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We invite you to a round table for representatives of public, business and NGO sectors: “Increasing Energy Efficiency in the Construction Sector in Montenegro” which is organized by NGO EXPEDITIO, in cooperation with the Montenegro Business Alliance from Podgorica. The round table is organized within the project “Energy Days in Montenegro” which started in May 2007. The project is part of the campaign “Sustainable Energy Europe 2005-08” conducted by the European Commission. www.sustenergy.org

Date: 29 January 2008 (Tuesday)
Time: 11.00 – 14.00 h
Place: Montenegro Business Alliance (MBA) office, Kralja Nikole 27a/4 (Poslovni centar Čelebić-preko puta Sahat kule), Podgorica


Until now, there were no round-tables on similar topics with the business sector, but there remains a need to review possible ways for the NGO and business sectors to cooperate, and to establish a realistic product and service offer on the market, in order to encourage concrete principles of energy efficiency and leave the theory behind. The concept of this activity is not free marketing for the business sector, but rather as a search for new possibilities and partnership between the NGO and business sectors.

The reasons for starting the project
A constant concern for increasing energy efficiency is one of the key components of sustainable development and a strategic goal of Montenegro at national level. It is also one of the important components of integration in the European Union. This is understandable if we take into consideration that construction is responsible for 40-50% of the world’s consumption of energy and for the same percentage of pollution.


Partners and associates in the project “Energy Days in Montenegro”
Our partners in the project are Montenegro Business Alliance from Podgorica, Ministry for Economic Development / Unit for Energy Efficiency, NGO Natura and Radio Ozon from Kolašin. Our associates are OD-DO Architects from Belgrade.
For whom is the round table intended?
The round table is intended for all stakeholders who are interested in increasing energy efficiency in the construction sector:
• Producers and/or importers of material, equipment, etc.
• Firms that provide services (e.g., installation of solar collectors, etc.)
• Architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, etc.
• Representatives of the public sector (municipal departments for urbanism, representatives of competent ministries, etc.)
• Non-governmental organization concerned with sustainable energy
• ...

Agenda of the round table:
11.00-11.30 – Introduction, presentation of the project (by EXPEDITIO)
11.30-13.30 – Discussion about improving and encouraging dialogue and partnership between public, business and NGO sectors, in order to contribute to a greater involvement of the identified stakeholders in the process of increasing energy efficiency in Montenegro
13.30-14.00 – Conclusions


If you are interested in participating in the round table, please sign up by Thursday, 24 January 2008, using some of the contacts given below:

Contact person: Tatjana Rajić
EXPEDITIO
Centre for Sustainable Spatial Development
P.O. Box 85, 85330 Kotor,
t: 082 302520
f: 082 302521
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.expeditio.org

Contact person: Slaviša Delić
Montenegro Biznis Alijansa MBA
Kralja Nikole 27a/4
Poslovni centar "Čelebić," Sahat kula
81 000 Podgorica
Tel/fax: 081 622 728; 081 622 738
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.visit-mba.org

The promotional leaflet can be viewed here:
Dani energije u Crnoj Gori
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The project is part of the campaign “Sustainable Energy Europe 2005-2008” conducted by the European Commission
Partner in Montenegro ::: EXPEDITIO Kotor
www.sustenergy.org

The round table is held within the
European Union Sustainable Energy Week 28. 01. – 01. 02. 2008.
www.eusew.eu

This activity is part of the project “Energy Days in Montenegro” which is funded within the SECTOR programme of the Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) www.rec.org. The programme is financed by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

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