KWN Attends HERAS’s Two Days Workshop on Applying Human Rights Based Approach in Higher Education
“In my opinion, the workshop was very productive; including HRBA in higher education and in every other field in fact, is a very important thing to be done,
06.07.2017

On 4th and 5th of July, the project “HERAS – Higher Education, Research and Applied Science” organized a workshop on “Applying Human Rights Based Approach in Higher Education (HRBA)”.
     The HRBA is a conceptual analytical and methodological framework for identifying, planning, implementing and monitoring development activities based on international human rights standards, and operationally directed to promoting and protecting human rights: Understanding human rights law and the United Nations (UN) human rights system is essential to the implementation of a HRBA.
     The aim of the workshop was to address the central aspects of higher education from a human rights perspective. In addition the workshop helped to foster the implementation of Social Dimension of Higher Education in Kosovo in line with the Bologna Process. Also, it helped to share the best European practices in this field.
     “During the workshop we shared experiences and gave inputs and it’s very good that all the conclusion that were agreed during this workshop will be passed on the other upcoming activities to be organized by HERAS,” said one of the participants.
     The workshop was chaired and addressed by high level speakers from Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), Univeristy of Prishtina (UP), Human Rights Center in the UP, and experts of the field from Austria and Kosovo, and it gathered around 40 participants from different institutions including: MEST, Public Universities, civil society organizations including Kosovo Women’s Network (KWN) representative, Students Parliament, etc. 
     The project HERAS contributes to the well-functioning of Higher Education and Research in Kosovo along the principles of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the European Research Area (ERA) with the long-term objective to support the socio-economic development of the country. 
      

 
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