Vrmac Peninsula in the Mouths of Kotor
Cities of Tivat and Kotor / NGO Napredak Gornja Lastva / Expeditio / Sté Genio
Published by Petrovitch Njegosh Foundation
on September 23, 2019 ⋅ 2 min
To protect this natural territory from forest fires and urbanisation by developing its biomass and its agricultural and tourist potential.
In September 2012, a workshop entitled "Agriculture, Landscape and Economic development" took place in Gornja Lastva, Tivat Commune, in cooperation with the NGO "Napredak" of Gornja Lastva, the NGO "Green Home " of Podgorica and the NGO " Expeditio " of Kotor within the framework of the project "CSEinHeritage - Civil Society Participation in the safeguarding the cultural heritage of construction in the Balkans The Commission's IPA programme "Western Balkans", carried out under the Commission's IPA programme European - support for partnership activities between organizations in the field of culture.
The participants of the workshop were senior students from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Biotechnical Faculty in Podgorica. The speakers at the workshop were professors of biology and ecology as well as experts from partner NGOs.
The objective of the workshop was to explore the opportunities and challenges of the models of agricultural renewal and development as an activity economic, an instrument for the safeguarding of the cultural landscape and the protection of space from urbanisation and fire, by example of the village of Gornja Lastva and the mouths of Kotor.
The village of Gornja Lastva on Mount Vrmac was chosen because this locality has been the subject of research on models of traditional construction and the environment as part of the integral part of the common cultural heritage. Mount Vrmac has been defined in the spatial and urban plan of Tivat as a natural park, and a part of the mountain is protected as world natural and cultural heritage of UNESCO. As part of the workshop, a panel discussion on the possibilities of of agricultural recovery and development in the hinterland of the The Montenegrin coastal region brought together representatives of the Municipality of Tivat, the Biotechnical Institute and the Centre for Subtropical Crops of Bara. The analyses from the workshop provided the basis for the continuation of the "Gornja Lastva" programme in 2013.