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Italian language and culture

The Embassy of Italy in Kosovo promotes and spreads the Italian language and culture throughout the country by offering cultural events, supporting exchanges between universities, supporting the study of the Italian language and providing scholarships for master’s degrees in Italy. This occurs in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Tirana, which is also responsible for Kosovo, as well as universities, institutions, organizations, and other Italian and Kosovar entities.

Cultural offer
Numerous cultural events are offered throughout Kosovo, e.g. during the Italian Language Week and the Italian Cuisine Week, on the Italian Design Day and on the Science Day. Film forums, exhibitions, conferences, as well as theater, opera and music performances are offered in cooperation with leading Kosovo’s cultural institutions. For recent updates, you can refer to the institutional website’s homepage, the Facebook, X, and Instagram.

Learning Italian language
Italian is offered as a foreign language at the “Hasan Pristhtina” University, where the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports a Lettorato di Italiano. Italian can also be learned at the UP’s Language Centre, open to people not belonging to University too. The same opportunity is available at the UBT Institute of Foreign Languages.

For any information on these Italian courses, you can contact the following email addresses: qendraegjuheve@uni-pr.edu, ifl@ubt-uni.net, and raffaella.ritucci@italia-pr.eu.

In several cities, there are also private schools specialized in teaching Italian. For instance, in Pristina, there are the “Centro Dante” and the “Britannica ELT“.

Students of primary ans secondary schools can study Italian as a curriculum subject at the “Don Bosko” school in Pristina, where Italian is offered from the second year of the elementary school to the last year of the high school.

Italian Library
A book loan service is available at “Biblioteca Italiana” within “Hasan Prishtina” University, also to Pristina residents. You can find here the  book catalogue and the DVD catalogue.

(Page updated on 10.12.2023)