Montenegro gets its first Green Flag schools!

The first Green Flag awards and certificates for 17 educational institutions in Montenegro

Bureau for Education Services of Montenegro, in cooperation with the UN System in Montenegro, organised the first Award Ceremony of Green Flags and Certificates for acquiring the International Green Flag status. The event took place at the Eco UN building in Podgorica on 20th September - Day of the ecological state of Montenegro.

Mr. Aleksandar Mitrovic, State Secretary in the Ministry of Education of Montenegro opened the event, and address speeches followed by Mrs. Fiona Mekluni, Coordinator of the UN System in Montenegro and Mr. Rešad Sijarić, Director of Bureau for Education Services of Montenegro.

Bureau for Education Services of Montenegro joined the Eco-Schools family through its FEE membership in 2016. At this year's call for Green Flag applications, 17 educational institutions applied. All of them have been implementing the Eco-Schools programme since September 2016.  All registered institutions went through the process of accreditation in May and June 2018. The accreditation was conducted by teams of the National Committee for the implementation of the Eco-schools programme composed by representatives of the Bureau for Education Services, Ministry of Education Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, the Centre for Vocational Education, ECOM and UNDP.

The Director of Bureau for Education Services awarded the Green Flag and Certificates to representatives of the following educational institutions:

  1. Gymnasium „Tanasije Pejatović", Pljevlja (;

  2. Primary School „Orjenski bataljon“, Bijela (;Š-Orjenski-bataljon-497415067098279/

  3. Primary School „Sutjeska“, Podgorica (;;    

  4. Primary School „Pavle Rovinski“, Podgorica (

  5. Secondary School „17. septembar“, Žabljak (

  6. Primary School ,,Vladimir Nazor", Podgorica (;

  7. Primary School „Srbija“, Bar (;  

  8. Public Preschool „Đina Vrbica“ Podgorica (educational units „Zvjezdani vrt“, „Mogli“, „Poletarac“, „Leptirić“, „Đina Vrbica“ and „Mali princ“) (

  9. Primary School „18. oktobar“, Bioče

  10. Primary School „Radomir Mitrović“, Berane (;škola-JU-OŠ-Radomir-Mitrović-141665483223764/)

  11. Primary School ,,Spasoje Raspopović" Podgorica (;!/pages/JU-Srednja-strucna-skola-Spasoje-Raspopovic-Podgorica/172308606121903)     

  12. Primary School „Radoje Čizmović“, Nikšić (

  13. Educational Centre, Plužine (;

  14. Gymnasium, Cetinje (;  

  15. Secondary Vocational Economic and Catering School, Nikšić (

  16. Primary School „Druga osnovna škola“, Budva (

  17. Primary School „Luka Simonović“, Nikšić (

International Eco-Schools Merit Certificate, for outstanding contribution to the Eco-Schools Programme, showing commitment towards ESD by continuously improving the environmental performance of the school and the wider community, this year goes to Primary School “Radoje Čizmović”, Nikšić.