Persons with Disabilities – Leaders in Beekeeping

About the project

Beekeeping is a profitable enterprise, which helps self-employment and poverty reduction, and does not have a negative impact on the environment. This project was aimed at developing beekeeping as a good opportunity for self-employment of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the border regions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

During its implementation period, 40 persons with disabilities attended tailor made training and mentorship programmes. In that way were built their capacities in beekeeping and provided guidelines for their self-employment in the sector. They were also provided with starter packs – beekeeping sites were installed, thus equipping their business start-ups.

Additionally, honey packing factory sites were installed and equipped, and honey producers clusters were established. One cluster was set up in Montenegro and the other one in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with twenty members per cluster in each country. Within this project, a marketing plan for market placement of produced products was developed and networking of honey producers in cross-border areas was supported.


Dummy Grant


Project name:
Persons with Disabilities – Leaders in Beekeeping
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Montenegro: Berane, Petnjica, Mojkovac, Kolasin and Danilovgrad Bosnia and Herzegovina: Foca, Pale, Nevesinje, Rudo, Prozor/Rama and Sokolac
NGO Union of Associations of Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities “Naša inicijativa” (MNE)
Partners: Association for Help to Children and Youth with Special Needs “Sunce” (BiH); Pale – Beekeepers Association (BiH); Uljanik – Beekeepers Association (MNE)

Success story

Persons with disabilities – leaders in beekeeping

Persons with Disabilities – Leaders in Beekeeping

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Implemented by the NGO Monitor Center for Media and Democracy, with an aim to help reducing the level of peer violence against Roma youth. In order to raise awareness of peer violence against members of the Roma community, this sub-grant included production of several research articles. In the research process were also involved journalists from the Roma portal “Romalitika”.