7 (Seven) Regional Information Days

7 (seven) Regional Info Days were organized by the National Erasmus+ Office in all Albanian Public universities, attracting  a great turn-out, with more than 100 staff and students attending each of them.Very lively and constructive debates took place and media coverage ensured better local dissemination. The Regional Info Days took place as the following:

 

Regional Info Day at Shkodra University  “Luigj Gurakuqi e on 10-th of November 2014  

 

Regional Info Day at Vlora University  “Ismail Qemali” on 17-th of November 2014  

 

Info day in Tirana University at the Faculty of Social Sciences on 21-st of November 2014

 

Regional Info Day at Elbasan University  “Aleksander Xhuvani” on 24-th of November 2014

 

 

Regional Info Day at Durres University  “Aleksander Moisiu” on 25-th of November 2014  

 

Regional Info Day at Korca University  “Fan Noli” on 27-th of November 2014  

 

Regional Info Day at Gjirokastra University  “Eqerem Cabej” on 22-th of December 2014

 

HERE National Workshop in Shkodra Univiersity

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts) organized the third national workshop on “Empowering universities to fulfill their responsibility for internal quality assurance”, on 19-th of December 2014, at the premises of the University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”.

The event was attended by over 120 participants, coming from all the Albanian universities, staff of higher education agencies, ministry officials and students. The aim of the seminar was to encourage reflection and discussion among academics, experts and ministerial representatives from all over the country on the general challenges and trends in Internal Quality Assurance mechanisms in Albanian Higher Education Institutions and the role of Tempus projects in that perspective.  For this reason, representatives of different Tempus project with focus on Quality assurance shared their experiences and discussed the impact of Tempus projects in the improvement of internal quality assurance mechanisms and processes. A very important input was given by the representatives ofEUREQA TEMPUS project (ref 530631-2012-1-BE-TEMPUS-JPGR), Mr Fatmir Mema, the vice dean of the Economic Faculty, Tirana University and Mrs Arjeta Troshani, the Dean of the Economic Faculty, Shkodra University. Moreover, Mrs. Anila Paparisto, HERE and member of the National Council for the Reform of Higher Education in Albania gave a very interesting panorama of the main challenges on Internal QA provoking lively debates among the participants. The results of this national workshop are expected to feed into the debate on the Accreditation Reform which is currently in place. This event had a very large media coverage.

Calendar of info days in Albania

Albanian information campaign on Erasmus+  
Event Location Date 
     
Info day for students focused on: 1.international credit mobility2. Joint Master Degrees

3. Special mobility component in Capacity Building

 

 

Tirana; at EU info center in  cooperation with EU Delegation 24-Oct 2014
Info day for students focused on: 1. International credit mobility2. Joint Master Degrees

3. Special mobility component in Capacity Building

 

 

Tirana; in cooperation with the University of Tirana 27-Oct 2014
     
Focused on: 1.Capacity Building in Higher Education  projects, including Special mobility component2. Credit mobility

3. Joint Master Degrees

4.Jean Monnet

 

 

Polytechnic University 7-Nov-14
Focused on: 1.Capacity Building in Higher Education  projects, including Special mobility component2. Credit mobility

3. Joint Master Degrees

4.Jean Monnet

 

 

Shkodra University 10-Nov-14
Focused on: 1.Capacity Building in Higher Education  projects, including Special mobility component2. Credit mobility

3. Joint Master Degrees

4.Jean Monnet

 

 

Vlora University 17-Nov-14
Focused on: 1.Capacity Building in Higher Education  projects, including Special mobility component2. Credit mobility

3. Joint Master Degrees

4.Jean Monnet

 

 

Durrësi University 21-Nov-14
Focused on: 1.Capacity Building in Higher Education  projects, including Special mobility component2. Credit mobility

3. Joint Master Degrees

4.Jean Monnet

 

 

 Elbasan University 24-Nov-14
Focused on: 1.Capacity Building in Higher Education  projects, including Special mobility component2. Credit mobility

3. Joint Master Degrees

4.Jean Monnet

 

 

Korca University 26-27-Nov-14
Info day Gjirokastra University TBD

National Info Day Erasmus+ (7-th of November 2014)

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office organized on the 7-th of November 2014 the “Erasmus + National  Info Day” at the premises of the Polytechnic University of Tirana. 

The main scope of this Information Day was to promote the international higher education dimension of the Erasmus+ programme which includes for Albania: Credit mobility (international opening of Erasmus); Degree mobility through joint master degrees (and on-going Erasmus Mundus joint master and doctoral programmes); Capacity Building action which includes a mobility component for the neighbouring countries and the Western Balkans;Jean Monnet activities focused in European Integration issues.

This event was attended by more than 160 representatives coming from all the Albanian universities including academic, high management and administrative staff, staff of higher education agencies, Ministry of Education and Sport officials and students. Presentations for each component of Erasmus+ when Albania is eligible to apply and relevant training on how to write successful proposals was provided by Mr. Franco Burgio, project officer from the EACEA and by Mrs. Edit Dibra, the national coordinator of Erasmus+ for Albania.

Invitation to Erasmus+ National Info Day: the 7-th of November

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office is very pleased to invite you to the “Erasmus + National  Info Day” to be held on the 7-th of November 2014, at the premises of the Polytechnic University of Tirana, from 9.00 A.M, according to the program below.

 

The main scope of this Information Day is to promote the international higher education dimension of the Erasmus+ programme which includes for Albania:

 

  • Key Action 1:

– Credit mobility (international opening of Erasmus)

– Degree mobility through joint master degrees (and on-going Erasmus Mundus joint master and doctoral programmes)

 

  • Key Action 2:

– Capacity Building action which includes a mobility component for the neighbouring countries and the Western Balkans.

 

  • Jean Monnet activities focused in European Integration issues.

 

This event is expected to be attended by representatives coming from all the Albanian universities including academic, high management and administrative staff, experts from the Executive Agency for Education, Culture &Audiovisual in Brussels, staff of higher education agencies, Ministry of Education and Sport officials and students. Presentations for each component of Erasmus+ when Albania is eligible to apply and relevant training on how to write successful proposals will be provided by Albanian Erasmus+.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in our Erasmus+ National Info Day.

Please find the agenda of this event here below:

Agenda-of-Erasmus+-Info-day-7-th-Nov

Info day “Let’s talk about Erasmus+” (27-th of October 2014)

A second information day “Let’s talk about Erasmus+” was organized by the Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with the University of Tirana on the 27-th of October 2014, at Godina Liria, at Qyteti Studenti. This event was focused mainly on the Erasmus+ opportunities for students such as: Credit Mobility, Degree mobility, Erasmus Mundus exchanges and Mobility Strand in the Capacity building projects. This event attracted more than 200 students from various Albanian universities.

“Erasmus+ coffee” at EU Info center

The National Erasmus+ Office in Albania held an information day at the EU Information Center on 24-th of October 2014.  The informal meeting was aimed at advising students about the opportunities available to them through the Erasmus+ programme, such as scholarships for Joint Master Degrees and short-term exchange programmes. Mrs Edit Dibra, Head of the National Erasmus+ Office, gave an overview of the different programme benefits for Albanian students wanting to study abroad, and also walked them through the process of applying for a number of degrees.

This was the first of a series of planned meetings initiated by the National Erasmus+ Office and it attracted a great turn-out, with more than 80 students attending.

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020. Aiming to boost the skills and employability of European citizens, the programme provides opportunities for millions of Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. Erasmus+ also supports actions such as academic staff exchanges, cooperation and capacity-building in higher education and the youth sector worldwide, and grassroots sports projects.

 For morehttp://www.euinfocentre.al/content.php?d=176#.VGNRN9I70dd

Invitation to “Let’s talk about Erasmus+” meeting

Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with the University of Tirana are organizing on the 27-th of October 2014, at 12.00 o’clock, the Info Day for students called “Let’s talk about Erasmus+”. The location is Salla Liria, at Qyteti Studenti. This event will be focused mainly on the Erasmus+ opportunities for students such as: Credit Mobility, Degree mobility, Erasmus Mundus exchanges and Mobility Strand in the Capacity building projects.

Please forward this invitation to the interested persons.

We very pleased to welcome you in our event.

The Erasmus+ staff

Invitation to “Erasmus+ coffee” at EU Info Center

Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with the EU Info Center in Tirana are organizing on the 24-th of October 2014, at 13.00 o’clock, the Info Day for students called “Erasmus+ coffee”. The location is EU Info Centre, Rruga Ismail Qemali Tirana. This event will be focused mainly on the Erasmus+ opportunities for students such as: Credit Mobility, Degree mobility, Erasmus Mundus exchanges and Mobility Strand in the Capacity building projects.

Please forward this invitation to the interested persons.

We are very pleased to welcome you in our event.

The Erasmus+ staff

Job vacancy in Erasmus+ Office Albania

Erasmus + Office in Albania

 

Recruitment of one NEO staff

The European Commission applies a policy of equal opportunities.

 

Background

Erasmus+ is the new European Union programme that supports projects, partnerships, mobility and dialogue in education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. Built on the experience and success of existing programmes, it aims at boosting skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work in the EU and in its partner countries all over the world. Erasmus+ includes a strong international dimension notably in the fields of higher education and youth.

 

The Erasmus+ Programme is managed by the European Commission with the support of its Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels. The National Erasmus+ Offices (NEO) assists the Commission, the EACEA and the Partner Country authorities concerned in the implementation of the Erasmus+ Programme.

 

For additional information on Erasmus +, please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

 

Recruitment of a staff member for the Erasmus+ Office in Albania (NEO)

The mandate of the Erasmus+ Office in Albania covers all supporting, promotion, monitoring and dissemination activities related to the international dimension of Erasmus+ activities in higher education (in Key Actions 1, 2 and 3).

 

Start date for Employment:  02 January 2015

Salary: to be defined based on the references proposed by the EACEA in line with common  local market prices for the tasks to be performed

Workload: full time position

Location: Tirana

Description of the post:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation and coordination of the following activities:

  • Contribute to the promotion, information and follow up of Erasmus+ and other relevant EU programmes: to inform the higher education institutions and all other interested parties about developments regarding Erasmus+  programmes of interest to the higher education field; contribute to organise Information Days and training sessions;
  • Support to the provision of advice to potential applicants at local level interested to apply for Erasmus+ in the field of higher education; provide assistance to find partners.
  • Support to the consultation procedures during the selection process for Erasmus+ Key Action 2 – Capacity Building in Higher Education.
  • Assist grant holders and partners in project follow-up and for grant agreements requirements;  help in follow-up and monitoring of on-going projects in Albania; follow-up the sustainability of completed projects; support the dissemination of project results.
  • Support in follow up of higher education issues: briefing papers and notes, as well as reports on the implementation and progress of projects in which the higher education institutions in Albania are involved. Support the activities of the Erasmus+ Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs).
  • Work in full respect of the NEO Code of Conduct; respect the rules and procedures for the functioning of the office; support in drafting NEO implementation reports.
  • Liaise, when required from the NEO coordinator, with the Executive Agency (EACEA), the other NEOs and the European Commission and with other bodies and organisations operating in higher education;

Minimum requirements for the post

  • University degree;

 

  • High experience required in communication (drafting/writing reports, presenting programme objectives and results, etc.).

 

  • Good knowledge of the higher education system and policies in the country;

 

  • Excellent English language skills (oral and written). (English language certificates must be provided. In addition, a part of the interview will be carried out in English).

 

 

Other experience to be considered:

 

  • Previous experience in the preparation, management of international projects and more preferably in the field of Higher Education;
  • Good knowledge of Tempus and Erasmus Mundus programme and understanding of the main features of Erasmus+ programme;
  • Team spirit, commitment as well as a strong sense of initiative;
  • Excellent analytical, presentation and reporting skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Good computer literacy (word, excel, power point);
  • Knowledge of another EU language would be an advantage
  • Readiness to travel extensively both inside and occasionally outside Albania.

 

How and Where to apply

Motivation letter in Albanian and CV (only Europass model) to be sent to the following email address: albania@erasmusplus.al

Please mention the following in your email subject title: “Application – NEO staff”

 

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2014

 

An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to each applicant. In a second stage, a second acknowledgement for the interviews will be sent only to the short-listed applicants.

The selection procedure will be carried out in cooperation with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels.

Interviews  for the short-listed candidates only Mid-December 2014,  in Tirana (dates to be published soon)