Pro-Bono Experts

Pro-bono consulting as a capacity building activity is aimed at exploring and using the possibilities of bringing together CSOs and experts of other sectors.  “STRONG CSOs for Stronger Armenia” project believes that one of the most meaningful ways to build the capacities of CSOs is through the combination of the skill set of various sectors, facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation, and building of networks, relationships and partnerships. 

Below you can find information about our pro bono experts who help our beneficiary civil society organisations excel at what they do by enhancing their capacities through their expertise and fresh perspectives.  

Anahit Shirinyan

Anahit Shirinyan

Chatham House

Academy Associate

Anahit Shirinyan

Anahit Shirinyan is a foreign policy analyst focusing on Armenia and the South Caucasus. She is an Academy Associate and was previously an Academy Robert Bosch Fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House - the Royal Institute of International Affairs. Prior to that, she worked on institutional development and strategic planning with political parties in Armenia and facilitated political party dialogue in the South Caucasus more broadly. She has coordinated initiatives in the spheres of foreign policy, regional cooperation and conflict transformation and has also published and presented on these issues widely. Anahit holds BA and MA degrees in International Relations from Yerevan State University and an advanced MA degree in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe in Warsaw.

Within the framework of “STRONG CSOs” project Anahit provided pro bono consulting on how to make effective presentations and speak in public.

Anna Gapinska

Anna Gapinska

Certified and accredited Executive, Life & Career Coach and international trainer

Anna Gapinska

Ms Anna Gapinska is Polish, resident of Ireland (Dublin) for over 8 years. Anna is certified and accredited Executive, Life & Career Coach and international trainer with over 10 years of experience in training, education and public relations. She is a practitioner, with work experience in Poland, Ireland and Armenia as a Trainer, Consultant and Coach (including international projects). In her practice she supports private, public and non-governmental organisations, as well as individuals.

Presently she concentrates on supporting women in starting and developing their professional careers and setting up businesses, running regularly workshops and coaching sessions for them. Being a teacher by education she also works this way with secondary schools, supporting students in making purposeful, conscious and informed personal career choices. Professional and personal effectiveness, as well as work and life balance are subjects of her special interest and attention.

More information on the expertise of Ms Anna Gapinska can be found HERE.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Anna provided a coaching session on work and life balance for women and the fundamental toolkit of a coach.

Arman Ghazaryan

Arman Ghazaryan

“Association of Young Journalists” NGO

President

Arman Ghazaryan

Arman Ghazaryan is a journalist with more than 10 years of work experience in various media outlets. Since 2008 he is teaching at the Department of Journalism of the Yerevan State University. Since 2011 he is the Founder of the “Association of Young Journalists” NGO.

Arman conducts trainings on media literacy, CSO projects’ effectiveness and visibility, project development and implementation.

He also actively cooperates with various civil society organisations. Arman is an independent expert of the online grant system of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, a member of the Civil Development and Partnership Foundation (CDPF) Board of Trustees, as well as a member of the "STRONG CSOs” project Steering Committee.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Arman provided pro bono consulting on “Effective Tools of CSOs’ Media Policy”. The materials of the meeting are available here: Tools for effective media policy

Armen Chilingaryan

Armen Chilingaryan

UNDP

Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Coordinator

Armen Chilingaryan

Armen Chilingaryan has more than 24 years of service in various key governance and management positions at different state-run and non-governmental organisations from local to national and international levels. Armen has vast experience in disaster management, particularly development and coordination of disaster risk reduction, preparedness and response projects, conduction of related analytical work such as vulnerability and capacity, needs assessments, monitoring/evaluation and other different profile researches, development of contingency plans and strategies/policies, provision of consultancies, design of training modules and courses, organisation and facilitation of training sessions, workshops and conferences.

In addition, Armen organised and participated in search and rescue operations both in Armenia and Georgia, as well as organised humanitarian aid distribution and logistics in time of disasters. Armen is familiar with setup of disaster management system in the former Soviet and Eastern European countries.

Finally, Armen has particular experience in representation and relationship building, building and promotion of national and international networks, coordination and collaboration with governmental and inter-governmental agencies, working with local and international NGOs.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Armen provided pro bono consulting on the concept of Smart City, disaster risk reduction and resilient cities.

 

The materials of the meeting are available here:

Disaster Risk Reduction

Arsen Simonyan

Arsen Simonyan

“Save the Children” Armenian Representative Office

Regional Programme Manager

Arsen Simonyan

Arsen Simonyan has over 12 years of work experience with various local and international organisations. Currently, he holds the position of the Regional Programme Manager at Save the Children Armenian Representative Office. Arsen is also the president of “Stepanavan Youth Centre” NGO. Prior to this, he worked as Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Coordinator and Youth Programme Coordinator at "OxYGen" Youth and Women's Rights Foundation. As a freelance trainer and consultant, Arsen delivers trainings and provides consultancy and coaching on organisational management, project management, strategic planning, stakeholder dialogue and other topics.

Arsen holds an MA in Economics and BA in Physics from Yerevan State University. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Arsen Simonyan provided pro bono consulting on “Participation of CSOs in Policy Dialogue”. The materials of the meeting are available here:  CSOs participation in policy dialogue

 

Gegham Vardanyan

Gegham Vardanyan

Media Initiatives Centre

Editor of MIC Media.am website, Media expert

Gegham Vardanyan

Gegham is a physicist by education, and a journalist by profession. He started his career in 1999 as a Parliamentary Correspondent at A1+ TV Company. Later, in 2003 he joined Internews Media Support NGO (currently Media Initiatives Centre) as a journalist and editor of Media.am website. Gegham was involved in the production of documentary films, special reports and radio stories. He produced and wrote scripts for documentaries and more than 200 stories and features on social and economic issues. However, his main area of specialisation is online content production. Gegham is a media trainer, who develops and conducts trainings in multimedia and citizen journalism, media campaigning, social media, digital storytelling.

Also, Gegham served as a jury member for a number of journalistic contests and is a member of Media Ethics Observatory. He teaches online and multimedia journalism in universities. His media analytical articles are published in a range of local and international media and online.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Gegham provided pro bono consulting on “Effective use of social media by CSOs”.

Gohar Shahnazaryan

Gohar Shahnazaryan

YSU Centre for Gender and Leadership Studies

Director

Gohar Shahnazaryan

Ms. Gohar Shahnazaryan, is the Director of Yerevan State University Centre for Gender and Leadership Studies (www.ysu.am/gender) and the Co-Director of Women’s Resource Centre NGO (www.womenofarmenia.org) in Armenia. She holds PhD in Sociology. Currently Ms. Shahnazaryan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Sociology at YSU. In 2004 Ms. Shahnazaryan was a visiting scholar at the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. In 2008, 2009 and 2011 for one semester each year she has been a visiting scholar at the Institute of Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley through Open Society Institute Fellowship. She has been mainly affiliated with the Departments of Sociology and Gender Studies at UCB during her visits.

For the past ten years Ms. Shahnazaryan coordinated a number of large-scale projects on women and gender issues (such as projects on women’s leadership, development of referral mechanisms for the survivors of gender based violence, educational projects on women’s rights, women and peacebuilding, development of feminist movement in Armenia, etc), and participated in various international, regional and local conferences, trainings and workshops on women’s rights and gender equality. She is an author of more than twenty publications on gender issues in Armenia.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Gohar provided a pro bono consultation on the Gender Issues in the context of the civil society development presentation.

The materials of the meeting are available here:

Gender Issues in the context of the civil society development_Presentation


Grigor Yeritsyan

Grigor Yeritsyan

Armenian Progressive Youth

Executive Director

Grigor Yeritsyan

Grigor works in the field of youth education since 2008. With an educational background in Political Science and European Studies, he works as an Executive Director, Educational Supervisor and trainer at APY. Previously, he has been working as the Vice-President of the organisation. Grigor is responsible for management of educational projects implemented by the organisation, design and preparation of learning curricula of educational activities, as well as supervision of project managers and project coordinators. Grigor is a youth worker and activist in Armenia with considerable practice in consolidating youth. He has been working for Civil Society Development in Armenia since 2007 both in terms of academic research and practical work. As a trainer in the field of Education and Youth, his main areas of expertise are in the fields of Intercultural Learning, Education for Sustainable Development, Gender Equality and Education for Active Citizenship. He is passionate about youth empowerment and driving positive social change in Armenia.

Within the framework of “STRONG CSOs” project Grigor Yeritsyan provided pro bono consulting on EU projects in the field of youth. The materials of the meeting are available here: EU projects in the field of youth

Hakob Avagyan

Hakob Avagyan

“SME Cooperation Association” NGO

President

Hakob Avagyan

Hakob Avagyan has over 20 years of professional experience in taxation, accounting, business consulting and protection of the rights of small and medium enterprises. He is currently the president of “SME Cooperation Association” NGO.
Hakob is the co-author of a number of legislative reforms, as well as the introduction of new tax regimes aimed at improving the legislative environment for small businesses in Armenia. In particular, he has initiated an alternative mode of tax regimes in Armenia, such us Turnover tax regime in 2012 and Family-entrepreneurship free tax regime in 2014. Hakob is also the co-author of free online courses for start-ups on “How to register and start a business”.

From 2016 to 2017, he was involved as an expert in “Public-Private Dialogue (PPD)” under ‘’East Invest 2” in Belarus and Ukraine. He is also an IVLP 2017 (International Visitors Leadership Programme) alumnus, an exchange programme funded by the U.S. State Department.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Hakob provided a pro bono consultation on the legal aspects of starting and running a social enterprise with a special focus on tax regulations.

The materials of the meeting are available here:
Specifics of taxation for NGOs

Isabella Sargsyan

Isabella Sargsyan

Eurasia Partnership Foundation

Programme Director

Isabella Sargsyan

Isabella Sargsyan is Project Management and Communication specialist with 15 years of experience. Her specialisation includes theory and practice of human rights, conflict transformation, qualitative research and analysis. She also has an extensive training and consultancy provision experience working as an invited trainer and consultant for various organisations including Council of Europe, OSCE/ODHIR, UN OHCHR, UN Women, SOS Children’s Villages, Saferworld, CARE Caucasus and others.

Isabella is also knowledgeable in the application of modern communication and information technologies to improve branding and programming of organisations, increasing visibility of action in the fields of civil society at large, marketing of CSO services and promotion of civic activism, as well as in the practical use of social media, multi-media and other innovative platforms for public engagement, organisational networking, conducting campaigns and advocacy through Internet.

Isabella holds MSc degree in Sociology and Human Rights from London School of Economics and Political Science. She was a research fellow of Heinrich Boell Foundation and author/editor of number of articles, studies and training manuals.

Within the framework of “STRONG CSOs” project Isabella was engaged as a pro bono expert on communications and visibility.

Jarek Zarychta

Jarek Zarychta

“STRONG CSOs” project

Team Leader

Jarek Zarychta

Mr Jarek Zarychta is the team leader at the “STRONG CSOs” project. Since 1994 Mr Zarychta has been constantly working for the European Union, Department for International Development of the British Government and USAID funded programmes all over Europe and in Ukraine.

He has worked as an expert, trainer, project coordinator and project manager/team leader in dozens of projects of different type, range, scale and budget, supporting the development of civil society organisations, small and medium enterprises and local administrations.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Jarek provided pro bono consulting on project development. The materials of the meeting are available here: Highlights of project development.

Karen Sargsyan

Karen Sargsyan

Business consultant

Karen Sargsyan

Karen Sargsyan (PhD, CMCE) is a business consultant who gained his theoretical knowledge from national and international formal and non-formal education institutions, and professional experience. He has almost 15 years of practical work experience in organisational development and strategic management, business development and community economical development, programme management and human resources management, research and analysis, advocacy and networking. 

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Karen provided pro bono consulting on "Change Management" and “How to Establish and Develop NGO”.

The materials of the meeting are available here:

Karen Zadoyan

Karen Zadoyan

Armenian Lawyers’ Association

President

Karen Zadoyan

Karen Zadoyan has over 22 years of work experience including public administration, CSO’s management, human rights, anti-corruption and other professional spheres. Karen is the President of the Armenian Lawyers’ Association. He was elected in the position of the President of the organisation at the Special Session of the General Assembly held on 12 February 2016, for the term of 4 years. Karen Zadoyan manages the organisation for the period between the sessions of the Board and the General Assembly. He is responsible for the design and management of major projects implemented by the organisation. Since 2016, Karen is the team leader of the EU-funded project “Commitment to Constructive Dialogue”.

Karen Zadoyan is also the founder of Iravaban.net independent professional media outlet. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Yerevan State University. He is a member of the Chamber of Advocates of Armenia.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Karen Zadoyan provided pro bono consulting on “Legal Aspects of Starting and Running a Social Enterprise”. The materials of the meeting are available here: RA Law on Public Organisations

Levon Babayan

Levon Babayan

Union of Information Technology Enterprises

Deputy CEO

Levon Babayan

Levon Babayan has over 17 years of professional experience in IT, staff management, project management and business analysis. He currently holds the position of the Deputy CEO at the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE).

Levon has extensive knowledge of software development methodologies, project and product management, processes optimisation and business analysis. In addition, he has managed a number of large-scale projects with multi-tasking and multi-national teams in various countries, including the USA, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, etc.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Levon provided a pro bono consultation on multi-sectoral cooperation including the best practices in terms of interaction among the state institutions, civil society organisations and the private sector.

Marina Mkhitaryan

Marina Mkhitaryan

UNDP

Kolba Lab Lead

Marina Mkhitaryan

Marina Mkhitaryan is a development and change management professional with around 20 years’ experience managing development programmes, media outlets and social initiatives.

Currently, Marina leads the first social venture incubator in Armenia – Kolba Social Innovation Lab, managing cutting-edge governance innovations, citizen engagement and idea coaching. She has spent the past three years evangelising a shift towards human-centered design in public and civic initiatives, which helped to position Armenia as a leader in social innovation practices. Marina is currently a member of Smart City council of Yerevan Municipality, supporting the capital city to bring in citizen perspective into service provision.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Marina provided a pro bono consultation on “Network management: the citizen, velvet revolution and Wikipedia”.

The materials of the meeting are available here:

Network Management

Smart City

Marine Tunyan

Marine Tunyan

KASA Swiss Humanitarian Foundation

Project Coordinator

Marine Tunyan

Marine Tunyan has over 15 years of professional experience in managing various local and international projects at KASA Swiss Humanitarian Foundation. She is currently responsible for the coordination of the programme “Refugee Integration through Education and Self-reliance Opportunities” funded by UNHCR.

In addition, Marine has extensive experience in non formal education as a trainer and facilitator. She has been actively engaged in the promotion and implementation of the European Voluntary Service (EVS) since 2010 through participation in a number of EVS-related training courses, as well as management of the “European Voluntary Service” project at KASA Foundation. 

Marine is also an IVLP 2017 (International Visitors Leadership Programme) alumna, an exchange programme funded by the U.S. State Department.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Marine provided a pro bono consultation on multi-sectoral cooperation including the best practices in terms of interaction among the state institutions, civil society organisations and international organisations. 

Mira Antonyan

Mira Antonyan

Armenian Association of Social Workers

President

Mira Antonyan

Mira Antonyan is Associate Professor, Candidate of Sociological Sciences at the Chair of Social Work and Social Technologies of the Department of Sociology of Yerevan State University. She has authored more than 40 guidelines, research studies and scientific publications. 

During her professional career she promotes and supports the professionalisation of the services of social work in Armenia. Ms Antonyan is an expert in the fields of child welfare and rights protection (alternative care, juvenile justice, institutional reforms of services), social services, and community development. In her capacity as a social field expert she is actively involved in the process of the reforms of the RA social policy.

Ms Antonyan is one of the founders of the social work profession in Armenia, the Armenian Association of Social Workers and its incumbent president. From 2013 through 2016 she was a full member of the executive board of the European branch of the International Association of Social Workers. Currently she leads the Children’s Support Centre Foundation of the Fund for Armenian Relief.   

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Mira Antonyan provided  pro bono consulting on "The role of CSOs in the context of the current reforms of the social protection system". The materials of the meeting are available here: CSOs' role in the social protection system.

Paruyr Jangulyan

Paruyr Jangulyan

Market Entry Adviser

Paruyr Jangulyan

Paruyr Jangulyan has more than 8 years of experience in managing projects with the EU Delegation to Armenia, the World Bank Group, public institutions and private sector. Paruyr is currently working as a Market Entry Adviser. Prior to that he was the head of investors’ aftercare services at Development Foundation of Armenia, where he supported the existing foreign investors’ expansion projects, managed site visits, tax, customs and legal advisory and business set-up for new foreign investment projects in Armenia.

Paruyr has experience working with the U.S. state institutions in economic policy analysis and cost-benefit analysis of draft legal acts during his full-time fellowship in the office of Senator Lena C. Taylor in Madison, Wisconsin in the framework of the Professional Fellows Program (Fall 2012) funded by the U.S. State Department.

Paruyr Jangulyan holds a PhD in Economics from the Institute of Economics of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia and he is a graduate of Yerevan State Institute of Economics. He was a DAAD research fellow in the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics in the University of Bremen, Germany in 2014. From 2007 to 2015 Paruyr published 6 scientific articles on foreign direct investment risk evaluation, legal framework for effective investment policy, and private equities.

Within the framework of “STRONG CSOs” project Paruyr was engaged as a pro bono expert on writing an attractive motivation letter. The materials of the meeting are available here: Statement of purpose

Satenik Baghdasaryan

Satenik Baghdasaryan

“For Equal Rights” NGO

Project Coordinator of “Article 3” Human Rights Club

Satenik Baghdasaryan

Ms Satenik Baghdasaryan works as Project Coordinator of “Article 3” Human Rights Club founded by “For Equal Rights” NGO. Previously she has worked at the “Regional Studies Center” as Project Director. She has been writing articles and papers for series of international magazines and has served as a trainer for many international youth projects.

Satenik holds an MA in European Studies from Yerevan State University (YSU), where she also earned a BA in Political Science.

Satenik completed the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems (AIPES), was one of the participants of Professional Fellows Programme sponsored by the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affair and had her fellowship in a leading think tank in Chicago, US. She has also taken part in different academic programs by UK Cranfield University, UNAOC, Tartu University, Tbilisi state university, etc.

Within the framework of “STRONG CSOs” project Satenik was engaged as a pro bono expert on fundraising. The materials of the meeting are available here: Fundraising

Suren Mkhitaryan

Suren Mkhitaryan

“International Center for Intercultural Research, Learning and Dialogue” NGO

Executive Director

Suren Mkhitaryan

Suren Mkhitaryan has over 7 years of professional experience in the field of civil society, social entrepreneurship, non-formal education and quality assurance of higher education. He is currently Executive Director at “International Centre for Intercultural Research, Learning and Dialogue” NGO.

Suren has extensive experience in managing various local and international projects focused on social entrepreneurship (SE) where he managed to connect with 300+ social entrepreneurship representatives worldwide. During the last 3 years he was the project manager of “Community Development through Social Entrepreneurship” (CODE-SE) EU-funded project. Within the framework of the project, among other accomplishments, Suren managed to establish effective collaboration schemes among various players including public, international, educational and other institutions working in the field of SE in Armenia and support establishment of 10 social enterprises in Armenia.

In addition, Suren has extensively contributed to the development of the concept of SE in Armenia through continuous collaboration with state institutions (with a consortium), as well as promoted the development of educational courses on SE in the educational sector.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Suren provided a pro bono consultation on the existing SE support mechanisms and the Association of Social Enterprises of Armenia.

The materials of the meeting are available here:

Presentation; List_Funding for social projects_enterprises

Sylvia Svazyan

Sylvia Svazyan

Eurasia Partnership Foundation

HR/Office Manager

Sylvia Svazyan

Sylvia Svazyan began working with Eurasia Partnership Foundation in July 2005. Before joining the EPF Armenia Office she has worked in different international organisations and projects including Tacis Projects, UNDP, MDF Kamurj, Raiffeisen Investment AG (an Austrian Investment Bank). She also worked as a journalist for National Radio for three years. She graduated from Yerevan State University with a degree in History and from American University in Armenia, Department of Political Science and International Relations.

Within the framework of “STRONG CSOs” project Sylvia was engaged as a pro bono expert on human resource management.

Tatevik Avetisyan

Tatevik Avetisyan

Deem Communications

PR Director

Tatevik Avetisyan

Tatevik Avetisyan has been leading PR Unit and projects at Deem Communications since 2011. She brings over 12 years of practice in PR and communications by combining her experience with humanitarian organisations in Armenia and internationally.

Tatevik brings professional insights from her experience with local and international businesses, as well as international humanitarian organisations. Currently, she is communications expert in “Support to EU Communication on Reforms in Armenia II” project. Tatevik is a visiting lecturer at the American University of Armenia.

She enjoys sharing, teaching, traveling and connecting ideas and people to reveal their full potential.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Tatevik provided pro-bono consulting on “Communication and Visibility of EU-funded projects”.

Tatevik Margaryan

Tatevik Margaryan

Freelance expert and researcher

Tatevik Margaryan

Tatevik Margaryan is a freelance expert and researcher with expertise in civil society organisations and Organisational Development. Previously, she worked with Civic Development and Partnership Foundation as Deputy Director and Organisational Development and Training Specialist, and a number of other organisations as Trainer, Sociologist, Programme Coordinator, etc. Tatevik has about 15 years’ experience in the areas of human resource management, organisational assessments, proposal writing, project management, research and analysis, as well as provision of training and consulting for civil society organisations.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Tatevik Margaryan provided pro bono consulting on the organisational policies and procedures.

The materials of the meeting are available here: CSO policies and procedures.

Viktorya Mirzakhanyan

Viktorya Mirzakhanyan

OxYGen Foundation for Protection of Youth and Women’s Rights

Finance Manager

Viktorya Mirzakhanyan

Viktorya Mirzakhanyan has more than 8 years of experience as a finance officer.
Currently she works at OxYGen Foundation for Protection of Youth and Women’s Rights as Finance Manager. Previously she has worked for OXFAM in Armenia, Civic Development and Partnership Foundation and other civil society organisations. She has experience in annual financial planning and management, working with multi-donor project budgets, budget monitoring, taxation reporting, etc.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Viktorya was engaged as a pro bono expert on CSO financial management. The materials of the meeting are available here: CSO financial management

Zaruhi Lavchyan

Zaruhi Lavchyan

Freelance educator, expert

Zaruhi Lavchyan

Zaruhi Lavchyan is a freelance educator, author and expert in the youth field, with a background in local and international open youth work, intercultural learning and dialogue, project management. Zaruhi is currently a member of the Armenian National Pool of Trainers and the Trainers’ Pool of the Council of Europe, actively involved in the development of youth policy, non-formal education, community development in Armenia.

Zaruhi has vast experience in training trainers on national and international levels. She is involved in educational methodological developments and coordination of several online courses. For the past 2 years Zaruhi has been coordinating the educational work and the massive open online course of the “Community Development through Social Entrepreneurship” EU-funded project aimed at establishing and strengthening the social businesses in the rural regions. Zaruhi’s professional interests also include anti-discrimination, organisational development, policy dialogue, cooperation, and civic participation.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Zaruhi provided pro bono consulting on the opportunities offered by the European structures supporting youth work and youth educational activities.

Zoran Krtinić

Zoran Krtinić

“STRONG CSOs” project

Lead Trainer and Coach

Zoran Krtinić

Zoran Krtinić has over 12 years of experience as a trainer, capacity builder and EU projects specialist. As an experienced and certified EU projects trainer and facilitator, he has designed and delivered numerous training programmes in Western Balkans and Northern Africa for the EU, UNDP, OSCE and other international institutions.

Zoran has over 10 years of experience in programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects, supporting in designing, implementing and evaluating cross-border cooperation programmes and assessment of project proposals.

In addition to his grant schemes and grant projects preparation expertise, Mr Krtinić is also recognised as a procurement expert providing support to grant beneficiaries and the EU Delegation to Serbia in public procurement procedures.

Within the framework of the “STRONG CSOs” project Zoran provided pro bono consulting on the various topics: "How to conduct effective training sessions", "Theory of change", "Managing for Results -Indicators", "Public Procurement According to the EU Rules-PRAG", “Monitoring in Theory and Practice”, “Budget preparation for EU-funded projects”, as well as "How does the European Union assess your project proposal".

The materials of the meeting are available here: