[PARTNER] ePACT: Education Partnership for Advocacy, Capacity-Building and Transformation

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to sustaining the democratization process and enhancing conflict sensitivity in the Western Balkans through reforms and implementation of changes in the formal schooling system that will intensify democratic education. The project strives to achieve that education authorities and civil society jointly reform education and schools in the region to enhance critical thinking and active citizenship. These two competencies are key drivers of all forms of development, but particularly of the development of a vibrant civil society that is ready to protect and defend democratic values, gender mainstreaming, environmental protection and a culture of non-violent conflict resolution.

Project Aims

  • Reforming and implementing changes in the formal schooling system that will intensify democratic education
  • Reforming education and schools in the region to enhance critical thinking and active citizenship
  • To contribute on the macro level to sustaining the democratization process
  • To enhance conflict sensitivity in the Western Balkans

Expected Outcomes

New evidence-based curricula transformation strategies
Increased capacity for training and multiplication
Joint advocacy and regional cooperation

National Coordinators

Partner
History Teachers Association of Montenegro (HIPMONT)
History Teachers Association of Kosovo (SHMHK)
History Teachers Association of Macedonia (ANIM)
Association for Social History of Serbia (UDI)
Albanian History Teachers Association (ALBNA)
History Teachers Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (EUROCLIO HIP BiH)
National coordinator
Miloš Vukanović
Donika Xhemajli
Risto Nikoleski
Emina Zivković
Gentian Dedja
Senada Jusić

Project Researchers

Dea Marić holds an MA degree in History and Sociology. She currently works as a project coordinator in a civil society organisation Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past from Zagreb on programs of documenting, public advocacy and education for dealing with the past. She is also a Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb on courses related to History Teaching Practice. Her research interests fall in the fields of history education, educational standards, strategies and practices. She is actively engaged in several national, regional and international initiatives and organizations for promotion of human rights and innovation of history and civic education.

Rodoljub Jovanović is currently a tutor at University of Amsterdam's PPLE College
(Bachelor's program in Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics) where he teaches several
courses (Cultural Psychology, Decision Making, Statistics for Experimental Research). He holds a diploma in Psychology from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade and a MA in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) from the School of Political Sciences, University of Bologna and Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. He is currently involved in several educational projects dealing with history teaching and dealing with the past. His research interest is in combining perspectives of social psychology and political science in understanding post conflict societies.

STANDING WORKING GROUP ON HISTORY EDUCATION

Within this project EUROCLIO brings together educational experts, representatives from History Teachers Associations and representatives of educational authorities in the Western Balkans within the framework of the Standing Working Group on History Education. The experts enter into a collaborative and engaging reflection on best ways to conduct a wide-ranging needs assessment that will shed light and increase understanding on areas and ways of making history teaching more relevant and constructive, centring on the need to gather a substantial evidence base while serving the needs of policy makers to identify gaps, needs and opportunities. They will discuss the findings of the Needs Assessment and plan future actions and implementation of educational transformation.

Expert members

Fatmiroshe Xhemalaj - ALBNA (Albania)
Gentian Dedja - ALBNA (Albania)
Iliriana Topulli - Ministry of Education and Sports (Albania)
Aleksandra Janković - OSCE Mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Bojana Dujković Blagojević - EUROCLIO HIP BiH (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Mirza Cehajić - Pedagogical Institute Zenica (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Arber Salihu - Ministry of Education (Kosovo)
Donika Xhemalji - SHMHK (Kosovo)
Ferit Idrizi - Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (Kosovo)
Igor Jurukov - Ministry of Education (Republic of Macedonia)
Mire Mladenovski - ANIM (Republic of Macedonia)
Darko Stojanov - Institute of History (Republic of Macedonia)
Miloš Vukanović - HIPMONT (Montenegro)
Rade Vujović - University of Montenegro (Montenegro)
Radovan Popović - Bureau for Education (Montenegro)
Aleksandar Todosijević- UDI-EUROKLIO (Serbia)
Marko Suica - University of Belgrade (Serbia)
Vesna Dimitrijević - Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (Serbia)
Biljana Stojanović - Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (Serbia)

THE PROJECT AT A GLANCE

The project will be implemented with the financial support of the Austrian Development Cooperation as part of the initiative “NETUCATE – Networked education creating a skills web for participation and sensitivity.”

The project will be implemented with the financial support of the Austrian Development Cooperation as part of the initiative “NETUCATE – Networked education creating a skills web for participation and sensitivity.”

Coordinating Partner

CDRSEE

 

 

Project managers

Jonathan Even-Zohar
Director, EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators

Judith Geerling
Programme Manager, EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators