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Conference “Education for Peace” in Prishtina

24. 11. 2008. On 24 November the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) and Association of Adult Education of Kosovo (ARrK-DVV International) have jointly organized and implemented a conference on “Education for Peace”, held in the premises of Grand Hotel in Pristina. The conference gathered 163 participants, representatives of state institutions for education, local and foreign NGOs and foreign representatives and experts from Europe and the Balkans.

Mr. Eckart Blaurock, deputy Ambassador of Germany in Kosovo, Ms. Karyn Posner-Mullen, Director of the American Embassy in Kosovo and Mr.Gernot Pfandlerm, Ambassador of Austria in Kosovo introduced the opening of the conference.

The objective of this conference was:

  • To sensitize the vast opinion in Kosovo for the need to create new opportunities for education for peace;
  • Building of new experiences and practices in schools and other educational institutions in Kosovo;
  • Strengthening of dialogue and intercultural and interethnic understanding in Kosovo etc.
  • The conference hosted for other workshops on the following topics:
  • Education for peace nowadays in schools of Kosovo, creation of new practices;
  • Civil society and education for peace;
  • Intercultural dialogue in Kosovo and
  • Role of media in peace building.
Recommendations that came out of these workshops shall boost the creation of new opportunities for education for peace in Kosovo.