In Montenegro, a unique model of local DRR cooperation and collaboration has been developed, based on the common risks from floods, landslides and forest fires on the Tara river basin level. The activities resulted in cooperation protocol signed in 2017 between 3 municipalities. In order to further secure sustainability of the platform, the project used ongoing UNESCO related process. Namely, Tara river is an area protected with three different modalities. These modalities are: National protection as part of the area are 2 national parks (Durmitor and Biogradska Gora) and two parks of nature (Komovi and Piva); World heritage sites and Man and Biosphere reserve.
As part of obligations towards UNESCO and as part of countries international obligations, it is necessary to form Coordination body for MAB management. One of the priority areas of cooperation is DRR. Within this context project supported the process resulting in establishment of Coordination body by 7 municipalities of Tara river basin.
The adoption of the new Law on Local Self-Government will enable the conclusion of a cooperation agreement, also in the field of protection and rescue. However, it is still unclear whether such contracts will provide the possibility for self-serving or association services to act on donors and EU funds.