NATIONAL HERE SEMINAR ON RTSH

Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with National Experts for the Reform of Higher Education – HERE,  organized the seminar on: “Supporting the efforts to strengthen the social dimension of Albanian Higher Education”, which was hosted by RTSH 1- HD through the show “Auditor Arsimi”, on 4th of July 2020,  at 16.35-18.00

The show was moderated by Ms. Edlira Birko- Journalist of “Auditor Arsimi” on RTSh.

The key issues addressed:

  • Paris Communique’ 2018 and some aspects of Albanian legislation on the social dimension in Higher Education.
  • Inclusion and citizenship – key priorities of the Bologna Process and HE systems.
  • EUROSTUDENT survey
  • Criteria for awarding scholarships to students of special categories
  • Strategies and practices of HEIs for inclusion and citizenship
  • Quality Assurance and Social Dimension in HEIs
  • Improving the admission policies in HEIs and supporting students of special categories in academic progress and their entry into the labor market.

The main objectives of this seminar were as following:

  • Information on the Bologna process, policies and goals regarding the social dimension;
  • Collection and processing of data for students;
  • Strengthening support for student admission from underrepresented groups;
  • Increasing academic and financial support for students, taking into account the aspect of the SD;
  • Design and implement strategies and policies based on the social dimension and preparing students as citizens of the society;
  • Increasing support for student mobility and for entering into the job market;
  • Reflection of the social dimension in the Quality Code and its implementation;
  • Familiarity with institutional strategies for the implementation of the social dimension.

Albanian Erasmus+ Office and the Albanian HERE team express their gratitude for the support of SPHERE for this activity and would like to thank Dr. Michael Gaebel (EUA), who contributed to addressing key issues and best practices by European Higher Education Area, in developing concrete strategies and practices related to the Social Dimension.

Attached, you can find the conclusions & recommendations of the seminar.

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NATIONAL HERE SEMINAR ON RTSH

Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with National Experts for the Reform of Higher Education – HERE, will organize the seminar on: “Supporting the efforts to strengthen the social dimension of Albanian Higher Education”, which will be hosted by RTSH 1- HD through the show “Auditor Arsimi”, on 4 July 2020,  at 16.35-18.00

The show will be moderated by Ms. Edlira Birko- Journalist of “Auditor Arsimi” on RTSh.

The main objectives of this seminar would be:

  • Information on the Bologna process, policies and goals regarding the social dimension;
  • Collection and processing of data for students;
  • Strengthening support for student admission from underrepresented groups;
  • Increasing academic and financial support for students, taking into account the aspect of the SD;
  • Design and implement strategies and policies based on the social dimension and preparing students as citizens of the society;
  • Increasing support for student mobility and for entering into the job market;
  • Reflection of the social dimension in the Quality Code and its implementation;
  • Familiarity with institutional strategies for the implementation of the social dimension.

We kindly invite the TV audience, mainly the academic staff of HEIs engaged in the strategic plan, to attend the transmission of the show ‘Auditor Arsimi, on 4th of July 2020, at 1635 – 1800!

ICM_Virtual Monitoring Visit_UElbasan_2020

Date: 25th of June 2020

Venue: ZOOM platform

Organized by: National Erasmus+ Office (NEO) and University of Elbasan “Aleksandër Xhuvani”(UE)

On June 25, 2020 the NEO Albania organized with the University of Elbasan the virtual monitoring meeting, for the International Credit Mobility Projects. 

 In this meeting participate students who have complete or were still on mobility, academic staff and IRO staff from other programme countries as Germany, UK, Turkey and Bulgaria.  They were invited to share in more detail the experience and innovations that this institution is undertaking. Eda CELA, IRO Staff of UE, introduced the achievement of this office during the last two years and the impact of the Pandemic on the mobilities. Indeed, on the meeting a special session was dedicated to students that have been on mobility during the lockdown period.

The EU currently has 48 inter-institutional agreements with Universities from 14 Programme countries. During the last two years 2018-2020, these institutions have exchanged and are expected to exchange over 320 students and over 260 staff (academic and administrative).

Read about the news of the calls on the University website:

http://www.uniel.edu.al/index.php/al/thirrje/1326-mobilitete-new

And more information on ICM programme at:

http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=1110

ICM_Virtual Monitoring Visit_UVlora_2020

Date: 4th of June 2020

Venue: GoToMeeting platform

Organized by: National Erasmus+ Office (NEO) and University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali” (UV)

On June 4, 2020 was held, the virtual monitoring meeting, for the International Credit Mobility Projects with participants from University “Ismail Qemali” Vlora (UV) and NEO Staff.

 Different target groups joint the meeting, incoming and outgoing students, academic and administrative staff who have complete or are still on mobility, Deans from some faculties. They were invited to share in more details the experience and innovations that this institution is undertaking, and the IRO staff, introduced the new projects.

During this meeting was paid a special attention to the well-being of the teaching process and especially the living commodity of students during the Pandemic period.

UV currently has 63 inter-institutional agreements with Universities from 20 Program Countries. During the last two years 2018-2020, these institutions have exchanged a total of 284 students and staff (academic and administrative).

To attract more foreign students and incoming staff the UV has prepared a guide in English language with all the information about the city, university, the list of the curricula’s in English language and practical information.

Read about the news of the calls on the University website:

https://univlora.edu.al/en/sektori-projekteve/erasmus/

And more information on ICM programme at:

http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=1110

ICM_Virtual Monitoring Visit_UET_2020

Date: 20th of May , 2020

Venue: Microsoft TEAM platform

Organized by: National Erasmus+ Office (NEO) and European University of Tirana

The National Erasmus+ Office in Albania represented by NEO Staff, held on May 20, 2020, the virtual monitoring meeting, with the European University of Tirana, on the International Credit Mobility (ICM), supported by the Erasmus + programme,

Students, academic and administrative staff who have completed or were still on exchange mobilities joined the meeting.

UET currently has 49 inter-institutional agreements with different Universities from 15 Programme countries. During last two years 2018-2020, these institutions have agreed to exchange a total of 302 students and 354 academic and administrative staff.

UET has developed guides in Albanian and English Languages to help students and staff before, during and after mobility.

Read about the news of the calls on the UET website:

http://uet.edu.al/new/?s=mobilitete

And more information on ICM programme at:

KA1 – Learning Mobility

UBT Monitoring Visit for KA1 Program “Student Exchanges and Staff”

Date: January 21, 2020

Location: Agricultural University of Tirana

Organized: Erasmus + National Office

 

The National Erasmus + AL Office in Albania, on January 21, conducted a monitoring visit for the Erasmus + Program “Student Exchange and Staff” (International Credit Mobility KA01) at the Agricultural University of Tirana.

UBT has successfully developed over the past two years over 26 Agreements with Universities from the 14 program countries where they have benefited;

– over 250 students- the possibility of student exchange at all three levels, bachelor, master and doctorate;

– over 100 academic staff, the opportunity to train or teach as well as about 80 academic staff from program countries have taught in UBTs premises.

 

Each academic year UBT announces the information, the list of KA1 Agreements (ICM) on the official website as the most transparent way of information, at the link:

https://ubt.edu.al/…/20…/04/Shkembimet-2019_UBT_Erasmus-.pdf

All calls for mobility are posted on the UBT official website. Link to UBT page https://ubt.edu.al/en/notifications/

Information Session on Erasmus + Program at POLIS University

Date: January 16, 2020

Location: Polis University

Organized by: U Polis and supported by the Erasmus + National Office

On Thursday, January 16th, the Project Office at Polis University in collaboration with the National Office Erasmus + are organizing an information meeting on the Erasmus + program at POLIS University, during which students learned more about exchange opportunities and Erasmus + projects.

During the event the students were informed about the application procedures, the necessary application documents, the deadlines and the 2020 call updates. Two Erasmus + mobility students at the University of Graz shared their experience on how to apply needed before and during mobility as well as some tips to get the most out of this unique experience.

Further information on Erasmus + opportunities was not missing during the briefing.

You can find more information on KA1:

Shkembimet afatshkurtra ICM

Monitoring Visit LNSS Project, UBT

Date: January 08, 2020

Location: Agricultural University of Tirana

Organized by: NEO Albania and UBT-LNSS Project

 

On January 8, 2020, a monitoring visit of the LNSS project “Project Library Support Services: Modernizing libraries in the Western Balkans through the staff development and reform of library services” took place. (Library Network Support Services: Modernizing libraries in the Western Balkans through staff development and reforming library services)

The project is funded by the European Commission under the program “Capacity Building in Higher Education” (CBHE). The third year of the LNSS project has been successfully completed and the two Albanian partners UBT and UNIKO (University of Korça “Fan S. Noli”) have successfully achieved the main objective; modernization of libraries, through staff development and reform of library services. The libraries of both universities have built bilingual cards, Albanian and English, and are now part of the joint system of European Partner Libraries and Western Balkan countries.

 

For more information on the project website:

www.lnss-projects.eu/

 

Further information about CBHE project:

http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=1114

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/capacity-building-in-the-field-of-higher-education-2020_en

 

Monitoring Visit of the Project GRADUA, UBT

Date: 08 January, 2020

Venue: Agriculture University of Tirana

Organized by: NEO Albania+ AUT-GRADUA Project

On January 08, 2020, a monitoring visit of the project “Graduates Advancement and Development of University Capacities in Albania” supported by Erasmus + program was held at the Agricultural University of Tirana. “Capacity Building for Higher Education”.

The project, with a consortium of 16 + 1 partners from Europe and Albania, aims to create concrete synergies between Universities and the labor market by providing a unifying system. The platform created is available to graduates and businesses. Generating reports from the system will assist education system performances and provide innovative recruitment tools.

To register companies / students, follow the link below:

http://gradua.almalaurea.it and you can use the “Enterprises Manual”

By using the platform, enterprises will be able to find the right candidates based on their studies and skills. Be in touch with skilled workers directly from the university.

For further information the project website:

www.graduaproject.com

ubt.edu.al/sq/gradua-project/

Further information about CBHE project:

http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=1114

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/capacity-building-in-the-field-of-higher-education-2020_en

Monitoring Visit of the Project Vtech@WBUni, UAMD

Date: 07 January, 2020

Venue: “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës, Durrës

Organized by: NEO Albania and UAMD-Project Vtech@WBUni

The first Kick of Meeting of the project Vtech@WBUni , “Accelerating Western Balkans University Modernization by Incorporating Virtual Technologies”  was held at “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës, The project undertaken by 11 partners, 4 from Albania (UAMD, EPOKA, UPolis, UET), 2 from Kosovo (UT, UBT) and 5 from the program countries (Mother Teresa University, South East European University, University of Tartu, Lodz University of Technology, University of Ljubljana), and the Project Leader is “Aleksandër Moisiu” University. The project will be developed in three years and aims to modernize of Universities and Building Digital Society through Virtual Technologies.

For the first time at WB universities, will be introduce the concept of virtual technologies as a tool for accelerating university modernization, while contributing on developing knowledge-driven society.

-Increase the quality and level of efficiency in teaching and knowledge retention through interactive learning methods

-Contribute on skills enhancement and further building of digital society at WB countries.

Direct beneficiaries: universities, schools, teachers, students, regional industries and businesses.

Further information about the project:

www.vtech-project.eu

Further information about the CBHE Erasmus+ programme:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/capacity-building-in-the-field-of-higher-education-2020_en

http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=1114