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Dear colleagues from non-governmental organizations from the Bay of Kotor,
below you can find The public invitation to NGOs to nominate a member of the Council for the Management of Kotor region.

Since the first public call had no one registred, representative of the Ministry of Culture asked us to forward the information and ask you to name the candidates.

Dear colleagues,

Expeditio advertise the need for the person who will be engaged in raising funds for the implementation of project ideas within Expeditio activities (fundraising).

We invite all interested to send us an Application consisting of:
  • a brief description of previous experience in project writting ( max 1 A4 ) CV

Meeting of the potential partners on cross-border project BiH-MNE was held in Mostar on 10.05.2014. The meeting was attended by the representatives of CHwB (Cultural Heritage Without Borders), the Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo, Tourist Organization of Kotor and Expeditio.


Committee for Energy Efficiency and Environment Protection was constituted in the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro on April 17th, 2014. For the president is elected Mladen Bajković from ETG group, while his deputy is Biljana Gligoric from NGO Expeditio. Committee Code of Practise, as well as its Work Program are adopted.

NGO Nasa akcija (Our Action) this year, as well, has prepared a Calendar "Earth Month in Montenegro 2014". It is a campaign that aims to unify the environmental, social and healthy initiative on a single platform, thus enabling easier communication and coordination with all organizations, institutions and individuals. NGO "Nasa akcija" wish is to strengthen civil activism as well as awareness in the field of ecology and environmental protection. Follow the events and get involved - Calendar "Earth Month in Montenegro 2014".

Committee on Economics, Finance and Budget, at the 45th session held on February 24th 2014, decided that consultative examination (debate) on the theme: "EFFECTIVE USE OF ENERGIE, SITUATION IN MONTENEGRO WITH REFERENCE TO THE DRAFT LAW ON EFFICIENT USE OF ENERGY" will be held on March 24th (Monday) 2014, in the building of the Montenegro Parlament at 10:00 am (blue room).

NGO Expeditio has signed a Balkan declaration on the development of social entrepreneurship that will be adopted later this week in Belgrade. The initiative for the signing of this declaration was made on the occasion of the adoption of the so-called Strasbourg- declaration, on January 17th this year, which invited the EU and the Member States to encourage new models of economic development, particularly through the promotion and development of social entrepreneurship. In this direction is launched the initiative of adopting a Balkan declaration which, in this case, invite the governments of the Western Balkans and Turkey, as well as the EU itself, to promote the development of social entrepreneurship so that they focus the available funds on this concept.

Montenegrin Olympic Committee organized a workshop on the theme: "Energy efficiency of sports facilities", which was held for directors of sports facilities and municipal secretaries of sports. Facilities managers and secretaries of sports lectures were held by experts in that field, among which was the representative of Expeditio (Expeditio Architects) Biljana Gligoric .

In Dubrovnik  was held a round table on the topic: Independent cultural and social centers as public spaces, on February 25th, 2014. The roundtable discussed the spatial and user-control problems of the independent cultural scene in Croatia. Given that these problems are current in Montenegro as well, representatives of YCC Herceg Novi, Radio Bruškin, the Culture Council of the Municipality of Kotor and Expeditio took part in this event.

Expeditio representative, Aleksandra Kapetanovic, was a jury member at the recently held awards ceremony EU PRIZE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE / EUROPA NOSTRA AWARDS. European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, is celebrating excellence in the preservation of cultural heritage, ranging from the restoration of buildings and their adaptation to new uses, to the rehabilitation of urban and rural landscapes, archaeological interpretations, and care for art collections. Moreover, emphasizes research, commitment to heritage conservation by individuals or organizations and educational projects related to cultural heritage.

Within the workshop: "Eco-tourism as an opportunity for sustainable development in the Bay of Kotor", which is held in Kotor from January 30th till February 1st, 2014. Expeditio representative gave a presentation about our projects and activities that interwine with the theme of the workshop.

On January 27th, 2013, Expeditio submitted to the Commission for distributing part of the revenues from games of chance (President of the Commission, Mr. Dragan Djukanovic) Request for explanation of the reasons for rejection of the project with which our organization has applied to the above-mentioned competition, bearing in mind the fact that the last four years neither one project was approved to Expeditio within that competition. Below you can read the content of the Request .

A representative of Expeditio participated in the Round table “Civic initiatives for management of public spaces in the region” which took place in Banja Luka. The Round table was organized by Center for environment (Centar za životnu sredinu - http://czzs.org) within the initiative entitled “Our space.”

In the mid of 2013, from the press came out :  "Manual for the implementation of energy audits of buildings", which aims to improve energy efficiency in Montenegro. In preparing of this publication participated representative of Expeditio, Biljana Gligoric. Press was supported by German Society for International Cooperation - GIZ.

Opening of the first Montenegrin Architecture salon will be on December 21st, 2013. Expeditio and Expeditio Architects will, at the Salon, present two works: The project Kotor City Squares (Category: Research and experiment) and architectural design Center for visitors of NP Prokletije, Gusinje (category Project).

On Sunday, December 8th, 2013, at 14:05h on RTCG1 will be broadcastes program called "Pazarni dan" (Market Day), recorded in Perast. In this episode, along with number of Perast residents, a guest will be Expeditio representative, Tatjana Rajic. She will talk about the project that Expeditio had implemented in this Boka Bay place. The show is recorded in almost all cities of Montenegro, their distinctive and authentic areas, squares .... It is conceived as the representation of the environment through: distinctive and original gastronomic offer on a particular topic (representing local production, organic food, preparation of meals authentic for that place), the presentation of spiritual culture (legends, anecdotes, folklore, vocal groups ...), the material culture of the city or environment (antiques, art, jewelry, books ...).

On Saturday November 30th, 2013, in the building of the Academy of knowledge in Budva is organized a round table on the topic "The crisis of culture in Montenegro and the region". Participants of the round table were PhD Sinisa Jelusic, professor at the School of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje, Tanja Rajic, NGO "Expeditio" Kotor, Bozena Jelusic professor and theorist of literature and Merin Smailagić, director of the PI City Theater. Roundtable was organized by non-governmental organization "Agora" from Budva with the support of the Municipality of Budva.

Article  published in the daily newspaper "Vijesti", 25/11/2013. During the first week of the project "Montenegro on Tweeter - Get involved in changes", host on the popular social network was Biljana Gligoric, architect and one of the founders of the NGO Expeditio. Gligoric pointed out that public areas are often converted into private spaces and sources of income.

Ministry of Culture and Petrovic Njegos Foundation, in collaboration with the French Institute in Montenegro, School Chaillot from Paris (Ecole de Chaillot de Paris), Directorate for the Protection of Cultural Properties and NGO Expeditio from Kotor, invites you to the workshop “Cultural heritage - between theory and practice - Montenegrin and French experience” . Workshop is a part of European Heritage Days 2013 and it will be held on November 29th, 2013 at the Ministry of Culture in Cetinje.

Annex  taken from www.netokracija.com Along with the question whether the outdoor and indoor public spaces in Montenegro are truly public and how the state manage them, Biljana Gligoric, an architect and one of the founders of the NGO Expeditio from Kotor, in Friday started her seven days within  project: "Montenegro on Twitter – Get Involved in the Changes" .

Through Twitter account @ cgtvituje citizens will be able to directly engage and communicate within Montenegro and to be the voice of Montenegro in the region.

Center for Democratic Transition (CDT) and the Programme office of the United Nations Development (UNDP) in Montenegro, from November 15th will, through 24 weeks, through Twitter account @ cgtvituje jointly implement the project "Montenegro on Twitter - get involved in the changes" aimed at strengthening social activism through this social network.

Twitter account @ cgtvituje is already active, and through it, in the next six months, will twit different users.

"Over account @ cgtvituje, in the next six months, twitters and the general public will have the opportunity to meet Montenegro in the way it is seen by affirmed experts from various fields, experts which are more or less known to the public. Every seven days we will have a new participant, who will inform us about his/her views in the area he/she knows, inform us what is good but what are the problems,also, and all partners will try to work together, in cooperation with institutions, and affect on problems resolution ", said Dragan Koprivica CEO of CDT.

The project "Montenegro on Twitter - get involved in the changes" was inspired by Curators of Sweden initiative. In December 2011, Sweden became the first country in the world that had an official account on Twitter surrendered into the hands of citizens. Each week a new person twit from account @ Sweeden and thus share with account followers stories and information related to Sweden. That account currently has 67,000 followers.

More on this interesting topic can be found at the following link of the Vijesti Online.

EXPEDITIO representative, Biljana Gligorić, participated in the workshop: Experts Pool Mission · that, in the framework of the project · · Ljubljana Process II · Business Planning and Fundraising - Montenegro, was organized by Ministry of Culture. The workshop was held in Cetinje, October 21st and 22nd 2013.

The workshop was led by an expert John Baguley. On the first day of the workshop participants visited the fort Besace in Virpazar and former French Embassy building in Cetinje. This was followed by a meeting at the Ministry of Culture, Cetinje, regarding fundraising and business planning. In addition to Mr. Baguley, the workshop was attended by Milica Nikolic, a member TFCS, Katarina Nikolic, supervisor of the works on Besace site, Dajkovic Alexandar, member of Ljubljana Process II Technical team, Jelena Zaric, Ljubljana Process II National coordinator and Jelena Djurovic, head of the National Library of Montenegro.

Training / advise sessions based on fundraising and business planning was organized on the second day of the workshop.

EXPEDITIO is member of Network for Social Responsibility.

Network for Social Responsibility (Network SR) is formed under the project "Fostering dialogue and partnership for sustainable development between the Government and the business sector in Montenegro," which the Department for support to the National Council for Sustainable Development (Department for assistance NCSD) in the Ministry of sustainable Development and Tourism of the Government of Montenegro conducted in cooperation with the Agency NL in the Netherlands government.

The goal of forming Network for SR is to promote and raise awareness of the general public, companies and public administration on the concept of corporate social responsibility as one of the mechanisms for sustainable development.

As a contribution, we decided to do a web site, which can be viewed at the following web address: 

http://www.drustvenaodgovornost.me/

Expeditio representative, Biljana Gligorić, is participating at Regional Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Inclusive and Sustainable Development: Perspectives from Europe and Central Asia on the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, November 7th and 8th 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey, organized by Ministry of Development of Turkey (host), in cooperation with the UN Development Group for Europe and Central Asia and the Regional Coordination Mechanism, led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

BE-kotorBalkan Express is a platform that connects people interested in collaboration in and with the Balkans involved in contemporary art and complementary socially engaged practices. Third Balkan Express meeting in this series of encounters related to the issue of sustainability is taking place close to Kotor, in Dobrota, Montenegro September (10-15, 2013). Local partner of the meeting was Expeditio.

cetinje-juli-2013-1A one-day conference and round table entitled „Choosing a Sustainable Future - Learning from Experiences - EcoVillage at Ithaca“ was held at the Government House in Cetinje on July 16, 2013. The event was organized by the Foundation Petrović Njegoš in cooperation with the US Embassy in Montenegro. The USA expert, Ms. Liz Walker, held a presentation on Ithaca, an example of successful eco-village in the state of New York. The presentation was followed by a round table and discussion on how the principles of eco-villages or sustainable settlements can be applied in Montenegro. A representative of Expeditio took part at the round table.

analind-kotorOn Monday, June 24 at 12:00, at the Drago Palace in Old Town Kotor (Conservation and Archeology Center) members of Montenegrin Network of Anna Lindh Foundation held a meeting. National coordinator of the Montenegrin Network Boris Abramovic discussed with the present members about possibilities in the framework of Foundation’s programs and cooperation of the Montenegrin Network. In addition, he presented to the potential new members the program of the Foundation and the opportunities arising from the membership. Possibilities were also presented for participation of Montenegrin organizations in initiatives and projects with the Southern Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Turkey) through an annual call for proposals, participation in seminars and conferences and other opportunities for networking and cooperation available within this program.

EXPEDITIO is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to encourage sustainable spatial development in Montenegro and SEE region through activity in the fields of sustainable architecture, cultural heritage, urban planning and through projects that encourage overall development of the civil society. Expeditio was established in 1997.

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