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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.

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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