Measure I.2– Cross-border initiatives targeting the exchange of people and ideas to enhance the professional and civic society cooperation
Project Title: International Lim Biathlon Priboj – Rudo – Setihovo
|Republic of Serbia
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
Beneficiary of funds in the Republic of Serbia: Priboj Tourist Organization
Beneficiary of funds in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Rudo Municipal Development Agency
Partners: Environmental movement”Lim“- Priboj, SRB
Area of implementation:
- Serbia: Zlatiborski district and territory of the Municipality of Priboj
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: The upper region of Drina and Municipality of Rudo
The target groups of the project: Athletes, young people from 18 to 25 years, nature devotees, women between 18 and 30, fishermen
Project duration: December 01, 2010 – August 31, 2011
The overall objectives: Contribution to the improvement of communication and cooperation between local communities and their organizations in Priboj – Rudo cross-border area
The specific objectives of the project:
Improved existing manifestation „International Lim Biathlon“
Activities and results of the project
The Project “International Lim Biathlon Rudo(Setihovo)” has contributed to strengthening communication between people who live in the Priboj – Rudo cross-border area and has enhanced interethnic, educational, cultural and sport cooperation.
The main event of the Biathlon was rafting on the Lim River. All necessary safety equipment was acquired: 20 rafting boats, 200 oars, 200 safety vests, 200 safety helmets, 20 lifelines, repair kits, emergency kits, waterproof bags and one electrical pump. The project activities entailed cleaning of the river and the river banks. Procured boats and other necessary equipment enabled some unreachable places along the river banks to be successfully cleaned. Total of 20 m3 of solid communal waste, 100 bags of PET ambalage, 1000 kg of grass was collected and disposed during these actions.
Capacities of rafting clubs ”Dabar“ and ”Valine “ were enhanced through conducting training for 30 members. After training theoretical and practical tests were taken and rafting guide’s licenses were issued to the successful trainees.
During the Manifestation was ensured free movements of participants across state borders. Thanks to an excellent cooperation between authorities of both countries, participants of the Biathlon could cross the borders without problems.
Beneficiaries had opportunity to be informed on projects progress and activities through two press conferences, TV promotion on local and regional TV stations. Also, both Organizations printed 5000 leaflets, 500 posters, 300 T-shirts and 200 ID cards with aim to improve the visibility of the project.
Tourism Organization Priboj and Municipal Development Agency Rudo plan to make further improvements in organisation of future Biathlons. This project revived an old tradition and made it popular again. A biking race and a number of rock concerts followed the rafting event, which raised attendance and popularity of this manifestation.