Mar 3, 2016

March is the Month of Montenegro at the CEF

We promote Montenegro in March at our premises in Ljubljana, as the fourth constituency country under the initiative of the CEF monthly country presentations.

We are marking the month of Montenegro in our renewed lobby with various promotion materials about cultural heritage, history and landscape of this country that we kindly received from the Embassy of Montenegro in Ljubljana. Brochures and photos are exhibited in the Montenegrin corner in our lobby, with videos presenting various cities rolling in the back.

Our learning facilitators will present Montenegrin culture to participants of learning events and give them as well an opportunity to share their experiences connected with Montenegro. First impressions of Montenegrin representatives about this initiative are very positive. "I see this presentation of Montenegro at the CEF as a good initiative that enables colleagues from other countries of this region to get new information about my country. The Ministry of Finance appreciates efforts of the CEF to enable beneficiaries a platform for networking and sharing regional experience", says Nina Vukotić, CEF Coordinator from Ministry of Finance, Montenegro. Tijana Stanković, Advisor to the Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister adds that presentation of member countries is a very good initiative. Branislav Vujičić, from Slovenian Ministry of Finance: "I find this presentation very useful, as it enables international experts visiting CEF to get more on-hand information about a country of my origin. It proves once again that CEF delivers content related to the specifics of the South East Europe region."

We will spread the word about the activities also through our various communication channels including social media.

Did you know the following interesting facts about Montenegro:

  • Montenegro is a country located on the Adriatic coast in South East Europe, with a bit more than 620,000 residents.

  • Its capital and largest city is Podgorica, while Cetinje is designated as the Prijestolnica, meaning the former Royal Capital City.

  • An official flag of Montenegro is based on the royal standard of King Nikola I.

  • The country's name in most Western European languages reflects an adaptation of the Venetian Montenegro.

  • In 2016, Montenegro celebrates 10 years of independence.

  • Montenegro is EU candidate country and a potential NATO member. It is also a member of the UN, the WTO, Council of Europe, OSCE and Union for the Mediterranean.

  • Tara river canyon is one of the deepest canyons in the world.

  • Montenegro was formerly a theocracy led by Metropolitans, flourishing since the Petrović-Njegoš became the traditional prince-bishops (whose title was “Vladika of Montenegro”).

  • Petar II Petrović-Njegoš was poet and philosopher whose works are widely considered some of the most important in Montenegrin literature.

  • Lake Skadar is inhabited with different species of fish, including species that migrate from marine to freshwater ecosystem.