Impact of education in minority languages on the internal and external migrations of national minorities
The Report on Impact of Education in Minority Languages on External and Internal Migrations of National Minorities has been produced on the initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. In 2014, the Ministry adopted an Action Plan requesting the identification of facts related to the education in minority languages, as well as the subsequent drafting of an action plan for improvement of the education for national minorities at all levels.
The right of national minorities to education in their mother tongues is provided by the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia1, laws regulating the position of national minorities2 and their minority self-governments3, as well as by laws and regulations proscribing the educational activities at different levels of schooling and other issues of importance for education of national minorities4. However, the systematic fulfilment of those rights in the institutions implementing educational activities is impeded by lack of alignment between regulations, disorganization in certain areas of education, and other external and internal factors. This results in a steady decline of the number of students deciding to listen to lessons in minority languages.