Joint EU/CoE Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (2016-2019)



Projects: Seven projects on fighting bullying, extremism and discrimination by fostering a democratic school culture and combatting corruption in education.

Beneficiaries: Albania, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo*.

Objectives: Promote a democratic culture in schools, support vulnerable groups and raise awareness of ethical standards and corruption.


  • Democracy is enhanced in schools and their communities, less violence and bullying and vulnerable groups are better integrated
  • Educational staff, professors and students are more aware of ethical standards and corruption and know what measures are available if and when it occurs


  • Development of policies and guidelines
  • Pilot schools and seminars in schools;
  • Trainings for teachers and civil society;
  • Awareness-raising events, including public debates


*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.