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“Joint Promotion and Increased Level of Safety of Nautical Tourism in Dubrovnik-Neretva County and Montenegrin Coast” - ”NAUTOUR”

„Zajednička promocija i unapređenje nivoa sigurnosti nautičkog turizma u Dubrovačko-neretvanskoj županiji i na Crnogorskom primorju”
 
IPA - crossborder program Croatia-Monte Negro                                                                                                    
 
Through its funds and programmes, the European Union (EU) provides assistance to different types of projects and activities. The Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) is one of the programmes intended for either EU accession candidate countries or potential candidates in the period from 2007–2013.

IPA consists of fi ve components and IPA component 2 refers to cross-border cooperation. A Ceremonial Conference was held in Bećići, Montenegro, on 13 December 2010, to celebrate the allocation of grants for selected projects submitted within the fi rst Call and the announcement of the second Call for Proposals for the IPA Cross-Border Programme Croatia–Montenegro, 2007–2013. The first five approved project proposals for Croatia – Montenegro cross-border cooperation were presented at the Conference. One of the first five approved project proposals for Croatia–Montenegro cross-border cooperation is the Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia project developed in cooperation with its cross-border partner, the Hydrometeorological Service of Montenegro, entitled: “Joint Promotion and Increased Level of Safety in Nautical Tourism in Dubrovnik-Neretva County and Montenegrin Coast”.

The main objective of the project is to improve the tourist (especially nautical) potential of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the Montenegrin coast through their joint promotion as a unique tourist entity with a rich cultural and natural heritage.

The project will help to improve service quality and increase the level of safety in nautical tourism through cooperation between:

- Hydrographic institutions
- Institutions providing various tourist services (marinas and other tourist ports, charter agencies)
- Institutions for maritime safety and safety in general (harbourmaster’s offi ces, port authorities, maritime border police)

In order to achieve the targeted goals, it is necessary to proceed with a number of activities, among others:

- Collect and systematize the information on all important natural and cultural features and tourist services in the cross-border area

- Collect and systematize the important information regarding the safety of navigation in the cross-border area

- On the basis of the information collected:

• Create a website designed for leisure navigators visiting the area in question
• Issue a nautical tourist guide to the area, designed for yachts (sailboats and motor yachts) and mega yachts
• Develop cross-border nautical-tourist navigation routes for yachts (sailboats and motor yachts) and mega yachts

- Organize round-table talks, programme presentations and promotions for all activity holders in the tourism and safety segment of nautical tourism, and for yachtsmen

- Organize institutional promotion and support for the establishment of a Hydrographic department within the Hydrometeorological Institute of Montenegro

On the Croatian part, participants in the project are the Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia (HHI) as the leading partner, and the University of Dubrovnik (Maritime Department) as its partner. The participants on the Montenegrin part are the Hydrometeorological Service of Montenegro (HMZCG) as the leading partner, and the Montenegro National Tourist Organization as its partner. Associate partners are the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia, and on the Montenegrin part the Department of Safety at Sea, the Harbourmaster’s Offi ce Kotor (LK Kotor), and the Porto Montenegro Marina.

The project was launched in January 2011. The scheduled duration of the project is 23 months (by the end of 2012).
The total value of the project for both sides is EUR 451,928.36. www.nautour.info

The European Union is made up of 27 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.
For informative purposes only. This booklet is not intended to be used in navigation and cannot be used instead of offi cial nautical charts and navigation publications.


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This project was funded by European Union