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The Sustainable Energy Europe 2005-2008 Campaign has been launched by the European Commission www.sustenergy.org. EXPEDITO has submitted an application to conduct the campaign Energy Days in Montenegro and to join the Sustainable Energy Partnership. On 25 July 2007, our application was officially accepted by the European Commission, the Directorate General for Energy and Transport. The European Commission do not award funds for local partners, however, it provides a better visibility, promotion and credibility at the European level (use of the logo, promotion at EU site, etc.). The project 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 SIDA- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The funds awarded by REC are 9,000.00 €.

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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. The National Strategy of Sustainable Development of Montenegro recognizes the importance of energy efficiency for improving the quality of life, while recently formulated Strategy of Energy Efficiency of the Republic of Montenegro identifies problems and trends in this field and provides guidelines for activity. Our project relies on these two strategies through implementation of individual activities.

The overall aim of the project is to increase energy usage efficiency, especially in construction, in order to contribute to the quality of life of citizens of Montenegro.

In order to achieve the set aim EXPEDITIO will, in cooperation with partners from public, NGO and business sectors, as well as media, conduct the following activities:

1. Making recommendations for revising legislative framework towards energy oriented and economy enhancing regulations, paying special attention to international standards in energy saving, especially regulations of the European Union.
2. Raising awareness of the necessity and possibilities for saving energy in urban areas, as well as raising the level of education and information of citizens of Montenegro on possibilities for increasing energy efficiency in Montenegro
3. Improving and encouraging dialogue and partnership between business and NGO sectors, in order to contribute to a greater involvement of the business sector in the process of increasing energy efficiency in Montenegro.


The project 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 SIDA- Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The funds awarded by REC are 9,000.00 €.
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