23 – 25 August 2019 ~ Titel, Serbia

Balkan Earth Conference 2019

The Balkan Earth Conference is the first conference in this field, started as an initiative from Serbia, Bulgaria and Greece to bring together 12 neighbourly countries to talk about our common earthen heritage, problems we are all facing in each country and potentials this heritage has in the terms of sustainable development of whole region. Experts from other parts of Europe and world are invited to talk about their experiences and challenges, vocational trainings they’re organizing, role of the women in this field etc. The conference would have two accompanying expositions: Earth architecture today (modern) and Balkan earth architecture (traditional) and a field trip. BE conference is meant for the representatives of 12 countries (around 30 people), but also for the heritage preservation institutions and their employees from Serbia and region, self-constructors, masons, craftspeople, students of architecture, conservation, civil engineering and sustainable development, etc. Official language of the conference is English.


23 August

Earth architecture in the world

  • Dragana Kojičič (Serbia): Introduction to earth architecture
  • Léo Boulicot (France): Amaco experience
  • Filipe Jorge (Portugal): Past 14 years of experience
  • Gernot Minke (Germany): 40 years of experience

Women in earth architecture

  • Elena Carillo Palacios (Spain): Women in architecture
  • Zuzana Kierulfová (Slovakia): ECVET building with earth
  • Lydie Didier (France): EU earth projects
  • Daphne Yalom (Israel): Earth based artist

24 August

  • Earth architecture of Serbia
  • Earth archeology in the world
  • Earth architecture of Croatia
  • Earth architecture of Slovenia
  • Earth architecture of Bosnia & Hercegovina
  • Traditional architecture of Montenegro
  • Earth architecture of North Macedonia
  • Earth architecture of Kosovo
  • Earth architecture of Hungary
  • Earth architecture of Romania
  • Earth architecture of Bulgaria
  • Earth architecture of Albania
  • Earth architecture of Greece

25 August

  • Pannonian and troglodyte houses around Titel
  • Earthen churches in Botoš and Ečka
  • (afternoon: internal round table for representatives of 12 countries)


Titel is a city settlement in the region known as Šajkaška and lies an hour from Belgrade and 40 minutes from Novi Sad.

Registration + Fees

Registration is possible for the conference alone or as a combi-ticket with the 5-day Regio Earth Festival that takes place afterwards.

Conference fee: 90 € – Register online.
Conference and festival fee: 240 € – Register online

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