Start and end date: 01-02-2021 – 31-03-2023

City project taken place: Gusinje

Project Coordinators: Alexa Aubertin & Marina Tomovic

Sponsors: European Union funding within the framework of Cross Border Cooperation Programme Montenegro – Albania 2014-2020 under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II)  

Partner: Regional Development Agency – RDA Bjelasica, Komovi, Prokletije, Green Line Albania and ALCDF

Budget: 563,515.50 euro



Overall objective: The protection of environmental resources in lake and alpine areas is furthered

Specific objective: Residual waste reduced through waste reduction, reuse and recycling measures

Outcomes: Increase of 5% of recycled waste until the end of the project, and 40% in 10 years. Baseline data will be collected at the very beginning of the project. Number of improved solid waste management systems and value chains within the area – two of them – Gusinje and Margegaj. No. of people directly taking part in awareness raising activities – it is expected that 80% of the population in both municipalities will take part in these activities. Expected percentage of all businesses and organisations participating in joint actions in waste management is 50% of existing businesses. Two action plans will be developed on promoting green infrastructures, at least 10 littering spots identified, and at least 6 cleaned. Residual waste decreased by 5% until the end of the project.

Expected Outputs: Two ZW advisory boards created, meeting minutes from the ZWAB meetings

Survey questionnaire developed, Survey conducted, data analysed in a report, master plan developed

At least 20 advisory boards members participating in a study trip, 1 video created, translated and edited.

1 video broadcasted, 22000 leaflets disseminated, 250 posters printed, 6 billboards set up, at least 30 meetings held with representatives of local communities, businesses and schools, at least 6 clean up events arranged, 2 social pages created, Visibility materials printed. 

2700 bins and 7000 bags procured and delivered to local households, 50 community waste assistants engaged, 2 presses for waste procured 

250 composting sets delivered to local households, 2 pilot recycling activities initiated.

65 awards delivered, 2 award ceremonies organized 2 Zero Waste plans created

Expected Results:

Result 1: Platform for guiding local communities towards ZeroWaste towns created 

Activities in result 1:

1.1 ZeroWaste Advisory Board formation 

1.2 Survey to evaluate amounts of different types of waste disposed/recycled/reused on household and municipal level 

1.3 Study trip to Romania for ZeroWaste Advisory Board

Result 2: Local communities encouraged to reduce, recycle and reuse waste 

Activities in result 2:

2.1 Educational and awareness raising campaign on separation, reuse and recycling of waste

2.2 Street by street set up of waste separation tools and measures 

2.3 Pilot activities on reuse and recycling of waste

2.4 Establishment of home and community level composting activities

Result 3: Sustainability of ZeroWaste practices ensured 

Activities in result 3:

3.1 Evaluation of conducted activities, achievements and problems 

3.2 Awards to most active citizens and businesses practicing ZeroWaste philosophy

3.3 Development of 5 years plan for involvement in ZeroWaste programme