As part of the “YOUth Drive” project, funded by the European Union, a website was launched, which will serve the wider local community in the coming period in order to raise awareness of the need to preserve the environment and the need for proper waste management. The site will also serve as a tool for the availability of information concerning the environment and environmental issues, as the processes of disturbing the natural balance are accelerating.

The website was established to provide the wider community with the possibility of interactive action through the registration and registration of illegal dumps in their environment, the possibility of networking, information on available project calls related to environmental issues, as well as dissemination of information and promotion of positive practice.

By analyzing the situation on the ground and making a publication, a large number of illegal landfills (192 of them) were located in the West Herzegovina County, which are shown through an interactive map, where the location of each individual landfill with its pictures is marked. The currently marked illegal landfills are marked on the map, as well as those removed. In the coming period, the project envisages the removal of 10 illegal landfills in cooperation with the local community, and the improvement of the quality of the environment. Also, the project will create a basis for improving and refining existing legislation in this area.

Raising environmental awareness and initiating concrete actions in the West Herzegovina and Bay of Kotor County is carried out within the project “YOUth drive” through the IPA Cross-border Cooperation Program Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro, funded by the European Union in the amount of over 230,000 euros. The project partners are non-governmental organizations, the Association for Development, Environment and Culture EKO ZH from Široki Brijeg (BiH) as the project holder and Our Action, based in Kotor (MNE). The project started with the implementation of activities in November 2019, and will last until May 2021.

For more information about the project, please contact:

Lucija Kvesić, Project Manager

Phone: 039 703 522, Mobile phone: 063 477 895