4. Srpski kongres o putevima


5. Serbian Road Congress / May 30 - 31, 2024

Organizers and co-organizers

Organizer: The Road Association of Serbia "Via-Vita"

The Road Association of Serbia "Via-vita”, is one of the legal successors of the former Road Association, originating in 1934. It was founded at the Faculty of Engineering (University of Belgrade) by prominent experts, engineers, professors, and managers in the road sector at that time. The Founding Assembly was held on May 17th 1934 in Belgrade, and was immediately followed by an initiative to establish individual Road Associations in provinces called “banovinas” and major cities throughout the country. The first professional journal published by the Road Association was called “Glasnik” (“Herald”).

The initial steps in organizing and establishing the activities of the Road Association of Serbia took place from 1934 to 1940, thereby providing an incentive to found individual Road Associations in remaining banovinas and major cities. The aim was to conjoin this Association with associations of neighboring countries and the international road organizations, which was intended to monitor and review all technical issues related to the development and modernization of the road network, as well as the improvement and specialization of professional staff in the field of road design, construction and maintenance. The management of the Association had a particular task to provide financial resources for regular activities of the Association, including the printing and publishing of the journal “Glasnik”. The funds were provided mainly through membership fees, advertisements published in the journal and donations of all interested organizations and individuals.

The Road Association of Serbia was providing suggestions and comments on legislative acts, regulations and standards. Regular sessions of the Assembly were held every year, while the congresses, lectures and exhibitions on contemporary issues and topics were held biennially. Cooperation with international road organizations was given a special attention, particularly with “Permanent International Association of Road Congresses” established in Paris (in 1934, this association marked 20 years of existence) and Organization of road associations in neighboring countries (Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece and Romania).

After World War II, the activities of the Road Association of Serbia "Via-vita” resumed on May 17th 1953 at the Assembly held in Belgrade. Mr. Radojica Jaukovic, a civil engineer and the then director of the Road Directorate of Serbia was elected chairman of the Association. Following that meeting, the publication of journal was reactivated, under the name “Put i saobracaj” (Road & Transport). The annual meetings have been held regularly thereafter. The Association participated in the enactment of all regulations and norms concerning the road sector. Teams of experts who initiated the activities of Association have implemented their ideas methodologically, particularly in collaboration with IRF, AIPCR and other international organizations worldwide. The Road Association of Serbia was a regular and active participant in the Union of Yugoslav Road Associations.

Nowadays, the tradition of previous sixteen congresses is continued by the Road Association of Serbia, organized in the area where this Road Association has acted. The First Serbian Road Congress in 2014. was the first event of this kind to be held in the Republic of Serbia as an independent state, with the explicit aim of organizing the future events, thus reflecting its special importance.


Web site: viavita.rs

Organizer: Public Enterprise "Roads of Serbia", Belgrade

Pursuant to the Law on Public Roads (The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, No. 101-05), Public Enterprise “Roads of Serbia” is established for managing state roads. PE "Roads of Serbia" is in charge of maintaining, protecting, exploitation, development and management of state roads of I and II category in the Republic of Serbia.

Tasks of primary national importance are set for the PE "Roads of Serbia" in the area of preservation, further construction and improvement of the road network in the Republic of Serbia. Basic obligations of the PE "Roads of Serbia" are started in the Law on Roads, namely the following in brief: Maintenance, protection, construction and reconstruction of state roads of I and II category executed on the basis of the program of works made by the PE "Roads of Serbia", with the agreement of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. Road maintenance is priority obligation. PE "Roads of Serbia" is obliged to provide permanent, continuous and quality maintenance and protection of main and regional roads as well as to enable safe and undisturbed traffic. Production of technical documentation, construction and reconstruction of state roads of I and II category, their part or road structure are let via public bidding. PE "Roads of Serbia" has a very important obligation to organize and control toll collection (special fees for using motorways). PE "Roads of Serbia" enforces regulations in the area of roads; it organizes and controls toll operations for using road, its part or structure in the following manner: gives requirements and approvals for connecting an access road to a state road of I and II category keeps records on the condition of state roads of I and II category as well as technical data and road cadastre; gives approval for placing lines and utilities in roadbase of state roads of I and II category, right-of-way and road protection zone; issues permits for irregular transport; gives approval for placing structures and plants in road protection zones of state roads of I and II category.

Priorities of the Public Enterprise "Roads of Serbia" include the maintenance and renewal of the existing road network. Objectives in maintenance include: Prevent the accelerated degradation of roads Preserve the previously invested capital Improve the state of the road network. By increasing traffic safety and improving traffic conditions it is possible to reduce transport and export costs for the economy, thereby increasing competitiveness in the international market and promoting the national economy. Utilization of existing capacities of the Serbian road and construction companies. Provision of additional sources of financing, in addition to resources from the budget and collection of fees under the prevailing Law on Public Roads. Direct and efficient cooperation with the international financial and professional organizations. Construction of roads, with the objective to provide: Quality and efficient linking between economic regions and districts and provinces within the Republic; Efficient links of regions and centers of the Republic of Serbia with its surroundings, primarily the neighboring countries; Traffic and economic capitalization of the geographic, international and traffic position of the Republic of Serbia within its environment; Integration in the system of speedy traffic roads of European significance primarily in transit and tourist traffic, and primarily on the direction North – South and promoting international traffic flows to use the major roads of the road network of the Republic of Serbia. Increase the resources available for roads, primarily through return of fees from the retail sale of motor fuels and diesel fuels.


Web site: www.putevi-srbije.rs




Co-organizer: Faculty of Civil Engineering, University Of Belgrade

Dating from 1846, the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University Of Belgrade is the oldest and the largest institution for higher education and research in the field of civil engineering and geodesy in Serbia and in former Yugoslavia. Our former students have accomplished many significant successes in designing and building all sorts of construction projects both in the country and abroad, many of which are the construction projects of the highest degree.

The Faculty covers all three study levels of higher education in Serbia by offering seven study programs with one of them being presented in English. The main objective of the Faculty is to improve the teaching process and research activities conducted in cooperation with both national and international subjects. In order to achieve the highest educational standards, our teaching staff is committed to permanent learning and self improvement, while putting our students in the center of that process.


Web site: www.grf.bg.ac.rs

Co-organizer: Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering, University Of Belgrade

The Yugoslav Government, 13 September 1950th year, passed a regulation which was established in High Traffic School (BHS) as "the highest teaching and educational and scientific institution for save higher education professionals for the exploitation of transport means of individual branches, scientific research and participation in scientific problem solving in the field of traffic...

At the beginning of 1978/79. school year Traffic Engineering moved into its new building at Duke Stepe 305th It has about 13,800 m2 of floor area (32 classrooms, auditoriums 5, 7, laboratory facilities, libraries, 86 staff, 18 offices, boardrooms, etc.)... Today, the Faculty of Transportation has a modern library, computer centers, institutes, laboratories, and other publishing activities.


Web site: www.sf.bg.ac.rs



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