Round Table on ‘How to boost the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institution in Erasmus + and Horizon 2020.

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation and the Technical Assistance for Union Programmes in Albania organized on May 26th, at Hotel Tirana International the round table on ‘How to boost the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institution in Erasmus + and Horizon 2020.

Prior to the round table, Ms. Belen Enciso, Project Officer from the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA conducted a working meeting with the Albanian Higher Education Reform Experts team.

The round table drew high interest and brought together around 100 representatives from state institutions in the higher education field, civil society, higher education reform experts as well as governing authorities, academic staff and international relation offices staff from public and private universities in Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Korça, Vlora and Durres. This activity was greeted by Mr. Redi Shtino, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education and Sport and Ms. Belen Enciso, Project Officer from the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA.

During its proceedings, the round table participants worked in four parallel workshops and identified the main issues that currently restrain the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institutions in Erasmus + and Horizon 2020 programmes.

Subsequently, the round table conclusions structured as a recommendations document will be presented to the Ministry of Education and Sport, as inputs in the drafting process of the bylaws for the new law in “Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Albanian Higher Education Institutions”.

The Round Table Agenda: 

AGENDA-26-may-2016

Round Table on ‘How to boost the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institution in Erasmus + and Horizon 2020

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation and the Technical Assistance for Union Programmes in Albania organized on May 26th, at Hotel Tirana International the round table on ‘How to boost the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institution in Erasmus + and Horizon 2020.

Prior to the round table, Ms. Belen Enciso, Project Officer from the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA conducted a working meeting with the Albanian Higher Education Reform Experts team.

The round table drew high interest and brought together around 100 representatives from state institutions in the higher education field, civil society, higher education reform experts as well as governing authorities, academic staff and international relation offices staff from public and private universities in Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Korça, Vlora and Durres. This activity was greeted by Mr. Redi Shtino, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education and Sport and Ms. Belen Enciso, Project Officer from the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA.

During its proceedings, the round table participants worked in four parallel workshops and identified the main issues that currently restrain the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institutions in Erasmus + and Horizon 2020 programmes.

Subsequently, the round table conclusions structured as a recommendations document will be presented to the Ministry of Education and Sport, as inputs in the drafting process of the bylaws for the new law in “Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Albanian Higher Education Institutions”.

The Round Table Agenda:


Field Monitoring Visit for Tempus Project “Empowering Universities to fulfil their Responsibility for Quality Assurance- EUREQA”

The NEO + staff and the country officer from EACEA, conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus EUREQA project. This activity ëas organized at UT’s Faculty of Economy premises, on May 25th, 2016.

The 3 year EUREQA project supported the University of Tirana, University of Korça and University of Shkodra in developing internal quality assurance systems as well as the transfer of good practices from EU universities through trainings, mentoring and study visits.

The project is coordinated by the European University Association, in Belgium and involves 17 partner institutions from Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Finland, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Albania.

Link: http://www.eureqa-tempus.eu/

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Library Network Support Services”

The NEO + staff and the country officer from EACEA, conducted the field monitoring visit on the Erasmus + CBHE project “Library Network Support Services”. This activity was organized at the Agricultural University of Tirana premises, on May 25th, 2016.

The Erasmus + CBHE project “Library Network Support Services” supports the modernising of libraries in partner country universities through staff development and reforming of their services.

The project is coordinated by the Limerick Institute of Technology, in Ireland and involves 12 partner institutions from Ireland, Germany, Great Britain, Romania, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo.

“Information meeting on Erasmus +” held on May 24th, 2016

The “Erasmus + Information meeting” was held on May 24th, 2016 at  PUT’s Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning premises. This activity drew the interest and participation from the Polytechnic University of Tirana’s academic and administrative staff as well as its students.

This event introduced the participants with pertinent information on the current possibilities provided by the Erasmus + programme to the Albanian universities and students. In this regard, Mrs. Belen Enciso, project officer from EACEA and Mrs. Edit Dibra, NEO coordinator provided detailed presentations on the Erasmus + programme components, such as:

– KA2 “Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education;

– KA 1 International Credit mobility;

– Jean Monnet programme;

In addition the Albanian Erasmus+ office team informed the students on existing possibilities within the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees and Erasmus Mundus partnerships.

This event was also valuable for introducing some key elements that enable the preparation of successful project proposals in Erasmus + as well as discussing varies questions and issues raised by the participants about the programme.

“Information meeting on Erasmus +” held on May 24th, 2016

The “Erasmus + Information meeting” was held on May 24th, 2016 at  PUT’s Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning premises. This activity drew the interest and participation from the Polytechnic University of Tirana’s academic and administrative staff as well as its students.

This event introduced the participants with pertinent information on the current possibilities provided by the Erasmus + programme to the Albanian universities and students. In this regard, Mrs. Belen Enciso, project officer from EACEA and Mrs. Edit Dibra, NEO coordinator provided detailed presentations on the Erasmus + programme components, such as:

– KA2 “Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education;

– KA 1 International Credit mobility;

– Jean Monnet programme;

In addition the Albanian Erasmus+ office team informed the students on existing possibilities within the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees and Erasmus Mundus partnerships.

This event was also valuable for introducing some key elements that enable the preparation of successful project proposals in Erasmus + as well as discussing varies questions and issues raised by the participants about the programme.

Invitation to the “Information meeting on Erasmus +” on May 24th, 2016

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office and the Polytechnic University of Tirana are pleased to invite you to the “Information meeting on Erasmus +”, to be held on May 24th, 2016, 12:00-14:00 hours, at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning premises.

This event will serve to present the Erasmus + programme current possibilities for Albanian Higher Education Institutions and students, while providing detailed presentations on its key components, such as:

 

KA 1 International Credit mobility;

Albanian Higher Education Institutions can sign a credit mobility agreement with universities from Erasmus + programme countries. Such agreements comprise the possibility of implementing mobilities of students and staff which are financially supported by the EU. The mobility period ranges from 3-12 months for students and 5 days – 2 months for the academic and administrative staff. Short term mobilities will be implemented in different languages, based on those in use at the host university.

 

– KA2Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education”, or former Tempus projects, including a Special Mobility Strand for students and staff;

Capacity Building projects succeed former Tempus projects. Through such projects, the Albanian universities can support the modernization, accessibility and internationalization of their institutions, train their staff, improve their lab facilities etc.

Capacity Building projects may include a Special Mobility Strand addressed either to students or staff from Albania (3-12 months for students, 3-12 months for practice, and 5 days – 2 months for the academic and administrative staff).

 

– Jean Monnet programme;

The Jean Monnet programme supports initiatives dedicated to the European integration of Albania, in all possible teaching fields and disciplines, such as academic modules, advocacy events, etc.

 

– Joint Master Degree Scholarships;

Joint Master Degrees are offered by a consortium of Higher Education Institutions from EU countries. They award a joint diploma after the completion of a study programme implemented in two or more European HEIs. Albanian students can apply directly to earn the scholarship for the Joint Master or Joint PHD programmes.

This event will also serve to discuss some key points for the preparation of successful project proposals in Erasmus +.

 

We welcome your participation to the “Information meeting on Erasmus +”.

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Development of Environmental and Resource Engineering Learning (DEREL)”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus DEREL project. This activity was organized at the Polytechnic University of Tirana premises, on 13 May, 2016. The DEREL project developed e Master of Science program in “Geo – Environment” at PUT. The Project was coordinated by the University of Florence in Italy, in cooperation with 17 partner institutions from Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Macedonia, Serbia and Albania.

Invitation to the forum: “Erasmus + in Strengthening Skills for Albanian Professionals”, on May 12th, 2016

In the framework of the “Week of Europe” activities, the European Union Information Network in collaboration with the EU Delegation in Albania and the Albanian Erasmus + office, organize the forum: “Erasmus + in Strengthening Skills for Albanian Professionals”.

This event will be held at the “Silvano Pedrollo” venue, of the Polytechnic University of Tirana, on May 12th, 2016, as described in the agenda below.  

We welcome your participation to the “Erasmus + in Strengthening Skills for Albanian Professionals” forum.

The Albanian Erasmus + office.

Agenda Erasmus Forum