Call for External Evaluation of the EU funded Project “Divided Past, Joint Future”

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For the new Project Divided Past, Joint Future – EuroClio is one of the partners – we are inviting  interested candidates to apply for the external evaluation. The project consortium involves multiple CSOs, research institutes, foundations, a resource center, Erasmus NAs and 25 associated business partners.

Divided Past, Joint Future is a long running Project (48 months) in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The ultimate project goal is to create a platform for a strong civil society, that is ready and resourceful to be a main actor in peace and reconciliation policy. Through this CSOs can contribute more to the security and stability of the region in the process of EU integration.

The potential candidates should have at least 3 year evaluation experience and in their application they should demonstrate that they have a sound knowledge and understanding of peace and reconciliation policy in the Western Balkans and Turkey as well as the existence of critical approach to this process on national level. A candidate should also have excellent knowledge of the English language and one of the Western Balkan languages (see PDF document) or Turkish.

The Evaluator will be requested to construct an Evaluation Plan, write the Interim Evaluation Report and eventually produce a Final Evaluation Report in the beginning of 2020.

Our Project allows for a maximum contract price of 20.000 euros. However this tender is transparent, fair and based on principles of equal treatment, which also means candidates are able propose different financial offers according to their own estimated costs.

The application deadline is 9 May 2016. You can send your application to the Youth Communciation Center in Banja Luka. The address can be found in the PDF-document. Selection procedure will be finished around 13 May 2016.

For more information about the project and the external evaluation please download the PDF below.

First step to a joint future

On 22 and 23 of March a kick-off meeting was organised by Youth Communication Center (YCC) in Banja Luka for the new [partner] project: Divided Past, Joint Future. EuroClio Trainee Romana Sijakovic attended the meeting to contribute to and report about this new initiative. The project is challenging, not only because of its goals, but also because of the number of organisations involved. The project brings together 18 (!) partners from over 8 different countries in the Balkans and beyond. The size of the cooperation creates a challenge and an opportunity at the same time. Every organisation will add specific skills and new ideas to the initiative, which will contribute greatly to the project’s network and capacity.

During the first day Vanja Kukrika, Project Manager (YCC) opened the meeting with a short introduction and a welcome to all partners. After this Mirela Rajkovic, Policy Officer (SEEYN) explained more about the project and the project’s aims. Our primary goal is to build a strong civil society, ready and resourceful to be main actor in peace and reconciliation policy. In this first phase of the project it’s all about research and creating a strong, academic foundation to start the project. The afternoon organised a bit more dynamic by discussing specific project elements in smaller groups. Together with The Zamah Foundation (Croatia), Interkulturelles Zentrum (Austria) and Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfi (Turkey) EuroClio will work on an interesting desk research. In this research the organisations will map different successful and inspiring practices of reconciliation programmes outside the Western Balkans and find wyas to connect these programmes to the business sector. By mapping these programmes we will have good overview of all project possibilities. Working in smaller groups was a good way to discuss many topics in a short period and give more partners a chance to ask specific questions. The next day contained more static topics such as the budget and communications. With many partners a good communication strategy is vital. We concluded the day with a discussion on visibility and voted for possible logos. The logo and  will soon be published on our website.

A project like this is already very challenging, but we all intend to be innovative and pioneering which makes this project even more of a challenge. However the atmosphere during this first meeting was very good and it showed that the partners are more than willing to take up this challenge.

The project page for Divided Past, Joint Future will be online soon!


EU commission This project is funded by the European Commission.