CHALLENGES TOWARD SUCCESSFUL JOINT DEGREES IMPLEMENTATION

Postpone Activity, FEB 2020

Date: 16 December 2019

Time:  09:30 – 16:00

Venue: Polytechnic University (Hall – University Library)

 

The “Joint Masters” program has been established since the Bologna Declaration with the Prague Communication and nowadays European universities increasingly offer joint programs as an important tool in internationalization and cooperation within the European Education Area.

 

The national seminar aims to inform, stimulate reflection and debate among lecturers, experts, public officials, on the latest developments of the “Joint Master” program in the Albanian framework.

The event is expected to bring together more than 100 representatives from the country’s universities, various ministries, public agencies operating in higher education, Albanian and EU experts, etc.

 

Warmly Welcome!

HERE Study Visit Inclusive mobility: from good intentions to measurable outcomes

Date:21-22 November 2019

Venue: Vrije Universitat Brussel (VUB), Belgium

Organized: SPHERE, Hosted by Vrije Universitat Brussel (VUB), Belgium

This HERE study visit used a system approach, demonstrating how Flanders and Flemish universities are strategising and tackling the topic of inclusion in internationalisation and mobility.

The study visit also was an occasion to discuss current EU priorities for inclusion and mobility, how they are reflected in EU programmes, and the results of a SPHERE study that has been commissioned to assess how Partner countries are reacting/ adapting to this.

The event addresses all HERE, at all levels of knowledge and experience regarding the topic:  university leadership, teaching staff and students and, given that this event would address the policy and system perspective, also ministry representatives.

Learning Outcomes

  • Become aware and understand better social inclusion in higher education, and how it can be related to national and institutional policy and action in the area of internationalisation and mobility
  • Understand the process of defining and implementing university strategies for supporting inclusiveness in mobility, and the related structures and approaches needed to implement it (data collection, QA, student diversity offices, etc).
  • Be able to contribute to the development and implementation of policies and actions for inclusive mobility and internationalisation, considering work at institutional, national and Bologna Process levels.
  • Better promote and use the opportunities offered under the current EU and national mobility programmes and their insistence on inclusion and mobility and contribute to making them more inclusive.

More information about the activity available at: https://supporthere.org/brussels2019

More information about the activity’s report available at:

https://supporthere.org/sites/default/files/report_here_study_visit_flanders_nov_2019_final_0.pdf

Filed Monitoirng Visit of “SmartAL” project, NEO 20 November, EUT

Project Title: Master In European Innovations for a Sustainable Management of Albanian Territories, Rural Areas and Agriculture: Instruments, Policies, Strategies- SmartAL

Venue: European University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania

Date: 20 November 2019

On 20 November 2019, at European University of Tirana was held Field monitoring Visit of the project  Master In European Innovations for a Sustainable Management of Albanian Territories, Rural Areas and Agriculture: Instruments, Policies, Strategies- SmartAL

The project wider objective is to address the new identified job market needs induced by the new and forthcoming public policies in Albania.

During the first two years of the project, is achieved the development of the 9 teaching modules. Moreover, 10 Albanian lecturers successfully implemented 2-4 weeks mobilities in EU universities, which were used for co-development of the content of 8 modules and also for improving their theoretical knowledge in areas related to the specific module they will teach. 

Albanian Universities are programming that during December 2019, will develop and license 3rd cycle Executive Master Programmes and that AUT partner will be able to submit the application for lunching the Executive Master Programme in “Territorial management and European policies”.                                                                 

The consortium  is made of 8 partners, three of them are albanian HEIs: Agriculture University of Tirana, European University of Tirana and University of Korça “Fan Noli”.

Further information  you can find at the project website:

http://smartal.uet.edu.al/

Furnter information about the CBHE projects you can find at :

http://erasmusplus.al/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CBHE-Projects-Granted-2015.pdf

http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=1114

Filed Monitoirng Visit of “euroPS” project, NEO 20 November, EUT

Project Title: Curriculum Development joint European Political Science MA – euroPS

Venue: European University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania

Date: 20 November 2019

On 20 November 2019, at European University of Tirana was held Field monitoring Visit of the project  Curriculum Development joint European Political Science MA – euroPS

The project, within three years of its implementation has successfully achieved its main aim at implementing a multilateral Joint/Multiple Degree (JD) for Political Science on the MA level (120 ECTS) with diploma supplement for all participating partners on a European standard. As modernization and Europeanization project it will support reflecting and enhancing standards at European Union partners and Western Balkan partners and intensify regular academic exchange of good practice and sustainable networking between EU-WB partners but especially between WB.

The project impact is wide in term of provided tools as: the provision and utilisation of the E-Library subscriptions, anti-plagiarism tools and IT equipment support had in the improving teaching and learning environment in both Albanian Universities

The level of Albanian enrolment students to PoSIG joint master are19 Albanian students that are benefiting from the knowledge, competences, internships and opportunities for cultural exchange it provides.

Further information  you can find at the project website:

www.euro-ps-org

Furnter information about the CBHE projects you can find at :

http://erasmusplus.al/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CBHE-Projects-Granted-2015.pdf

http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=1114

NEO Albania at NEO-ICP meeting 2019

Date: 13-14/11/2019

Venue: EACEA premises and 2nd day Crown Plaza Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Organiser: EACEA

The event is a continuation of a series of yearly events bringing both the National Erasmus Offices (NEOs) and the International Contact Points (ICP) of the National Agencies together. The overall objective of the one-day NEO/ICP meeting is to encourage networking between the different actors in order to foster and facilitate the cooperation between HEIs from programme and partner countries in the framework of the international dimension of the Erasmus + Programme. Furthermore, the event will serve to inform both the NEOs and the ICPs about the novelties of the upcoming call and general trends in the Higher Education policies of the European Union

During the second day of meeting a presentation on the achievement of the Albanian HEIs was introduce to the NA to foster the collaboration and to increase the synergies between Albanian HEIs and other Programme Countries HEIs.

Further information you can find:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/events/neo-icp-meeting-2019_en

#ErasmusDays – Meeting with Professional Collage of Tirana

Date: 11 October 2019

Venue: Professional Collage of Tirana, Shqipëri

“Erasmus + Days” at KPT, an event organized within Erasmus Days initiative of European Commission, on October 11, 2019. NEO was invited to the event organized by the Professional College of Tirana. Over 10 million people have benefited from the Erasmus + Program, enriching their life experiences and helping build a more inclusive international community. From 10-12 October 2019, more than 3000 events will celebrate the success of the Erasmus + program in uniting students and societies from around the world.

During the meeting, Ms. E.Curraj, from the NEO Albania, informed the students and staff on the Erasmus+ opportunities offered by the Erasmus + program, news on the 2020 call, how to apply and cooperation strategies through HE institutions in the Western Balkans and Program countries.

ESN-Tirana members were invited to the event and shared with KPT students their international experiences and information on the organization.

Erasmus + Albania thanks all the Higher Education Institutions in Albania that enriched these three days with various activities with a focus on ERASMUS +.

Further information you may find:

https://www.erasmusdays.eu/

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/news/erasmusdays-2019-find-out-how-you-can-celebrate-erasmus-programme_en

CALL 2020- Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2020

– Key Action 1 (KA1) – Learning mobility of individuals

– Key Action 2 (KA2) – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

– Key Action 3 (KA3) – Support for policy reform

– Jean Monnet activities

– Sport

This Programme Guide is a tool for anybody who would like to have a thorough knowledge of what the Erasmus+ Programme is about.

Please click the link below for more information:

https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/resources/documents/erasmus-programme-guide-2020_en

REGIONAL HERE SEMINAR

SUPPORTING THE EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Date:  26 November  2019

Time:    9.30- 16.00

Host institution: University of Tirana, Faculty of Social Sciences , Tiranë.