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