Legislation

Kosovar CSOs are allowed to provide educational activities, including non-formal ones, in accordance to their statutes and fields of activities. Non –formal education is regulated by the Administrative Instruction on non-formal education for youth, adopted in 2015 by the Ministry of Education Science and Technology. During 2019 have been no developments regarding legislation on promotion of non-formal education. The National Qualifications Authority is the body mandated to accredit and recognize non-formal education. Official curriculum has limited civil society related topics; mostly on primary level of education through the subject of civic education. Yet, interviewed representatives of the Ministry of Youth Culture and Sports consider the legislation in place as appropriate and responsive to the needs of the CSO sector. While representatives from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology stated “there is no need to change the curriculum since it is considered that civil society related subjects are well included”. What is considered more of an issue for the Ministry is the level of understanding and comprehension of the subject by teachers, nevertheless the Ministry does not have in place a system of monitoring and evaluation for the same issue.

0 – 20 Fully disabling environment20 – 40 Disabling environment
40 – 60 Partially enabling environment60 – 80 Enabling environment
80 – 100 Fully enabling environment

Practice

Considering the fact that topics on civil society are rare in the educational curriculum there are only a few cases of memorandums of understandings between private universities and CSOs for internship and volunteering programs. Provision of non-formal education it is not a wide spread activity amid civil society organizations in Kosovo. Data provided by the National Qualification Authority signify a small presence of CSOs certified to provide trainings and non-formal education. In 2019 only one CSO has been certified whereas the lists provided enumerate three other CSOs certified during previous years mainly offering vocational trainings.

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