EDI - Empowerment of Kosovo minorities through Education, Dialogue and Involvement in the municipal decision-making process (EDI phase II)

Contract partner: Consortium - Balkan Sunflowers KosovaCountry: Kosovo Funding amount: € 450.000,00Project start: 01.03.2016End: 28.02.2019

Short Description:

Overall goal

EDI 2 Project aims at enhancing the integration of minority communities in Kosovo through enhanced education, interethnic dialogue and empowerment. To achieve the objective of this project, which is a continuation of EDI 1, the EDI consortium will work to increase the access to education, empower youth and adults, and advocate for the institutionalization of the learning centres program for the empowerment of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities.

Expected results

The outputs/expected results of EDI 2 are:

1. Increased access to education of the target groups and improved children’s school achievement;

2. Youth and adults gained leadership skills and are empowered;

3. Learning center program is institutionalized and government policy related to education is implemented.


Target group / Beneficiaries

In EDI 2 partners will work jointly to create more synergies and will concentrate their activities in 4 municipalities in Kosovo: Fushë Kosovë/Kosovo Polje, Lipjan/Lipljan (Janjevë/o), Shtime/Štimlje and Obiliq/Obili? (Plemetin/a). The number of municipalities was limited to be able to concentrate more attention and resources to facilitate increasing impact on beneficiaries.

At the end of the project approximately 70 volunteers, 1800 children, 115 adults, 15 families, teachers and project staff will have benefited from the activities.



Activities to be undertaken respond to the needs of the communities in the four municipalities. Activities include: the implementation of the learning programs; pre-school and kindergarten activities; inclusive sport activities; financial support to families (emergency fund); medical visits, and lectures on health and nutri-tion; training on disabilities for staff and development of an action plan to prepare the integration of beneficiaries with special needs in project activities; advocacy trainings for staff and volunteers, bursary program; programs which provide youth with training and experience in teaching, leadership skills, and fight early marriages while persuading young girls to stay in school and advocacy activities through trainings, events and actions.

Partners view the local community as active agents of change, and work to mobilize the agency of local people using a participatory approach. Project activities are designed to be: child-centred, community-based, volunteer-supported, inclusive, gender balanced, rights-based, results-oriented.



The consortium undertaking this action seeks comprehensive collaboration among CSOs and NGOs operating in the fields of social inclusion, education, integration, lifelong learning, and voluntarism. Based on the previous phase of the project, the results achieved, and the evaluation of the project, this project will remain within the frame of the EDI 1 and will be more focused on education and voluntarism.

project number8304-00/2016
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Gender: 1, Democracy: 2, Poverty: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.