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

The proceedings of the round table on “How to boost the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institution in Erasmus + and Horizon 2020” served for the identification of challenges and recommendation of measures that could increase the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institutions in the Erasmus + and Horizon 2020 programmes.

The consolidated document of recommendations developed in the round table, can be found below.

This document of recommendations was presented to the Ministry of Education and Sport, for feeding the drafting process of the bylaws for the new law “On higher education and scientific research in higher education institutions in the Republic of Albania”.

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The pre-departure ceremony for the Joint Masters Degree students held on July 20th, 2016.

Following the call of applications for the Joint Masters and Joint Doctorate opportunities in Erasmus Mundus, 13 Albanian students were awarded full Joint Masters Degree scholarships for the 2016-18 academic cycles.  A pre-departure ceremony for the students was organized on July 20th, 2016 at the Hotel Rogner premises, in Tirana.

The ceremony was greeted by Mr. Redi Shtino, Deputy Minister of Education and Sport and Ms. Xheni Sinakoli, from the EU Delegation in Tirana. During this event, Ms. Edit Dibra, the National Coordinator of the Albanian Erasmus+ Office introduced the participants to the programme’s opportunities for students.

At the end of the ceremony, Mr. Armando Memushi from ‘Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association’ and two other students shared their experience within the Erasmus Mundus’ Joint Masters Degree programme.

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Re@WBC”.

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Enhancement of HE research potential contributing to further growth of the WB region – Re@WBC”.

This activity was conducted in two separate meetings, the first held at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora premises, on July 8th, 2016, and the second held at the University of Tirana’s Faculty of Foreign Languages premises, on July 14th, 2016.

The 3 year (2015-18) Re@WBC project aims to enhance the management of human research potential at WBC region universities, in line with national and EU strategies for researchers. The project is coordinated by the University of Nis, in Serbia and involves 12 partner institutions from the region countries: Serbia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and from EU: United Kingdom, Belgium and Italy.

Link: http://rewbc.ni.ac.rs/

Regional Info Day at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora, held on July 7th, 2016.

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office organized on July 7th, 2016, at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora premises, the regional ‘Info Day in Erasmus+’.

This event served to promote the Higher Education International dimension of the Erasmus+ programme, which includes for Albania:

 

  • Key Action 1

– Credit Mobility for staff and students, through International Credit Mobility activities and Erasmus Mundus partnerships;

– Degree Mobility through Joint Master Degrees for students (and on-going Erasmus Mundus Joint Master and Doctoral programs);

  • Key Action 2

– Capacity Building in Higher Education, which includes a mobility component for the Western Balkans (Mobility Strand);

  • Jean Monnetprogramme focused in European Integration issues;

 

This activity drew the interest and participation from the University of Vlora’s academic and administrative staff, as well as its students, as well as contributed in improving their awareness on the application process to the Erasmus+ opportunities and on ways to write a successful proposal, through presentation delivered for each programme component.