March 18, 2016

Activities

2016

20 Jul

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Re@WBC”.
The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Erasmus+ CBHE project “Enhancement of HE research potential contributing to further growth of the WB region – Re@WBC”.
This activity was conducted in two separate meetings, the first held at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora premises, on July 8th, 2016, and the second held at the University of Tirana’s Faculty of Foreign Languages premises, on July 14th, 2016.
The 3 year (2015-18) Re@WBC project aims to enhance the management of human research potential at WBC region universities, in line with national and EU strategies for researchers.
The project is coordinated by the University of Nis, in Serbia and involves 12 partner institutions from the region countries: Serbia, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and from EU: United Kingdom, Belgium and Italy.
Link: http://rewbc.ni.ac.rs/
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20 Jul

The pre-departure ceremony for the Joint Masters Degree students held on July 20th, 2016.

Following the call of applications for the Joint Masters and Joint Doctorate opportunities in Erasmus Mundus, 13 Albanian students were awarded full Joint Masters Degree scholarships for the 2016-18 academic cycles. A pre-departure ceremony for the students was organized on July 20th, 2016 at the Hotel Rogner premises, in Tirana.
The ceremony was greeted by Mr. Redi Shtino, Deputy Minister of Education and Sport and Ms. Xheni Sinakoli, from the EU Delegation in Tirana. During this event, Ms. Edit Dibra, the National Coordinator of the Albanian Erasmus+ Office introduced the participants to the programme’s opportunities for students.
At the end of the ceremony, Mr. Armando Memushi from ‘Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association’ and two other students shared their experience within the Erasmus Mundus’ Joint Masters Degree programme.
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07 Jul

Regional Info Day at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora, held on July 7th, 2016.
The Albanian Erasmus+ Office organized on July 7th, 2016, at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora premises, the regional ‘Info Day in Erasmus+’.
This event served to promote the Higher Education International dimension of the Erasmus+ programme, which includes for Albania:

• Key Action 1
– Credit Mobility for staff and students, through International Credit Mobility activities and Erasmus Mundus partnerships;
– Degree Mobility through Joint Master Degrees for students (and on-going Erasmus Mundus Joint Master and Doctoral programs);
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– Capacity Building in Higher Education, which includes a mobility component for the Western Balkans (Mobility Strand);
• Jean Monnet programme focused in European Integration issues;

This activity drew the interest and participation from the University of Vlora’s academic and administrative staff, as well as its students, as well as contributed in improving their awareness on the application process to the Erasmus+ opportunities and on ways to write a successful proposal, through presentation delivered for each programme component.

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26 May

Round Table on ‘How to boost the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institution in Erasmus + and Horizon 2020.”.
The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation and the Technical Assistance for Union Programmes in Albania organized on May 26th, at Hotel Tirana International the round table on ‘How to boost the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institution in Erasmus + and Horizon 2020.

Prior to the round table, Ms. Belen Enciso, Project Officer from the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA conducted a working meeting with the Albanian Higher Education Reform Experts team.

The round table drew high interest and brought together around 100 representatives from state institutions in the higher education field, civil society, higher education reform experts as well as governing authorities, academic staff and international relation offices staff from public and private universities in Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Korça, Vlora and Durres. This activity was greeted by Mr. Redi Shtino, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Education and Sport and Ms. Belen Enciso, Project Officer from the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, EACEA.

During its proceedings, the round table participants worked in four parallel workshops and identified the main issues that currently restrain the participation of Albanian Higher Education Institutions in Erasmus + and Horizon 2020 programmes.

Subsequently, the round table conclusions structured as a recommendations document will be presented to the Ministry of Education and Sport, as inputs in the drafting process of the bylaws for the new law in “Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Albanian Higher Education Institutions”.

The Round Table Agenda: 

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25 May

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Library Network Support Services””.
The NEO + staff and the country officer from EACEA, conducted the field monitoring visit on the Erasmus + CBHE project “Library Network Support Services”. This activity was organized at the Agricultural University of Tirana premises, on May 25th, 2016.

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

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24 May

Field Monitoring Visit for Tempus Project “Empowering Universities to fulfil their Responsibility for Quality Assurance- EUREQA””.
The NEO + staff and the country officer from EACEA, conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus EUREQA project. This activity ëas organized at UT’s Faculty of Economy premises, on May 25th, 2016.

The 3 year EUREQA project supported the University of Tirana, University of Korça and University of Shkodra in developing internal quality assurance systems as well as the transfer of good practices from EU universities through trainings, mentoring and study visits.

The project is coordinated by the European University Association, in Belgium and involves 17 partner institutions from Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Finland, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Albania.

Link: http://www.eureqa-tempus.eu/

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24 May

“Information meeting on Erasmus +” held on May 24th, 2016”.
The “Erasmus + Information meeting” was held on May 24th, 2016 at  PUT’s Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning premises. This activity drew the interest and participation from the Polytechnic University of Tirana’s academic and administrative staff as well as its students.

This event introduced the participants with pertinent information on the current possibilities provided by the Erasmus + programme to the Albanian universities and students. In this regard, Mrs. Belen Enciso, project officer from EACEA and Mrs. Edit Dibra, NEO coordinator provided detailed presentations on the Erasmus + programme components, such as:

– KA2 “Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education;

– KA 1 International Credit mobility;

– Jean Monnet programme;

In addition the Albanian Erasmus+ office team informed the students on existing possibilities within the Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees and Erasmus Mundus partnerships.

This event was also valuable for introducing some key elements that enable the preparation of successful project proposals in Erasmus + as well as discussing varies questions and issues raised by the participants about the programme.

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13 May

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Development of Environmental and Resource Engineering Learning (DEREL)”.
The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus DEREL project. This activity was organized at the Polytechnic University of Tirana premises, on 13 May, 2016. The DEREL project developed e Master of Science program in “Geo – Environment” at PUT. The Project was coordinated by the University of Florence in Italy, in cooperation with 17 partner institutions from Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Macedonia, Serbia and Albania.

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13 & 14 Apr

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “INTERFACE”.

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Tempus project “Developing and setting up measures for initiating, enhancing and sustaining Higher-Education-Society Cooperation- INTERFACE”. This activity was conducted in two separate meetings, the first held at the Polytechnic University of Tirana premises, on April 13th 2016, and the second held at the University of Tirana’s Faculty of Law premises, on April 14th 2016.
The 3 year (2011-14) INTERFACE Tempus project supported the Albanian partner universities in establishing the Interface Centers (IC) in two faculties (UT) and near the rectorate (PUT) and the modernization of their services.
The project was coordinated by the University of Graz, in Austria and involved 19 partner institutions from Austria, England, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, FYROM and Albania.

Link: http://www.interface.uns.ac.rs/

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24 Mar & 13 Apr

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “Quality in Research – QiR”.

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Tempus project “Quality in Research – QiR”. This activity was conducted in two separate meetings, the first held at the University of Shkodra premises, on March 24th 2016, and the second held at the Polytechnic University of Tirana premises, on April 13th 2016.
The 3 year (2011-14) QiR Tempus project aided the Albanian partner universities in the introduction of quality assurance in scientific research and in aligning their research standards with those of the EU member states.
The project was coordinated by the University of Sarajevo, in Bosnia & Herzegovina and involved 13 partner institutions from Germany, Austria, France, Finland, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Albania.
Link: www.qinr.ac.me

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9 Mar

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “Regional Joint Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and SME Management for Western Balkan Countries- DOCSMES”.

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the Tempus DOCSMES project. This activity was organized at the University of Tirana/ Faculty of Economy premises, on March 9th, 2016.

The 3 year (2010-13) DOCSMES Tempus project developed the Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship and SME Management harmonized with EU standards, as well as enhanced the exchanging of experience and best practices through mobility of academic and administrative staff and doctoral students;

The project was coordinated by the University Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna and involved 12 partner institutions from Italy, Spain, France, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania.

Link: www.docsmes.edu.mk,

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2 Mar

Field Monitoring Visit for the Erasmus + CBHE project “Strategic support on strengthening the quality assurance structures at the private higher education institutions in Albania”. 

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”. This activity was conducted during the project’s “Kickoff Meeting”, at the EOPKA University premises, on March 2nd, 2016.

This project aims to establish and support quality assurance processes and mechanisms, to ensure effective management and enhance teaching and learning at private higher education institutions in Albania. The project is coordinated by the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (AT) and involves six Albanian partners, five higher education institutions: EPOKA University, European University of Tirana, Polis University, Marin Barleti University, University of New York Tirana and the Ministry of Education and Sports.

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14 Jan

Erasmus + Regional Information Days

The National Erasmus+ Office organized 6 (six) information days in all regional Albanian Public universities, where detailed information was provided on the 2016 Erasmus + institutional calls and on current possibilities for individuals within the programme. These events attracted a great turn-out of university student and staff, who engaged in the discussions and expressed their desire to participate in the Erasmus + programme.

The Erasmus + Regional Information Days took place as the following:

Regional Info Day at the University “Aleksander Xhuvani” of Elbasan, held on January 14th 2016:

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Regional Info Day at the University “Aleksander Moisiu” of Durres, held on January 8th, 2016:

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Regional Info Day at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora, held on January 7th, 2016:

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Regional Info Day at the University “Luigj Gurakuqi” of Shkodra, held on December 22nd, 2015: 

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 Regional Info Day at the University “Fan Noli” of Korca, held on November 20th, 2015:

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7 Jan

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus project “Modernizing and harmonizing maritime education in Montenegro and Albania- MArED”.

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit for the MArED project. This activity was undertaken in two separate meetings, oraganized at the University “Luigj Gurakuqi” of Shkodra premises on December 22nd, 2015 and at the University “Ismail Qemali” of Vlora premises, on January 7th, 2016.

The 3-year MArED Tempus project supports the modernisation of the maritime higher education in Montenegro and Albania and development of competent and qualified human resources in the maritime sector.

The project is coordinated by the University of Montenegro and involves 17 partner institutions from Spain, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Romania, Montenegro and Albania.

For additional informationhttp://www.mared.ac.me/

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2015

19 Nov

National Seminar on ‘Financing Higher Education Institutions in the framework of the new Law of Higher Education”

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts) organized on November 20, 2015 at the premises of University “Fan Noli” in Korca, the national seminar on “Financing Higher Education Institutions in the framework of the new Law of Higher Education”.

This event brought together academic staff members from universities in Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Korca, Gjirokastra, Vlora, members of the National Commission on the Reform of Higher Education, as well as representatives from the EU Delegation, Ministry of Education and Sports etc. During this activity, the lectors introduced and discussed various issues pertaining to the financial management of Albanian HEIs, comprising the current financing scheme and the funding scheme foreseen by the new law of higher education.  In addition, Prof. Enora Pruvot provided inputs on various performance-based funding schemes and successful models of implementation.

In the end, the seminar conclusions were structured in the form of document of recommendations to be shared with the Ministry of Education and Sports and pertinent government agencies.

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12 Nov

Developing information literacy for lifelong learning and knowledge economy in Western Balkan countries – RINGIDEA”

The NEO + staff and the country officer from EACEA, conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus RINGIDEA project. This activity was organized at the European University of Tirana premises, on November 12th, 2015.

The 3 year RINGIDEA project supports the development of information literacy (IL) programs for use in curricula, the development of lifelong learning in society at large and the furthering of the Bologna process for a Europe of Knowledge. The project is coordinated by the Limerick Institute of Technology, in Ireland and involves three Albanian partner universities: the University of Korca (UK), the Agricultural University of Tirana (AUT) and University of Tirana (UT).

Link: http://www.ringidea.org/,

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Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Enhancing Albanian System Of Quality Assurance In Higher Education: Application Of The Process-and Outcome-Based Methodology – ENCHASE”

The NEO + staff and the country officer from EACEA, conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus ENCHASE project. This activity was organized at the European University of Tirana premises, on November 12th, 2015.

The 3 year ENCHASE project aims to enhance the Albanian HE QA system through setting a national QA framework, embedding a systemic approach to EQA and IQA in line with the ESGs to promote convergence of the Albanian higher education with the EU structures. The project is coordinated by the Koblenz-Landau University, in Germany and involves 11 partner institutions from Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, France and Albania.

Linkhttp://enchase.uni-koblenz.de

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21 Oct

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Connecting Science-Society Collaborations for Sustainability Innovations – ConSus”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus ConSus project. This activity was organized at the POLIS University premises, on October 21st, 2015.

The 3 year ConSus project supports fostering the collaboration of higher education institutions’ research and practice, as well as promotes mutual learning and innovative sustainability methods through delivery of structured workshops.

The project is coordinated by the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, in Austria and involves 13 partner institutions from Austria, Germany, Ireland, Kosovo and Albania

Link: http://consus.allafine.com/

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28 Sept

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Competency Based Curriculum Reform in Nursing and Caring in Western Balkan Universities – CCNURCA”

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus CCNURCA project. This activity was organized at the University of Korca “Fan S. Noli” premises, on September 28th, 2015.

The 3 year CCNURCA project supports reforming the higher nursing education and align it with the competence based education and professional standards, set for all European Union member states.

The project is coordinated by the Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, in Belgium and involves four Albania partners, three universities (University “Fan S. Noli” of Korça, University “Eqrem Cabej” of Gjirokastra and University “Luigj Gurakuqi of Shkodra), and the Ministry of Health.

Link: http://www.ccnurca.eu/

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29 June

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Renewable Energy Studies in Western Balkan Countries –RESI”

 

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus RESI project. This activity was organized at the “Agricultural University of Tirana” premises, on 29 June 2015.

The 3 year RESI project supports the introduction of MSc and PHDs study programmes on Renewable Energy in the Western Balkans as well as bridge HEI’s and business companies operating in this field.

The project is coordinated by the University of Hohenheim – Stuttgart and involves 15 partner institutions from Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania.

Link: www.resi-tempus.uni-hohenheim.de

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19 June

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Developing Third Mission activities in Albanian Universities (U3M – AL)”. 

 

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus U3M – AL project. This activity was organized at the University “Aleksander Moisiu” premises, on 19 June, 2015.The U3M-AL project supports the role of Albanian universities in the social and economic growth of the country by promoting and organizing 3M activities in seven Albanian Universities.

The Project is prepared by the University of León in Spain in cooperation with 12 partner institutions from Spain, Italy, Finland, and Albania.

Link: http://u3m-al.org/

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Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Innovation and Implementation of the Curriculum Vocational Studies in the Field of Digital Television and Multimedia – RICUM”. 

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus RICUM project. This activity was organized at the University “Aleksander Moisiu” premises, on 25 May 2015.

The 3 year RICUM project supports the development and implementation of digital television and multimedia in Western Balkan countries, through innovating vocational studies curriculum and designing curriculum for specialized professional studies in the field of M&DTV.

The Project is prepared by the VISER School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Applied Studies from Serbia in cooperation with 11 partner institutions from France, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro and Albania.

Link: http://www.ricum.edu.rs/

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16 June

Erasmus + National Seminar on ‘Raising capacities of Albanian universities for internal governance

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts), and with the support of the Ministry of Education and Sports organized on June 16, 2015 at the premises of University “Aleksandër Xhuvani” in Elbasan, the national seminar on “Raising capacities of Albanian universities for internal governance”.

This event brought together academic staff members from universities in Tirana, Elbasan, Shkodra, Korca, Gjirokatra, Durres, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Education and Sports. The seminar covered the current governing challenges in universities, from the institutional to the department level, as well as changes brought by the Reform and the New Law of Higher Education in Albania.

In this activity, the lectors introduced and discussed some of the main successful models of university governance in European developed countries, as well as covered the principal aspects of department’s internal organisation.

Subsequently, the seminar conclusions structured in the form of recommendations document will feed the drafting process of the bylaws.
The seminar benefited from the inputs of the international expert Mr. Stephen Hagen, Professor Emeritus, Deputy Dean for Management and Governance in the National Research Centre in Saint Petersburg, Deputy Chancellor of the University of Wales, Director for Research, Business and Innovation in the University of Bristol Etc

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Prof Flamur Bidaj- Current Situation of the Albanian HEIs Governance

Prof Sephen Hagen- Governance Models of European Universities

Prof Sephen Hagen-What drives change in universities

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27 Aprill

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Higher Education Action for Rights Teaching – HEART”. 

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus HART project. This activity was organised at the University “Marin Barleti” premises, on 27 April 2015.

The Tempus Project “Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Higher Education in the Western Balkans – HEART” aims to support the establishment and development of multi-disciplinary education programmes that focus on human rights and citizenship both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in higher education institutions in the Western Balkans. It involves a consortium of eleven universities from Albania, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro with four EU universities from Germany, Sweden, The Republic of Ireland and the UK.

For additional information: http://www.humanrightsteaching.org/

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30 March

Field Monitoring Visit for the Tempus Project “Sport Professions – Education, Employment, Development in the Balkan Region- SPEED”. 

The NEO + staff conducted the field monitoring visit on the Tempus Speed project. This activity was undertaken in two separate meetings, organised at the Tirana University of Sports premises, on 27 March 2015, and at the University “Luigj Gurakuqi” of Shkodra premises, on 30 March 2015.

The 3-year SPEED project (December 2013 – November 2016) goal is to extend the academic reform in Sport Science area, involving Western Balkan (WB) HEIs from different countries beyond existing conflicts, easing tensions & fostering harmonisation in the region & with EU in line with accession policies.

The project has been developed by the University of Rome “Foro Italico”, three universities in Albania (Sports University of Tirana, University of Shkodra and University of Elbasan), the University of Prishtina (Kosovo under UNSC resolution 1244/99) and three universities in Serbia (University of Belgrade, University of Niš and University of Novi Sad), in partnership with three more universities in Europe (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Southern Denmark, University of Vienna).

 

For additional information: http://tempus-speed.eu/

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2014

“Erasmus+ coffee” at EU Info center (24-th of October 2014)

 

The National Erasmus+ Office in Albania held an information day at the EU Information Center on 24-th of October 2014.  The informal meeting was aimed at advising students about the opportunities available to them through the Erasmus+ programme, such as scholarships for Joint Master Degrees and short-term exchange programmes. Mrs Edit Dibra, Head of the National Erasmus+ Office, gave an overview of the different programme benefits for Albanian students wanting to study abroad, and also walked them through the process of applying for a number of degrees.

This was the first of a series of planned meetings initiated by the National Erasmus+ Office and it attracted a great turn-out, with more than 80 students attending.

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020. Aiming to boost the skills and employability of European citizens, the programme provides opportunities for millions of Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. Erasmus+ also supports actions such as academic staff exchanges, cooperation and capacity-building in higher education and the youth sector worldwide, and grassroots sports projects.

 

For more

http://www.euinfocentre.al/content.php?d=176#.VGNRN9I70dd

 

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Info day “Let’s talk about Erasmus+” (27-th of October 2014)

A second information day “Let’s talk about Erasmus+” was organized by the Albanian Erasmus+ Office in cooperation with the University of Tirana on the 27-th of October 2014, at Godina Liria, at Qyteti Studenti. This event was focused mainly on the Erasmus+ opportunities for students such as: Credit Mobility, Degree mobility, Erasmus Mundus exchanges and Mobility Strand in the Capacity building projects. This event attracted more than 200 students from various Albanian universities.

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National Info Day Erasmus+ (7-th of November 2014)

The Albanian Erasmus+ Office organized on the 7-th of November 2004 the “Erasmus + National  Info Day” at the premises of the Polytechnic University of Tirana. 

The main scope of this Information Day was to promote the international higher education dimension of the Erasmus+ programme which includes for Albania: Credit mobility (international opening of Erasmus); Degree mobility through joint master degrees (and on-going Erasmus Mundus joint master and doctoral programmes); Capacity Building action which includes a mobility component for the neighbouring countries and the Western Balkans;Jean Monnet activities focused in European Integration issues.

This event was attended by more than 160 representatives coming from all the Albanian universities including academic, high management and administrative staff, staff of higher education agencies, Ministry of Education and Sport officials and students. Presentations for each component of Erasmus+ when Albania is eligible to apply and relevant training on how to write successful proposals was provided by Mr. Franco Burgio, project officer from the EACEA and by Mrs. Edit Dibra, the national coordinator of Erasmus+ for Albania.

 

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Other Regional Information Days

7 (seven) Regional Info Days were organized by the National Erasmus+ Office in all Albanian Public universities, attracting  a great turn-out, with more than 100 staff and students attending each of them.Very lively and constructive debates took place and media coverage ensured better local dissemination. The Regional Info Days took place as the following:

 

Regional Info Day at Shkodra University  “Luigj Gurakuqi e on 10-th of November 2014  

 

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Regional Info Day at Vlora University  “Ismail Qemali” on 17-th of November 2014  

 

 

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Info day in Tirana University at the Faculty of Social Sciences on 21-st of November 2014

 

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Regional Info Day at Elbasan University  “Aleksander Xhuvani” on 24-th of November 2014  

 

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Regional Info Day at Durres University  “Aleksander Moisiu” on 25-th of November 2014  

 

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Regional Info Day at Korca University  “Fan Noli” on 27-th of November 2014  

 

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Regional Info Day at Gjirokastra University  “Eqerem Cabej” on 22-th of December 2014

 

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HERE National Workshop in Shkodra Univiersity on 19-th of November 2014

 

The Albanian Erasmus + Office in cooperation with the Albanian HERE team (Higher Education Reform Experts) organized the third national workshop on “Empowering universities to fulfill their responsibility for internal quality assurance”, on 19-th of December 2014, at the premises of the University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”.

The event was attended by over 120 participants, coming from all the Albanian universities, staff of higher education agencies, ministry officials and students. The aim of the seminar was to encourage reflection and discussion among academics, experts and ministerial representatives from all over the country on the general challenges and trends in Internal Quality Assurance mechanisms in Albanian Higher Education Institutions and the role of Tempus projects in that perspective.  For this reason, representatives of different Tempus project with focus on Quality assurance shared their experiences and discussed the impact of Tempus projects in the improvement of internal quality assurance mechanisms and processes. A very important input was given by the representatives ofEUREQA TEMPUS project (ref 530631-2012-1-BE-TEMPUS-JPGR), Mr Fatmir Mema, the vice dean of the Economic Faculty, Tirana University and Mrs Arjeta Troshani, the Dean of the Economic Faculty, Shkodra University. Moreover, Mrs. Anila Paparisto, HERE and member of the National Council for the Reform of Higher Education in Albania gave a very interesting panorama of the main challenges on Internal QA provoking lively debates among the participants. The results of this national workshop are expected to feed into the debate on the Accreditation Reform which is currently in place. This event had a very large media coverage.

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– HERE National Workshop on Quality Assurance at Vlora University

HERE National Workshop on Human Resource Management 

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2013

 

 •HERE’s national seminar on “Strengthening links between universities and businesses, at Durresi University, on 17 May 2013

 

 •Swedish-Western Balkan Contact Seminar and information day for Erasmus+ and Linnaeus-Palme, Tirana University, on 10-11 October 2013

 

2012 

 •Open Lecture for EU Programs at “Luarasi University”, on 9 March 2012

 

•HERE’s seminar on “Reform of teaching profession” at Shkodra University, on 29 June 2012

 

•Monitoring Visit for University “Aleksander Xhuvani” in Elbasan, on 7 June 2012

 

• National Tempus info Day, University of  Tirana, on 26 October 2012

 

•HERE’s Seminar on ““Ethics issues in academic and research activities”  in Tirana University of Arts , on 14 December 2012 

 

2011

   • Info Day in Durres University, on 21 January 2011

 

  •Info Day in Vlora University, on 27 January 2011

 

  •Info Day in Gjirokastra University, on 7 June 2011

 

• Info Day in Korca University and HERE’s Seminar on “The reform of the second cycle programmes” in the University of Korça , on 21 June 2011

 

 •Info Day in Elbasan University and HERE  seminar on “Experiences on Doctoral Studies” in the University of Elbasan, on 27-28 October 2011

 

 •National Tempus info Day, Polytechnic University, on 8-9 November 2011

 

 •Info Day in Shkodra University, on 24 November 2011