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Description: Since June 2003, EXPEDITIO has been acting as a Regional Advocacy Centre (RAC), which is dedicated to providing support to non-governmental organizations and promoting better quality relations between NGOs, state institutions, business sector and media on the territory of the municipalities of Kotor, Tivat, Budva, Herceg Novi, Bar and Ulcinj. The activities conducted within the RAC during 2004:

> Providing information to target groups about capacity strengthening and developing relations between the sectors
> Creating and updating a database
> Providing consultant services and assistance in project writing, establishing contact with donors, financial management, etc.
> Providing training and education to non-governmental organizations and state institutions
> Organizing round table discussions, meetings and lectures for representatives of the three sectors (NGO, state and business)
> Issuing printed and broadcast version of the RAC bulletin (once in four months)
> Participating in a team responsible for drawing up the Strategic Plan for the Municipality of Kotor
> Providing technical assistance to the Regional Advocacy Centres in Kolašin and Ulcinj
> Leasing, for free, equipment (a scanner, computers, a copier machine, a printer, a projector) and premises of EXPEDTIO for meetings
> Providing designing services
> Conducting a Watchdog initiative in cooperation with NGOs Mans and Natura, etc.

Place: Municipalities in the coastal part of Montenegro
Participants: The project is conducted by EXPEDITIO

Developing civil society in the Boka Kotorska through strengthening non-governmental organizations and enhancing their relations with private and governmental sectors.

Donors: USAID/ORT MAP (Montenegro Advocacy Program)

Duration: June 2003 – still running
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