Programme: CBC SRB-BiH 2014-2020
Call for Proposals: 1st
Application No: 106
Contract No. 48-00-00046/2016-28-5 signed on July 5th, 2019
Project Title: Cross border natural heritage Network – CBC Nature NET
Specific objective: 3.2: Strengthening the cultural identity of the programme area
Result: 2: The historical and natural heritage and traditions of the cross-border area are better preserved
Project budget: Total contract amount (€): Contracted amount EU (€) and

% of total contract amount:

€  505,988.91 €  430,090.57


Beneficiaries of funds: Lead applicant: Co-applicants:
Public institution National Park Sutjeska SRB:

·         Faculty of Forestry Belgrade

·         Public institution “Srbijašume”

Location of the action: SRB: BiH:
Special Nature Reserve – Klisura river Mileševka, Užice and Prijepolje region Sutjeska National park, Foča Municipality
Target groups: ·         Faculties as educational and scientific research institutions dealing with the protection and preservation of biodiversity and nature

·         Elementary and high schools, especially VET schools

·         NGOs dealing with the protection of biodiversity, environment (ornithological associations, ecological associations, mountaineering associations etc.),

·         Tourism associations and tourism related private sector

Commencement date and project duration: July 6th, 2019, 24 months
Overall objective: Promotion of  cross border approach to biodiversity protection and establishment of joint measures and  management solution for protected areas and natural preserves
Specific objective(s) or project purpose: The historical and natural heritage and traditions of the cross-border area are better preserved
Activities and results of the project


RESULT NO. 1:  Established institutional infrastructure for monitoring and protection of natural heritage in the cross-border area

       Activity no. 1.1: Establishment of a joint Research and Ecology Centre (JREC) with an area for exhibition and tourist information       Activity no. 1.2: Purchasing of Equipment for Research and Ecology Centre

       Activity no. 1.3: Designing of strategic documents and management plan for Research and Ecology Center (MAP)

       Activity no. 1.4: Creating cross border educational and exhibition programs for the Centre (JREC) and each protected area

       Activity no. 1.5: Development and improvement of tourism related attractions and offers in BIH

       Activity no. 1.6: Development and improvement of tourism related attractions and offers in protected areas in Serbia

       Activity no. 1.7: Establishment of a cross border and intersectoral focus network for development of cross border tourism offers with focus on nature and biodiversity friendly, green and sustainable tourism

 RESULT NO. 2 : Human capacities are strengthened

       Activity no. 2.1: Education programs on the theme of prevention and protection of nature and active involvement of local inhabitants, entrepreneurs and companies – definition of potential roles and responsibilities for tourism development

       Activity no. 2.2 Study visit

RESULT NO. 3: Established regional monitoring system for nature protection

       Activity no. 3.1:  Mapping sites with specific natural characteristics

       Activity no. 3.2: Development of monitoring plan for the cross-border area

RESULT NO. 4: Increased awareness of environmental protection

       Activity no. 4.1: Organization of conferences and organization of round tables for both scientific reflexions and discussions as well as promotion and visibility of the area

Activity no. 4.2: Online campaign focusing on natural heritage and potential for sustainable tourism development

Activity no. 4.3: Campaign to raise awareness for the protection of the environment in primary and secondary schools

Activity no. 4.4: Printing of promotional materials