comments_imageThe NGOs Nova from Podgorica and Expeditio from Kotor produced comments to the Draft National Programme for the Development of Culture 2011-2016, related to the support to the independent cultural scene in Montenegro. The comments were submitted to the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro in July 2010.

komentariEnclosed you can the comments to the Draft National Programme for the Development of Culture 2011-2016 that our organization submitted to the Ministry of Culture of Montenegro. In preparing the comments, we were assisted by the partner organization Relais Culture Europe (France) with whom we cooperate within the Sostenuto project.


Between 24 July and 2 August 2010, a ten-day long course on permaculture was held in the Theth valley in the Albanian part of Prokletije Mountain. The course was organized by the Peace Park Bakans organization and it was run by Steve Read from L'Université Populaire de Permaculture in France. The course was attended by eight participants from different countries, including a representative of EXPEDITIO.

Famagusta_landscapeFamagusta Walled City in Cyprus is one of the most ancient cities in the Mediterranean. It is a museum under the open air with abundant cultural heritage which, based on its history and richness of culture, represents a great tourist potential. In Famagusta, there is an association of citizens called Famagusta Walled City Association, MASDER.  On 26 July 2010, representatives of this associatin visited our organization within their study tour through Montenegro and Croatia. The aim of their visit was to become acquinted with the examples of good practices in the field of cultural heritage in these two countries.

zajecar felix romulianaНаоко једанаест километара западно од Зајечара, у источној зони Подунавqа, тамо где се у давним временима, при крају старе и почетком нове ере, простирала Приобалска Дакија, налазе се рушевине некада велике и моћне Ромулијане - данашwег Гамзиграда. Реч је о рушевинама касноантичког царског града који је основао римски император - цезар, а касније август, Галерије, крајем трећег века... Feliks Romuliana

За оне који познају и воле старине, који их обилазе и разгледају, Дабар и некадашња Дабарска жупа у Херцеговини, средњовјековни Видошки град изнад данашњег Стоца, Ошанићи - некада главно станиште и највећи град древног илирског племена Даорса, долине ријека Брегаве и Радимqе - можда најљепших вњодотока на западу Балкана и југоистоку европског континента - су као отворена кига. Несвакидашња и занимљива...Oštanići, Dabar, Vidoški Grad

Autor putopisa: Dragiša Spremo, Banja Luka

Stari RasУвек је лепо и занимљиво доћи на бедеме Старог Раса. Посетити најстарију српску престоницу, прошетати пропланцима са којих се пружа импресиван поглед на питоми кањон реке Рашке и долину Јошанице. И видети масивне камене зидине и куле, остатке некада најмоћнијег града-тврђаве у држави Рашкој... Stari Ras

capljina_1EXPEDITIO representative participated at the International conference on "Transboundary Cooperation in the Dinaric Arc", which was held in Čapljina, in the period from 29 June to 1 July 2010.

The conference on "Transboundary Cooperation in the Dinaric Arc" was organized within the project "Environment for People in the Dinaric Arc“.

letsnot_logomAAN*Y is a biennal architecture event organised by members of mAAN (modern asian architecture network) in collaboration with partners from the host nation.
mAAN*Y is conceived as a flexible platform for the exchange of fresh ideas in the advancement of Modern Asian Architecture. Targeted specifically at the younger generation, the event takes place on alternate years as a couterpoint to the mAAN conference. The first edition of mAAN*Y will be held in Singapore in 2010 with the theme "Let's not talk about architecture" and is co-organized by mAAN and re:ACT (Really Architecture), a Singapore based group of visionary architecture enthusiasts concerned with the development of architecture in the Asian region.

prostori-nvoDragi prijatelji/ce,

putem mailing liste, naša organizacija je nedavno otvorila pitanje rentiranja skupih poslovnih prostora za rad, sa kojim se suočavamo ne samo mi, već i druge NVO-a u Crnoj Gori.

Smatramo da bi organizacije civilnog drustva, kao neko ko djeluje u interesu javnosti, morale imati povoljniji tretman u obezbjedjivanju prostora za rad tj. da ne bi smjele biti prepustene konkurenciji na trzistu koje diktira poslovno okruženje. Takođe smatramo, da bi opštinske i nacionalne vlasti morale prepoznati svoju ulogu u kreiranju okvira za održivost civilnog sektora, što je već praksa u zemljama regiona i EU.

Obratili smo se kolegama/nicama iz NVO sektora sa molbom da nam se jave sa predlzima i idejama. Dobili smo oko 40 e-mailova iz Crne Gore i regiona i medju njima je bilo veoma mnogo korisnih iskustava, savjeta, primjera, sugestija i ideja.

ko_gradi_grad_maliWithin the project Who Builds a City?, a representative of our organization participated in the open discussions entitled “New Approaches, Fresh Practice”, held in Belgrade on 19th June 2010.

During the turbulent period of 'transition', various architects, activists, representatives of civil and public sectors have started working on projects and approaches that actively involve citizens in finding solutions for urban and spatial problems  in communities. What are the inspiring examples? What are the benefits (and obstacles) of the involvement of citizens in the processes of addressing urban issues?

idejeDear friends,

We use this opportunity to acquaint you with some thoughts we have had in Expeditio for some time now, in connection with the provision of basic conditions for our work. g. We believe that we are not alone in facing this type of problem and that is why we are addressing you, knowing that you follow our work and hoping that you might have some interesting and constructive suggestions, or share some experiences and proposals that may be of importance for us.

samit_u_sarajevuThe European Union (hereinafter EU) is holding a summit on the Balkans, which is to take place in Sarajevo, on the 2nd June 2010. The summit should bring together the Balkan countries and  the EU high level representatives in order to confirm the EU’s commitment to the Western Balkans.

Using this opportunity, the civil society organizations from the region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), with the support of the Open Society Insitute offices in these countries, have prepared a Statement of the Western Balkan Civil Society, which insists on reaffirmation of the EU enlargement policy in the Western Balkans.

The statement will be presented at a press conference in Sarajevo, on Monday, 1 June 2010, on the eve of the EU-Balkan summit.

EXPEDITIO is one of the signatories of this Statement.

The text of the Statement can be downloaded here.


logo-lgbtDuring May, EXPEDITIO joined the coalition “Together for LGBT Rights”. The leaders of this project are the NGOs Juventas and Monitoring Centre from Podgorica. The main goal of the project is to promote and support LGBT people’s human rights in Montenegro. Our organization will be active within the activity Public Advocacy Campaign and we will try to assist in the work of the Coalition with our knowledge and experience, whereby we want to contribute to improving the rights of sexual minorities and human rights in general in Montenegro.

EU-logoThis project is funded by the European Union, managed by the European Union Delegation to Montenegro and implemented by Youth Cultural Center Juventas.
Ovaj projekat je finansiran od strane Evropske Unije, posredstvom delegacije Evropske Unije u Crnoj Gori , a sprovodi ga Omladinski Kulturni Centar Juventas.

LOGO_JEDRA_FINOn 19 May 2010, in Igalo, a Partner Search Forum was held under the IPA Cross-Border Programme Croatia - Montenegro funded by the European Commission. Representatives of Expeditio attended the forum because we are interested in establishing partnerships with colleagues from Croatia, in order to apply jointly with projects of cross-border cooperation between Croatia and Montenegro. All potential partners, who are interested in the topics of our activity (spatial planning and management, sustainable architecture, cultural heritage ...) and willing to cooperate with us, can contact us on e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone +382 32 302 520 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +382 32 302 520 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

13On this day 13 years ago we came up with an idea to establish EXPEDITIO. That year, i.e. in 1997, our first project entitled Expedition Perast ‘97 was realized. Since then, our organization has implemented over 40 projects and conducted a variety of activities in the field of cultural heritage, sustainable building and spatial planning. We use this opportunity to present an overview of our major projects during the past 13 years. We want to thank all of you who follow our work, support us, contribute to our activities and encourage us in fulfilling our mission!

Yours sincerely,

SEE_Rijeka_2On April 23-25, 2010, the eighth meeting of the SEE Heritage Network was held in Rijeka, Croatia. The meeting was organized by the NGO Pro Torpedo - Association for the Promotion and Preservation of Industrial Heritage of Rijeka, which is one of the SEE Heritage Network members. The meeting focused on the theme of industrial heritage of Southeastern Europe and it was held in parallel with the Fourth International Conference on Industrial Heritage organized by Pro Torpedo.

For the purpose of the conference, the SEE Heritage Network members have prepared posters featuring the industrial heritage of their countries.

The meeting was funded by the foundation Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB).

Additional information about the meeting, together with its report will be posted soon.






boka_kulturni-predioCurrently, an assessment of the cultural landscape of Boka Kotorska and the area of Kotor on the UNESCO's World Heritage List is conducted by the Regional Institute for Heritage Protection from Kotor. The coordinator of this activity is Ms. Katri Lisitzin, a cultural landscape expert from Sweden. The assessment of the cultural landscape will be done by a local team, one of whose members is a representative of EXPEDITIO.

logoAAWork Your Talk: A Sharing Session on Participatory Architectural Practices is a sharing session that is part of the Public Occasion Agency series of events. This event, hosted at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London will bring together five community driven architectural groups from three different continents through an online conference. The session will allow participants - Expeditio (Montenegro), re:ACT (Singapore), Claudia Amico from Espacio Expresion (Peru), Maya Ballen from (Y)NCLUYE (Peru) and Juan Sebastian Bustamante Fernandez & Natalia Castanho Cardenas from Medellin La Mas Educada (Colombia) - to exchange ideas between their different modes of participatory operations in different localities and contexts.

sustainable_development A working group has been formed within the National Council for Sustainable Development, whose aim is to conduct, during 2010, a revision of the Action Plan of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development. This working group is coordinated by Biljana Gligorić from EXPEDITIO, who will, jointly with other Council's members and with the support of the Office for Sustainable Development, carry out this activity in order to enhance the Action Plan. Currently, the working group is focused on recognising and gathering all necessary stakeholders, so that this demanding activity could be properly organized, planned and implemented.

privredna_komoraA representative of our organization participates in the work of the Energy Efficiency Board established within the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro. The purpose of this Board is to promote the topic of energy efficiency among the business sector, as well as, through cooperation with the state institutions, to encourage a closer relationship between the business and state sectors in the field of energy efficiency. Right now, we are gathering information, through a questionnaire sent to various companies, about the situation and needs of Montenegrin businessmen concerning the improvement of energy efficiency.

hilandarManastirski kompleks Sveta gora na Atosu, na poluostrvu Halkidik u Grčkoj, već vekovima pleni pažnju duhovnika, ljudi posvećenih veri, ali i kulturi, prosveti, nauci i umetnosti. Poslednjih decenija tu se sve češće sreću i turisti sa raznih strana sveta, koje Sveta gora privlači iskonskim mirom, nataloženom patinom minulih vekova i magijskom snagom ambijenta u kome je sve, pa i masivne kamene zidine kojima su srednjovekovni hramovi okruženi, prožeto duhovnošću i natopljeno istorijom.... Hilandar, putopis

novo brdoDa ,,ravno Kosovo" nije samo zatalasana ravnica, kao što su to prostori na južnom obodu Ibra i u širokom pojasu Sitnice, lako se uveriti ako dođete na Novo Brdo, nekada dobro utvrđeni grad iz vremena kralja Milutina, koji je podignut na hiljadu i 124 metra nadmorske visine. Novo Brdo nalazi se oko 40 kilometara jugoistočno od Prištine, na jednoj od najviših kota Velike planine. U vreme kada su Priština, Podujevo, Gnjilane, Uroševac i neki drugi kosovski gradovi bili tek mala naselja, Novo Brdo je slovilo kao najveće i najznačajnijerudarsko i trgovačko središte na Balkanu....Novo Brdo, putopis

supernaturalThe organization “Supernatural Environmental movement” (Supernatural ekološki pokret), from Belgrade, invited a representative of Expeditio to present the work of the organization within a competition for “supernatural eco pavilion”. The presentation was held in Cultural Centre “Grad”, on 2 February 2010, at 6.00 p.m. For more information about the organization “Supernatural”, please see


"Босански човек не гази по земљи него по слојевима изумрлих култура. Он у своју колибу узиђује камен из римског храма, а своје двориште прекрива плочама некадашњих друмова... Запустели градови по бреговима пунили су се стравичним звуцима ветрова и огртали косама дивљег зеленила. Успомену на њихове господаре, босанске краљеве и властелу, затирала су мучна времена заједно са околним становништвом које је могло да чува традицију. И тако је народ те замкове све више насељавао и све их више уплитао у приче, изазване чудесним и страшним изгледом рушевина, а не сећањем на њихове некадашње становнике. Тако се гасила успомена на стару средњовековну Босну..."

Thinking about what to write about Brno, a city in the south of the Czech Republic, which this year I visited twice, I realized that whatever I write will not be enough to express what I felt when I researched and learned about the history and qualities of Brno. Every student of architecture, and even those who have not studied architecture, but they had "really lucky" to know someone who has studied, can say that the first association that comes in your head when someone mentions Brno, is Tugendhat Villa of German architect and one of the founders and leaders of modern Europe, Mies van der Rohe ...

bratislavaOdavno sam nešto obećao, ima tome evo već godina i nešto, i evo došlo je vreme da obećanje i ispunim, govoreći o mestu u kome sam proveo godinu dana. Razlog zašto se ranije nisam oglasio jeste da najpre nisam poznavao stvari dovoljno, a kada sam ih upoznao, već je bilo kasno, jer sam izgubio svaki kritički stav i sopstvenu objektivnost. Isto kao što pišući i govoreći o Beogradu, u kome sam rođen i odrastao, ne mogu da budem objektivan, tako ni o Bratislavi, u kojoj sam proveo godinu dana, ne mogu da budem objektivan. Nadam se da cu uspeti da zadržim ipak neki stepen pristojnosti i da će ovaj moj putopis uspeti da vas natera da razmislite o tome da posetite ovaj grad, koji, generalno gledano, i nije predaleko od ovih naših krajeva...

sustainable_developmentOn December 11, 2009, a constitutive session of the National Council for Sustainable Development in new composition was held, which is the result of the implemented reforms of the Council. The newly formed Council has 23 members who represent different social structures - government, local governments, business community, NGOs, academic sector and independent experts. The President of the Council is Prime Minister Milo Đukanović.

The session discussed a draft of the Second annual report on the implementation of the National strategy of sustainable development of Montenegro, which presented activities implemented by the relevant departments, provided a general evaluation of the sustainability of the development of Montenegro and gave recommendations for further implementation of the Strategy. It was concluded that it was necessary to improve the methodology of monitoring the implementation of the National strategy of sustainable development, to begin the revision of the Action Plan and Strategy in the coming period and to strengthen the system of sustainable development indicators. The draft report was adopted and it will be sent to the Government for consideration, together with comments and conclusions agreed by the Council.

At the session, the Council's Rules of Procedure was adopted, which precisely defines the responsibilities and the rules of operation of the Council. The Rules of Procedure stipulates that the Council sessions should be convened at least three times a year and that the continuity of its wours should be ensured through establishment and operation of working groups for specific areas, which would improve the efficiency of the Council's work.

The work of the Office for Sustainable Development for the year 2009 was also presented at the session. It was proposed that the first regular session of the Council should be held as early as mid January next year, at which a plan of the Council's work for 2010 should be determined.

EXPEDITIO representative is a member of the National Council for Sustainable Development.

seminar-barExpeditio representative participated in a seminar entitled "Experiences and practices in the implementation of the new Law on Physical Planning and Construction of Buildings. The seminar, which was held in Bar on December  9-11, 2009, was organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and UNDP. The seminar consisted of a series of workshops and the representative of Expeditio participated in a workshop entitled "Conditions for access and movement of persons with disabilities".

SEEDear SEE Heritage friends, we are preparing a new SEE calendar for 2010, similar to the one we made last year. We think that it was a good and nice PR material for our Network, and that it will be good to have it this year, as well.

mladiLast week, on November 27, 2009, a representative of EXPEDITIO participated in the conference titled ''Youth Participation in Montenegro - Challenges and Opportunities'', which was held in the Assembly Hall of the Municipality of Kotor, in Bizanti Palace in the Old Town. The conference is a part of the campaign on youth participation, which is conducted within the project ''Social Empowerment of Young People''. The project is implemented in partnership between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Media of Montenegro and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and was financially supported by the Italian Government.

logo-pkcgOn November 23, 2009, the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro (PKCG) held a founding session of the Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection Board. Mr. Budimir Škuletić, a director and owner of Termomark company was elected as the Board's president, and Ms. Biljana Gligorić, a representative of the NGO Expeditio, as its vice president.

studentiOn November 29, 2009, EXPEDITIO representatives organized a presentation about the activities of NGOs in Montenegro for the students of architecture and urban planning from the Polis University of Tirana and conservation students from the University of Gothenburg. The presentation was held in the Assembly Hall of the Municipality of Kotor in Bizanti Palace.

vlada_i_nvo_1EXPEDITIO representative attended the meeting "Cooperation between the Government of Montenegro and NGOs" which was organized by the Office for Cooperation with NGOs of the Government of Montenegro in cooperation with the Delegationof the European Commission to Montenegro. The meeting was held in the hotel Maestral, Pržno on November 28, 2009.

podgorica-lanscape_01EXPEDITIO representative participated in the workshop "Implementation of the European Landscape Convention in Montenegro – Landscape and Spatial / Urban Planning", organized by the Ministry for Spatial Planning and Environment of Montenegro and GTZ and held in Podgorica on November 16 and 17, 2009.

Through exchanging experiences of the implementation of the European Landscape Convention at regional and European levels , the workshop aimed at reviewing three key policies: protection, management and planning, and also two special measures for the implementation of this Convention: training-education and awareness raising.


We would like to ask all of you who live in the Prokletije area or you who know, visit or love this area to help us by completing a QUESTIONNAIRE on cultural heritage of the area.

The questionnaire is part of the "Assessment of Cultural Heritage in the Prokletije Area " conducted by EXPEDITIO. EXPEDITIO was commissioned by SNV – the Natherlands Development Organisation to conduct the assessment in the period September-December 2009 . The assessment is implemented within the project "Protection and enhancement of rural communities and their traditional landscape by strengthening environmental management in the trans-boundary protected areas of the Dinaric mountain range" which is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and implemented by IUCN, WWF and SNV. Additional information about the project can be found here.

bukumirsko-jezero_25okt09_0EXPEDITIO was commissioned by SNV- Netherlands Development Organisation to conduct the "Assessment of Cultural Heritage in the Prokletije Area", in the period September-December 2009.

The assessment of cultural heritage in the area of Prokletije is implemented within the project "Protection and enhancement of rural communities and their traditional landscape by strengthening environmental management in the trans-boundary protected areas of the Dinaric mountain range" which is funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and implemented by IUCN, WWF and SNV.

0-ven1A representative of Expeditio participated in the Course on Local Sustainability and Action II which was organized with the kind support of Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea as a two training session course at the Venice International University (VIU), San Servolo, Venice – Italy from September 27 to October 3, 2009 and at the Regional Environmental Center (REC), Szentendre, Hungary from October 4 – 7, 2009.

balkanologyIn its 2009 programme the Architekturzentrum Wien focuses on the Balkans. After the very successful exhibition about Bogdan Bogdanović the Architekturzentrum Wien shows "Balkanology. New Architecture And Urban Phenomena in Southeast Europe". In the accompanying programme, the 17. Wiener Architektur Kongress will also deal with this topic.


EXPEDITIO's partner NGO Vitra - Centre for the Sustainable Development of Cerknica (Slovenia) has received a grant from the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to implement a project to increase awareness of energy efficiency through a series of public lectures and the free distribution of efficient light bulbs in Montenegro. Apart from Montenegro, 3 other Western Balkan countries are involved in the initiative: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Macedonia. Through a series of 10 lectures, meetings with municipalities, public institutions and citizens in Montenegro, 4000 efficient light bulbs will be distributed, with a total value of 22,680 Euros. Lectures and lightbulb distribution will be carried out by Mr. Bojan Znidarsic, the representative for the organization Vitra Cerknica.

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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