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The conference about “Energy-Development-Democracy: Shaping New Energy Future in South East Europe” was held in Belgrade from 17 to 19 October 2011 in the National Assembly of Serbia. The conference was organised within the Initiative on the Establishment of Public Dialogue about Sustainable Use of Energy in South East Europe (“the Initiative”) which was launched by the members of the Network of Schools of Political Studies in south East Europe which act under the patronage of the Council of Europe, supported by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), International Visegrad Fund and Electricity Company of Serbia.

The conference was attended by the representative of our Organisation, as a member of the delegation of Montenegro.

For more information about this project see: http://www.publicdialogue-energy.com/

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As part of the European Local Democracy Week, a round table was held today entitled Local Government and NGO Cooperation, Potentials, Opportunities and Needs. The topic of the round table was the promotion and cooperation between the local government and civil sector in Kotor Municipalities in the past 10 years. Discussed was the improvement of cooperation through the dialogue and manners of using civil sector potentials in the areas where this is needed for the development of local community. On the occasion of opening the round table meeting, the president stated that in the course of achieving a transparent local government, the cooperation and good communication with civil sector are very important. This type of cooperation between the local government and civil sector should become a practice so that both subjects could contribute to the development of local community in their mutual communication and cooperation. In addition to the round table within the European Local Democracy Week, last night, in the Town Gallery, visual works of primary school children from Kotor Municipality were displayed, entitled „Differences bring us together “. (Information taken from the website of Kotor Municipality)

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The representative of EXPEDITIO was invited to make a presentation during the SEENET Summer School entitled Reconciling Tourism Opportunities with the Process of Local Sustainable Development, organized in Skadar, Albania, in the period from 9 to 15 October 2011.

The Summer School is a partnership project entitled ’SEENET’, financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the local government in the Balkans. For more information about the project visit http://www.see-net.org/.

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The representative of Expeditio, Biljana Gligorić, was appointed the member of Municipal Consultative Group for drawing up of the Strategic Plan for the development of Kotor municipality in the period of 2012-2018.

The consultative group is comprised of public institutions representatives at the local and government level and NGO sector.

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At recently announced competition for architectural and interior design solution for the Montenegro Pavilion during „EXPO2015 Milan“, the team EXPEDITIO achitects won the first prize. The announcer of the Competition is AD Adriatic Fair in cooperation with Montenegro Faculty of Architecture and the Association of Architects of Montenegro. The works are displayed until 24 September 2011, 10-19h at the Presentation Hall of Adriatic Fair.

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The representative of our organization, Biljana Gligorić, in the capacity of Vice President of the Energy Efficiency Board within the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro, was the moderator of the plenary session entitled: Green industry, energy and sustainable development.

The plenary session took place within the Business Forum of Montenegro and the Republic of Slovenia held on 5 September 2011 in the Maestral hotel in Pržno and was participated by more than 250 Montenegrin and Slovene businessmen and the respective Presidents of Montenegro Filip Vujanović and of Slovenia Danilo Tirk, PhD, and some of the ministers of the two governments. This represents a new contribution to good relations between the two states, as concluded at the biggest economic meeting organized in Montenegro.

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Picture_041sBetween 11 and 22 July 2011, a regional training for NGOs, entitled “Young Leaders for Sustainable Future”, was held in the Solar Academy, Šolta, Croatia. The training was organized by the Croatian NGO Green Action - Friends of the Earth. The training was part of the project “Networking and capacity building of environmental NGOs in order to increase energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources in South East Europe” funded by the European Commission.

The aim of this regional training was to provide young volunteers and NGO representatives with basic information on sustainable energy and transport, as well as to encourage them to get involved and be active in this field.

t2_Analitika1"We have lost control over the space" /”The space of Montenegro deserves surgical precision in spatial planning rather than coarse and oversized structures that will permanently damage it. This, of course, does not mean that we should refuse larger interventions; it just means that we should consider them carefully and in a professional way. The state should re-examine the vision of spatial development of Montenegro, raise the reputation, capabilities and expertise of the spatial planning system, and prevent corruption and pressure on planners. Only then can we expect to do spatial development planning, instead of merely sketching squares", Gligorić said ...

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Expeditio representative had a presentation during the Summer School of Architecture, Bac 2011 - "Sustainable development of protected cultural monuments: the Church of St. Paul complex with a monastery of nuns of Notre Dame and the old orphanage in Bac-revitalization project through Vizitor center " which was organized by a non-governmental association Group of Architects. 

Expeditio representative had a presentation "Role of civil society in the field of protection of cultural heritage" and "Application of traditional crafts in the reconstruction of cultural monuments and volunteer work camps of restoration".

More information about the Summer School of Architecture in Bac can see on the website:

Grupe Arhitekata. 

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Expeditio representative participated in a summer school of the Balkan Express network, which was held on the island of Cres in Croatia from 23 to 31 July 2011. The network is a platform for the exchange and cooperation of cultural actors in the Balkan area. During the summer school, participants from Slovnia, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Belgium and Montenegro had an opportunity to talk about future joint projects, challenges of the cultural sector and sustainability of the network.

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On Wednesday, 27 July 2011, the 21st session of the National Council for Sustainable Development was held. The session had the following agenda:

Reports on the Council’s work between two sessions – repors presented by the coordinators of the Working Group and the Council’s Secretary (representative of Expeditio):

a)  A report on the work of the Council’s Working Group for Sustainable Consumption and Production in the process of reviewing the Draft Law on Construction Products

b) A report on the establishment of the Council’s  Working Group for the Sustainability of Space in Montenegro

c) A report on the preparations for the participation of Montenegro in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012

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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