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25. November 2010.

Members of the Special  Working Group for  Education in  South  Serbia, who include  representatives  of the Ministry of  Education,  the Coordination Body of the Government of the  Republic of Serbia for  the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja,  the  Albanian National Council, as well as the national and international experts,  paid a three-day visit to Vojvodina.   

The visit was aimed at getting an insight into the way in which higher education is organized in Vojvodina, which might serve as a model for organizing the classes at the future department of the Nis University’s Faculty of Economics, which the Government of the Republic of Serbia is willing to open.   
The language in which the classes will be held, the issue of the available teaching staff, as well as the textbooks - related issues, are only some of the numerous questions that should be answered in the best possible manner prior to the opening of the faculty. In order  to get detailed information about the ways in  which these issues were solved in  Vojvodina, members of the  Special  Working Group paid a visit to a Higher  Vocational School  for  Kindergarten Teachers (Novi  Sad),the  Faculty of Economics (Subotica), the Faculty of Primary  School Teachers (Subotica) and to  the Faculty  of Philosophy (Novi Sad).  They also met with Miroslav Veskovic, President of the University in Novi Sad, and with Zoltan Jeges, the Provincial Secretary for Education. All these meetings provided an insight into the various ways of organizing classes at institutions of higher education, which are in compliance with the regulations and applicable laws of the Republic of Serbia, and  they  also provided a basis for  specifying  the  best model that could  be used in  South Serbia, in  accordance with the  possibilities and needs.

During the visit, members of the Special Working Group met with Danijel Petrovic (the Romanian National Council), Ana Tomanov-Makanov (the Slovak National Council) and with Tamas Korhec (the Hungarian National Council). Bearing in mind that the Albanian National Council was only recently established, meetings with representatives of the other National Councils, who are experienced in their organizing and solving of  the issues that are within their competencies, are of great importance for  the  newly set up Albanian National Council.   

Also important were meetings held with Milorad Djuric, the Provincial Secretary for Culture, Anika Muskinja -Hajnrih, the Provincial Ombudsman, Andor Deli, and the Provincial Secretary for Regulations, Administration and National Minorities and with Aleksandra Vujic, who is from the Vojvodina Center for Human Rights.   

Upon summing up the impressions and the received experiences, members of the Special Working Group for Higher Education in South Serbia are going to meet in December in order to consider in detail the issues regarding the ways and models of organizing the classes at the future unit of higher education, which will be opened in Bujanovac next year.   

The visit to Vojvodina was organized as part of the United Nations PBILD Program.