Comunità di S.Egidio

La Comunità di Sant'Egidio e la Pace


Kosovo

 

 

 23/04/1998
TEXT OF AGREED MEASURES 
FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION 
OF THE AGREEMENT ON EDUCATION

1. The following measures have been temporarily adopted to enable the implementation of the Agreement on Education signed on September 1 by President Slobodan Milosevic and Dr. Ibrahim Rugova. 

2. The Institute for Albanology in Pristina will be open for its previous users on March 31. 

3. By March 31, the St. Egidio Community will, in view of the proposals submitted by the two sides in the 3+3 Committee, determine the first three faculties of the Pristina University where the Albanian students and professors will be reintegrated by April 30, 1998. 

In principle, the following is a condition for reintegration: students currently normally conducting their studies at the University and the Albanian students will use the University facilities and equipment alternately, through a system of double shifts which will change every semester. During the first semester of the application of these measures, students currently normally studying in the University facilities will use them in the morning (until 2 p.m.), and the Albanian students in the afternoon; in the second semester, the shifts will change and the Albanian students will be in the morning and the students now studying in the University facilities in the afternoon, and this order will change in the following semesters. 

Apart from using facilities for holding classes, Albanian students and professors will also have at their disposal the corresponding space at each faculty for administrative functions and the teaching staff (if this is not possible, another solution will be found). 

4. By April 30, 1998, the St. Egidio Community will, taking into consideration proposals submitted by the two sides in the 3+3 Committee, determine the next three faculties of the Pristina University where the Albanian students and professors will be reintegrated by May 31, 1998. The conditions for this will be the same as for the faculties in point 3. 

5. Albanian students and professors of the remaining seven faculties will be able to re-enter the facilities of the Pristina University by June 30, 1998 according to the same conditions as the faculties in points 3 and 4. 

By September 30, 1998, Albanian students and professors will be able to use University facilities (cafeterias, libraries, student dormitories, etc.) in the corresponding way. The St. Egidio Community will, after hearing the proposals of both sides, reach a solution for possible problems which could occur. In any case, the school year must start normally on October 1, 1998. 

6. By June 30, 1998, Albanian students and professors will be able to use the facilities of seven schools of higher learning in Pristina and other cities in Kosovo which are specialized for teaching, economic and technical subjects. Their use will be regulated in keeping with the conditions for the renewed use of University facilities, as in point 3, if these schools are to be used. 

7. The 3+3 Committee, with the support of St. Egidio, underlines the need for securing funds for the faster construction of new facilities in order to make more space for holding classes, research and administration, and which will be at the disposal of all. New University buildings, which can be built speedily, will be able to accommodate, under equal conditions, all structures of the University. This will be the subject of a special program, which will contain deadlines and the financing of its realization in keeping with real needs and material capabilities. 

8. Similarly, by March 31, 1998, Albanian pupils of elementary and high schools will be able to return to elementary and high schools which are currently not is use, in keeping with a list to be prepared by the 3+3 Committee. 

St. Egidio will find a solution for possible problems which could emerge. 

Albanian pupils of elementary and high schools will return to those elementary and high school building which are partially in use by April 30, 1998. Their use will be regulated in keeping with the conditions for the renewed use of University facilities mentioned in point 3, or in another mutually acceptable way. 

9. The 3+3 Committee, assisted by St. Egidio, will meet by March 30 at the latest to guarantee the implementation of the transitional normalization measures. The 3+3 Committee will immediately set up working groups for each faculty. The 3+3 Committee will examine the remaining problems which are concerned with the normalization of the education system (funding, administration, languages, programs, diplomas, status questions of employees). 


In Pristina, March 23, 1998

Fehmi Agani
Abdulj Rama
Redzep Osmani
Ratomir Vico
Goran Percevic
Dobrosav Bjeletic


In the presence of the members of the St. Egidio Community 

Monsignor Vicenzo Paglia 
Prof. Roberto Morozzo della Rocca 
Dr. Mario Giro