January 2017 – Time for change

The New Year brought significant changes to the project. With the arrival of a new Team Leader, project activities significantly increased in number and speed up. Sissi Samec is looking back: ‘I arrived on a weekend mid-January, a nice, sunny winter day perfect for a walk through Podgorica. As I already had a short-term assignment in Montenegro and also visited the country as a tourist before, I was really happy – it was always my dream to have a long-term working assignment in Montenegro. Then my first working day, it started with the Steering Committee Meeting in the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism. Beneficiaries clearly expressed high expectation from my coordination and communication skills  in order to bring back the project on the right track. Firstly, I was a little bit scarred?, but then I relaxed. I was fully aware that Team Leader´s role is to solve problems and I was happy to step into this new challenge. So let’s start working!’