Team building through volunteerism at Ocean Lava Montenegro

For the fourth year in a row, the young team of the NGO Naša akcija provided full support to Ocean Lava Montenegro, which is held every year in Kotor. This year, the focus of this very long and hard triathlon competition was teamwork. Research by Salesforce says that: “86% of employees believe that the largest number of mistakes in the workplace occur due to lack of mutual cooperation or inefficient communication.” Accordingly, we want to develop in young people exactly the skills they will need for the future, and a great place for that are events like this. The activity was implemented under the “Life Skills” program implemented by the NGO Naša akcija through the support of the European Endowment for Democracy.


NGO Our action at the 12th eco colony, Blidinje, BiH

NGO Our action at the 12th eco colony in the Blidinje Nature Park. Last weekend, the young NGO Naša akcija joined their partners the Eco ZH Association in the Blidinje Nature Park at the 12th eco colony, which is financially supported by the American Embassy in Sarajevo. The colony gathered 60 young people from the surrounding countries, who focused their artwork on the landscape of Blidinje. Artists leave their works for auctions, and the money raised from the paintings supports an institution for neglected children in Široki Brijeg, BiH. The art colony also included an ecological cleaning action. NGO Naša akcija held an expert lecture on the use of various arts for environmental activism. In addition to project activities, young members managed to climb to Hajduk Gate. At the foot of the hiking trail, they came across the sign PSD Vilinac on which it is written that (whoever is able) take part of the material for the renovation of the only source of drinking water to the mountain lodge, which is never a problem for our young volunteers! The young team decided to take everything that was, and thus contribute in another way to this local community. The NGO Naša akcija financed part of its journey through the European Endowment for Democracy funds.


Completed eco actions on Orjen through the project “YOUth drive”

Completed eco actions on Orjen through the YOUth drive project In the past few days, two eco actions for young people were held on the sunny slopes of Orjen. The first action was carried out by primary school students and the second by high school students from the Boka Kotorska area who applied in order to contribute to the preservation of the environment as well as to raise awareness of the need to preserve nature of this importance. Participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the mountain and this new terrain, get a short training on the mountain, forest protection and nature. After the training, the actions of cleaning illegal landfills at several locations along the paths and roads of this area were completed. The field part was followed by socializing and enjoying the charms of the mountains and homemade food of the mountain lodge “Za vratlom” with the distribution of school equipment and T-shirts to all participants. The project within the IPA cross-border cooperation program Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro, funded by the European Union with more than 232,000 EUR. The project partners are non-governmental organizations, the Association for Development, Environment and Culture EKO ZH from Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina as the project holder, and the NGO Naša akcija from Kotor. European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina European Union in Montenegro #CBCBIHMNE # NVONasaakcija # NGOOuraction # cbcbihmne # cross-border cooperation # YOUthDrive #European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina #European Union in Montenegro


Eco camp for young people, Velika plaža, Ulcinj

Last weekend the NGO Naša akcija held its traditional spring eco camp for young people. This year we joined our friends behind the organization MSJA – Dr. Martin Schneider-Jacoby Association and the project “Coast of Ulcinj without plastic” funded by GIZ, by holding two separate cleaning actions and planting actions. In addition, a new team of young people learned to set up and live in the camp, set up tents, with workshops on ecology as well as the need to protect and the role of sand dunes.

This activity was supported through the project “Advancing the Resolute and Tangible
Environ-mental Implementation of Standards (ARTEMIS) ”, with financial support from the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade, and a project“ Youth for a Clean Adriatic ”supported by BeMed and the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco.