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Cross-border Green Deal

Grant beneficiaries

Total project budget in EUR: 493.683,21 €

Total grant awarded in EUR: 399.900,00 €

Project duration: 24 months

Expected results of the project:

  • Improved technical and personnel capacity of environmental companies and institutions in the target region for solid waste management and control of air pollution;
  • Environmental institutions and companies from the target area familiarised with the good EU practice in solid waste management;
  • Recommendations for improvement of solid waste management at local level provided;
  • Improved cooperation between environmental stakeholders from Montenegro and Kosovo;
  • Population in the cross-border area familiarised with the importance of the environmental protection in general, improvement of solid waste management and the importance of recycling.

Target groups: Utility companies in the target region and their employees (app. 100 employees); Utility inspections and inspection services in the target region and their employees (app. 40 employees); Local authorities in the target region and their employees (app. 20 employees); Schools and students (at least 10 schools and 1000 students); Local population – app. 35.000 people (around 5% of the total number of the population who will directly benefit by creation of conditions for improved waste management and/or who will be reached by public awareness campaign); Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism of Montenegro; Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning of Kosovo; Environmental Protection Agency of Montenegro; Environmental Protection Agency of Kosovo.

Project area:
Montenegro: Andrijevica, Bar, Berane, Bijelo Polje, Gusinje, Kolašin, Mojkovac, Petnjica, Plav, Podgorica, Tuzi, Rožaje and Ulcinj; Kosovo: Pejë/Peć, Istog/Istok, Klinë/Klina, Junik, Deçan/Dečani and Gjakovë/Đakovica.

Impact of the project:

The main impact of the project will be in provided conditions for better quality of life of citizens and for preserving rich natural resources of the border area through reducing negative effects of waste on environment and health of people. It will be done through a combined approach including procurement of new vehicles and equipment, procurement and placement of new waste containers some of which will be organized as green islands, specialized trainings for employees of utility companies, inspections and local authorities, improvement of cross-border collaboration, familiarization with the best EU practice in this field and improving the knowledge of local population on the importance of environmental protection, proper waste management, recycling and their own role in minimizing negative effects of waste on the environment and health.