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

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.

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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, 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.

Cooperation between EXPEDITIO and Svenska Byggnadsvårds föreningen (Swedish Association for Building Preservation) from Stockholm, which began in 2002 and which resulted in three volunteer restoration work camps being organized in Perast, continues further. The cooperation is also realized through the exchange of volunteers, and so far, 8 members of EXPEDITIO have participated in work camps organized by Byggnadsvårdsföreningen in Sweden.

An architecture student, Yu Sern Hong, from Singapore was here to share his experience in Asia with us in Kotor. Sern Hong, 26, is currently pursuing his Masters of Architecture degree and has been in Kotor till 14 th July, to learn about the life and architecture here, as well as about Expeditio. He is also a member of mAAN (modern Asian Architecture Network --- an international organization concerned with the heritage and development of Asian cities.

As a part of the project „Managing Space – Promoting European Standards“, funded by the European Agency for Reconstruction - European Integration Fund, a workshop „Strategic planning and project management“, was held from 2 – 4 December 2005 in Kotor.

The workshop was run by Mojca Hrabar from a consultant firm OIKOS, Development consulting Ltd., Domžale, Slovenia.

We invite you to have a look at BULLETIN #2 that accompanies our project entitled "Managing Space – Promoting European Standards". In this bulletin, you will find information on our activities related to this project over the last three months. The bulletin can be found on our web site concerning space:

In Tunis, from 16-19 November 2005, the second phase of the World Summit of the Information Society was held. The only representative of a non-governmental sector from Serbia and Montenegro was NGO EXPEDITIO, the Centre for Sustainable Spatial Development, from Kotor.

The Summit in Tunis was built on the foundations of a shared vision and a concrete Action plan that were established in the first phase of the World Summit of the Information Society in Geneva in 2003, with the aim of bridging the digital divide and realizing full potentials of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) for faster economic and social development. The Summit was opened by Mr. Kofi Annan, the SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

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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