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Nansen Model for Intercultural Education

Agreement for cooperation signed between NDC Skopje and Gostivar municipality

On August 12, 2014 in the premises of Gostivar municipality, Nansen Dialogue Centre Skopje signed the Agreement for cooperation with Gostivar municipality in order to include the Nansen model for integrated education in the primary school Goce Delcev. The Agreement for cooperation was signed on behalf of the Mayor of Gostivar- Nevzat Bejta and the Executive Director of NDC Skopje Sasho Stojkovski.

The project will include students, teachers and parents from the Macedonian and Albanian ethnic community and its goal is to raise the level of integration through integrated extracurricular activities for students, training programs for teachers and principals and programs for cooperation with parents.

Nansen Dialogue Centre Skopje has provided training scholarships for the teachers that will be the direct implementers of the integrated extracurricular activities according to the Annual programs drafted by NDC Skopje, and will additionally provide expertise and advising to the school management and teacher staff during the implementation of the foreseen program activities within the project.

On May 22, 2014 NDC Skopje organized an introductory presentation of the Nansen model for integrated education for the parents of the Macedonian and Albanian students from the second grade within the central primary school Goce Delcev in Gostivar. The parents expressed high interest and support for the project and provided their consent for the participation of their children in the integrated extracurricular activities as part of the Nansen model for integrated education.

The implementation of the preparatory activities for the start-up of the project will begin during September 2014 whereas the official start-up of the project is anticipated to start during the month of October 2014.