In Montenegro, the Green Pack will be implemented as part of the West Balkan Green Pack project, a regional endeavour encompassing Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo. During a two-year implementation period the programme's goal has been to build capacity, to transfer know-how, and to establish a basis for further worldwide development in the field of education for sustainable development.
The project module in each country includes three basic phases: feasibility studies; country-specific Green Pack development; and, teacher training and Green Pack dissemination. The project implementation team organised a scoping visit to Montenegro, along with a meeting with relevant stakeholders, which included the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Tourism and Environment, as well as national bureaus on textbooks, educational services and examination. Each was presented with Green Pack materials and information on project phases.
A public presentation of the Green Pack took place on January 31 at Podgorica's Hotel Crna Gora. The event, which drew an enthusiastic response, provided reason to be optimistic that such a project can offer meaningful assistance to government efforts in strengthening environmental awareness among young people.
REC Country Office Montenegro's project manager is now coordinating establishment of a National Council and Project Implementation Working Group to closely monitor developments and provide necessary input to improve project effectiveness and ensure wide acceptance.