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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 www.supernaturalfest.com

 

"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.

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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.

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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.

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Following the competition for funding projects of environmental NGOs in 2009, which was launched on February 18, 2009, the Ministry for Spatial Planning and Environment of Montenegro published the results of the competition. At the competition, Expeditio was awarded € 3.500,00 for publishing the second edition of the publication "Palaces of Boka Kotorska" in Montenegrin language. Additional information about the competition results ca be found here

adrienne Expeditio has had a new volunteer from Canada, Adrienne Blattel, since September 4, 2009. Adrienne works for an organisation called the Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF) as the Associate Director of their Northern Gulf Culture and Heritage Program. Adrienne will be with us for 3 months and will assist with programs related to cultural heritage. Adrienne is thrilled to be discovering Kotor and Montenegro for the first time, and is already greatly enjoying her time learning from Expeditio's experiences. For more information about QLF and Adrienne, please consult: www.qlf.org

stajerska3 We wish to inform you that the television program, which the RTCG team recorded in Austria on a study trip of "ecological wooden houses in Styria," will be aired on Monday September 14th, 2009. Tune in to TVCG1 at 10:00 a.m. It will be rebroadcasted the same day at 3:45 p.m.

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Dear friends, we are currently working on a new website for Expeditio. We will need a few more days to complete preparation and testing of the site, so please be patient if not all of the features have been configured. We hope you will like the new site. Thank you.

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EXPEDITIO - Center for Sustainable Spatial Development is socially engaged practice active in the field of architecture and urban planning since 1997. It is NGO based in Kotor (Montenegro), founded by six students of architecture at the University of Belgrade. EXPEDITIO has implemented more than 100 projects and activities addressing various issues of sustainable spatial development, such as: urban and rural planning and management, cultural heritage and landscape, sustainable cities, public spaces, green/energy efficient architecture etc.

On the site of a Singapore association of young architects called “Really Architecture” there is a blog posted about Expeditio called Introducing Our Network - Expeditio. [re:Act] is group of architects - visionaries and enthusiasts interested in the development of architecture in Asia. We became familiar with their work during a visit of one of the group's members, Yu Sern Hong, to Montenegro in 2003.  
For more information about [re:Act] please see: www.reallyarchitecture.org
For their blog about their visit with Expeditio please go to: INTRODUCING OUR NETWORKS - EXPEDITIO

Today EXPEDITIO is celebrating its 12th birthday. On May 12th, 1997, at Fruska Gora we came up with the idea of founding a summer school for architecture students based in Perast called the Perast Expedition. This is the reason we consider this date our birthday. Thank you for following and supporting our work since 1997.

Please be informed that a founding conference of the ICOMOS National Committee for Montenegro will be held in Kotor on 25th June 2009. ICOMOS (International Council for Monuments and Sites) is an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world historic monuments and sites. ICOMOS is one of the two advisory bodies of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

rumunija_6A member of EXPEDITIO participated in the Landscape Stewardship Exchange programme organized in the region Faget in Romania, from 25 June to 3 July 2009.

The programme was organized by the Quebec-Labrador Foundation / Atlantic Center for the Environment (QLF) from the USA, in cooperation with the Center for Rural Assistance from Timisoara, Romania.

| www.QLF-intl.org | | www.rural-center.org |

france2A representative of Expeditio attended a workshop "BUILDING A ROAD MAP FOR THE REINFORCEMENT OF BALKAN/ EU/ FRENCH CULTURAL COOPERATION" which was held from 7th to 10th July 2009 in Avignon, France. The workshop was organized by the French organization "Relais Culture Europe"(Resources center on Europe and Culture and National Contact Point for the EU Culture program).

Kotor_18jul09_02On the initiative of Archis Interventions from Berlin, a meeting of NGOs dealing with architecture and spatial planning was held in Kotor on 18th July 2009. The meeting was attended by the following NGOs:
Archis Interventions, Berlin | Platforma 9,81, Split/Zagreb, Hrvatska | Pulska Grupa, Pula, Hrvatska | Analog, Zagreb, Hrvatska | Co-PLAN, Tirana, Albanija | EXPEDITIO, Kotor, Crna Gora

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The Austrian organization proHolz Steiermark from Graz organized, in cooperation with Expeditio, an expert excursion “Eco-houses in Styria” for Montenegrin construction firms and professionals in the fields of architecture and construction (architects, civil and mechanical engineers, etc.). More information here (pdf)

Contact:
Klemen Klemenak
Holzcluster Steiermark GmbH
Reininghausstraße 13a
8020 Graz

Tel.: +43(0316)58 78 50-21
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www.holzcluster-steiermark.at

opstinativat1On 4 August 2009, representatives of Expeditio and the company ETG Engineering from Podgorica had a meeting in the Municipality of Tivat with the representatives of the local government and the public institutions on the territory of Tivat.

zakonom-zasticeno-webIn the context of the public review of the Draft Law on Cultural Properties which was completed on the 27th of May 2009, non-governmental organizations PROJEKTOR – Centre for Cultural Heritage from Tivat and EXPEDITIO – Centre for Sustainable Spatial Development from Kotor sent their comments, remarks and suggestions regarding the law.

The comments sent by PROJEKTOR can be downloaded ovdje (pdf) and the comments by EXPEDITIO ovdje (pdf).

kucice1The Ministry for Economic Development of Montenegro and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation GTZ (the ASE project in Montenegro), with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, organized in Budva, from March 18th to 20th 2009, a high-level conference on Regional Energy Security and Energy Efficiency. Our organization had the chance to be present at the conference by setting up an informational stand in the hall of the Splendid Hotel in Budva. Preparation of PR material and the informational stand were financed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.


mechelen-1A representative of the non-governmental organisation EXPEDITIO participated in the conference “Heritage Care through Active Citizenship” - a European Conference on Civil Society Organisations active in the Field of Heritage, which was held in Mechelen, Belgium, on March 23-24, 2009.

At the conference, 135 international participants and 45 local participants represented the diversity of the European civil society for heritage: local, regional, national and European voluntareer organisations, civil society organisations, umbrella organisations, network organisations, foundations, etc., that are active in the broad fields of tangible and/or intangible heritage. For additional information about the conference, please see www.heritageorganisations.eu

kucice1Within project “Strengthening the Capacities of Local Governments for Carrying Out Concepts of Energy Efficiency”, NGO Green Home from Podgorica organized the round table on the following subject: “Possibilities for Application of Energy Efficiency Measures and the Usage of Restorable Energy Resources in Local Communities”. It took place on April the 10th in “Palm” hotel in Tivat. The representative of Expeditio had the presentation about sustainable building and sustainable cities concept.

More information at www.greenhome.org.me

At the end of January 2005, EXPEDITIO published its Annual Report for 2004. This document containing narrative and financial aspects will soon be sent to our members, donors, partners and associates, and it will also be posted on our website. The donor for this report was USAID/ORT. ...


At the end of 2004, EXPEDITIO received a two-year grant for a project entitled "Centre for Sustainable Spatial Development" from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. During 2005/2006, the Centre will be dealing with the following topics in the context of sustainable spatial development: spatial planning, sustainable architecture, cultural heritage protection and public advocacy. Besides covering operational expenses for the EXPEDITIO office, the project budget will cover a wide range of activities: creating a database and a study on sustainable spatial development of Skadar Lake, offering workshops on the topic of sustainable development, monitoring of the drafting and implementation of the Law on tje Protection of Cultural Monuments, collecting press clipping regarding sustainable development, etc. The approved grant for 2005/2006 amounts to $75,000.

gradimo odrzivo 1Brošura pod nazivom “Gradimo održivo!” sadrži 34 strane o principima i primjerima održivog građenja. Publikaciju je realizovala Nataša Ilinčić, arhitekta, saradnica EXPEDITIO u slopu rada sektora za održivu arhitekturu i dizajn EXPEDITIO2.

Materijal predstavljen na sajtu www.gradovi.cg.yu, sada je dostupan i na engleskom jeziku. Sajt je dio istoimene kampanje koju je EXPEDITIO organizovao tokom 2004. godine pod pokroviteljstvom UNDP-a. Iako je kampanja završena juna 2004. godine, kroz izložbe i putem web sajta nastavljamo sa promovisanjem ove teme.

Pocetkom 2005. odobren nam je projekat- kampanja “Kuća - prijatelj životne sredine” od strane Evropske agencije za rekonstrukciju sa sedistem u Podgorici. Osnovni cilj projekta je smanjenje štetnog uticaja izgrađene strukture na kvalitet životne sredine u Crnoj Gori. Ciljne grupe u projektu su - sekretarijati za urbanizam u lokalnim samoupravama, nevladine organizacija, djeca i mladi, predstavnici medija, mladi stručnjaci i šira javnost Crne Gore.

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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