National HERE Seminar on “Re-evaluation of study programmes: link between study programmes and learning outcomes ” .

The Albanian Higher Education Reform Expert team and the Albanian Erasmus + Office organized on May 26th, 2017, in the city of Korça the  national seminar on the “Re-evaluation of study programmes: the link between study programmes and learning outcomes”. 

This event brought together more than 80 representatives from Albanian universities, EU delegation in Albania and experts, who discussed on relevant higher education issues such as curricular mapping, reforming of study programmes, link between learning outcomes and competences, transversal skills, student civic competences etc.  The seminar conclusions in the form of list of recommendations will be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Sport.

Below is the list of presentations and supporting tools discussed at the HERE seminar on “Re-evaluation of study programmes: the link between study programmes and learning outcomes”.

Drafti Formulari per CM

Formulari per vetvleresimin e lendes.

Kodifikimi programeve te studimit

Program lende 10 modeli 2017 Seminari HERE

Using Curriculum Mapping to Iprove Learning in Higher Education

Seminar Korce HERE Erasmus+ Curriculum mapping 26 05 2017

Regional Info Day in Korça, held on May 25th, 2017.

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office organized on May 25th, 2017, the regional “Info Day for Erasmus+” held in the city of Korça. This event was attended by NEO staff, EU Delegation staff as well as over 50 students and lecturers of the University “Fan Noli”. This event served for promoting the Erasmus+ programme opportunities to the present lecturers and students and for informing the participants on the newly launched Erasmus + “My Europe” essay and fine art competition. The 30 year anniversary of Erasmus programme was a recurring theme of the info day, which was also celebrated with the traditional birthday cake

    

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “E-Learning, Innovation, Sustainable Albanian Agriculture –ELISAA”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Tempus project “Tempus “E-Learning, Innovation, Sustainable Albanian Agriculture–ELISAA” This activity was organized on 23 and 26 maj 2017 in Tirana and Korҫa.

The 3 year (2013-16) ELISAA project supported the development of the agro-industry sector in Albania through building a higher and vocational training e-learning course. The project is coordinated by the University “Aldo Moro” of Bari, in Italy and involves 14 partner institutions from Italy, France, Belgium, and Albania.

Linkhttp://www.elisaatempus.com 

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

The NEO + staff conducted on May 23th, 2017 the field monitoring visit for the International Credit Mobility projects in implementation by the Agricultural University of Tirana.
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 AUT, as well as for NEO staff to give recommendations for the improvement of ICM projects implementation in the future.

The Agricultural University of Tirana, during the September 2015- May 2017 timeframe, has implemented 22 Erasmus + ICM agreements with HEI’s from 13 programme countries.
Link: http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=1199

Invitation to the National HERE Seminar on “Re-evaluation of study programmes: link between study programmes and learning outcomes ”, on May 26th, 2017

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts), will organize on May 26th, 2017 at the premises of the Grand Palace Hotel in Korça, the national seminar on the “Re-evaluation of study programmes: the link between study programmes and learning outcomes”. (As detailed in the programme).

The HERE seminar will serve the reflection and discussion of issues such as the curricular mapping in higher education, the reforming of study programmes based on the new Higher Education Law, the link between learning outcomes and competences, transversal skills, student civic competences etc. It will bring together the management level and academic members of Albanian universities, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Education and Sports, government agencies in the Higher Education field, field experts etc.

We welcome your participation to the HERE seminar on the “Re-evaluation of study programmes: the link between study programmes and learning outcomes”.

Agenda

The Albanian Erasmus + Office participate in the “Week of Europe”.

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office took part in the “EU Assistance Fair”, “Run4EU” marathon and “Erasmus + : Changing lives, Opening minds” events “organized in Albania in 10-11 May, 2017 in the framework of the 2017 Week of Europe”. The “Erasmus +: Changing lives, Opening minds” was organized for commemorating the 30 year anniversary of Erasmus through the personal experiences of students, professors, and other beneficiaries of the programme. This activity was greeted by Ms. Romana Vlahutin, Head of EU Delegation to Albania, Ms. Olta Xhaxhka, Minister of Social Welfare and Youth and Mr. Redi Shtino Deputy Minister of Education and Sport. Ms. Edit Dibra, the Albanian Erasmus Office coordinator used the event for launching the Erasmus+ “My Europe” contest for the best photo, essay and best video. The activity was ended with the birthday cake for the 30th year anniversary of Erasmus which was prepared by the Hotel-Tourism High School students who benefited from the programme.

The applications data in the Erasmus + opportunities are published.

The European Commission shared the regional comparative data for applications in Erasmus + actions received through the 2017 calls. Based on such data, the Albanian Higher Education Institutions have made a positive step and increased the number of applications in Erasmus + opportunities. In the 2017 call in the Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education action, there were 13 projects submitted by an Albanian university applicant and 52 projects submitted with an Albanian university engaged as partner. Overall, Albania is the 2nd most successful country in the region for number of applications submitted, trailing only Serbia and leaving behind Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo and Montenegro.  Moreover, in the 2017 call in the Erasmus + Jean Monnet action there were 11 applications submitted by Albanian HEI’s, marking progressive grow compared to the 6 applications and 3 applications submitted in the respective 2016 and 2015 calls for this action

Regional Info Day in Gjirokastra, held on May 4th, 2017.

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office organized on May 4th, 2017, the regional “Info Day for Erasmus+” held in the city of Gjirokastra. This event was attended by NEO staff, EU Delegation staff as well as over 50 students and lecturers of the “Eqerem Çabej University. The Erasmus + info day at Gjirokastra was part of the 2017 “Week of Europe” activities organized in Albania. Besides promoting the Erasmus+ programme opportunities to the present lecturers and students, this event served for informing the participants on the new students competition, lunched by Albanian Erasmus + Office for the preparation of an essay or a visual art work themed  “My Europe”. The 30 year anniversary of Erasmus programme was a recurring theme of the info day, which was also celebrated with the traditional birthday cake.

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “EduLAw”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Introducing modules on law and rights in programmes of teacher training and educational sciences: A contribution to building rights-based education systems in countries in transition- EduLAw”. This activity was organized at the Albanian Erasmus + office premises, in Tirana, on May 2nd, 2017.

The 3 year (2016-19) EduLAw project aims at enhancing the relevance of teacher education for the development of rights based labour market and society, and to improve the level of competences and skills in HEIs by developing on-line new modules and innovative teacher education programmes.

The project is coordinated by the Free University of Brussels, in Belgium and involves 11 partner institutions from Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, and Albania.

Link:  http://edulaweu.eu/