Strategic planning for 2021

As every year so far, the last educational activity of the year includes strategic planning, setting personal and NGO Our Action goals for 2021. Thus, the team gathered on December 29 to analyze 2020 and set goals for the next one that are focused on the development, success and happiness of our young members. NGO Our action organized this type of education as part of the program “Career education and employability of young people” with the support of the European endowment for democracy.

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Consultations about studying abroad

In cooperation with the Organization of Montenegrins Studying Abroad, the NGO Our action organized the last evening of consultations for studies abroad in our premises in Podgorica. As the end of December is the time when many high school and university students see challenges outside the borders of Montenegro in the field of basic and higher studies, we decided on this joint activity. The workshop was held in a small group due to current measures. Participants had the opportunity to hear something new from our wonderful lecturer Dimitrije Jovicevic about the application process for universities as well as the scholarships offered to our students. The NGO Our action organizes this type of education as part of the program “Career education and employability of young people” with the support of the European endowment for democracy.

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In the past few days, another CV workshop for young people has been successfully realized.

Our action organizes this type of education as part of the program for career guidance and counseling of young people with the support of the European endowment for democracy. We thank all the participants. See you at the next activity. #Europeanendowementfordemocracy #Youtheducation #Education ofYouth #Youthcareerdevelopment #Career Youth Development

Motivation Letter Writing Workshop

NGO Our action continued their career guidance and counseling of young people program with the support of the European endowment for democracy. This time with a focus on writing cover letters. This document, the second most important in addition to the CV for employment applications, and is also required for applications for extracurricular education, Erasmus programs, scholarships and more. Due to the large number of interested people, this workshop will be repeated in January in Podgorica and Kotor. #Europeanendowementfordemocracy #Youtheducation #Education ofYouth #Youthcareerdevelopment #Career Youth Development

Training through the project “Youth for a clean Adriatic”

Last Friday, the NGO Our action continued with training within the project “Youth for a clean Adriatic”. Due to NKT measures, education is carried out in small groups, this time in the Youth Club in Kotor. The lecture “Blue Engineers of Montenegro” was given by scientists from the Association for Research of Aquatic Mammals, with which the NGO Our action signed a cooperation agreement, focusing on the economic and ecological importance of dolphins and the impact of plastic pollution on the marine ecosystem.

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WORKSHOP HELD WITHIN THE YOUTH DRIVE PROJECT

As part of the cross-border project “YOUth DRIVE – a program to raise awareness on proper waste management and empowering legislators to act”, funded by the European Union, a workshop “Analysis of the situation and a set of recommendations on waste and pollution in the area of the West Herzegovina County and the Bay of Kotor ”. Patricia Pobrić (NGO Our action from Kotor) and Lucija Kvesić (Association for Development, Environment and Culture EKO ZH from Široki Brijeg) greeted the gathering in front of the project partners, who informed the participants about the results so far. Radoslav Udovicic, an expert in environmental protection, presented the analysis of illegal landfills and waste treatment in three Boka municipalities. Jozo Kolobarić, sociologist and eco activist, spoke about the impact of (un) awareness of citizens on the need for proper waste management with examples of positive practice. In the next two days, similar workshops will be organized in Tivat and Herceg Novi.

Training through the project “Youth for a clean Adriatic”

This week, NGO Our action marked its work on the project “Youth for a Clean Adriatic” through education. Due to the Covid measures, education was conducted in groups with young people in Podgorica and Kotor. In Kotor, the lecture “Blue Engineers of Montenegro” was given by scientists from the Association for Research on Aquatic Mammals, with which the NGO Our action signed a cooperation agreement, focusing on the economic and ecological importance of dolphins and the impact of plastic pollution on the marine ecosystem. The lecture was held in the eco-youth center “Muo house”, which was opened by the NGO Our action at this location in May 2019. In Podgorica, the lecture “Planet without waste” was held by the engineer, permaculture designer and professor at the “Slobodan Skerovic” High School, Aleksandrina Vujacic, with whom two more lectures are planned in cooperation with this project. The wonderful Green Classroom was given to us by friends from the Association of Gorica Lovers.

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Kotor’s NGO Our action and Marine Mammals Research Association Sign Cooperation Agreement

August 27, 2020 – NGO Naša Akcija from Kotor and the Marine Mammals Research Association (DMAD) from Turkey, also with a branch in Radovići, signed a cooperation agreement on Wednesday in Kotor. The contract was signed on behalf of the NGO by its Executive Director Patricia Pobrić, and on behalf of DMAD by Dr. Aylin Akkaya. The main aim of the cooperation is to connect young people with the association and its long-term research work in Montenegro through education and field work with scientists. This will be offered at various levels; firstly to students of biology and ecology, and then to high school and elementary school pupils. During the activities, young people will also have the opportunity to meet students in the same professions from other countries who both live and carry out research work in our country. The cooperation also aims to support the implementation of the project “Youth for a Clean Adriatic”, which Naša Akcija has been working on since May 2019, and which is supported by Beyond Plastic Med and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. By joining forces, the project aims to ensure a comprehensive approach to education on the problem of plastic and other marine waste pollution, as well as the impact of the pollution on wildlife.

Volunteers of NGO Our action visited the Retirement home in Bijelo Polje

Volunteers of NGO Our action visited the Retirement home in Bijelo polje on Saturday, March 23rd and spend the day with the senior citizens of the home. This is our yearly traditional visit to the home and it is a true pleasure for the residence as well as our volunteers to spend time together talking, laughing and reminising. NGO Our action signed a agreement of cooperation with the home already in 2017 and this way we are also getting people from Kotor and Bijelo Polje together. The agreement focuses on a better environment and living conditions for retirees which is something in prevous years we work on together by cleaning and planting the area around the home.

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Opening exhibition “Eco colony 2018.” in Kotor

On Saturday the 15th of September in the art gallery of the cultural center “Nikola Đurković” in Kotoru a exhibition “Eco colony 2018.” was formally opened. The works of art where created as part of the project called “Eco colony 2018.” that is financed thru the RYCO (Regional Youth Cooperation Office). The colony was held in the month of June in the breathtaking nature park Blidinje in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in which youth from 4 countries in the region painted 80 works of art of which 35 are showcased in the gallery in Kotor. The goal of the project is to give young people an opportunity for intercultural learning, bettering their skills as well as developing intercultural dialog and tolerance in order to reduce hate speech, negative stereotypes in society and reduce prejudices between youth from the region. At the end of the exhibitions the works of art will be sold thru auction with all funding going to children with handicap. Specially for this opening 20 young people from the region came to Kotor to join youth from NGO Our action, and here they had a chance to enjoy the cultural, historical and natural heritage of the Bay. Partners in the project NGO Eko ZH from Bosnia and Herzegovina and NGO Our action invite you to enjoy the exhibition that will be in the Kotor gallery until the 21st of September, after which time it will move to Podgorica. The gallery is open from 7am until #youth #RYCO #NVONasaakcija #EkoZH #Ekokolonija2018

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