less than 1 year □ 1 to 5 □ Less than 1 □ 1 to 3 years □ 6 to 10 □ 1 to 5 N/A □ 4 to 7 years □ 11 to 20 □ 5 to 20 □ 7 years + □ 21 to 50 □ 20 to 50 □ 51 to 200 □ 50 to 100 □ 200 to 500 □ 100 to 300 □ 500+ □ 300 to 1.000 □ 1000+ □ UnknownCross-reference of experience by Sector and by Geographical area:APPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead ApplicantN/A Sector(s) Geographical area(s) (country or region, as identified (as selected in 2.2) previously)APPLICANT 2N/A Sector(s) Geographical area(s) (country or region, as identified (as selected in 2.2) previously) Page 42 of 98
  • 68. 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 EurosAPPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead Applicant Year Turnover or Net earnings Total Shareholders’ Medium and Short-term debt equivalent or equivalent balance equity or long-term debt (< 1 year) sheet or equivalent budget (EUR) (EUR) (EUR) (EUR) (EUR) (EUR) 2008 9,319 10,307 600 2007 5,179 5,399 1,020 40 2006 4,267 4 4,417APPLICANT 2 Year Turnover or Net earnings Total Shareholders’ Medium and Short-term debt equivalent or equivalent balance equity or long-term debt (< 1 year) sheet or equivalent budget (EUR) (EUR) (EUR) (EUR) (EUR) (EUR) 2008 4,626 5,070 354 2007 3,889 4,318 552 2006 3,157 3,632 380 Page 42 of 98
  • 69. 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 Applicant Year Source Percentage (total for a Number of fee-paying given year must be members (only for source equal to 100%) = Members fees)2008 □ EU Commission N/A(N) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A □ United Nations N/A □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A □ Private Sector N/A □ Members fees □ Other (please specify): Municipal N/A budget: Original incomes: local taxes (property 45 % taxes, taxes from gambling, consumption tax, tax on business, local and administrative fees), compensation for construction land, compensation for local roads, fees for the registration of road motor vehicles, fines, interest income for non-payment of taxes, revenues from the sale of real estate. Transferred incomes: tax on personal 55% income, fees for concessions, transfers , grants, loans Total 100% N/A2007 □ EU Commission N/A(N-1) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A □ United Nations N/A □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A □ Private Sector N/A □ Members fees □ Other (please specify): ………… N/A Original incomes: local taxes (property 42% taxes, taxes from gambling, consumption tax, tax on business, local and administrative fees), compensation for construction land, compensation for local roads, fees for the registration of road motor vehicles, fines, interest income for non-payment of taxes, revenues from the sale of real estate. Transferred incomes: tax on personal 58% income, fees for concessions, transfers , grants, loans Total 100% N/A2006 □ EU Commission N/A(N-2) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A Page 42 of 98
  • 70. □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A □ United Nations N/A □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A □ Private Sector N/A □ Members fees □ Other (please specify): ………… N/A Original incomes: local taxes (property 52% taxes, taxes from gambling, consumption tax, tax on business, local and administrative fees), compensation for construction land, compensation for local roads, fees for the registration of road motor vehicles, fines, interest income for non-payment of taxes, revenues from the sale of real estate. Transferred incomes: tax on personal 48% income, fees for concessions, transfers , grants, loans Total 100% N/AAPPLICANT 2 Year Source Percentage (total for a Number of fee-paying given year must be members (only for source equal to 100%) = Members fees)2008 □ EU Commission N/A(N) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A □ United Nations N/A □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A □ Private Sector N/A □ Members fees □ Other (please specify): Local 16 % N/A revenues (property tax, tax on goods and services, other taxes, income from property, sales of goods and services, mixed and vague income) Ceded revenue (income tax and capital 32 % gains tax and tax on Income Fund Transfer of other levels of government 52 % Total 100% N/A2007 □ EU Commission N/A(N-1) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A □ United Nations N/A □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A □ Private Sector N/A □ Members fees □ Other (please specify): Local revenues 19% N/A (property tax, tax on goods and services, other taxes, income from property, sales of goods and services, mixed and vague income) Ceded revenue (income tax and capital 32% gains tax and tax on Income Fund Page 42 of 98
  • 71. Transfer of other levels of government 49% Total 100% N/A 2006 □ EU Commission N/A (N-2) □ Member States Public Bodies N/A □ Third Countries Public Bodies N/A □ United Nations N/A □ Other International Organisation(s) N/A □ Private Sector N/A □ Members fees □ Other (please specify): Local revenues 23% N/A (property tax, tax on goods and services, other taxes, income from property, sales of goods and services, mixed and vague income) Ceded revenue (income tax and capital 43% gains tax and tax on Income Fund Transfer of other levels of government 30% International donations 4% Total 100% N/A 3.3.3. Number of staff (full-time equivalent) (please tick one option for each type of staff): APPLICANT 1/ APPLICANT 2 Functional Lead ApplicantType of staff Paid Unpaid Paid UnpaidHQ Staff: recruited and □ < 10 □ < 10 □ < 10 □ < 10based in Headquarters □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 10 and < 50(compulsory for allapplicants) □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ > 100 □ > 100 □ > 100 □ N/A □ N/A □ N/A □ N/AExpat Staff: recruited in □ < 10 □ < 10 □ < 10 □ < 10Headquarters and based in □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 10 and < 50Serbia and/or Montenegro □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 100 □ > 100 □ > 100 □ > 100 □ N/A □ N/A □ N/A □ N/ALocal staff: recruited and □ < 10 □ < 10 □ < 10 □ < 10based in Serbia and/or □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 10 and < 50 □ > 10 and < 50Montenegro (only in caseof applicants other than □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 50 and < 100 □ > 50 and < 100Serbian and/or □ > 100 □ > 100 □ > 100 □ > 100Montenegrin ones) □ N/A □ N/A □ N/A □ N/A Page 42 of 98
  • 72. 4. LIST OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD/COMMITTEE OF YOUR ORGANISATIONAPPLICANT 1/ Functional Lead Applicant Country of Name Profession Function On the board since NationalityMr Vuka Golubović Lawyer Mayor Montenegro 2006.Ms Vinka Babić Lawyer Main administrator Montenegro 2006.Ms Jelena Rmuš Architect Vice Mayor Montenegro 2006.Mr Braho Adrović Teacher Vice Mayor Montenegro 2006.Mr Radivoje Merdović Economist Vice Mayor Montenegro 2006.Mr Ranko Raičević Economist Manager of the Montenegro 2006. municipalityMr Samir Agović Teacher President of Montenegro 2006. Municipal AssemblyAPPLICANT 2 Country of Name Profession Function On the board since NationalityMr Dragoljub Zindović Economist Mayor Serbia 2009. godMs Dobro Lazarević Mechanical Vice Mayor Serbia 2009. god engineerMr Mersid Mekić Biologist Member of the Serbia 2009. god CouncilMs Sretko Radulović Teacher Member of the Serbia 2009. god CouncilMr Osman Ćatić Labourer Member of the Serbia 2009. god CouncilMs Mirsad Balija Labourer Member of the Serbia 2009. god. Council Page 42 of 98
  • 73. III. PARTNERS OF THE APPLICANTSPARTICIPATING IN THE ACTION 5. DESCRIPTION OF THE PARTNERSThis section must be completed for each partner organisation within the meaning of section 2.1.2 of theGuidelines for Applicants. Any associates as defined in the same section need not be mentioned. Youmust make as many copies of this table as necessary to create entries for more partners.You must make as many copies of this table as necessary to create entries for more partners. Partner 1 45 NL-2008-GDT-2501697861 EuropeAid ID number Full legal name SNV, Netherlands Development Organisation 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/Functional Lead Applicant Applicant 2 Date of Registration Place of Registration 46 Legal status Official address of 47 Registration 48 Country of Registration / 49 Nationality Contact person Telephone number: country code + city code + number Fax number: country code + city code + number E-mail address Number of employees45 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.htm46 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation47 If not in one of the countries listed in section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines, please justify its location48 For organisations49 For individuals Page 42 of 98
  • 74. Other relevant resources Experience of similar SNV has a long, world wide and regional experience of similar actions, in relation to the actions. SNV has supported tourism development in Montenegro in role in the implementation cooperation with Ministry of Tourism and local municipalities. Also of the proposed action SNV facilitated development of 11 tourism action plans in Macedonia and in Albania. History of cooperation with SNV has good cooperation with Municipality Berane and Local the applicant Tourism Organisation in the last two years. SNV was assisting Berane and other four municipalities of Bjelasica and Komovi region in strengthening regional tourism offer. Also, during 2008, SNV facilitated multi-stakeholders-participation process of creation of local economic development strategy for Berane Role and involvement in SNV has been very active in establishing contacts among all the preparing the proposed partners involved, in formulating of the proposed action. action Role and involvement in SNV in the role of the partner implementing the proposed actionImportant: This application form must be accompanied by a signed and dated partnership statement from each partner, in accordance with the model provided. Page 42 of 98
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  • 76. Partner 2 EuropeAid ID number50 Full legal name United Nations Development Programme 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/Functional Lead Applicant Applicant 2 Date of Registration 15th December 2006 Place of Registration Podgorica, Montenegro 51 Legal status Diplomatic mission Official address of Beogradska 24b, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro Registration52 Montenegro Country of Registration53/ Nationality 54 Contact person Alexander Avanessov, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP RR Telephone number: country +382 20 231 251, +382 20 231 771 code + city code + number Fax number: country code + +382 20 231 644 city code + number E-mail address alexander.avanessov@undp.org Number of employees 60 Other relevant resources Montenegro’s most significant developmental challenge remains an Experience of similar environment-poverty nexus. On the one side, the level of economic actions, in relation to the vulnerability or an elevated risk of becoming poor affects somewhat role in the implementation more than one fifth of the population and signals the weaknesses of the of the proposed action business model that resulted in the economic growth over the previous several years. Namely, the economic growth based on large inflows of FDI into ‘non-productive’ sectors did result in short-term growth but did not translate into job creation, increase in domestic production capacities and competitiveness of the country’s economy.50 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.htm51 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation52 If not in one of the countries listed in section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines, please justify its location53 For organisations54 For individuals Page 42 of 98
  • 77. Development trends in Montenegro during recent years resemble the textbook case of a “bubble” economy, in which large capital inflows into “non-productive” sectors (e.g., real estate, finance) combined with a rigidly fixed exchange rate (due to unilateral euroisation) to produce unsustainable large current account deficits.[1] In a time of global deleveraging and sharp reversals in emerging market capital inflows, this leaves Montenegro extremely vulnerable to a “hard landing”, in which reductions in external financing produce punishing declines in production, incomes, and hence in domestic demand and employment. The headcount poverty rate for rural population is almost 17 percent, compared to 9 percent for residents of Podgorica city and 6 percent for residents of other urban areas. Poverty in rural areas is also more deep and severe than poverty in urban areas. Furthermore, there is a substantial difference in the extent of poverty between the North and the other parts of the country; poverty risk in the North is more than two times higher than the poverty risk in the South and Central regions[2]. Around 18 percent of the population in the North is poor, meaning that the poverty risk in this region is 1.5 times the national average. The first social exclusion research in Montenegro serves to further underline the degree of disadvantage suffered by the north[3]. It confirms that well over half of the poor reside in the north (62%). The number of socially excluded households and individuals in the northern region is significantly higher in comparison to other regions of the country[4]. In total, 5.9% households and 10.2% individuals are socially excluded in the northern region. The number of multiply deprived individuals, or those excluded individuals who are unemployed or employed but social contributions are not paid, with less than 8 years of schooling and no longer in education, and with insufficient access to health services is very high in Northern region. About 3.3% of the population over 15 years old is multiply deprived in the North compared with less than 0.2% in either the Centre or South of the country. Predominant percentage of the poor in Montenegro live in the north where they rely exclusively on the natural resources to provide for their existence either in the form of agriculture, wood works, tourism, fishers, collection of non-timber forest products. The unsustainable use of natural resources as well as the urbanization that took place since the early 2004 has placed immense pressure on ecosystems and biodiversity. 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 spatial planning, renewable energy, sustainable tourism development and biodiversity conservation in underdeveloped[1] According to EIU reports, the current account deficit in 2008 was above 40% of GDP.[2] Monstat, 2007, ibid[3] ISSP / UNDP: National Human Development Report – Survey on Social Exclusion – Draft III; ISSP, Podgorica, 2008[4] In calculating the social exclusion index for households, the households are considered as vulnerable / socially excluded if theirincomes are low (in poverty), they have arrears in utility, mortgage or any other bills and face difficulties in meeting these obligations,and if their access to health services is insufficient. Individuals are considered as vulnerable / socially excluded if they are unemployedor they are employed but social contributions are not paid, they have less than 8 years of schooling and no longer in education, and ifthey have insufficient access to health services. See ISSP / UNDP: National Human Development Report – Survey on Social Exclusion –Draft III; ISSP, Podgorica, 2008 Page 42 of 98
  • 78. 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: - Reform of the spatial planning system and strategic planning in municipalities/local authorities with the aim of creating more favorable investment and business climate; - Compliance with UN conventions through GEF funded projects related to biodiversity and renewable energy (National Capacity Self Assessment; Biodiversity Strategy, Action Plan and National Report; Initial National Communication to the UNFCCC; Securing Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable use in the Dinaric Mountain Ecoregion; Power Sector Policy Reform to Promote Small Hydropower Development in Montenegro); -Strengthening the system of protected area management through capacity building and catalyzation of sustainable finance - Improving management of natural resources through usage of Geographic Information System (GIS), i.e. improving transparency in management of resources and enabling informed decision making based on current and accurate data; - Development of sustainable tourism and other sustainable economic initiatives in the underdeveloped northern Montenegro; - Remediation and re-cultivation of the Mojkovac lead and zinc tailing mine impoundment through Regional Programme for remediation of Environmental Hot Spots in the Western Balkans - Development of the renewable sources of energy sector- small hydro power plants through capacity building of the new Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Unit within the Ministry for Economic Development, creating a favourable investment climate and attractive but competitive business terms and conditions for potential developers, and through selecting ideal locations for development of small hydro based on the adequate research of the relevant geological, hydrological, ecological, social and economics data relating to this sector. UNDP supported Berane municipality thru implementation ofHistory of cooperation with components of following interventions:the applicant - Reform of the spatial planning system and strategic planning in municipalities/local authorities with the aim of creating more favourable investment and business climate; - Improving management of natural resources through usage of Geographic Information System (GIS), i.e. improving transparency in management of resources and enabling informed decision making based on current and accurate data; - Development of sustainable tourism and other sustainable economic initiatives in the underdeveloped northern Montenegro; - Development of the renewable sources of energy sector- small hydro power plants through capacity building of the new Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Unit within the Ministry for Economic Development, creating a favourable investment climate and attractive but competitive business terms and conditions for potential developers, and through selecting ideal locations for development of small hydro based on the adequate research of the relevant geological, hydrological, ecological, social and economics data relating to this sector. Consultative support in project preparation and preparation and designRole and involvement in of component for which implementation UNDP CO Montenegropreparing the proposed would be responsible.action Page 42 of 98
  • 79. Role and involvement in UNDP CO Montenegro will be directly responsible for implementing the proposed implementation for some of project components (as elaborated in action project document) and indirectly to provide overall support for project implementation.Important: This application form must be accompanied by a signed and dated partnership statement from each partner, in accordance with the model provided. Page 42 of 98
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  • 81. Partner 3 55 EuropeAid ID number Full legal name Tourist organization of municipality of Berane 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/Functional Lead Applicant Applicant 2 11.04.2005. Date of Registration Ministry of tourism, Podgorica, Montenegro Place of Registration 56 Non profit making Legal status Rimski trg 46, 81000 Podgorica Official address of 57 Registration 58 Montenegro Country of Registration / 59 Nationality Snezana Markovic Contact person Telephone number: country 00382 51 236 664 code + city code + number Fax number: country code + 00382 51 236 664 city code + number E-mail address toberane@t-com.me Number of employees 6 Other relevant resources From its establishing in 2005, Tourist Organization Berane Experience of similar implemented several projects that are directly or indirectly related to actions, in relation to the improving the tourist offer in Berane. role in the implementation Thus, in cooperation with Austrian&Montenegrin partnership TO of the proposed action realized procurement of equipment for active recreation like bicycles and snowshoes, now the equipment can be rented at the office of LTO. With the assistance of USAID / CHF and the Municipality we solved the problem of lack of office space, and with the support of USAID /55 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.htm56 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation57 If not in one of the countries listed in section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines, please justify its location58 For organisations59 For individuals Page 42 of 98
  • 82. CHF acquired a cross-country vehicle for LTO, which enabled us to easily communicate with all potential service providers in the tourist economy. With the support of the local governance, the essential problem was History of cooperation with solved, the lack of adequate office space. The municipality gave to the the applicant TO space in the building of the Information Centre, without charge. Tourism Organization actively participated in preparing Development strategy of municipality Berane 2009-2014. Role and involvement in From the very beginning, Tourist organization actively participated in preparing the proposed designing all components of the action by attending partners meetings, action giving inputs, suggestions, developing particular parts of the action. Role and involvement in Together with other partners, TO will be fully involved in project implementing the proposed implementation. actionImportant: This application form must be accompanied by a signed and dated partnership statement from each partner, in accordance with the model provided. Page 42 of 98
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  • 85. Partner 4 60 EuropeAid ID number Full legal name Tourist Organisation of Prijepolje 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/Functional Lead Applicant Applicant 2 Date of Registration Place of Registration Prijepolje 61 Public institution Legal status Official address of Trg Bratstva i Jedinstva 1 62 31300 Prijepolje Registration 63 Republic of Serbia Country of Registration / 64 Nationality Contact person Svetlana Slović Telephone number: country +381 (33) 710 140 code + city code + number Fax number: country code + +381 (33) 710 540 city code + number E-mail address toprijepolje@gmail.com Number of employees 2 Other relevant resources Budget of Prijepolje Municipality Experience of similar So far, the Tourist Organization of Prijepolje has realized a number of actions, in relation to the projects, which were financed by the USAID and a couple of projects role in the implementation supported by the UNDP. All projects are successfully implemented of the proposed action and have significantly improved the tourism offer of our municipality. History of cooperation with During previous activities, Tourist Organization of Prijepolje and the the applicant municipality of Prijepolje have actively cooperated in realization of all projects, which dealt with the improvement of tourism offer of60 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.htm61 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation62 If not in one of the countries listed in section 2.1.1 of the Guidelines, please justify its location63 For organisations64 For individuals Page 42 of 98
  • 86. Prijepolje municipality.Role and involvement in During the preparation of proposed action Director of Touristpreparing the proposed Organisation provide all relevant data related to respective targetaction group, actively participate in identifying of needs and analysing the problem and present all lessons learned from previous project .Role and involvement in Having in mind the fact that that the Tourism Organization hasimplementing the proposed significant experience in working with target groups of this project,action development of rural tourism and the promotion of tourism potentials, the TO will actively work on realization of all activities which are subject to this project proposal. Also, the TO Prijepolje will give full contribution to the sustainability of this project. Page 42 of 98
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  • 88. IV. ASSOCIATES OF THE APPLICANTSPARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIONThis section must be completed for each associated organisation within the meaning of section 2.1.2 ofthe Guidelines for Applicants. You must make as many copies of this table as necessary to create entriesfor more associates. Associate 1Full legal name 65EuropeAid ID number:Associate of Applicant 1 Applicant 2Country of Registration 66Legal statusOfficial addressContact personTelephone number: country code + city code + numberFax number: country code + city code + numberE-mail addressNumber of employeesOther relevant resourcesExperience of similar actions, in relation to role in theimplementation of the proposed actionHistory of cooperation with the applicantRole and involvement in preparing the proposed actionRole and involvement in implementing the proposedaction65 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/pador66 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation Page 42 of 98
  • 89. V. CHECKLIST Publication reference: EuropeAid/128739/L/ACT/YU IPA CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAMME, SERBIA-MONTENEGRO BUDGET LINE: 22.020401 APPLICANT 1/ APPLICANT 2 Functional Lead ApplicantADMINISTRATIVE DATA To be filled in by the applicant To be filled in by the applicantName of Applicant Municipality Berane Municipality PrijepoljeEuropeAid ID number n/a n/a 67Country and date of registration Montenegro Serbia 68Legal Entity File number n/a n/a 69Legal status Local Self Governance Local Self GovernancePartner 1 Name/EuropeAid ID number: SNV, Netherlands Name/EuropeAid ID number: Tourist Development Organisation / NL-2008-GDT- Organization of Prijepolje 2501697861 Nationality/Country of registration: Serbia Nationality/Country of registration: Montenegro Legal status: Public institution Legal status: FoundationPartner 2 Name/EuropeAid ID number: United Nations Name/EuropeAid ID number: Development Programme Nationality/Country of registration: Nationality/Country of registration: Montenegro Legal status:NB: Add as many rows as partners Legal status: Diplomatic mission67 For organisations68 If the applicant has already signed a contract with the European Commission69 E.g. non profit making, governmental body, international organisation Page 43 of 98 43
  • 90. Name/EuropeAid ID number: Tourist organizationBeraneNationality/Country of registration: MontenegroLegal status: Non profit making Page 42 of 98
  • 91. BEFORE SENDING YOUR PROPOSAL, PLEASE CHECK THAT EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS IS To be filled inCOMPLETE AND RESPECTS THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA : by Applicant 1 / Functional Lead PartnerTitle of the Proposal:<Sustainable Tourism for Equal Chances (STEC)> Yes NoPART I (ADMINISTRATIVE) Y1. The correct grant application form, published for this call for proposals, has been used2. The Declarations by the applicants have been filled in and signed Y3. The proposal is typed and is in English Y4. One original and 2 copies are enclosed Y5. An electronic version of the proposal (CD-Rom) is enclosed Y6. Each partner has completed and signed a partnership statement and the statements are included. Please indicate “Not applicable” Y(NA) if you have no partner7. The budget is presented in the format requested, is expressed in € and is enclosed Y8. The logical framework has been completed and is enclosed Y Y9. The Partnership Agreement between Applicants has been filled in and has been co-signed.PART II (ELIGIBILITY) ?10. Under Measure I.1 - Improving the productivity and competitiveness of the area’s economic, rural, cultural and environmentalresources , the duration of the action is equal to or shorter than 24 months (the maximum allowed).11. Under Measure I.1 - Improving the productivity and competitiveness of the area’s economic, rural, cultural and environmental ?resources, the duration of the action is equal to or longer than 12 months (the minimum allowed).12. Under Measure I.2 Cross-border initiatives targeting the exchange of people and ideas to enhance the professional and civic societycooperation, the duration of an action is equal to or shorter than 12 months (the maximum allowed).13. Under Measure I.2 Cross-border initiatives targeting the exchange of people and ideas to enhance the professional and civic societycooperation, the duration of an action is equal to or longer than 6 months (the minimum allowed).14. For measure I.1, the requested contribution of each applicant is equal to or higher than € 50,000 (the minimum allowed). Y15. For measure I.1, the requested contribution of each applicant is equal to or lower than € 200,000 (the maximum allowed). Y Page 42 of 98
  • 92. 16. For measure I.2, the requested contribution of each applicant is equal to or higher than € 15,000 (the minimum allowed).17. For measure I.2, the requested contribution of each applicant is equal to or lower than € 50,000 ( the maximum allowed)18. The requested contribution by each applicant is equal to or lower than 85% of the total eligible costs indicated in the applicant’sbudget (maximum percentage allowed).19. The requested contribution by each applicant is equal to or higher than 50% of the total eligible costs indicated in the applicant’sbudget (minimum percentage required). Page 42 of 98
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  • 95. VI. DECLARATION BY THE APPLICANT 2The applicant, represented by the undersigned, being the authorised signatory of the Applicant 2,in the context of the present call for proposals, representing his partners in the proposed action,hereby declares that the applicant has the sources of financing and professional competence and qualificationsspecified in section 2 of the Guidelines for Applicants; the applicant undertakes to comply with the obligations foreseen in the partnership statementof the grant application form and with the principles of good partnership practice; the applicant is directly responsible for the preparation, management and implementation ofthe action with its partners, if any, and is not acting as an intermediary; the applicant and its partners are not in any of the situations excluding them from participatingin contracts which are listed in Section 2.3.3 of the Practical Guide to contract procedures for ECexternal actions (available from the following Internet address:http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/procedures/index_en.htm. Furthermore, it is recognised andaccepted that if we participate in spite of being in any of these situations, we may be excludedfrom other procedures in accordance with section 2.3.5 of the Practical Guide; the applicant and each of its partners (if any) are in a position to deliver immediately, uponrequest, the supporting documents stipulated under section 2.4 of the Guidelines for Applicants; the applicant and each of its partner (if any) are eligible in accordance with the criteria set outunder sections 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 of the Guidelines for Applicants; if recommended to be awarded a grant, the applicant accepts the contractual conditions as laiddown in the Standard Contract annexed to the Guidelines for Applicants (annex F); the applicant and its partners (if any) are aware that, for the purposes of safeguarding thefinancial interests of the Communities, their personal data may be transferred to internal auditservices, to the European Court of Auditors, to the Financial Irregularities Panel or to theEuropean Anti-Fraud Office.The following grant applications have been submitted (or are about to be submitted) to theEuropean Institutions, the European Development Fund and the EU Member States over the last12 months: • <list only actions in the same field as this proposal>The applicant is fully aware of the obligation to inform without delay the Contracting Authorityto which this application is submitted if the same application for funding made to other EuropeanCommission departments or Community institutions has been approved by them after thesubmission of this grant application.Signed on behalf of the applicantNameSignaturePositionDate Page 42 of 98
  • 96. VII. PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN APPLICANTS1. Subject and scope of the agreementThis partnership agreement is drawn up between the applicants of the project <name of theproject> (“the action”) jointly submitted in the framework of the 1st call for proposals of theCross-border programme Serbia – Montenegro. The partnership agreement defines the ruleswhich shall govern the relationship between both applicants during the implementation of theaction. By signing the present agreement, both applicants commit themselves to implement theaction as one project regardless of the 2 contracts under which it will be implemented.2. DurationThe present agreement is valid from the date of signature by both parties. It shall remain in forceuntil completion of the action and the termination of all contractual obligations of both applicantstowards the Contracting Authorities3. Designation of the Functional Lead ApplicantApplicants of the action agree that applicant <name of applicant> shall be the Functional LeadApplicant for the action. For the purpose of this Application Form, the Functional LeadApplicant is Applicant 1 and the other Applicant is Applicant 2.4. Obligations of Applicant 1/ Functional Lead ApplicantThe Functional Lead Applicant 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 the main contact point for the action in relation to the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS); • keeping the other Applicant 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; • follow-up the action indicators defined in the Annex C of the Application Form; • agreeing on corrective actions with the 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 the other Applicant before submission to the Contracting Authority; • compiling the project reports on the basis of inputs from all partners and ensuring its timely submission to the JTS; • revising interim and final reports with the other Applicant in order to ensure consistency before submission to the Contracting Authorities.5. Obligations of Applicant 2The Applicant 2 shall be responsible for • Coordinating all activities with the Functional Lead Applicant; • Keeping the Functional Lead Applicant informed of the progress of the action on his side of the border; • Helping the Functional Lead Applicant in exchanging information and organising coordination meetings between all partners of the action; • Providing all necessary information that the Functional Lead Applicant may require to fulfil its reporting duties towards the JTS; Page 42 of 98
  • 97. • Coordinating and compiling report inputs from all partners on his side of the border and ensuring their timely submission to the Functional Lead Applicant; • Agreeing on corrective actions with the Functional Lead Applicant 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 Applicant before submission to the Contracting Authority; • Ensuring that corrective actions agreed with the Functional Lead Applicant are communicated to and adopted by all partners on his side of the border; • revising interim and final reports with the Functional Lead Applicant in order to ensure consistency before submission to the Contracting Authorities.6. Final remarkThe present agreement is made without prejudice to the applicants’ contractual obligationstowards their Contracting Authority. In case of discrepancies between the applicant’s contractualobligations and this partnership agreement, the former shall prevail.Signed on behalf of Applicant 1/ Functional Lead ApplicantNameSignaturePositionDateSigned on behalf of Applicant 2NameSignaturePositionDate Page 42 of 98
  • 98. VIII. ASSESSMENT GRID (to be used by the Contracting Authority) YES NOSTEP 1: OPENING SESSION AND ADMINISTRATIVE CHECK1. The provisions of the submission deadline have been respected2. The Application Form satisfied all the criteria mentioned in part I of the Checklist(Section V of Part B of the Grant application form).The administrative verification has been conducted by:Date:DECISION 1:The Committee has recommended the Concept Note for Evaluation after having passed theAdministrative check.STEP 2 : EVALUATION OF THE CONCEPT NOTEDECISION 2:The Committee has approved the Concept Note and decided to proceed with the evaluationof the full proposal after having pre-selected the best Concept Notes.The evaluation of the Concept Note has been conducted by:Date:STEP 3: EVALUATION OF THE FULL APPLICATION FORMDECISION 3:A. The Committee has recommended the proposal for Eligibility Verification after havingbeen provisionally selected within the top ranked scored proposals within the availablefinancial envelope.B. The Committee has recommended the proposal for Eligibility Verification after havingbeen put on the reserve list according to the top ranked scored proposalsThe verification of the proposal has been conducted by:Date:STEP 4: ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION3. The Application form satisfied all the criteria specified in part 2 of the Checklist (SectionV of Part B of the Grant application form).4. The supporting documents listed hereunder, submitted according to the Guidelines(Section 2.4), satisfied all the eligibility criteria of the applicants and their partner(s) (ifany)a. The applicants’ statutes or articles of association, as well as the statutes and articles ofassociation of all partnersb. The applicants’ latest accounts.c. The Legal Entity Sheets (see annex D of the Guidelines for Applicants) are dulycompleted and signed by each applicant and are accompanied by the justifying documentsrequested.d. The Financial Identification Form (see annex E of the Guidelines for Applicants)completed and duly signed by each applicant.e. Where works are involved, the additional documentation requested in section 2.4 of theguidelines for applicants.The assessment of the eligibility has been conducted by:Date:DECISION 4:The Committee has selected the proposal for funding after having verified its eligibilityaccording to the criteria stipulated in the Guidelines. Page 42 of 98

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