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28 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 25413)  

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Title Meeting with text book authors: Induction workshop, preparation for April 
Status Completed 
Date 23/11/2008 
Location Pristina, Kosovo*
Countries Others: Kosovo*
  Joint Programme Activity - Kosovo-IBP
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Kosovo-IBP - Education in Kosovo: Inter-culturalism and the Bologna Process*    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2008/DG4/JP/1763   Education in UNMIK/Kosovo : Inter-culturalism and the Bologna Process
Expected Result 1.2 - EDC/HRE a. guidelines and recommendations on EDC/HRE curriculum development and reform produced. b. EDC/HRE materials translated(printed and on-line format) and used in decision making (initial and in-service teacher training) c. teacher trainers trained; new modules on EDC/HRE in the existing teacher training mechanisms developed d. the “Tool on Quality Assurance in EDC” accessible in the local languages. Information about piloting of the tool collected and analysed. e. the Democratic School Governance manual translated and disseminated. Awareness of headteachers and other educational staff raised on its implementation. Piloted in schools. New contextualised instruments developed.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Culture and intercultural dialogue
Line of Action ⇒ V.1 – Education and Linguistic Diversity: promoting democratic culture
Programme ☆ V.1.1  European identity and education for democratic citizenship
Project 2002/DG4/94 Linking policy and practice in citizenship and human rights education
Expected Result 1 Dialogue and co-operation among member states through sustainable networks, pooling and sharing of information and expertise are encouraged.

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Organisation of meetings - Workshop (excl. training) 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education & Languages)
CoE Contact KEATING, Sarah   email
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1 http://www.ibp-kosovo.org  
Last Modified 01/12/2009 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 25413) (Hide Synopsis)

Output/Results After the introduction of the goals, the timeframe and the working concept of the CoE-activity in Kosovo (all seven aspects) the discussion was concentrated on the EDC/HRE element in the CoE-task
b.Teaching material and background information
c.Teacher training

The fact was pointed out very clearly, that the main goal will be to build up the capacity of the people in charge of the modernisation of the EDC in Kosovo. Therefore all assistance will be concentrated and tailored to fit this need.
In was pointed out, that Kosovo is now part of the European discussion on the aspects and processes of EDC/HRE. This is especially important when discussing the adaptation of existing CoE EDC materials. During the last 12 years, EDC has been carefully elaborated in the framework of many conferences, seminars and meeting of the Council of Europe. It is important to be aware of the state of the art and at the same time it is important to realise, that with each new view a new voice is joining the discussion on democratic citizenship in Europe.

Mr Arber Salihu, from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Kosovo, through its presentations, stressed that harmonisation of all activities in the field will be a mayor issue. He pointed out, that the assistance with the curriculum review is coming in the right moment.
It has been agreed upon that even though the revision of the general curriculum framework will only be finished during 2009 (joint activity of the MEST and UNICEF) and therefore the discussion around the subject curricula will take place only after this phase has been finalised, it makes sense already now to start the phase of elaborating modern concepts of EDC curricula that exist in Europe.
Conclusions/Follow Up The translation of parts of the existing tools and volumes for EDC/HRE have been very carefully discussed. After intensive discussion the group decided on the following procedure.
1)The translation and adaptation starts at the same time for the EDC pack tool ‘Democratic governance of schools’ and of the EDC/HRE Volume III ‘Living in democracy’ for secondary I.
2)A first curriculum meeting will take place at December 16 and 17 2008 at Villa Germina in Pristina with participants (around 15) from all stakeholders in Kosovo (curriculum developers, ministry officials, teachers, publishing houses, representatives of the NGOs and partner organizations). They shall be supported by three Council of Europe experts (if possible Ted Huddleston, GB; NN, Croatia; Rolf Gollob, Switzerland).
Consultants/Experts Rolf Gollob (CoE expert, IPE/PHZH, Switzerland)
Arber Salihu (MEST Pristina)
Sqhipe Ramadani Gashi (MEST Pristina)
Ismet Potera (PIK Pristina)
Luljeta Shala (PIK Pristina)
CoE Secretariat Hatixhe Ramosaj (CoE Pristina)
Emir Adzovic (CoE Pristina) 
Total No. Participants 10 
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  * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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