LDA NIKSIC: MONTENEGRO ADOPT INTERNATIONAL PEFC FOREST CERTIFICATION STANDARD
The training on PEFC international forest certification standard was held in Podgorica last March. This event was organized within the international cooperation project „Mountain areas – values and cooperation: Carnia, Italy and Rozaje, Montenegro“, funded by Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia.
„Mountain areas“ project is being implemented in partnership between „Cramars“ cooperative and Euroleader from Italy, Forestry Institute, Local Business Center Rožaje, Municipality of Rozaje and LDA Local Democracy Agency, of Nikšić, based upon the „Cooperation agreement“ signed in September 2010.
The project aims to the construction of economic and technological relations in the field of development and to the strengthening of Montenegrin capacities to adopt European standards in order to contribute to the productive and export potentials.
The project is consisted of two axes: PEFC certification standard adoption and human capacity development for Montenegrin relative institutions and local economic development operators strengthening through capacity building and exchanges with Italian companies.
The first segment of the PEFC training was conducted by PEFC Italy secretary Antonio Brunori and Nenad Bužanin, regional expert from „Eko Zona – Šipovo“ – Bosnia and Herzegovina’s NGO.