Reintegration of Young Asylum Seekers in the Albanian Education System

This policy paper seeks to analyze policies and practices of addressing the situation of young returned asylum seekers in Albania. The major findings relate to the lack of facilitating programs and concrete initiatives for reintegration of young returned asylum seekers into the educational system and/or labour market. Also, practices utilized by education institutions are not standardized and do not match with pupils' needs. Recommendations proposed are intended for institutions at central and local level responsible for the process of reintegration into the Albanian education system. Therefore it is suggested the creation and continuous monitoring of a database on the profile of young returned asylum seekers, their incorporation in policy documents and support action plans as a category with specific needs, design of sustainable programs, creation of instructional programs adapted to needs, and capacity building for relevant stakeholders in implementing these initiatives.

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Supported by:
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • Regional Research Promotion Western Balkans
  • University of Fribourg
  • Institute for Democracy and Mediation

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  • Dr. Sidita Dibra
  • MSc. Irma Semini
  • MSc. Marsela Allmuca