NGO "Podunav" Bački Monostor is a non-profit organization whose main goals are the protection and improvement of the environment, development of rural and eco tourism, the preservation of tradition and encouraging youth activism to create educational and recreational activities for youth.
Bački Monostor is located near the Danube and the Special Nature Reserve "Gornje Podunavlje". This river is the main factor that formed a way of life of people in the Danube region. River ecosystem is vital for the socio-economic welfare of the entire border region. In cooperation with the WWF Danube-Carpathian program, we are working hard to promote the Transboundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve "Mura-Drava-Danube", starting with our NGO project “Our UNESCO biosphere reserve” in 2010, and after that, our organization is participating in the activities of TBR MDD promotion, through meetings, seminars and workshops, together with the partners from other countries. NGO Podunav is also included in River watch campaign – for our part of the Danube.
In addition, we are proud that our association with its program and activities represented Serbia on the project proposals for European Landscape Award in 2011, and received the special recognition as a project of great value. In 2013, International Jury of the Council of Europe Landscape Award and the CDCPP decided to attribute identical Special Mentions of Council of Europe Landscape Award of the European Landscape Convention for the 3rd Session 2012-2013 to our project: The Gate of Gornje Podunavlje, as a Special mention for contributing to European ideals.
Honoring the Danube, starting five years ago, on the International Danube Day, our association organizes eco-music festival called the “Regeneration of the Danube”. It represents the unity of educational and music programs related to Danube ecosystem promotion and awareness rising. It is designed for the children and young people from the region.
The festival is held at the Eco-Center in Backi Monostor, which is located at the edge of the SNR "Gornje Podunavlje", representing a classroom in the open field, with the small wooden amphitheater, children playground, a great performing stage and a camp. Regeneration of the Danube is held for two days, gathering about 2000 young people and children.
In past years, the program of the event consisted of the workshops with the children on the subject of SNR “Gronje Podunavlje” and Danube relevance, presentation of local and regional associations for environment protection, creative workshops with the young people – “Trash art”, photography and art exhibitions, presentations of the projects in the course, promotions of the youth festivals, educations on SRP "Gornje Podunavlje" and Transboundary biosphere reserve “Mura – Drava – Danube”, with the participation of the representatives of "Vojvodina forests" – SNR GP manager, local NGOs and all the festival visitors.
In the evening, starts the music part of the festival, with the performance of music bands, from Serbia and Croatia. A full-day program is followed by the media (TV, radio stations and journals).
In this year, the festival is scheduled for Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 of June. It would be organized promotion of TBR “Mura-Drava-Danube”, through the workshops with kids, exhibition of photos “Water labyrinth” and Round table with local stakeholders, coordinated by WWF DCP. Our partners from Croatia – CA “Slama” (“Straw”) would held a educational and creative workshops, making great installation of the straw – The fortress of Bodrog. It would be symbolically burned during the festival, due to the legend of medieval City of Bodrog.
Besides the usual program, there would be held a workshop with the kids, which includes making objects of the straw. For the participants of the festival, there would be also organized workshop for the local environmental NGO’s, as well for the guests – members of the international Danube regatta. INVITATION to Celebration of Danube Day, June 29, in Serbia PROGRAM OF THE EVENT:
Friday 28 June
12 h workshop with the kids from Backi Monostor and Bezdan on TBR MDD and rivers surrounding us – WWF DCP and Institute for public health Sombor
14 h artistic workshop / Association “Straw”
16 h opening of the Exhibition “Water labyrinth” / WWF DCP
22 h Concerts: Sin Seekas (Ada), Zion Crew (B. Monostor), Ruski Lekari (Sombor)
Thursday 27 to Friday 28 of June
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Saturday 29 June
12 h Exhibition of the kids drowings - „My Danube“
14 h art workshop with the making of straw statues
17 h TBR MDD promotion and international round table / WWF DCP, local stakeholders, NGO s from Serbia, Croatia and Hungary
22 h Concerts: Foundation (Vrbas), Temple of the Smoke (Beograd), Bamwise (Zagreb),
Coolmancollar & Tommy Natty Dread soundsystem (Sombor)www.regeneracijadunava.org www.backimonostor.rs www.skituljko.webs.com www.facebook.com/regeneracijadu...va.ecomusicfest