The Ceremony of Albanian Students winner of EMJM

Date: 30th July 2020

Venue: Webex platform

Organized by: EU Delegation in Albania

 

14 Albanian students, winners of the #EU funded program Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degrees Scholarship are ready to start the new academic year in some of the best European universities.

During the online pre-departure ceremony, the students expressed their enthusiasm for this new experience they can’t wait to join. Ms Erida Curraj from National Erasmus+ Office and Lutjona Lula from ESN Albania, introduce to students the facilities they could provide to EM students.

“While gaining new knowledge and new skills you will also create new friendships and networks of friends and future colleagues across #Europe and beyond. In addition, you will share a lot of information about your beautiful country! You will be the Ambassadors of #Albania in Europe, and you will return as Ambassadors of Europe in Albania. Your energy, the enthusiasm with which you approach your future will lead your way and also Albania`s way to EU integration.” said Ambassador Soreca during his opening remarks.

Youth Engagement in European Integration_ SCiDEV&ESN

Date: 22th July 2020

Venue: GoToMeeting Platform

Organized by:  Science and Innovation Development Center (SCiDEV) and Erasmus Student Network Albania (ESN Albania)

On July 22, the inspiring meeting “Youth Engagement in European Integration: Harvesting the potential of digital movements and online activism in the reality after COVID19” was held on online platform of the GoToMeeting. The activity was organized by Science and Innovation Development Center (SCiDEV) and Erasmus Student Network Albania (ESN Albania).

Topics such as digital mobility, physical mobility VS virtual mobility, digital skills and internet activism in young people were the focus of discussions.

 Updates on the exchange and override and protection program throughout the pandemic were presented and discuss at the virtual roundtable.

Together with representatives from Regional Cooperation Council, Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), National Erasmus+ Office in Albania, the Center Science and Innovation for Development (SCiDEV) and Erasmus Student Network Albania (ESN Albania) as well as their network of students, volunteers, young researchers, activists and professionals in research and development will discuss engagement of youth in European Integration in post-COVID19 reality. Topics such as digital mobility and online activism will be explored. Join us for a lively and inspiring discussion.

Dr. Blerjana Bino, Co-Founder of SCiDEV, pointed out that in view of the COVID19 pandemic and the digital transformation in higher education and civil society, the concepts of mobility, engagement and activism are being redefined.

Mr. Adem Gashi, Teal Leader i WB Youth Lab, Regional Cooperation Council, represented Regional Integration and the role of youth: RCC Approach. Mr. Fatos Mustafa, Deputy Secretary General, Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) introduced Youth Cooperation and Activism and which are the ctual plans that RYCO is experiencing.

Dr. Erida Curraj, National Erasmus+ Office in Albania, stressed the challenges of university students and universities during the pandemic and highlighted the need for capacity building for both students and academics to cope with the new reality.

Ms Lutjona Lula, from ESN Albania explained challenges and efforts of international students during COVD19 in Albania and emphasised the role of ESN in networking students and supporting them with soft skills and non-formal education.

 Two students’ testimonies shared their experience, how wonderful is to be on a mobility

Rasmus Benke-Aberg, Director of Erasmus Student Network International, presented the results of the COVID impact at students mobilities undertaken during the first months of the lock down all over EU.

Programme:

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More infos about the meeting you may find at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKvp0Opcl8I&feature=youtu.be

https://scidevcenter.org/webinar-series-6-youth-engagement-in-european-integration-full-video/

https://scidevcenter.org/e-roundtable-youth-engagement-in-european-integration-harvesting-the-potential-of-digital-mobility-and-online-activism-in-post-covid19-reality/

www.sciedevcenter.org

www.Esn.org

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Instagram: esn_tirana

NATIONAL HERE SEMINAR ON RTSH

Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with National Experts for the Reform of Higher Education – HERE,  organized the seminar on: “Supporting the efforts to strengthen the social dimension of Albanian Higher Education”, which was hosted by RTSH 1- HD through the show “Auditor Arsimi”, on 4th of July 2020,  at 16.35-18.00

The show was moderated by Ms. Edlira Birko- Journalist of “Auditor Arsimi” on RTSh.

The key issues addressed:

  • Paris Communique’ 2018 and some aspects of Albanian legislation on the social dimension in Higher Education.
  • Inclusion and citizenship – key priorities of the Bologna Process and HE systems.
  • EUROSTUDENT survey
  • Criteria for awarding scholarships to students of special categories
  • Strategies and practices of HEIs for inclusion and citizenship
  • Quality Assurance and Social Dimension in HEIs
  • Improving the admission policies in HEIs and supporting students of special categories in academic progress and their entry into the labor market.

The main objectives of this seminar were as following:

  • Information on the Bologna process, policies and goals regarding the social dimension;
  • Collection and processing of data for students;
  • Strengthening support for student admission from underrepresented groups;
  • Increasing academic and financial support for students, taking into account the aspect of the SD;
  • Design and implement strategies and policies based on the social dimension and preparing students as citizens of the society;
  • Increasing support for student mobility and for entering into the job market;
  • Reflection of the social dimension in the Quality Code and its implementation;
  • Familiarity with institutional strategies for the implementation of the social dimension.

Albanian Erasmus+ Office and the Albanian HERE team express their gratitude for the support of SPHERE for this activity and would like to thank Dr. Michael Gaebel (EUA), who contributed to addressing key issues and best practices by European Higher Education Area, in developing concrete strategies and practices related to the Social Dimension.

Attached, you can find the conclusions & recommendations of the seminar.

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NATIONAL HERE SEMINAR ON RTSH

Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with National Experts for the Reform of Higher Education – HERE, will organize the seminar on: “Supporting the efforts to strengthen the social dimension of Albanian Higher Education”, which will be hosted by RTSH 1- HD through the show “Auditor Arsimi”, on 4 July 2020,  at 16.35-18.00

The show will be moderated by Ms. Edlira Birko- Journalist of “Auditor Arsimi” on RTSh.

The main objectives of this seminar would be:

  • Information on the Bologna process, policies and goals regarding the social dimension;
  • Collection and processing of data for students;
  • Strengthening support for student admission from underrepresented groups;
  • Increasing academic and financial support for students, taking into account the aspect of the SD;
  • Design and implement strategies and policies based on the social dimension and preparing students as citizens of the society;
  • Increasing support for student mobility and for entering into the job market;
  • Reflection of the social dimension in the Quality Code and its implementation;
  • Familiarity with institutional strategies for the implementation of the social dimension.

We kindly invite the TV audience, mainly the academic staff of HEIs engaged in the strategic plan, to attend the transmission of the show ‘Auditor Arsimi, on 4th of July 2020, at 1635 – 1800!