Workshop, consultation and debate for Out of School Children

Tirana, 27 January 2016

Workshop, consultation and debate

Out of School Children- Phase II

Observatory for Children’s Rights, Ministry of Education and Sports in partnership with UNICEF Albania, have realized the Workshop, consultation and debate in the framework of the initiative “Every child in school”.

“Out of school children”, an initiative of MoES, in partnership with UNICEF is implemented by the Observatory for Children’s Rights. This initiative started in 2013 and was followed by the Observatory for Children’s Rights from 2014 onward, with the aim of identifying and registering in school all children of compulsory education age as well as preventing school leave by children who are at risk of dropping out. This initiative aims to establish adequate mechanisms that facilitate the attendance of school from every child of compulsory school age till 9 grade.

This Workshop has collected together representatives of Regional Education Directories, Education Officces, MoES specialists, as well as other experts tasked with collecting data for the registration and keeping the children in school enrollment, in Albania.


Information about the floods occurring in Albania during January 2016

The situation in the flooded areas in Vlora, Fier, Berat and Korca and the need for intervention

Recommendations and debates on National Action Plan for Children 2012-2015

The beginning of school year 2015-2016

Berat Observatory – November 14, 2011


The Observatory of Children’s Rights – Berat brings into the attention of the other local actors the Draft – “Plan of Action 2011 – 2015 on the National Strategy for Children” formulated by MOLSAEO ( Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities ). Moreover the Observatory has taken into account the actor’s opinion regarding this draft. Some of the Local Institutions that participated in the discussion about the Plan of Action were: NSSD (National Social Services Directorate), SSD (Social Services Directorate of Municipality of Berat), Social Services of Municipality of Berat, Protection Unit of Children’s Rights in Berat, Save the Children, RSS (Regional Social Service), the Prefecture Unit of Protection of Children’s Rights and Protection Unit of Children’s Rights in Kucove Municipality. The Institutions expressed their opinion about some possible improvements in the Draft–Plan of Action:

  • To think of a solution how to collect the fines, which will serve as a punishment measure, in order to increase the efficiency of the law.
  • To increase Institutional Collaboration in order to manage the individual cases which is one of the most important issues of Children’s Rights, and must be regulated with sublegal acts and not with Formal Institutional Agreement.
  • In order to have an effective psychologist’s intervention at school, it’s necessary to have a psychologist in every school during all the days of the week.