The Sub-Regional Workshop of the beneficiary communities of CRESSIDA project in the Western Balkan countries was held in the period 7-9. May in Budva, Montenegro. The Sub-Regional Workshop was organized by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) in the frame of CRESSIDA programme with kind support of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).
The Sub-Regional Workshop gathered about 30 municipal officials and representatives of local communities along the Drina from 3 beneficiary countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. This year the Sub-Regional Workshop focused on discussing the experiences on the application of the Index on Water Integrity (IWI) in the river basin of Drina, as well as exchanging experiences and sharing results of the Pilot projects supported by the project and discussing future cooperation opportunities.
Serbian participants at the worskshop were representatives of Bogatić Municipality (Mr. Miroljub Stanić and Mr. Dalibor Ostojić), municipality of Mali Zvornik (Mr. Boris Katić and Mrs. Ljiljana Ristanović), municiplaity of Ljubovija (Ms. Mirjana Arsenović and Mr. Petar Stanisić) and Mrs. Jelena Tripković, CRESSIDA project manager for Serbia in front of the REC Country Office Serbia.
The project “CRESSIDA: building local Community RESilience for Sustainable Development in International watersheds such as the Drini and Drina river Watersheds” aims to provide support to local communities located in the Drina (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro) and Drim river watersheds (Albania , Kosovo *, Macedonia) to relevant state institutions and the business sector to more effectively implement their local strategies and plans related to sustainable development. A total of 18 municipalities from beneficiary countries participated in the project, together with their partner organizations from the civil sector. In Serbia, these are the municipalities of Bogatic, Mali Zvornik and Ljubovija.
Agenda of the Event is enclosed.