Training of Trainers Programme for Notaries, Private Enforcement Agents, Mediators and Bankruptcy Administrators completed successfully.
On 14th of September 2018 the EU-funded project “Support to Free Legal Professions and the Bar Association in Kosovo” completed its comprehensive Training of Trainers Programme (Train-the-Trainer Programme) for the four younger free legal professions (FLPs) in Kosovo: Notaries, Private Enforcement Agents, Mediators and Bankruptcy Administrators, resulting with the certification of 20 trainers, representatives of these FLPs and the Ministry of Justice and with the development of 8 specialised training courses.
This Train-the-Trainer Programme represents a unique event. For the first time in Kosovo it brought together selected representatives of the four FLPs above, together with Ministry of Justice officials during a period of eight months to spend 20 training days, organized in 4 Train-the-Trainer sessions to learn, improve their skills, design courses, develop as trainers and work together for designing and delivering practically-oriented professional trainings, closely tailored to the needs of the FLP in this country. Eight specialized workshops were piloted during the months of August and September 2018.
The Train-the-Trainer programme was built for transferring knowledge, skills and best practices through modern training methodologies. After graduating the Train-the-Trainer Programme, the new trainers are now able to replicate the pilot workshops, design and deliver more training courses for developing essential competences for performing a FLP, implementing a unified training methodology. Through the programme, the MoJ and the respective professional organizations of FLP will take maximum advantage of the opportunities for horizontal collaboration among the various free legal professions. This is also in accordance with the preliminary analysis, prepared within Pillar IV of the Functional Review of the Rule of Law Sector in Kosovo.
It is a turning point as FLPs take charge of their professional development, and a long-term investment in providing efficient trainings for these professions. It serves as a platform for sharing useful experience among professionals, closely cooperating and increasing the professionalism among colleagues to better serve society and the public good.
The Senior Short-Term Experts Mr. Jos Uitdehaag and Ms. Zlatislava Mihailova, the Project Team Leader and all members of the Project Team: Ms. Luljeta Plakolli – Kasumi: Deputy Team Leader, Ms. Engellushe Januzi: representative of B&S, Mr. Hajriz Beqiri: Project Manager and Ms. Vesa Bujupaj: Project Assistant contributed significantly to the success of the Train-the-Trainer programme. The Train-the-Trainer participants themselves were also very active, dedicated and professional. Through the application of the intensive participatory approach and the interactive methodology, the prerequisites for the ownership and the sustainability of the results were established.