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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 28735)  

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Title Preparation of the Roma teachers and mediators for the second training seminar on ''Quality education for Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians'' in the framework of the IBP project 
Status Completed 
Date 01/12/2009 - 01/02/2010 
Location Several locations, 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 1.4 - Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian (RAE) a. RAE and non-Roma teachers trained and prepared to work with multicultural classes. b. The Council of Europe’s teaching material adapted and used at local level
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Social Cohesion
Line of Action ⇒ IV.1 – Ensuring social cohesion
Programme ☆ IV.1.6  Roma and Travellers
Project 2002/DG4/93 Education of Roma children in Europe
Expected Result 3 Contribution to the harmonisation of the implementation of education policies concerning the Roma through inter-institutional co-operation.

Working Method

Training Course 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Education & Languages)
CoE Contact ,   email
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1 www.coe.int/education/roma  
Last Modified 18/03/2010 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 28735) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To identify and train 10 teachers/mediators starting from December 1st 2009 until February 1 2010. The goal was to improve the composition of the group of teachers and mediators in order to have a better geographical representation and a bigger number of Roma representatives in the training sessions. 
Output/Results The idea of having the teachers working with children on one side and the mediators working with the Roma communities in other side looks like promising results. However, the need excessive training and constant meetings with the mediators in order to obtain the results and provide support is necessary during the whole process.
During the trainings mediators who are working in the Balkan Sunflowers (BSF) centers are more likely to better understand the concept and the situation of what needs to be done. However, an area that does not have learning centers and organizational supports lacks the management as well as motivation in terms of finance. Because BSF mediators are already working with the communities and a great part of their work is to create a sustainable contact within their communities as well as schools and municipalities and more importantly they are already getting paid by BSF.
It is very important to create a good contact between the teachers and the mediators, the contact could be organized in a way that would show the community firstly the trust and secondly their voice in the school management.
Conclusions/Follow Up -Give the mediators clear idea of what needs to be done in terms of communities, schools, individuals etc.
-Monthly visit to the mediators and evaluate the work and results as well as issues they are facing with.
-In each area make sure that the mediators have a clear contact in school that could be visited from both side’s teachers and mediators.
-Give more training and tools for the mediators that could be used in their work with communities.
Consultants/Experts Sebastian Serifovic 
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 11 
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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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