Training staff and educators in the integration of disabled children in northern Kosovo

Number of beneficiaries: 1250 people

Project duration: 2024/2028 – 4 years

Place: Municipalities in northern Kosovo: Mitrovica North, Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan

Project financed under a framework agreement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Local partner

DEA Kosovo (Democratization – Education – Advocacy) was created in January 2007, in Kosovo, by former PADEM employees. The DEA association has been the privileged partner of PADEM in Kosovo for more than ten years.

DEA Kosovo aims to sustainably improve the daily lives of vulnerable populations in its country, to promote equal rights for men and women regardless of their nationality, to pay particular attention to the property rights of internally displaced persons and to access to education for Roma children and children with disabilities.

DEA Kosovo’s programs are based on the development and practice of methodologies and participatory approaches based on the fundamental rights of men and women in order to transmit the values of solidarity, empathy and democracy within its country and his company.


The clashes that have existed since 1999 in northern Kosovo have enormously affected children living in this region. These clashes lead to an increase in violence (especially domestic) and a violation of children’s rights. In the absence of specialized and appropriate training, social workers and teachers are powerless in the face of this situation. Indeed, their lack of knowledge and skills in identifying and dealing with violence creates enormous obstacles to its resolution.

The mission

This project aims to prevent the violation of human rights, in particular for young people and children with disabilities.


-Train social workers in human rights to enable proper recognition and identification of the needs of vulnerable groups.

-Set up workshops for students focusing on human rights (violence between peers, discrimination, social cohesion and inclusion).

-Organize social mobilizations to improve the rights of people with disabilities at the regional level.

-Develop and strengthen the “Kosovski Bozur” special school for appropriate care for disabled children: training and recruitment of professionals to ensure their care and rehabilitation.


1250 people: teachers, social workers, young people and children with or without disabilities