Education Partnership for Advocacy, Capacity-Building and Transformation

The CDRSEE is partnering with EUROCLIO (European Association of History Educators) for a three-year project on education reform in Southeast Europe, called ePACT. With this project, both organisations want to contribute to sustaining the democratisation process and enhancing conflict sensitivity in the Western Balkans, by intensifying democratic education in the formal schooling system.

Specifically, ePACT 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 we believe to be 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.

For achieving this specific objective, the project relies on three inter-related strands:

ePACT runs from 01 November 2015 to 31 October 2018 and can be followed via a special series of the "Okruzenje" ("Vicinities") TV talk show.

CSO Partners are:

Albanian History Teachers Association (ALBNA)
Kosovar History Teachers Association (SHMHK)
Macedonian History Teachers Association (ANIM)
Montenegrin History Teachers Association (HIPMONT)
Serbian Association for Social History (UDI)

Supporting Ministries and International Organisations are:

Ministry of Education and Sports, Tirana
Federal Ministry of Education and Science, Sarajevo
Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education and Culture, Banja Luka
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Pristina
Bureau for Education Services, Ministry of Education, Podgorica
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Belgrade
Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

The project is 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”.