Higher Education Institutions in Erasmus + International Credit Mobility projects.

DG EAC has recently published the list of Partner-Country Universities taking part in Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility projects selected in the first round of the 2015 Call for Proposals.

Below you can find attached:

 

– The list of Partner-Country Universities (comprising Albania’s HEIs), taking part in the 2015 credit mobility projects together with the name of their European partners in Programme Countries.*

* Its worth noting that this list is neither exhaustive nor perfectly accurate. Due to an inability to extract the data automatically from the application forms, it was provided by each individual National Agency, based on the partnerships, initially requested in the application form by the European universities. Since application, some of these partnerships may not have been implemented. In addition some variations in the spelling of institutions are evident.

** The projects that are currently being selected under the second round of applications in the 2015 Call are not included in this list.

–  A list with a breakdown of planned numbers of individual mobilities per Partner Country, under projects selected to date.

– A general factsheet on the current results of the 2015 Call for International Credit Mobility.

ICM 2015 Round 1 Full list of projects

ICM 2015 Participant Summary

ICM 2015 Factsheet

National Seminar on ‘Financing Higher Education Institutions in the framework of the new Law of Higher Education”

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts) organized on November 20, 2015 at the premises of University “Fan Noli” in Korca, the national seminar on “Financing Higher Education Institutions in the framework of the new Law of Higher Education”.

This event brought together academic staff members from universities in Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Korca, Gjirokastra, Vlora, members of the National Commission on the Reform of Higher Education, as well as representatives from the EU Delegation, Ministry of Education and Sports etc. During this activity, the lectors introduced and discussed various issues pertaining to the financial management of Albanian HEIs, comprising the current financing scheme and the funding scheme foreseen by the new law of higher education.  In addition, Prof. Enora Pruvot provided inputs on various performance-based funding schemes and successful models of implementation.

In the end, the seminar conclusions were structured in the form of document of recommendations to be shared with the Ministry of Education and Sports and pertinent government agencies.

National Seminar on ‘Financing Higher Education Institutions in the framework of the new Law of Higher Education”

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts) organized on November 20, 2015 at the premises of University “Fan Noli” in Korca, the national seminar on “Financing Higher Education Institutions in the framework of the new Law of Higher Education”.

This event brought together academic staff members from universities in Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Korca, Gjirokastra, Vlora, members of the National Commission on the Reform of Higher Education, as well as representatives from the EU Delegation, Ministry of Education and Sports etc. During this activity, the lectors introduced and discussed various issues pertaining to the financial management of Albanian HEIs, comprising the current financing scheme and the funding scheme foreseen by the new law of higher education.  In addition, Prof. Enora Pruvot provided inputs on various performance-based funding schemes and successful models of implementation.

In the end, the seminar conclusions were structured in the form of document of recommendations to be shared with the Ministry of Education and Sports and pertinent government agencies.

 

Erasmus + National Info Day” held on November 11th, 2015

Prior to the “Erasmus + National Info Day” event, on November 10th 2015, Mrs Belen Enciso, project officer from EACEA and Mrs. Edit Dibra the Albanian Erasmus+   office coordinator participated to the talk show “Pasidite në Top Channel”, where they presented the Albanian public with the funding possibilities within the framework of the Erasmus + programme. In addition, former beneficiaries of the Erasmus Mundus scholarships provided their feedback on their Erasmus experience.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTZo5W0QFgw

The “Erasmus + National Info Day” event was held on November 11th, 2015, at the UT’s Faculty of Social Sciences premises. This event was attended by more than 200 participants, comprising the academic and administrative staff from different Albanian universities, Albanian government officials, EU officials, local and regional NEOs staff and students. The “Erasmus + National Info Day” was addressed by Mrs Nora Malaj, Deputy Minister of the MoES, Mr Edmond Rapti, Deputy Rector of UT and Mr Jan Rudolph Head of Political, Economic and Information Section in the EU Delegation in Albania.

The first session of the event was devoted to the Albanian Higher Education Institutions and the institutional applications to the upcoming calls in the Erasmus + programme. Mrs Belen Enciso, project officer from EACEA and Mrs Edit Dibra the NEO coordinator provided detailed presentations on the programme components:

–Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education;

– International Credit mobility;

– Jean Monnet programme;

The second session was devoted to the Albanian students and the possibilities for individuals within the Erasmus + programme. The Albanian Erasmus + office members provided presentations on the programme components:

– International Credit mobility for students;

– Degree Mobility through the existing possibilities within the Erasmus Mundus JMD and Erasmus Mundus partnerships;

In addition, former beneficiaries of the EM JMD and EM partnerships programmes provided their feedback on their Erasmus experience.

 

The event was concluded with a consultation meeting between Mrs Belen Enciso EACEA, the NEO staff and the contact persons of institutions  selected  in the Erasmus + 2015 CBHE call.

 

List of presentations held in the “Erasmus + National Info Day”:

Basic features E+ Capacity Building HE

International Credit Mobility for Students

International Credit Mobility_Call 2016

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Erasmus Mundus Partnerships

Jean Monnet Activities in Erasmus Call_2016

Developing information literacy for lifelong learning and knowledge economy in Western Balkan countries – RINGIDEA”

The NEO + staff and the country officer from EACEA, conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus RINGIDEA project. This activity was organized at the European University of Tirana premises, on November 12th, 2015.

The 3 year RINGIDEA project supports the development of information literacy (IL) programs for use in curricula, the development of lifelong learning in society at large and the furthering of the Bologna process for a Europe of Knowledge. The project is coordinated by the Limerick Institute of Technology, in Ireland and involves three Albanian partner universities: the University of Korca (UK), the Agricultural University of Tirana (AUT) and University of Tirana (UT).

Link: http://www.ringidea.org

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Enhancing Albanian System Of Quality Assurance In Higher Education: Application Of The Process-and Outcome-Based Methodology – ENCHASE”

The NEO + staff and the country officer from EACEA, conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus ENCHASE project. This activity was organized at the European University of Tirana premises, on November 12th, 2015.

The 3 year ENCHASE project aims to enhance the Albanian HE QA system through setting a national QA framework, embedding a systemic approach to EQA and IQA in line with the ESGs to promote convergence of the Albanian higher education with the EU structures. The project is coordinated by the Koblenz-Landau University, in Germany and involves 11 partner institutions from Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, France and Albania.

Link: http://enchase.uni-koblenz.de

Invitation to Erasmus+ “National Information Day”, on November 11th, 2015!

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office is pleased to invite you to the Erasmus + “National Information Day” event, to be held on November 11th, 2015, at the University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Sciences premises, starting from 9:00 AM.

This event will serve to promote the international higher education dimension of the “Erasmus+ programme”, and its current possibilities for the Albanian Higher Education Institutions and Individuals, while providing detailed presentations on its key components, such as:

– International Credit mobility;

– Degree Mobility through the existing possibilities within the Erasmus Mundus JMD, EM partnerships and ICM;

–Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education;

– Jean Monnet programme;

This event will gather the representatives from all Albanian universities, the Ministry of Education and Sport officials, experts from the Executive Agency for Education, Culture & Audiovisual, the Albanian Erasmus + office staff and students.

This is an open event and we are welcoming the participation of all who are interested in the Erasmus+ programme.

Please find below, the agenda of the “Erasmus + National Information day” event:

Erasmus National Information Day Agenda

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations – ConSus”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus ConSus project. This activity was organized at the POLIS University premises, on October 21st, 2015.

The 3 year ConSus project supports fostering the collaboration of higher education institutions’ research and practice, as well as promotes mutual learning and innovative sustainability methods through delivery of structured workshops.

The project is coordinated by the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, in Austr

ia and involves 13 partner institutions from Austria, Germany, Ireland, Kosovo and Albania

Linkhttp://consus.allafine.com/

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Competency Based Curriculum Reform in Nursing and Caring in Western Balkan Universities – CCNURCA”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus CCNURCA project. This activity was organized at the University of Korca “Fan S. Noli” premises, on September 28th, 2015.

The 3 year CCNURCA project supports reforming the higher nursing education and align it with the competence based education and professional standards, set for all European Union member states.

The project is coordinated by the Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, in Belgium and involves four Albania partners, three universities (University “Fan S. Noli” of Korça, University “Eqrem Cabej” of Gjirokastra and University “Luigj Gurakuqi of Shkodra), and the Ministry of Health.

Link: http://www.ccnurca.eu/

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Renewable Energy Studies in Western Balkan Countries –RESI”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus RESI project. This activity was organized at the “Agricultural University of Tirana” premises, on 29 June 2015.

The 3 year RESI project supports the introduction of MSc and PHDs study programmes on Renewable Energy in the Western Balkans as well as bridge HEI’s and business companies operating in this field.

The project is coordinated by the University of Hohenheim – Stuttgart and involves 15 partner institutions from Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania.

Link: www.resi-tempus.uni-hohenheim.de