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EU-logoOn Tuesday, 8 December 2009, Expeditio signed a contract with the EU Delegation to Montenegro for the implementation of the project entitled "Benefit Living: A New Layer of Creative Building and Planning in Montenegro". This is one of the eight projects of non-governmental organizations financed within the program "IPA 2007 Support to Civil Society in Montenegro". The total budget of the project "Benefit Living" is € 50,000.00 EU (the EU Delegation covers 90%, i.e. € 45,000.00 of the total value, while the financial contribution of Expeditio is 10% i.e. € 5,000.00).

The project is conducted in partnership between EXPEDITIO - Centre for Sustainable Spatial Development from Kotor, as a lead partner and CORNUCOPIA - Institute for Space and Culture, from Vransko, Slovenia and ACADEMICA –Academic Group, from Belgrade,Serbia.

The overall objective of the project is to promote intercultural dialogue and creativity between EU and Montenegro in the field of contemporary architecture and planning. Its main purpose is to create models of contemporary, low energy and low cost house which would form a new space that would put together characteristics of Montenegrin surroundings and the accomplishments of contemporary architecture, new technologies and knowledge taken from EU and neighbouring counties.

The final beneficiaries of the project:

  • All people who will receive new knowledge about contemporary, high-quality and healthy architecture and who will have the opportunity to live and work in structures of that kind some day.
  • Project and construction companies, the manufacturers of prefabricated object

The concrete results of the project:

1. Exchanged experience and knowledge with partners in the project about accomplishments from EU in contemporary architecture and planning

2. Designed house models (contemporary, low energy and low cost – «BeneFIT House») for three Montenegrin region-mountain, central and costal-based on knowledge exchange with partners.

3. Completed study for developing the model of creative cities in Montenegro based on the experiences from Serbia and EU (Slovenia).

4. Promotion of new house models with contemporary approach to the space shaping as well as principals of creative cities planning.

The duration of the project is 18 months.

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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