Erasmus + students information event was held on December 22 nd 2017.

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office held on December 22 nd 2017, at the “Tirana Times” library premises an open information session with Albanian students on Erasmus + programme opportunities. During this event, NEO staff provided the participants with information regarding short term academic exchanges and full time joint masters’ scholarships supported by the programme, as well as with practical information regarding the individual application processes and answered all their questions.

Discussion Table on “European Policies for Youth” was held on December 20th 2017.

The Albanian Erasmus + Office attended the discussion table on “European Policies for Youth” organised by the National Council of European Integration of the Albanian parliament and held on December 20th 2017 at the Palace of Congresses, in Tirana. The NEO coordinator provided a picture of the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institutions in the four implementation years of the Erasmus + programme. This event was chaired by the chair of the National Council of European Integration and attended by Albanian parliament lawmakers, University of Tirana rector, lecturers and students, Neo staff, business associations’ representatives etc.

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “QAinAL”.

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Strategic Support on Strengthening the Quality Assurance Structures at the Private Higher Education Institutions in Albania – QAinAL”. This activity was conducted in a joint meeting, held on December 15th, 2017 at the University of “New York” in Tirana premises.

The 3 year (2015-18) QAinAL project aims to establish and support quality assurance processes and mechanisms to ensure effective management and enhance teaching and learning at the private higher education institutions in Albania. The project is coordinated by the University of Salzburg, in Austria and involves 13 partner institutions from Italy, Romania, Albania, and Kosovo.

Link: http://www.qainal.eu

  

Discussion Table on “European Policies for Youth”

Program

11.00 – 11.20 Fjalë përshëndetëse:

-Z. Genc POLLO, Kryetar i Këshillit Kombëtar të Integrimit Europian
-Prof. Dr. Mynyr KONI, Rektor i Universitetit të Tiranës
-Z. Bledi ÇUÇI, Zv. Kryetar i Komisionit të Integrimit Europian
11:20 – 11.35 Rrugëtimi 4 vjeçar i arsimit të lartë shqiptar në Erasmus +
Znj. Elona SARAÇI, koordinatore e Zyrës Kombëtare të Erasmus.
11:35 – 11.45 Universiteti i Tiranës -një histori suksesi në kuadër të Erasmus+

Z. Elton SKËNDAJ, Drejtor i Drejtorisë së Komunikimit. Universiteti i Tiranës.

11.45 – 12.15 Pyetje dhe Diskutime
12.15-12.45 Koktej përmbyllës

 

Consultation meetings with Albanian universities on 2018 calls in Erasmus +.

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office held during 12-19 December 2017 a number of consultation meetings with Albanian Universities in the framework of the  2018 calls in Erasmus +.  This event served to present and discuss with project teams tasked by Albanian Universities in the preparation of project proposals the opportunities in the Higher International Dimension of Erasmus +, which include for Albania:

KA 1 International Credit Mobility activities;

KA 2 Capacity Building in Higher Education;

Jean Monnet programme focused in European Integration issues;

Representatives from University of Tirana, Polytechnic University of Tirana, University of Medicine in Tirana, University of Arts in Tirana, Aldent University and University Luarasi attended those events.

Consultation meeting between Albanian CBHE projects coordinators and contact points with Mr. Jose Gutierrez, Head of Unit in EACEA, held on November 30th, 2017.

Mr. Jose Gutierrez, Head of Unit in the Executives Agency of the Erasmus + programme  in Brussels, NEO staff and the Albanian project coordinators and contact points of capacity building projects selected in the Erasmus + 2017 CBHE call held a consultation meeting on November 30th, 2017 at the premises of the Albanian Erasmus + Office.

This activity served to discuss technical and financial aspects and answer Albanian partners’ questions in relation to the implementation of the newly selected CBHE projects.

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “DAPEEWB”.

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Tempus project “Developing and Adapting Professional Programs for Energy Efficiency in the Western Balkans – DAPEEWB” This activity was organized at the premises of POLIS University in Tirana, on November 22nd, 2017.

The 3 year DAPEEWB project supported the modernization of education in Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro and meeting market needs by developing post-secondary professional programs in energy efficiency in 5 institutions from these countries.

The project is coordinated by the University of POLIS in Albania and involves 11 partner institutions from Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, Germany, Portugal, Slovakia and Netherlands.  

Link:  http://co-plan.org/en/tempus-dapeewb-3/ 

Field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Library Network Support Services”.

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office team and Mr. Albert SESE BALLART, policy officer in the DG for Education, Culture, and Youth conducted on November 16th, 2017 the field monitoring visit for the “Library Network Support Services-LNSS”. This activity was conducted in a joint meeting held at the National Erasmus + Office premises.

The Erasmus + CBHE project “Library Network Support Services” supports the modernization 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.

Link: http://www.lnss-projects.eu/bal

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ ICM projects at University of Tirana.

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office team and Mr. Albert SESE BALLART, policy officer in the DG for Education, Culture, Youth conducted on November 16th, 2017 the field monitoring visit for the International Credit Mobility projects in implementation by the University of Tirana. This activity was held at at UT’s Rectorate premises.

This event served to ensure that all binding documents for ICM implementation were signed, for monitoring the fairness of criteria used and transparency of the selection process of participation in mobilities, to enquire on service provision to ICM participants and recognition of the credits earned by them during the mobility period by University of Tirana, as well as for NEO staff to give recommendations for the improvement of ICM projects implementation in the future.

During the timeframe September 2015- Sept 2017, the University of Tirana has signed or implemented 56 Erasmus + ICM agreements with HEI’s from 22 programme countries.
Link: http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=1199

The Western Balkan Alumni Association (WBAA) held its first national event in Albania.

The local coordinator of the Albanian Erasmus + Office attended the first national event of the Western Balkan Alumni Association (WBAA) held on November 15th, 2017 in Tirana, Albania. The event was focused on the presentation of the WBAA to Albanian Erasmus alumni and for developing future ideas/activities to increase Erasmus student’s contribution in the local context.