Co-Managed High-Schools


About the Project:

We’re excited to announce an initiative aimed at revolutionizing decision-making in high schools across the Western Balkans. This project seeks to pilot a co-management model that fosters greater democratization within high schools, enhancing student participation in decision-making processes. Inspired by the Council of Europe’s co-management model, our project aims to bridge the gap between students, teachers, and school administrators, creating a more inclusive and participatory educational environment.

Scope of the Call:

This call invites applications from high schools in Pristina Region that are eager to adopt innovative approaches to democratize decision-making processes. The project will pilot the co-management model in 2 selected high schools, aiming for its eventual adoption and replication across the region.

Who Can Apply:

High schools (public and private) from all over the country.

Schools committed to improving student participation in decision-making and eager to implement innovative governance models.

Application Process:

To participate in this transformative project, interested high schools are required to:

-Submit an application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcuIzWa97LQS0Ci7rd61nD6UCwvm3AQCoqVnBXzxyI1RNt6A/viewform

-Submit a Letter of Interest, highlighting your school’s dedication to enhancing democratic participation and decision-making among students.

The deadline for applications is: 15.04.2024

What are the activities for the selected high-schools:

  1. Nominate two students and 1 teacher to participate in a regional mobility in September 2024 in North Macedonia
  2. Organise a consultation process in the school for gathering input about the co management model (October 2024)
  3. Establish a co-management body (November 2024)
  4. Provide conditions for normal functioning of the co-management body (December 2024-April 2025)

Benefits for Participating Schools:

-Enhanced communication skills, advocacy, teamwork, and democratic participation among students.

-Improved and more frequent communication between students, teachers, and school administration.

-Integration of the co-management model into the formal functioning of the school.

-Increased interest and participation in high-school councils.

-Long-term development of democratic attitudes and active citizenship among students.

This is a unique opportunity for forward-thinking schools to lead the way in democratic education reform. By participating, schools will not only enhance their own decision-making practices but also contribute to a regional movement towards more democratic and participatory education systems.