Action for Stronger CSO Voice: First Round of Grants Recipients

Public Affairs Officer Jeff Adler joined representatives from the Fund for Active Citizenship on November 27 to announce the first round of recipients for the project “Action for a Stronger CSO Voice.”  The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica awarded $175,000 to the Fund for Active Citizenship earlier this year to provide smaller grants supporting civil society organizations in Montenegro. Congratulations ...
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Annual Regional Conference on Specialized Police Training

On October 23, 2018, U.S. Department of Justice, International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) hosted the Annual Regional Conference on Specialized Police Training which brought together the Heads of Police Training Departments in the Balkans to discuss planning of the specialized police training needs and measuring the effects of implemented police trainings. Montenegro is ...
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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA) – USAID’s “Balkan Media Assistance Program (BMAP)”

Engaging Content Grants (ECG), Cycle 1 Publication Date:  28th September 2018. Deadline for Applications: 28th  October 2018. (30 days) USAID’s BMAP goal is to make media in the Western Balkans more competitive in the local and regional marketplaces and strengthen the sustainability of the independent media sector across the region, particularly in the digital space. ...
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Improving Provision of Services and Awareness to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans:  Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo

Chargé d’Affaires Judy Kuo participated in today’s kickoff meeting for the U.S. funded project “Improving Provision of Services and Awareness to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Balkans:  Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Kosovo”.    This project builds on regional and national mechanisms to promote collaboration and identification of individuals who may be victims of trafficking in ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports School Mural Project to Promote Inclusion, Tolerance, and Collaboraiton

Elementary School “Bozidar Vukovic Podgoricanin” hosted a celebratory event on September 21 to mark the completion of the community mural project “Painting the Way to Tolerance and Inclusion.”  The project was funded by the Department of State and supported by U.S. Embassy Podgorica.   At the event, school principal Ljubinka Nedic and U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Jeff Adler ...
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U.S. Embassy Podgorica Awarded Cooperative Agreement

U.S. Embassy Podgorica,  represented by Public Affairs Officer Jeff Adler, awarded a cooperative agreement in the amount of $175,000 to the NGO Fund for Active Citizenry (fAKT), represented by Anica Boljevic.  Through this award, fAKT will issue two sub-granting programs on the topics of youth empowerment and outreach; the economic and political empowerment of women; the empowerment of disadvantaged ...
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Montenegro Border Police and Customs Representatives Attend Border Security Meeting

The Export Control and Related Border Security Program (EXBS) facilitated the Sixth Quarterly Southern Border Initiative Meeting which was hosted by the Macedonia Border Police and Customs Agencies in Lake Ohrid on September 12.  The goal of this initiative is to meet regularly with a Cross-border Working Group consisting of the border security agencies from ...
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Conference on International Legal Assistance and Modern Investigative Trends

On September 10, 2018, the U.S. Embassy organized a conference on international legal assistance and modern investigative trends.  The conference focused on the need for countries to partner together in the fight against organized crime, which recognizes neither boundaries nor borders. Resident Legal Advisor Erik Larson detailed how the United States is supporting Montenegro’s efforts ...
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Media Advisory: Governor of Maine Paul LePage to Visit Montenegro

Governor of Maine Paul LePage will be making his first visit to Montenegro July 15-18.  On Monday July 16, Governor LePage will meet with Montenegrin officials, including President Milo Djukanovic, Speaker of the Parliament Ivan Brajovic, Minister of Defense Predrag Boskovic, and State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Zoran Jankovic. During his stay in Montenegro, Governor ...
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Building of Capacities of Public Accounting in Montenegro

On June 15, 2018, Charge Kuo delivered opening remarks at the a graduation ceremony for students of the USG co-funded project “Building of Capacities of Public Accounting in Montenegro,” stressing the importance of achieving professional standards for the Montenegro public finance administration, an integral part of public administration reform. The U.S. Embassy, though the U.S. ...
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National Police and U.S. Embassy Security Forces Conducted Joint Exercise

On Saturday June 9, National Police and U.S. Embassy security forces conducted a joint exercise on the Embassy’s compound to strengthen interoperability between allies and support the development of Montenegro’s domestic security capabilities.  The exercise, dubbed Gvozdeni Orao or Iron Eagle, was the first ever of its kind in Montenegro.  Special police operators from PJP ...
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Montenegro Joins A-5 Members for Training in Maryland

Montenegro, along with other members of the Adriatic Charter and Estonia, recently participated in the Vigilant Guard 2018 training organized by The Maryland National Guard. Designed as a response to a hypothetical catastrophic hurricane in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Vigilant Guard was an exercise that allowed Maryland authorities to collaborate with federal ...
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Public Affairs Office Grants Program 2018

The United States Embassy in Podgorica / Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of State supports specific projects and initiatives on the topics listed in the Notice of Funding Opportunity through awards ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Here is the call for applications.  Grants are awarded to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), media, and to U.S. alumni.  Preference will be given to ...
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Montenegrin Explosive Ordnance Disposal Responders Visited Maine

A group of Montenegrin law enforcement and military explosive-ordnance-disposal (EOD) responders visited the Maine State Police EOD Team March 5-9 together with several U.S. federal law enforcement agencies (FBI, ATF, and the Fire Marshal). The two teams had the opportunity to exchange experiences and become familiar with each other’s tactics, techniques, and procedures for dealing ...
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