|Title||Development of a Regional Cultural Heritage Facility in Prizren|
|Type of project||Vocational Education and Training|
|Client||Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports / Municipality of Prizren|
|Origin of funding||European Commission - EuropeAid, Brussels, Belgium|
|Duration||10/2010 - 12/2012|
The overall objective of the project was to ensure the development and sustainability of expertise in the field of cultural heritage management and conservation practice in the Western Balkan region.
This specific project aimed at setting up a mechanism ensuring the upgrade of current and future professionals and practitioners in the Western Balkan region through vocational training and scholarships (for Kosovo students at first) in the field of cultural heritage.
Results achieved were:
- Establishment of a regional training facility on cultural heritage;
- Improvement of the level of expertise in cultural heritage management and conservation practice in the Western Balkan region;
- Establishment and management of income-generating activities and development of a strategy for the sustainable funding and operations of the facility beyond the project;
- Establishment of a scholarship programme for professionals to obtain higher conservation degrees in EU member states or candidate countries that will enable increased capacity and expertise in the cultural heritage field in Kosovo.