“Info days” of the cross-border project “YOUth drive” held

Last week in Kotor, Tivat and Herceg Novi, the cross-border project “YOU thdrive – Program for raising awareness on proper waste management and empowering legislators for action” was presented, which is implemented within the IPA Cross-border Cooperation Program BiH – Montenegro, funded by Delegations of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina The project partners are non-governmental organizations, the Association for Development, Environment and Culture EKO ZH from Široki Brijeg as the project holder, and Naša akcija, a non-governmental organization from Montenegro, based in Kotor. actively contribute to the proper management of waste, and will work on the protection of waterways in the areas involved in the project activities.In cooperation with schools, the project will primarily affect the awareness of young people, who through their knowledge and action in the future should and act to raise awareness of the need to protect the environment.Also, the project will create a basis for improvement e and refinement of existing legislation in this area, and it is planned that the areas covered by the project will receive 287 bins for electronic waste, as well as 7 containers, which will be placed in the necessary places. Numerous schools are involved in the project through education for students from sixth to ninth grade, and for high school students. Through the project, it is planned to organize waste collection actions on identified illegal landfills in agreement with cities and municipalities, a field research will be conducted, which can be a guideline for future activities of cities and municipalities, and a web platform will be launched. The realization of the project will take place in the period from 15.11.2019. to 15.05.2021, while the total value of the project is 279,200.00 euros, of which the European Union finances 232,530.00 euros.