National Strategy for Sustainable Development of Montenegro
National Strategy for Sustainable Development of Montenegro (NSSD MNE) was adopted in April 2007, as the first strategic document of long-term development of Montenegro whose creation arose from broad consultations and harmonization of positions of various social structures. This comprehensive participation process and spirit in which the Strategy was written contributed for it to be accepted by all acters, and bringing closer the concept of sustainable development itself both to the public and to the decision makers.
NSSD was adopted together with the Action Plan (AP) for the period 2007 – 2012, which defines strategic tasks and individual measures for 24 areas organized into the following five identities. General goals represent specification of five visions of sustainable development of Montenegro - economic, social, environmental, ethical and cultural.
First reports on implementation of the Strategy
First annual reports on implementation of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development emphasized the need for completion of the normative framework in the field of culture and media. Within the competences of the Ministry of Culture, these goals were confirmed through adoption of a set of legal acts and bylaws, the Law on Culture and the Law on Cinematography in 2008 and 4 umbrella laws in the field of cultural heritage in 2010 (laws on museum, library and archive activity as well as the Law on the Protection of Cultural Goods), 2 laws in the field of media (the Law on Public Radio Broadcasting Services of Montenegro in 2008 and the Law on Electronic Media in 2010) and the National Programme for the Development of Culture in 2011.
Action Plan for Implementation of the Strategy for the period 2011 – 2012
The last Action Plan for Implementation of the National Strategy for Sustaiable Development of Montenegro, for the period 2011-2012 also defined a set of measures for reaching of the goals in the field of culture. Apart from the normative, institutional, human resources and measures for the use of information technologies in culture, the measure of fostering understanding and affirmation of cultural diversity and preparation and implementation of inter-cultural projects was also set as one of the priority measures.
Success indicators in implementation of this measure refer to a number of campaigns for fostering understanding and affirmation of cultural diversity as well as financial investments for their implementation.