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

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

The beginning of school year 2015-2016

Elbasan Observatory – November 14, 2011


The Observatory office of Children’s Rights – Elbasan has organized roundtable discussions with local actors to inform them about 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:  Aid to the Balkans, Police Directorate of Elbasan, Voice 16+, World Vision, I.C.C and Terre’s des Hommes. The institutions expressed their opinion about some possible improvements in the Draft–Plan of Action:

  • The Central Government should provide the Plan of Action with respective budgets.
  • To use more concrete and more measurable Monitoring indicators.
  • Alternative Services deserve the necessary attention. They have proved to be very important during the present time and they are of a higher quality.
  • To support CPUs in building and improving capacities.
  • To create the Financial Legal Framework in order to support the initiatives of CPUs.
  • To create the right mechanisms to incentivize the  Local Authority to take their own responsibilities in designing efficient policies to protect children’s rights through the Local Plan of Action and the consolidation of CPU’s.