On 13 December 2010 at the "Queen of Montenegro" Hotel in Bečići, took place the Grant Award Ceremony officially promoting grant awarded project proposals submitted under the 1st CfP in the frame of the IPA CBP Croatia - Montenegro.
The audience was greeted by Mrs. Gordana Đurović, Minister for European Integration of Montenegro; Mr. Ivo Žinić, Director of Directorate for integrated regional development in the Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Croatia; Mr. Leopold Maurer, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro; Mrs. Stella Arneri, Secretary of the Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia.
Mrs. Biljana Vujanić, Task manager in the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS), presented the results of the evaluation of project proposals submitted within the 1st CfP under IPA Cross-Border Programme Croatia-Montenegro.
Mrs. Zore Domes, Task manager in the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Programme presented summaries of the selected project proposals submitted within the 1st CfP.
The Inauguration Ceremony was closed with a session for questions and answers regarding the selected projects proposals.
The First Call was open from 21 August to 18 November 2009. It was launched by the Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Croatia and the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro in cooperation with the Ministry for European Integration of Montenegro.
Selected projects will be financed from the European Union funds (IPA budget allocation for the Cross-Border Programme Croatia-Montenegro for 2007 and 2008). The total funds available under this Call were 1,620,000 €, out of which 720,000 € was for Croatia and 900,000 € for Montenegro.
Twenty four project proposals were submitted within this Call out of which five projects are grant awarded. Total value of all selected projects is 1,861,510.49 €, out of which 1,503,160.59 € are EU grants. Projects are based upon the principle of a partnership of the organizations from Croatia and Montenegro and four of them are related to the measure of the Programme: Joint tourism and cultural space, while the one project is related to Small cross-border community development projects.
Selected project proposals are:
Project No1 - Total project value 451,928.36 €
Project Title: "Joint Promotion and Increased Level of Safety of Nautical Tourism in Dubrovnik-Neretva County and Montenegrin Coast"
HR Applicant's name: Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia (HHI)
Partner 1: University of Dubrovnik, Maritime Department
EU grant awarded: 188,989.61 €
MNE Applicant's name: Hydrological and Meteorological Service of Montenegro (HI-M)
Partner 1: National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro
EU grant awarded: 169,873.76 €
Project No2 - Total project value 387,257,10 €
Project Title: "Business Cooperation and Skills Improvement for the Development of Outdoor Tourism"
HR Applicant's name: Croatian Mountain Rescue Service
Partner 1: Association for Nature, Environment and Sustainable Development Sunce
EU grant awarded: 125,683.44 €
MNE Applicant's name: Centre for Sustainable Tourism Initiatives
Partner 1: United Nations Development Programme
EU grant awarded: 196,926.05 €
Project No3 - Total project value 479,377.20 €
Project Title: "Traditional olive industry like a part of cross border tourism offer"
HR Applicant's name: Croatian Centre for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Partner 1: Dubrovnik Neretva County's association of olive oil producers
Partner 2: Dubrovnik Neretva County Regional Development Agency (DUNEA)
EU grant awarded: 174,720.32 €
MNE Applicant's name: SNV-Netherlands Development Organization
Partner 1: Municipality of Bar
Partner 2: Association of olive producers Bar
Partner 3: Association of olive producers Boka
EU grant awarded: 211,605.38 €
Project No4 - Total project value 149,783.65 €
Project Title: "Dubrovnik and Kotor - Cities and Books"
HR Applicant's name: Dubrovnik Libraries, Dubrovnik
Partner 1: Matrix Croatica, Department in Dubrovnik
EU grant awarded: 56,237.74 €
MNE Applicant's name: Cultural Centre "Nikola Đurković" - City Library Kotor
Partner 1: NGO Prostory
EU grant awarded: 59,092.00 €
Project No5 - Total project value 408,939.94 €
Project Title: "Nature for the future"
HR Applicant's name: Dubrovnik Neretva County Regional Development Agency DUNEA l.l.c.
Partner 1: DN County's public authority for management of nature protected areas
EU grant awarded: 171,000.00 €
MNE Applicant's name: Public enterprise for National parks of Montenegro
EU grant awarded: 149,023.45 €