Witnin the framework of a regional initiative “Public Dialogue on the Sustainable Use of Energy in Southeast Europe” a panel discussion entitled “Examples of Good Practice in the Field of Energy Efficiency” was held at the “Podgorica” hotel in Podgorica on December 13, 2011.

A representative of Expeditio, Biljana Gligorić, spoke about “Examples of good practice of energy efficiency improvement in the building sector”.


The meeting of organisations “Abart” from Mostar, “Blok” and “Kontraakcija” from Zagreb and “Expeditio” from Kotor was held in Dubrovnik from 25 to 27 November 2011 on the initiative of the Art Workshop Lazareti which is launching the project dealing with the issue of urban memory.


Within the public hearing about the draft Law on the Protection of the Natural and Cultural-Historical Area of Kotor, EXPEDITIO submitted the comments and objections to the draft Law to the Ministry of Culture.

Additionally, EXPEDITIO submitted objections to the following plans which were subject to the public hearing in the first half of November to the municipality Kotor, Secretariat for Urban Planning, Construction and Residential-Public Utility Affairs:

  • Objections to the draft Amendment to the Detailed Urban Plan of Orahovac and Drazin vrt
  • Objections to the draft Local Location Study of Glavati-Prcanj
  • Objections to the draft Detailed Urban Plan of Prcanj.


The Conference entitled “Discussions on the Future of the Environmental State – toward the third World Summit on Sustainable Development Rio+20” was held in Podgorica on 18 December. The Conference was organised by the National Council for Sustainable Development. The representative of EXPEDITIO attended the Conference acting as the Deputy President of the National Council for Sustainable Development.


The representative of EXPEDITIO was appointed as the member of the municipal Consultancy Group in charge of the development of the Strategic Plan of the Municipality Kotor. The deadline for the development of the Strategic Plan is 6 February 2012.


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.

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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)


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


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.


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.


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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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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