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The Timok club is a non-profit and non-political citizens’ association founded in 1997 in Knjazevac.
The Timok club goal is the promotion of ecologically safe, social and economical development of the Timok Region.

                                                                 What we do?


Until now there have been realized more then 60 different projects with more than 20.000 beneficiaries from 12 countries. The Timok club has been very active in strengthening democratic institutions and political transformation process in Serbia. During our recent activities, the Timok Club became leader within the Eastern Serbia on promotion of local partnership among government, business and civil society.

                                                                   Resources


The Timok club currently has 7 employees , 12 active volunteers and 46 members. It has a fully equipped offices and a Team of coaches who has implemented in recent years trainings for more than 1,400 people and Timok consulting network consisted of consultants from around the Timok region.

                                                                  Membership

The Timok club is a member of:


•  South East Development Network board,
• "Alliance for Balkan Cooperation", NGOs from Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia and i Serbia
• PREPARE, "European network for rural development"
• RIVER SEE network ,
• FENS Federation of non governmental organizations of Serbia

The Timok club was a member of:


•    Advisory board of NGOs engaged by Republic of Serbia for making of Poverty Reduction Strategy
•    Unit for monitoring, evaluating and supporting FSI progamms
•    National coordination team of Serbian NGOs for GOTV campaign – elections 2000, the only NGO that was not from Belgrade
•    Trilateral board Euro region "Danube XXI".



                                                               Printed publications

• ”Comparative analysis of social services regulation in Serbia, Bulgaria and other EU member states”
•  Booklet “The process of deinstitutionalization and decentralization of social services and the role of civil society organizations as initiator and provider. The Bulgarian experience”
•  „Working Together“
•  „Economic Analysis of Knjazevac Municipality“
•  “Economic Analysis of Paracin Municipality“
•  „What do we have to know about European Union”  
•  „Project cycle management”
•  „Guide trough small business”
•  „Guide for NGO funding from municipality and town budgets“
•  “Green Agenda Knjazevac”
•   More that 50 project developed for starting small business and more that 25 feasibility studies

                                                                   Projects
More that 60 project implemented trough three programs determined by strategic plan ( socio-humanitarian, development and cross border program ):

                                                          Socio-humanitarian:


• Anti-xenophobic, anti-racism and anti minority and handicap discrimination campaign
• Partners for social societies
• Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for the Republic of Serbia –PRSP
• Revealing the hidden poverty
• Knjazevac’s wide open hart
• Monitoring and evaluation of SIF projects
• Unit for monitoring and support of MRSP projects
• Drug leads to death
• Step towards the trough
• Promoting pluralism by the strengthening of NGOs and civil society in Serbia
• Participative research of children poverty in Serbia

                                                            Development:
• Business Incubator Center
• Small business support in East Serbia 
• Promoting pluralism by the strengthening of NGOs and civil society in Serbia
• Timok regional development Center
• Partnership for development
• Local authorities educational program
• NGO resource center
• Volunteer Center
• Not to be late
• Timok network
• House of partnership
• Tourist informative center
• Participate in recycling keep the environment
• Green Agenda in Serbia
• Training for training courses for youth

                                                           Cross border:
• Old mountain-new bridges
• Balkan cross border forum
• Balkan Civic Coalition
• East Serbia close to Europe
• Regional integration trough volunteer exchange in Southeast Europe
                               

  Strengthening of democratic process in Serbia:


• Get to know your rights I& II
• Young have their rights? I and II
• Knjaževac Open School - KOŠ
• Save your vote
• GOTV (Get out and vote) campaign
• Citizens watching municipality budget
• Young politicians education I and II
• Education of democratic strength in Serbia
• Serbia in EU, what do I have, and what does Knjazevac have from it?
• Ethical codex promotion for representatives of local government in central Serbia

Our sources of funding:


•    European Union, managed by the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia
•    ISC, Institute fro Sustainable Communities
•    USAID, US Agency for International Development, USA
•    DAI –Development Alternatives
•    DFID, Department for International Development, UK
•    Charles Stewart MOTT Foundation, USA
•    EAR, European Agency for Reconstruction
•    GMF, General Marshal Fund, USA
•    UNDP, United Nations Development Program
•    OSCE, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
•    CIDA, Canadian International Development Agency -Canada,
•    Freedom House, USA,
•    CHF, Community Habitat Finance, USA,
•    Holland embassy, Beograd
•    Westminster Foundation for Democracy (UK),
•    Open Society Fund, Beograd, Budapest,
•    CRS, Catholic Relief Service USA
•    IOCC, International Orthodox Christian Charities, IOCC, USA,
•    ECHO, European Commission Humanitarian Organization
•    UNHCHR, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
•    The Know How Fund, UK,
•    IDEE, Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe USA,
•    IREX, International Research & Exchanges Board- USA,
•    ADF, American Development Foundation, USA
•    Konrad Adenauer Stiftund, GER,
•    Holcim (Serbia) A.D.
•    Save the Children Fund, UK,
•    UNICEF, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
•    Milieukontakt Internacional, Holland
•    BCIF, Balkan Communicative Initiatives Fund, UK
•    and more than 20 local donors