12 Dec 2019, 10:34 AM
December 12, 2019 - A round table entitled "Potentials of Cultural Heritage for Creating Cultural Routes of Montenegro" was held yesterday, December 11, at the Solidarity Gallery in Kotor.
The event organized NGO EXPEDITIO within the project "ROADS OF HERITAGE - Cultural Heritage Potentials for Creating Cultural Routes of Montenegro," which was supported by the Ministry of Culture as part of a public call for proposals for NGO projects under the Diversity of Independent Expressions Program cultural scenes".
EXPEDITIO's expert Aleksandra Kapetanovic emphasized the HERITAGE ROADS project aims at improving the presentation of immovable cultural heritage. Its goal is also to improve the tourist offer in Montenegro through the affirmation of cultural heritage as a potential for creating national cultural routes, but also for joining regional and European cultural routes.
Cultural routes related to cultural heritage and tourism are themed tourist routes that may be physically linked but often serve as a network of similar tourist sites.
"For many years now, they have been engaged internationally by organizations active in the field of cultural heritage and tourism. ICOMOS, the International Council for Monuments and Monuments, even has a charter on cultural routes, which was adopted in 2008, which clearly defines the criteria for cultural routes," explained Kapetanović.
Ministry of Culture representative Tijana Vujovic spoke about initiatives related to this area in Montenegro.
"The cultural diversity and identity diversity of Montenegro are initially visible in local communities that have their history and tradition of heritage in rural areas. Different rural communities also have different cultural specificities, which in particular necessitate access to their tourist valorisation. The largest number of sites supported through the Council of Europe's Cultural Routes program is located in our area, which, through the international protection and promotion mechanisms offered by this program, have been able to enhance the tourist offer. The Ministry of Culture, through cooperation with partners at the local and international level, has recognized that local communities in Montenegro have the most potential for inclusion in olive tree routes and wine routes," Vujovic said.
NGO EXPEDITIO presented the results of the ROUTES OF THE HERITAGE project, including the recognized potentials of cultural heritage for the creation of cultural routes, as well as publications published within the edition of the Cultural Route of Montenegro.
Apart from the representative of the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro Tijana Vujovic, Snežana Derviškadić and Milena Filipović - representatives of the Regional Cooperation Council and Svetlana Vujačić from the Center for Sustainable Tourism Initiatives spoke at the roundtable.
These presentations were followed by a discussion on the potential of cultural heritage for the creation of national cultural routes in Montenegro. There was also a discussion on further steps in this field.
Source: Radio Kotor
12 Dec 2019, 10:19 AM

December 12, 2019 - Initial activities on the Food4Health project were presented yesterday at the University of Montenegro, organized by the Institute of Marine Biology and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro.

Food4Health is an acronym for the IPA Funds Cross-Border Cooperation Project of Italy, Albania, and Montenegro, under the full title "Sustainable and Innovative Value Chain of Agro-Food and Fisheries for the Cross-border Market of SMEs."
The main objective of the Food4Health project is to establish multifunctional centers in all three countries to contribute to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises in the field of agriculture and fisheries, said Rector of the University of Montenegro prof. Dr. Danilo Nikolic.
With a total project budget of almost 5 million euros, project partners will, through a common challenge, devote themselves to fostering competitiveness and innovation to promote small and medium-sized enterprises in various sectors of agriculture and fisheries, said Nikolic.
He emphasized that the Institute of Marine Biology will, through infrastructure investments, receive a laboratory that will be the only in-vitro spawning stone on the eastern Adriatic coast, which further contributes to the competitiveness of both scientific research and the advancement of the mariculture sector in Montenegro.
Director of the Institute of Marine Biology, Dr. Mirko Djurovic, said that the new space for work would upgrade the existing capacities of the Institute and enable the recruitment of new scientific staff, and certainly increase the Institute's competitiveness at the regional level.
The project Food4Health was also presented by the Director of the Fisheries Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Slavica Pavlovic.
Partners on Food4Health project are the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro; Center for Agricultural Technology Transfer from Korce, Albania; Agricultural Technology Transfer Center from Vlora, Albania; The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute from Bari, Italy; The region of Pula and the Molise region of Italy, all under the leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Albania.
The implementation of the project started on June 1 this year.
11 Dec 2019, 11:08 AM

The second Regent Charity Ball will be held on December 13, 2019. All funds collected during the evening will go toward equipping the Day Care Center for Children with Disabilities in Tivat. This year's ball was supported by Petite Geneve Petrovic as a platinum sponsor, Universal Capital Bank as bronze sponsor and FreeJack, MonteFish, Milovic Winery, Adriatic Marinas, PrintAll, Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, Zoran Radonjic as the official photographer while Radio Television of Montenegro is the media sponsor of the ball.

The event of the year will bring together representatives of the economy, government organizations, diplomatic missions and the media. The elegant note of the evening will be brought by the renowned guitar duo Nikcevic & Bulatovic and the music group “The Grupa” together with some of the best classical and Latin dancers in the world.

Kai Dieckmann, general manager of the hotel, said:

“We are honored to bring together, for the second time in a row, reputable companies and individuals with whom we share a vision of quality life and jointly create a contribution to the community we call our home. We are pleased to weave the tradition of balls into the rich tradition of Tivat traditions and we look forward to another elegant evening to remember that will result in a valuable donation to the Day Care Center for Children with Special Needs. The fact that we will have a full hall again this year speaks in favor of the idea and vision of the event. "

Attendees will also be offered a valuable lottery as part of which they will be able to buy tickets for prizes in the form of accommodation in some of the most prestigious hotels in Europe and the region, while arrangements on the coast will be donated by the Regent Hotel, Porto Montenegro and other partners. All funds raised through the sale of the lottery will go within the full donation amount.

The gala dinner costs €120 per person and the gala dinner with over-night stay for two is €300.

As part of the "Best of the Best" annual ceremony, the management of the Regent Hotel will reward the best partners during 2019, including the best corporate partner, the best congress tourism partner, the best holiday agency partner, as well as partners of print and electronic media.

Text by Boka News, on December 10th, 2019, read more at Boka News

10 Dec 2019, 12:25 PM
December 10, 2019 - A seven-member team led by the Minister of Culture, Aleksandar Bogdanovic and Boka Navy Admiral Anton Sbutega is attending a conference of the UNESCO Intangible Heritage Committee, held in Bogota, Colombia, from 9 to 14 December. They will provide additional explanations and information regarding the listing of the Boka Navy on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. 
"The Evaluation Body, composed of experts who are not members of the UNESCO Intangible Heritage Committee, considered our candidacy valid, but made a few comments, and asked for additional explanations that the Montenegrin delegation should provide to the UNESCO Committee who meets in Bogota December 9-14. This is unusual because these explanations may have been requested earlier, but this has not been done. It is undisputed that there is a strong lobby that is trying to thwart the success of our candidacy," Boka Navy Admiral Antun Sbutega told BokaNews. 
He recalled the problems that arose from the political and media campaign launched on the occasion of the Montenegrin candidacy of the Boka Navy 809 Kotor in Croatia, as well as by some Croats and organizations gathering Croats in Montenegro. This campaign challenged Montenegro's right to propose the Navy on its own. The forces, as mentioned above, consider this supranational organization primarily as a heritage of the Croatian people in Boka Kotorska and accordingly consider that in Croatia and Montenegro, they had to apply together with the Boka Navy as an intangible cultural property of global importance. 
By the way, the Boka Navy 809 Kotor does not recognize affiliates which, with the prefix Croatian Brotherhood of the Boka Navy 809 Kotor, operate in several Croatian cities, precisely because the Navy has always been a supranational organization of the bokelian people since its inception. 
The Montenegrin delegation to Bogota is composed of Minister of Culture Aleksandar Bogdanovic, Director of the Directorate of Cultural Heritage Aleksandar Dajkovic, Secretary of the Montenegrin UNESCO Commission Milica Nikolic, Director General of the Directorate for Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Veljko Milonic, Director of the Directorate for the Protection of Cultural Property Božidar Bozovic, Navy Admiral, Antun Sbutega and Director of the Maritime Museum of Montenegro Andro Radulovic.
Source: BokaNews
10 Dec 2019, 09:49 AM

Last weekend, fashion and dance studio “Enigma” from Tivat participated in the Serbian International Dance Festival in Vrnjacka Banja and won 4 golds!

The “Enigma” dancers competed in the Open Category Formation Mini Kids, Open Category Formation Children, Street Dance Show Formation Children and Disco Show Formation Mini Kids and in all 4 won first places.

The organizer of the Festival, which was attended by over 3,000 dancers from Southeastern Europe, were “UG Serbia dances” and dance studio “La Luna” from Jagodina.

"We are delighted with the organization, as well as the competition itself, but most of all with the gold trophies, which is a testament to our hard work and love we put into the dance," says “Enigma” dance studio coach, Senka Stanisic.

Text by Dragan Popadic, on December 10th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

10 Dec 2019, 09:47 AM

Tivat was among the awardees in tourism at the 15th "Wild Beauty Awards 2019" held last night at the Hilton Hotel under the sponsorship of the President of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic, organized by the NTO of Montenegro. It is the manifestation “Tivat World Music Festival”, which was declared the event of the year. Five awards and five acknowledgments were given to individuals and organizations for their outstanding contribution to improving the quality of tourism in 2019. The 2019 WBA Awards also include Hotel of the Year: "Hotel Iberostar Heritage Grand Perast", Small Hotel of the Year: "Hotel Gradska" Cetinje, Restaurant of the Year: "Meat" Podgorica, Beach of the Season: "Kamenovo Beach" Budva.

Acknowledgments of WBA 2019: 1. Development of Agritourism: Farmhouse on Prokletije "Samelova koliba" Plav, 2. Unique tourist product: Donkey farm Martinići, 3. Contribution to the development of tourism of northern Montenegro: "Ski resorts of Montenegro", 4. Affirmation of sports tourism: Mayer Multisport Academy, 5. Achievements in the Distant Market: Travel Agency “Fly Montenegro Travel”.

Text by Radio Tivat, on December 10th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

10 Dec 2019, 09:44 AM

The Tourism Organization in Tivat invites you to the well-known gastronomic feast "Djir o 'Bumbara", which will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 11:00 a.m. on the promenade Pine within the program "Winter Fairy Tale". The event is organized by FB group "Bokeski izrazi", sponsored by TO Tivat. In addition to the Women's Tivat Organization, there will be many other organizations from the NGO sector presenting real gastronomic delight. Along with traditional bumbari, cabbage, sausages, cakes and many other specialties of Boka cuisine will be on the table.

The band “Toć” will perform in the entertaining part of the program from 12 pm.

Be part of the Winter Fairy Tale in Tivat. WELCOME!

Text by Radio Tivat, on December 10th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

09 Dec 2019, 12:51 PM

Tivat Tourism Organization (TOT) announces the opening of the winter season "Winter opening 2019/20" at the Kolasin 1600 Ski Center on Saturday 14 December 2019. The event organizers are NTO MNE, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and Ski Resorts of Montenegro.

"On this occasion, we are informing the public that a free bus service will be organized on the route Tivat - Kolasin - Tivat with departure from Tivat at 6: 00 a.m., from the bus stop in the city center (old bus station), while the return to Tivat from the ski center is planned at 4:30 p.m. The number of seats is limited, so we ask all interested to reserve a place in the premises of the Tivat Tourism Organization, by Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the latest," said the TOT.

The event will feature music star Indira Forza-Ex Colonia and DJ Vlado Bozovic to make the party even better. 

On the day of the opening there will be prize-competitions for all visitors, free parking, skiing / panoramic cable car rides, traditional mega “kacamak” - free portions, promotional drink prices as well as snow games for children with animators.

WELCOME TO WINTER OPENING 2019/20 AT SKI CENTER KOLASIN 1600 - 14.12.2019. at 10: 00 a.m.!!!

 Text by Radio Tivat, on December 9th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

06 Dec 2019, 17:30 PM

December 6, 2019 - Cetinje will be a host of the first International Prosciutto Fair, which will be organized on 5 and 6 June 2020, under the auspices of the Tourist Organization of Cetinje and Montenegrin prosciutto cluster.


Mayor of Cetinje, Mr Aleksandar Kašćelan, said at the press conference that Cetinje and the surroundings were famous for its exquisite meat products even beyond Montenegro’s borders.

“Around 400.000 legs of prosciutto are produced in the territory of Cetinje every year. This product is at the same time potential for Cetinje’s development not only in the economic but also in tourism sense as prosciutto production creates new jobs and opens opportunities for further progress of the entire municipality”, said Mr Kašćelan.

According to him, Cetinje deserves to have a prosciutto fair, and personnel of the meat industry in Cetinje deserve to get respect for the results they achieve.

“We want them to showcase their skills and experience in a direct way”, said Mr Kašćelan.

The fair will promote home-made products and endorse national campaigns for the purchase of home-made products.

We think it is our duty. We do this for our families, our producers and our country”, said Mr Kašćelan.

State secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Đuro Žugić, believes that the fair will contribute to the promotion of high-quality and authentic products from Montenegro, whose specialty has been recognized and protected in accordance with the law.


In December 2018, Montenegrin prosciutto was protected with geographical indications.

“Geographical indications of the product contributes to overall rural development and enables producers to increase market value and protect them from any abuse, imitation or fraud”, said Mr Žugić.

He thinks that fair will be a great opportunity for the promotion of sustainable agriculture in Montenegro and rural development, favoring products that have a many-decade long reputation.

Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro, Ms Ljiljana Filipović, said that the fair would “much more than just exhibition of products, and that it would be a sort of forum of bidders and partners.

According to her, the promotion of such products contributes to the recognition of the regions they come from, has a positive impact on the revenue of agriculture households and encourages agricultural producers to associate and organize the market performance.

President of the Montenegrin prosciutto cluster, Mr Jovan Kaluđerović, announced that the first quantities of certified prosciutto legs could found their place on the market in February.

Mr Kaluđerović reminded that members of the cluster had been taking part in the renowned fairs and prosciutto festivals in the European countries and countries in the region, and were awarded for their products.

Director of Tourist Organization of the Old Royal Capital Cetinje, Mr Oskar Huter, said that TO was committed to diversifying its product, while carefully tracking the needs of the contemporary tourists.

“Festivals and fairs have become the fastest-growing offer in tourism, and serve as a tool for the promotion and can change the image of the town”, said Mr Huter.

For the organization of fairs of this type, participation and support of the country and relevant national institutions is very important.

Text by CDM on December 6, 2019, read more here.

06 Dec 2019, 13:54 PM

To celebrate the holidays, Porto Montenegro is spreading the good atmosphere of giving and caring for others this winter. The international humanitarian action “Help Portrait” with the slogan “Small Town with a Big Heart” will be held today from 11 am to 3 pm, in front of the Restaurant One and at the Crush Winery in Porto Montenegro.

As every year, photographers Veri Veroza and Zoran Radonjic will take professional portraits of passers-by and guests, and the entire funds from the photos sold will go to children with disabilities, whose programming is taken care of by the NGO European Home.

The campaign “Help Portrait” is supported each year by Vlado Hair Design, whose team members will be in charge of hairstyles and makeup for anyone interested in professional portraits, and this year will host the Restaurant One and the Crush Wine Station Winery, which will serve all attendees free hot drinks and local sweets. The event was also supported by the local company “Freejack”.

Text by Sonja Stilet, on December 6th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat

05 Dec 2019, 10:30 AM

This year Kotor will enter the New Year with style, in the rock' n 'roll release as in the previous few years.

Kotor has become a traditional rock destination for New Year's Eve, where young and old names of ex-Yu regions meet. The program, which will take place in the Old Town Square, is divided into two days.

In New 2020, the public will be introduced to the concert by “Partibrejkersi”, “Lačni Franz” and “VIS Tetra”.

For the second day, January 1, organizers hired the bands “Bajaga and the Instructors” and “Hladno pivo”, and the music program begins with local rock/blues band “Light Under The Black Mountain”.

Text by Boka News, on December 5th, 2019, read more at Boka News

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