The Institutions

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport

The Department of Culture of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports of Kosovo designs and implements policy development in the field of performing arts, music, visual arts, publications and libraries, considering culture as a mechanism for influencing the democratic development of the country as well as re-affirmation of Kosovo's cultural identity in the region as part of the European cultural identity.

The MCYS oversees the following institutions:

  • Philharmonic and National Opera
  • National Theatre
  • National Ballet
  • “Shota” National Ensemble of Song and Dance
  • National Gallery
  • “Qafa” Gallery
  • Kosovo Cinematography Centre

MCYS’s regulations:

Regulation No. 07/2015 on the Matter of Functioning, Criteria and Procedures of Exhibitions in the Gallery of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Regulation No. 05/2015 on Prevention and Protection of Library Materials 

Regulation No. 04/2015 on Conditions and Criteria for Establishment of National and city Theatres 

Regulation No. 01/2015 on Subsidies in the Field of Culture, Cultural Heritage, Youth and Sports 



The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) is responsible for pre-university education, vocational education and training and higher education in Kosovo.

The MEST oversees the following institutions:

  • Pedagogical Institute
  • Kosovo Accreditation Agency
  • National Qualifications Authority
  • Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult of Kosovo
  • Albanology Institute of Pristina
  • Institute of Leposaviq
  • University “Hasan Prishtina” of Prishtina
  • University “Ukshin Hoti” of Prizren
  • University “Haxhi Zeka” of Peja
  • Universitety of Mitrovica
  • Students` Center
  • University of Gjakova
  • University of Gjilan

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Kosovo does not have specific regulations as regards the arts education. However, the Ministry has been recently increasing interest in the promotion of the culture as a subject within the education system in the country.