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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.

The second workshop for consideration of the Concept Paper on Duties and Responsibilities of the Language Policy Network was held

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Commissioner Mladenović met the Head of EU Office in Kosovo, same time EU Special Representative, Nataliya Apostolova

Today, the Language Commissioner, Slaviša Mladenović, met with Head of EU Office in Kosovo, same time EU Special Representative, Nataliya Apostolova, whereby, briefed her with on developments within the Office of Language Commisioner (OLC) since its establishment, as well as on achievements, plans and challenges encountered by this Office. more

Concept Document on the Role of Language Policy Network Members Reviewed

The Office of the Language Commissioner (OLC) in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission in Kosovo held a meeting with focal points of state agencies to discuss the concept document on the role of network focal points.more

Smartphone application “Language Officer” has been designed for citizens’ complaints

“Language Officer” mobile application is a product of a two-year program “Support to the efforts of the Language Commissioner to promote the use of official languages in 12 partner municipalities in USAID's project “Advancing Kosovo together”” which “Communication for Social Development” (CSD) NGO from Gračanica/Graçanicë implemented in partnership with the Office of the language Commissioner, and was funded by the USAID programme...more

Closing ceremony of a three-year programme Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) - USAID

At the closing ceremony of a three-year programme Advancing Kosovo Together (AKT) -USAID, the Office of the Language Commissioner has been given certificates for genuine cooperation in several projects aimed at improving and advancing the Law on Use of Languages.more