The Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG) in South-Eastern Europe, within the SWG EC project: “Fostering regional cooperation and balanced territorial development of Western Balkan countries in the process towards EU integration”, will support the organization of the regional manifestation “Environmental actions in a scope of the International Drina Regatta Bajina Basta, Let’s raise environmental awareness”, which will be organized from 22 to 24 July 2016 in Bajina Basta, Serbia.
International Drina Regatta Bajina Basta is the oldest manifestation on the Drina River, with touristic and recreational character, which has been organized for more than two decades. The aim of this event is to promote the old tradition of the Drina rafters, to promote touristic offer of Western Serbia, as well as the cross-border region of ”Drina-Tara”. This event is the most visited event in Western Serbia and central event organized on the water during summer, which attracts thousands of visitors from the country and abroad.
Considering the large number of visitors and participants during the International Drina Regatta Bajina Basta and music festival “Most fest”, around 20t of mixed dry waste is produced during these events. The aim of the environmental action is to organize cleaning actions, to promote primarily waste selection and to raise environmental awareness.