The 7th SEE Heritage Network meeting



October 11-14, 2009


Novi Sad and Belgrade, Serbia


SEE Heritage network meeting & conference entitled "Cultural Landscapes and the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention in South East Europe - the Role of NGOs"


The first part of the meeting consisted of a conference on the topic of cultural landscapes and the implementation of the European Landscape Convention in South East Europe. During the morning, the president of the Assembly of  Vojvodina, Sandor Egeresi, greeted the participants and guests of the Conference. As a host,  Bojana Karavidić  from Suburbium introduced  the topic. Lejla Hadžić, from theCHwB Regional Office in Sarajevo, spoke about the SEE Heritage Network. Serbian Deputy Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Radomir Momirov, greeted participants and guests. The Ombudsman of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina explained the role of his colleagues in the region through concrete examples in Greece and Spain.

A presentation prepared by Civilscape described the role of NGOs in putting the European Landscape Convention into practice. Aleksandar Stanojlovic of Suburbium then presented on the topic of South East European cities in the natural environment. This was followed by a presentation by Adrienne Blattel of the Canadian-American NGO QLF presented her organisation's experiences and approach related to the stewardship of cultural landscapes.

Representatives of the SEE Heritage Network gave short presentations about their experiences related to landscape protection and the implementation of the European Landscape Convention in their countries (Sinoida Martallozi, Albania; Lejla Hadzic, BiH; Miljenko Smokvina, Croatia; Hajrulla Ceko, Kosovo; Katarina Nikolic, Montenegro;  Rubinco Belceski, Macedonia).

The Novi Sad Meeting & Workshop gathered representatives from institutions that are involved in the topic of landscape and in the European Landscape Convention, including the Serbian Institute for Nature Protection - Department in Novi Sad, the Secretariat for Education, the Secretariat for Urbanism (both in the Vojvodina Executive Council), the Ludaš Nature Reserve in Palic, the public enterprise "Urbanizam" in Novi Sad, the Ombudsman of Vojvodina, the Department of Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Novi Sad, Vojvodina's Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, the Faculty of Sport and Tourism in Novi Sad, and the Forestry Faculty from Belgrade.

The second day consisted of a meeting of SEE network members which was dedicated to the internal organizational matters of the Network, during which the member organizations discussed the legal, functionality and sustainability aspects of the Network. Collaborative project ideas were identified for an upcoming funding proposal to be submitted via Europa Nostra.

SEE Heritage Network members together with guests worked on the preparation of a public appeal regarding the protection of cultural landscapes  and the implementation of the European Landscape Convention in South East Europe, with a focus on the role of NGOs in this process.  The appeal will be distributed at a later date in the SEE region.

Cultural outings in Novi Sad and in Belgrade were organized.


Development of project themes for a funding proposal via Europa Nostra


NGO Suburbium from Novi Sad and Europa Nostra Serbia, on behalf of the SEE Heritage Network



CHwB, Regional office  in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

EC MA NDRYSHE, from Kosovo,


SUBURBIUM, from Serbia,

EXPEDITIO from Montenegro,

PROJEKTOR - Centre for Cultural Heritage, from Montenegro

PRO TORPEDO, from Croatia

ARCH, Serbia




Cultural Heritage without Borders and the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina


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The South East European (SEE) Heritage network Secretariat
P.O. Box 85
85330 Kotor - Montenegro
phone: + 382 (0)32 302520
mobile:+ 381 (0)64 1989577
fax:     + 382 (0)32 302521

The material displayed on the separate country pages has been prepared by:
Albanian Heritage Foundation
Bosnia and Herzegovina: CHwB Regional Office in Sarajevo
Kosovo: EC MA Ndryshe
Montenegro: EXPEDITIO and Notar
Serbia: Civic Association SUBURBIUM

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