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Street:Mother Theresa n.n.
10 000 Pristina,Kosovo
Tel:+381 38 200 14 448
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Quick Facts

- Official Languages in Kosovo are Albanian and Serbian.

- Language of any community that constitutes five (5) per cent of the total population in any municipality will have the status of an official language.

- Language of any community that constitutes three (3) or more per cent of the total population in any municipality or has been traditionally spoken in a municipality can be used as a language in official use.
 
- In Prizren municipality, Turkish language has a status of an official language, as the traditional language.

Welcome to the webpage of the Office of Language Commissioner

The webpage of the Office of Language Commissioner provides detailed information on issues related to official languages and languages in official use in the territory of republic of Kosovo.

This office is comprised by an energetic team that actively works in implementing the mandate of the office, to protect and promote community languages and to ensure fair use of all languages in Kosovo.

Also, this office is committed that official languages are treated equally in all central and local institutions, independent institutions and public enterprises by respecting the law, respecting the rights of each other including the right of each individual to use own language. It is also engaged in increasing capacities throughout institutions on use of languages, offers recommendations and supports every positive initiative to advance language diversity in Kosovo. 


Office of the Language Commissioner was established in April 2012 under auspices of the  Office of the Prime Minister, pursuant to Regulation br.07/2012. The Office is mandated to oversee the implementation of the law on languages, works with institutions to improve the implementation of the law and promote and protect the right on the use of the language of all communities in Kosovo.

Office of the Language Commissioner campaigns in the Municipality of Mitrovica

The Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC), in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation – Mission in Kosovo, upon marking the European Day of Languages, has organized an activity for promoting this day at the centre of Mitrovica. This activity was attended by the Deputy Mayor for Communities from the Municipality of Mitrovica, Mr. Eroll Zekerija. more

On the occasion of European Day of Languages, Commissioner Mladenovic meets the students of University of Prizren

On the occasion of marking the European Day of Languages, the Office of the Language Commissioner in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - Mission in Kosovo organized a joint meeting with the students and professors of University of Prizren, as well as with non-governmental organizations and municipal officials.more

Meeting with the pupils of Plemetin from the Municipality of Obiliq on the occasion of the European Day of Languages

In the yard of the school "Pandeli Sotiri" and "Sveti Sava", the representatives of the Office of the Language Commissioner in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - Mission in Kosovo, met the pupils of the mixed classes of both schools, and they discussed about the importance of marking the European Day of Languages.more

European Day of Languages gets marked in Gjilan

The Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC) has participated in a roundtable in which were present municipal officials of the Gjilan region, citizens and representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations. This roundtable was organized in honour of marking the European Day of Languages, in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - Mission in Kosovo.more

The fourth workshop has been held with the public enterprises with regards to defining the duties and obligations of the Language Policy Network

The Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC) in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Mission in Kosovo, has organized the fourth workshop with the contact persons of public enterprises to discuss about the document “Network Terms of Reference for Language Policies”.more