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Kosovo marks the European Day of Languages

September 25, 2015

In the framework of the European Day of Languages, – in the premises – of “Sami Frasheri” high school, nature sciences track,  and “Sami Frasheri II”, – linguistic track, Language Commissioner, Slavisa Mladenovic and Ramadan Ilazi, Deputy Minister in the Ministry of European Integration, held a mutual lecture – with Turkish and Albanian students. The aim of these two lectures – was to make the students aware of the importance of learning each other’s languages, to promote the rich diversity of cultural and linguistic languages spoken in Kosovo and the rest of Europe.

During the conversation with the students, Mr. Mladenovic “encouraged them throughout their lives, inside and outside the school, to take every opportunity to learn as many languages, to be aware and show respect for languages spoken in Kosovo. “Recognition of official languages of Kosovo for you can be an advantage. You see Mr. Ilazi, who besides his mother tongue,  also speakes both Serbian and English fluently, which undoubtedly helped him in his professional career, “stressed. Mladenovic.

During the lecture, the Deputy Minister Ilazi had a clear message for the students: “You are the future leaders in certain professional fields, and in particular those who will help in the integration processes of Kosovo towards the EU. Knowledge and application of European languages is a value through which each of us can benefit and at the same time contribute to the promotion of our country in every field. As a state, Kosovo is built upon the principles of liberal peace and European values, thereof we should strengthen the respect for cultural diversity – Ilazi stated.

The interest of about 60 students has been very high.  They have raised questions all the time , to which they were given answers- by the Language Commissioner, and Deputy Ilazi Mladenovic.


European Year of Languages was declared in 2001. It was organized jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Union, and due to a successful year which included millions of people who kept from 45 participating countries, the Council of Europe declared September 26 to be the European Day of Languagesm, now and in future. Kosovo this year celebrates this day for the second time.

Office of the Language Commissioner was established in April 2012 under auspices of the  Office of the Prime Minister, pursuant to Regulation br.07/2012. The Office is mandated to oversee the implementation of the law on languages, works with institutions to improve the implementation of the law and promote and protect the right on the use of the language of all communities in Kosovo.

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