23 August 2019 - Tivat Municipality will participate, as a partner organization, in the project "European Axis West-East", as announced from the Municipality. This project will be realized by European Union funding under the Europe for Citizens Programme, Subprogramme 2: Democratic Engagement and Participation in Civic Initiatives. The aim of the Europe for Citizens Programme is to contribute to citizens' understanding of the EU, its history and diversity and to encourage the democratic participation of citizens at EU level.
The aim of the project is to create conditions for permanent cooperation between the cities of Western and Eastern Europe. The project enables meeting and the presentation of cities with different historical, cultural, economic and social models from Western and Eastern Europe, interconnection and exchange of information and experiences, discussion and agreement on mutual cooperation based on interests recognized through dialogue on a generational, cultural, economic and administrative level.
Within the project, the partners will sign a memorandum of cooperation that formulates common interests and a desire to cooperate.
The activities of the project are 6 civic forums in 5 countries, in the first week of September 2019 and a three-day international conference "European Axis West-East", which will be held 6-8 September in Sremski Karlovci, where the Tivat Municipality will take an active part.
Sremski Karlovci and Tivat are twin cities, that cooperate especially in tourism and culture. With the promotion of Novi Sad, the main administrative centre of Vojvodina as the European Capital of Culture in 2021, the citizens of Tivat expect their town to participate in that beautiful story.
The duration of the project is 21 days, while the financial value is about 25,000 euros.
The leading partner of the project is the Danube Association 1245- Sremski Karlovci, and apart from the Municipality of Tivat, the partners are: Sremski Karlovci Municipality (Serbia), Torres Novas Municipality (Portugal), Novo Mesto Municipality (Slovenia), DRPD Novo mesto (Slovenia), Erdut Municipality ( Croatia), PORC, Dalj (Croatia), City of Ludbreg (Croatia), KUD "Anka Ošpuh", Ludbreg (Croatia).