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Evaluation of Mostar Rock School in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Final Report


Since 2017, the Swedish Embassy in Sarajevo has supported the Mostar Rock School (MoRS) to foster relations and trust across ethnic lines through music education. By offering an opportunity to come together and connect over music, MoRS aims to create new ties among the young, but also among their parents who directly suffered from the war. The overall purpose of the evaluation was to gain a sound understanding of the extent to which MoRS is able to promote peaceful coexistence, trust, and dialogue, and whether aspects of the programme can be replicated and/or brought to scale. It found that MORS is successfully bringing about positive change – transforming attitudes and behaviours. Through MoRS’ values-infused teaching approach, students are learning to live together through teamwork, trust, openness, respect, and understanding. MoRS’ activities have also had ripple effects beyond its student body, spreading to families, communities in Mostar, and elsewhere. An overwhelming number of respondents affirm that MoRS is making Mostar a better place. There is scope for MoRS to grow its operations to meet the demand and there is potential for replicability of MoRS’ good practice both in BiH and beyond. Going forward, MoRS would benefit from regularly monitoring the effects of its work. MoRS needs to prepare a new strategic plan for the upcoming three to five years and a succession strategy.


Publicerad på webbplatsen: 2022-11-10

Publikationstyp: Utvärdering – Sida Decentralised Evaluation

Utgiven: 2022

Språk: Engelska

Författare: Aleksandar Zivanovic, Cecilia M Ljungman