European Center for Minority Issues (Republic of Kosovo)Financial organisation:
Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Embassy in KosovoParticipants:
Centre for Legal Aid and Regional Development, European Commission, European Union Office in Kosovo (Republic of Kosovo) , Communication for Social Development, Aktiv NGO (Republic of Kosovo), Embassy of Germany in Pristina in Kosovo (Republic of Kosovo), Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kosovo (Republic of Kosovo), Association for Peace Kosovo (Republic of Kosovo), Network of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian women organizations in Kosovo (Republic of Kosovo), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (Republic of Kosovo), International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Pristina (Republic of Kosovo), Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Kingdom Department for International Development, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office & United Nations Trust Fund for Ending Violence against Women.Website: http://www.ecmikosovo.org/en/Past-Projects/Category/Past-Projects/Improving-Minorities-Communities%E2%80%99-Access-to-Higher-Education-in-Serbian-Language-and-Public-EmploymentKeywords:
This project intends to support Kosovo’s Institutions in three areas: (1) the development of an ad-hoc mechanism for the recognition of the validity and equivalence of the UMN diplomas which could ensure full and equal employment opportunities to the graduates of this University while temporarily bypassing the issue of its accreditation within Kosovo’s framework; (2) the development of a legal instrument ensuring equal access to accredited professional schools for the members of minority communities who received education under the Serbian system; (3) the building up of the conditions and capacities for the initiation of a negotiation process between relevant stakeholders on the harmonisation of the UMN within the Kosovo higher education landscape through the production of a comprehensive roadmap. The three research-intensive activities produced thorough information and in-depth analysis. These guided the involved stakeholders in the achievement of sustainable solutions and represent a valuable point of reference for present and future institutional action.