Prishtina, 26 Feb 2019
Results and good practices from the implementation of the HERAS Social Dimension Small Grant Scheme were presented today in a public dissemination event. In line with the goals of the Social Dimension of Higher Education of the Bologna Process, the grant scheme aimed to foster access, participation and successful completion of higher education for persons from underrepresented/marginalized groups. Ms. Albulena Zaimi, representative of ADA, and Ms. Lulavera Behluli, representative of MEST, welcomed participants and stressed the importance of the Social Dimension of Higher Education for Kosovo. The HERAS brochure “Small Steps Do make a Difference!” was launched during the event and presented to participants.
The ten selected projects were covering thematic areas such as mentoring and career guidance for students from underrepresented groups, outreach to potential students through working with schools, combatting of existing stereotypes that hamper access to education for all, targeted support and empowerment of female students from minority communities and fostering access to higher education for persons with disabilities. The projects were implemented by groups of students, CSOs and public universities in the period between May and December 2018. Topics which were identified by grantees to require further attention include skills development, mentoring, career orientation, addressing of stereotypes, inclusive learning and teaching along with other areas.