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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 25496)  

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Title Review of primary and secondary education legislation. CoE opinion and recommendation on the draft text. 
Description Building on the previous assistance in the field of legislation review started in period 2000-2003 in a joint effort between the Council of Europe and the World Bank, the Council of Europe prepared an opinion on the first draft Law on primary and secondary education in Kosovo to be adopted by the relevant authorities by the end of 2009. 
Status Completed 
Date 17/10/2008 
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 1.1 - Legislation a. current state of the education system reviewed in order to ensure that the below-mentioned activities have the most impact. b. proposals to primary and secondary education legislation made to ensure compliance with good practice c. process of legislation’s amendment launched
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 1992/DG4/101 Reform of education legislation, contents and structures in priority countries
Expected Result 1 Priority countries benefits from technical co-operation activities to modify their legislative texts or policies in the field of education.

Working Method

Legislative Expertise 
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# 25496) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The opinion is prepared by the Council of Europe expert Mr Dennis Farington under the joint Council of Europe / European Commission project Education in Kosovo: Interculturalism and Bologna Process.
This is the first part of the assistance foreseen in the objectives of the project. In accordance with the project objectives the following expected results will be achieved:
1. Review of existing laws on primary/secondary education, to be completed and advice given to MEST and other relevant stakeholders.
2.Review of all education laws, including the Law on Education in the Municipalities, for cohesion and compatibility, including locating different levels of education within the proposed National Qualification Framework working together with the relevant NQF and NQA representatives and stakeholders.
Output/Results This opinion is not the final and presents guide to discussion in the working group organized by the MEST under the IDEP project led by the MEST and financed by the World Bank. The opinion is intended to open discussion on the harmonisation of the elements in the draft law and modernisation needs.
Upon the expert consultant’s original opinion, the staff of the Interculturalism and Bologna Process forwarded the opinion to colleagues from EC and consulted with a team of lawyers in charge of the Action plan for person’s with disabilities in Kosovo. 
Conclusions/Follow Up  
Consultants/Experts Dennis Farington 
CoE Secretariat  
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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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