Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Master in European Innovations for a Sustainable Management of Albanian Territories, rural areas and agriculture: Instruments, policies, strategies -SmartAL”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Master in European Innovations for a Sustainable Management of Albanian Territories, rural areas and agriculture: Instruments, policies, strategies – SmartAL”. This activity was conducted at the European University of Tirana premises, on June 1st, 2018 and at the Erasmus + office premises on June 7th, 2018.

The 3 year (2017-20) SmartAL project aims at to address job market needs induced by the new and forthcoming public policies in Albania, through improving academic offer for master students in the territory administration, agricultural policies, rural development and innovation fields as well as other activities.

The project is coordinated by the Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes in France and involves 7 partner institutions from France, Germany, Greece and Albania.

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

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Integrating and validating practical entrepreneurship skills in engineering and ICT studies – REBUS”. This activity was organized at the European University of Tirana premises, on June 1st, 2018.

The 3 year (2016-19) REBUS project aims at developing, testing, validating and mainstreaming holistic and needs driven open learning modules to promote entrepreneurship competences of graduates of ICT, engineering and other technical studies from the Western Balkans and Russia at the interface of academic education and learning in practice business contexts.

The project is coordinated by the University of Sarajevo, in Bosnia & Herzegovina and involves 14 partner institutions from Bosnia & Herzegovina, Italy, Austria, Germany, Russia, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Albania.

For more information: http://www.rebusproject.net

 

National HERE Seminar on “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs governance and management”

The Albanian Higher Education Reform Expert team and the Albanian Erasmus + Office organized on May 24th, 2018, at the premises of the Polytechnic University of Tirana, the national seminar on “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs’ governance and management”. The seminar was greeted by Mr., Ervin Demo, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth. 

This event brought together more than 50 managers, lecturers, career offices staff, student bodies’ representatives and students from Albanian universities who discussed on steps and mechanisms needed to overcome current barriers and increase students’ engagement in the governing, quality control and general activities in Albanian HEIs. In addition, the participants had the chance to learn on good practices employed in Scotland for supporting students’ participations in the governance and management of their universities. The seminar conclusions in the form of list of recommendations will be submitted to the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth.

Below is the list of presentations and supporting tools discussed at the HERE seminar on “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs’ governance and management”.

Developing Student Engagement – Eve Lewis

Enhancing the student role in HEIs governance

Konkluzione, Seminari HERE “Rritja e rolit të studentëve në qeverisjen dhe menaxhimin e IAL-ve”

Students and their Support

Invitation to the National HERE Seminar on “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs governance and management”, on May 24th, 2018.

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts), will organize on May 24th, 2018, 9:30 AM, at the premises of the Polytechnic University of Tirana (Silvano Pedrollo venue), the national seminar on “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs’ governance and management”.

The main objectives of the National HERE Seminar comprise:

–          Discussing students’ role in HEIs based on the requirenments of the HE Law;

–          Enhancing students’ engagement in HEIs governing structures and within HE system;

–          Discussing the organization of the students’ national survey;

–          Exchanging ideas and experiences regarding formal and informal tools in support of students’ engagement;

–          Discussing the development of an instituional culture in support of students’ engagement;

–          Discussing strengthening the students’ role for Quality Assurance in HEIs;

–          Displaying good EU practices employed in support of students and students associations engagements;

–          Discussing the findings of the survey conducted for public HEIs Senate representatives;

–          Developing recommendations on strengthening students’ role in HEIs;

 

We welcome your participation to the HERE seminar on the “Enhancing student’s role in HEIs’ governance and management”.

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Development and Implementation of Multimedia and Digital TV Curricula – DIMTV”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project Development and Implementation of Multimedia and Digital TV Curricula – DIMTV”. This activity was organized at University Aleksander Moisiu of Durres, on May 10th, 2018.
The 3 year (2017-20) DIMTV project aims to support the modernization and implementation of multimedia and digital television (MDTV) courses in Albania and Kosovo.
The project is coordinated by the University Aleksander Moisiu of Durres, and involves 8 partner institutions from Estonia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Albania and Kosovo.
For more information: http://dimtv.al/

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Graduates Advancement and Development of University Capacities in Albania – GRADUA”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project Graduates Advancement and Development of University Capacities in Albania  – GRADUA” This activity was organized at AUT’s Faculty of Economy and Agro business premises, on April 26th, 2018.

The 3 year (2017-20) GRADUA project aims to support the advancement of graduates and development of HEI’s capacities in Albania through building a graduates’ data platform for matching the educational supply and the demand for qualified labour, enhancing university-enterprise cooperation and building related institutional capacities in partner HEIs.

The project is coordinated by the Agricultural University of Tirana, in Albania and involves 16 partner institutions from Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Albania.

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “IT Governance for Albanian Universities – ITG4AU”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “IT Governance for Albanian Universities – ITG4AU” This activity was organized at UT’s Faculty of Economy premises, on April 12th, 2018.

The 3 year (2017-20) ITG4AU project aims to develop, adapt and test a new ITG framework to be implemented in Albanian partner universities and increase capacities in this field.

The project is coordinated by the University of Balearic Islands, in Spain and involves 8 partner institutions from Spain, Germany, Norway, and Albania.

Link:  http://itg4au.uib.eu/

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “K-Force”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Knowledge for Resilient Society, K-Force” This activity was organized at UT’s Faculty of Economy premises, on April 12th, 2018.

The 3 year (2016-19) K-Force project aims at improving regional resilience to hazards and capability for regional cooperation in risk prevention and response and ensuring national professional resources and regional capacities for building regional-based disaster preparedness and a culture of safety and resilience at all levels according to EU Integration Strategies and National relevant strategies.

The project is coordinated by the University of Novi Sad, in Serbia and involves 14 partner institutions from Serbia, FYRO Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, and Albania.

Link:  http://kforce.uns.ac.rs

The Seminar on EU programmes HORIZON 2020 and Erasmus + was held in Tirana.

The Italian Institute of Culture in Tirana in cooperation with the Italian Agency for the Promotion of European Research-APRE and EU Delegation in Albania organised on March 13th 2018 the information seminar on Italian-Albanian cooperation opportunities in EU programmes HORIZON 2020 and Erasmus +. This event was greeted by His Excellency Mr Alberto Cutillo, Ambassador of Italy in Albania and attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth, APRE, Albanian Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation, Albanian Erasmus + Office, and most of Albanian public and private HEIs. The seminar served to encourage the development of bilateral cooperation ideas in the view of the gathering of Italian Universities on 23-24 March 2018 in Albania, for participation in the 6th edition of “Study in Italy” fair.

During the event, Ms Bexholi, the local coordinator of the Albanian Erasmus + Office provided a picture of current Albanian–Italian cooperation in Erasmus + and laid forward a set of recommendations for future cooperation ideas in the programme, based on our national higher education priorities.

Public Consultation on the future of EU funds

European Commission launched an online survey for gathering feedback from citizens, organizations, public authorities and other stakeholders on current performance and future challenges of EU programmes, comprising Erasmus+. This survey is part of a series of parallel public consultations which will inform the Commission in drafting the proposals for the next generation of financial programmes.

All Albanian beneficiaries of the Erasmus + programme are required to complete the survey, which is found in the link below:
https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/MFFpost2020values

The questionnaire takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and allows you to pause and save your work and continue later. The deadline for the completion of the questionnaire is March 8 th 2018.