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Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organized from 9 to 13 October 2019 a five-day long workshop on filmmaking and media in the field of human rights. The workshop is part of the project FAST FORWARD Travelling Film factory which gathered elementary school pupils aged 11 to 15.
The Coalition for Transparency and Fight against Corruption at the Local Level (KUM) supports the efforts of non-governmental activists and citizens of Ulcinj to protect the Pine forest area and urges the Ulcinj local authorities to respect the voice of its citizens, but also to act responsibly towards the resources of this municipality.
We recall that the citizens of Ulcinj did not have timely information on plans and attempts to repurpose the area of the Pine forest by the municipality of Ulcinj. Spatial-urban development plans (SUDP) of Ulcinj, through non-transparent process, intended this area for tourism and drafted Detailed urban development plan (DUDP), but it received negative opinion from the Audit Committee (12/06/2019). Consequently, it was not adopted by the local parliament within the legal deadline. Also, during almost nine years of working on the SUDP and two public debates, the Pine Forest was not mentioned, but other areas such as Velika plaza, Salina, Ada Bojana, Valdanos, Sas and Liman/Maslinjak were in focus. Although the valorisation of the Pine Forest was envisaged, it was not clear to what extent it would develop, except the part related to the construction of the new Hotel Galeb (on the site of the old hotel), which was supported by the citizens because that hotel used to represent one of the symbols of tourism.
Centre for Civic Education (CCE) organised, from 26 September to 8 October 2019, film screenings in eight Montenegrin primary schools within the project FAST FORWARD Travelling Film Factory. In this manner, young people, aged 13 to 15, were better acquainted with complex and sensitive human rights theme, and film industry and socially engaged film were promoted.