Training on “How to draft a good application on ‘Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education’ projects”

Date: 09 January 2020

Venue: Tirana International Hotel, “Metropol”

Organized by: NEO Albania & ‘‘Union programmes in Albania’’

National Erasmus+ Office in Albania in collaboration with ‘‘Union programmes in Albania’’ organized on 9 January 2020, one day training on “How to draft a good application on ‘Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education’ projects”.

 

50 participants were trained on how to apply in the program “Capacity Building in Higher Education” (CBHE), for the call “Erasmus + 2020”

During the training the participants were instructed, trained and informed on these topics:

how to fill in the application form until the selection of collaborators, preparation of LogFrame (Logical Framework), general objective of the project, specific objectives, results, indicator, activities, risk assessment matrix and Emergency planning assumptions, etc.

The call for applications 2020, is expected to have very good results for the Albanian HEIs, comparing with the previous calls, the last one, Call2019 concluded with the selection of 10 winning CBHE projects, 5 of them will be coordinated by Albanian Universities.

For more information please click on the program guide link CBHE:
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/…/capacity-building-in-the-field…

ATTENTION: Check carefully at the changes for the “Call 2020”.

The activity agenda:

CBHE Training Agenda – 9 January 2020

    

Monitoring Visit LNSS Project, UBT

Date: January 08, 2020

Location: Agricultural University of Tirana

Organized by: NEO Albania and UBT-LNSS Project

 

On January 8, 2020, a monitoring visit of the LNSS project “Project Library Support Services: Modernizing libraries in the Western Balkans through the staff development and reform of library services” took place. (Library Network Support Services: Modernizing libraries in the Western Balkans through staff development and reforming library services)

The project is funded by the European Commission under the program “Capacity Building in Higher Education” (CBHE). The third year of the LNSS project has been successfully completed and the two Albanian partners UBT and UNIKO (University of Korça “Fan S. Noli”) have successfully achieved the main objective; modernization of libraries, through staff development and reform of library services. The libraries of both universities have built bilingual cards, Albanian and English, and are now part of the joint system of European Partner Libraries and Western Balkan countries.

 

For more information on the project website:

www.lnss-projects.eu/

 

Further information about CBHE project:

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

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/capacity-building-in-the-field-of-higher-education-2020_en

 

Monitoring Visit of the Project GRADUA, UBT

Date: 08 January, 2020

Venue: Agriculture University of Tirana

Organized by: NEO Albania+ AUT-GRADUA Project

On January 08, 2020, a monitoring visit of the project “Graduates Advancement and Development of University Capacities in Albania” supported by Erasmus + program was held at the Agricultural University of Tirana. “Capacity Building for Higher Education”.

The project, with a consortium of 16 + 1 partners from Europe and Albania, aims to create concrete synergies between Universities and the labor market by providing a unifying system. The platform created is available to graduates and businesses. Generating reports from the system will assist education system performances and provide innovative recruitment tools.

To register companies / students, follow the link below:

http://gradua.almalaurea.it and you can use the “Enterprises Manual”

By using the platform, enterprises will be able to find the right candidates based on their studies and skills. Be in touch with skilled workers directly from the university.

For further information the project website:

www.graduaproject.com

ubt.edu.al/sq/gradua-project/

Further information about CBHE project:

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

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/capacity-building-in-the-field-of-higher-education-2020_en

Monitoring Visit of the Project Vtech@WBUni, UAMD

Date: 07 January, 2020

Venue: “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës, Durrës

Organized by: NEO Albania and UAMD-Project Vtech@WBUni

The first Kick of Meeting of the project Vtech@WBUni , “Accelerating Western Balkans University Modernization by Incorporating Virtual Technologies”  was held at “Aleksandër Moisiu” University of Durrës, The project undertaken by 11 partners, 4 from Albania (UAMD, EPOKA, UPolis, UET), 2 from Kosovo (UT, UBT) and 5 from the program countries (Mother Teresa University, South East European University, University of Tartu, Lodz University of Technology, University of Ljubljana), and the Project Leader is “Aleksandër Moisiu” University. The project will be developed in three years and aims to modernize of Universities and Building Digital Society through Virtual Technologies.

For the first time at WB universities, will be introduce the concept of virtual technologies as a tool for accelerating university modernization, while contributing on developing knowledge-driven society.

-Increase the quality and level of efficiency in teaching and knowledge retention through interactive learning methods

-Contribute on skills enhancement and further building of digital society at WB countries.

Direct beneficiaries: universities, schools, teachers, students, regional industries and businesses.

Further information about the project:

www.vtech-project.eu

Further information about the CBHE Erasmus+ programme:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/capacity-building-in-the-field-of-higher-education-2020_en

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

EduLaw Field Monitoring Visit , NEO 18 December, UT

Titulli i projektit: EduLaw “Introducing modules on laë and rights in programmes of teacher training and educational science: a contribution to building rights-based education systems incoutries in transition”

Venue: Faculty of Social Science, UT, Tiranë , Albania

Date: 18 December 2019

On December 18, 2019 was held the filed monitoring visit  of the EduLaw project “Introducing modules on law and rights in teacher training and educational science programs: a contribution to building rights-based education systems incoutries in transition” supported by the CBHE Erasmus+ programme. The Edulaw consortium is a cross region project, R1 and R2, ompund by 11 Partners and Albanina HEIs are University of Tirana and University of Durrës “Aleksandër Moisiu”.  The impact made by the project with regard to Albanian partner HEIs, which improved their academic offers by revising the contents of a wide range of postgraduate teacher formation programs and by introducing the EduLAw modules. The revision comprised three postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty of Social Science, the MSc in “Teaching Social Sciences”; MSc in “Education policy and leadership” and MPS in “Special and Social Pedagogy”; and seven postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty of Education, UAMD, MSc in “Supervision and management of Education Institutions”, MPS in “Didactics”,  MPS in “Primary education teaching, Grade I-VI”, MPS in “English language teaching”, MSc in “Albanian literature and language teaching”, MSc “Social sciences teaching” and MSc in “Lower secondary education teaching of linguistics and literature, Albanian and English”.

Further information about the project is provided on the project’s webpage:

 http://EduLAweu.eu/

 Further information about the CBHE Projects:

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

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

FMV K-FORCE project-18 December, UT.

Project tittle: KFORCE “Knowledge For Resilient society– K-FORCE”

Venue: Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana, Tirana, Albania.

Date: 18 December 2019

On December 18, was held the field monitoring visit of the CBHE K-Force Project at University of Tirana “Knowledge for Resilient Society”. The project is co-founded by Erasmus+ programme and EU.

The project aimed to improve regional resilience to hazards and capability for regional cooperation in risk prevention and response and to ensure national professional resources and regional capacities in order to build 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 results are the Professional Master in Disaster Risk Management and Fire Safety (60 ECTS, lasts 1 year) offered by EPOKA university was accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance of Higher Education in 2019, while the Master of Science in Risk Management (120 ECTS, lasts 2 years) will start accreditation procedures in 2020, when the first cohort of students will graduate.

K-Force project is a consortium of 16 partners which include academia, research institutes, local and national authorities from eight countries. Albanian partners are University of Tirana and Epoka University.

Further information about the project is provided on the project’s webpage http://www.kforce.gradjevinans.net/

 Further information about the CBHE Projects:

http://erasmusplus.al/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/CBHE-Projects-Granted-2016.pdf

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

National Erasmus+ Information Day 2019

Date: 17 December 2019

Venue: Europe House, Tirana, Albania

 

National Erasmus+ Office in Albania with the support of the European Delegation and Europe House, organized the “2019 National Information Day”, on 17th December 2019. The activity has been devoted to present the New Call 2019 for project proposals within the European Union Erasmus+ programme which includes information and guidelines on how to apply to the following programmes: Capacity Building for Higher Education, International Credit Mobility, Erasmus+ Joint Master Degrees, Erasmus and Jean Monnet. In additional, were introduced two students network programmes under Erasmus+: ESN and WBAA.

This event introduced opportunities to benefit from the different EU programmes, along with genuine experiences from successful projects. International representative from the Erasmus+ North Macedonia National Agency took part to foster cooperation between Albanian and North Macedonia Higher Education Institutes in terms of participation to International Credit Mobility and opportunities within the Jean Monnet scheme.

By the end of the “2019 National Information Day” the participants were able to:

  • Network with different universities in North Macedonia and Albania
  • Know how to apply for the different programmes and to benefit from EU grants
  • Be aware of the national priorities and policies of the Ministry of Higher Education.

Erasmus+ National Information Day-2019

Venue: Europe House, Tirana, Albania

Date: 17th December 2019

 

Agenda

09:30-10:00 REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS AND COFFEE.
10:00-10.30 WELCOME SPEECH
Delegation of the European Union to Albania,

Head of Operations Section

                                                                                  Lenka VITKOVA,

                   Moderator:  Programme Manager at European Commission 

                   Presentation of 10 selected Erasmus+ CBHE projects, 2019 Call

                                                                                          Xheni SINAKOLI

00.01 10 Projektet Fituese CBHE_2019
 SESSION 1: ERASMUS+ FOR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
10:30-11:30 Basic features of the Erasmus+ programme Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education
National Erasmus+ Office, Elona SARACI

CBHE project application final -Call 2020

Albanian Coordinators of CBHE:
University of Art, Pjeter GURALUMI 
Polytechnic University of Tirana, Alma AFEJZOLLI

KA2.04 Bkstone _UPT
University of Durres ” Aleksander Moisiu”, Albana HALILI

KA2.03 VTech@WBUni_UAMD
Polis University, Flora KRASNIQI

KA2.05 Drive_UPOLIS

University of Tirana, Kozeta SEVRANI

KA2.02 INTERBA UT_K.Bakiu

Agriculture University of Tirana, Aurora HOXHA
Agriculture University of Tirana, Renata KONGOLI

European University of Tirana, Ketrina CABIRI

11:30-12:30 International Credit Mobility in Erasmus+
National Erasmus+ Office, Erida CURRAJ

KA1.01 Introduction -ICM_2020call

National Office of North Macedonia, Aleksandar BOGOJEVSKI

KA1 02 Trends in KA1 and Influence of E+

University of Tirana, Elton SKENDAJ
University of Vlora, Rezarta SINANALIAJ

KA1.03 UNIVERSITY OF VLORA – E+

University of Elbasan, Eda CELA

12:30-13:00 Presentation of Jean Monnet programme + Best Practice
   University of Vlore, Armela PANAJOTI

JM 01-A.Panajoti call2020

University of Tirana, Juliana MARKO GJINKO

JM 02 – J.MARKO case study

13:00-14:00 LUNCH
 Session 2: ERASMUS+ FOR STUDENTS
14:00-15:00 The existing possibilities within the Erasmus Mundus JMD, EM partnerships and ICM
International credit mobility for students;

                                               European University of Tirana, Ines TROSHANI 

                               02.01 ICM Case Study Students Mobility- Info Day                                            

Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters;

      National Erasmus+ Office, Erida CURRAJ

                                                                JMMundus Student: Lutjona LULAJ

                                                    02.03 How to apply EJMM, Joint Master2020

Student’s experience.

02.02 Student E+experience _Arjola

02.02 Student E+experience_O.Sidorela

02.02 Student E+ experience_A.Deda

15:00- 15:30 Erasmus Student Network (ESN Tirana)
Lutjona LULA

02.04 ESN Presentation NEO Info Day

Student’s experience-Incoming students

15:30- 16:00 Western Balkans Alumni Association (WBAA)

                                                                                                       Klaudjo KAVAJA

                                                                      02.05 WBAA Presentation Info day

Student’s experience- Alumni Student
16:00 CLOSING EVENT

Pre-meeting for Erasmus+ National Info Day with Albanian Coordinators of CBHE

Date: 13 December2019

Venue: National Erasmus+ Office, Tiranë, Albania.

Today, on 13 December 2019, NEO staff and Albanian Coordinators of the CBHE programme, met at NEO office, to develop the contents of their projects dissemination and presentation granted from 2016-2019, during the National Erasmus+ Info Day, that will be organized at Europe House on 17 December 2019.  Under the KA2 action, are total 9 granted projects with Albanian HEIs as project coordinators. During “2019 Call” of CBHE programme, Albanian HEIs were grated with 10 Projects, and today there are 33 ongoing CBHE projects.

More information about the granted CBHE projects :

http://erasmusplus.al/?page_id=1196

More information about the KA2:

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

National Erasmus+ Info Day at “Good Morning Albania”

National Erasmus+ Info Day at “Good Morning Albania”

Date: December 12, 2019

Venue: RTSH 1 HD at “Mirëmëngjes Shqipëri”

On Decmeber 12 2019, at the morning show “Good Morning Albania” (Mirëmëgjesi Shqipëri) with moderator Blerina Shehu were invited Erida Curraj from National Erasmus+ Office, Elton Skëndaj from University of Tirana, Fatmir Guri from Agriculture University of Tirana, Flora Krasniqi from Polis University. Where they briefed and talked about the “National Erasmus + Information Day” to be held on 17 December 2019.

The wider audience was informed about the Erasmus + programmes, opportunities that young people, students, and Higher Education actors have under this program. Evidence from the three universities that were invited was shared on the program, “International Credit Mobility”, Joint Master Mundus”, “Capacity Building for HE” as well as “Jean Monnet”. NEO Albania invited for more information to participate in this activity, attending at the premises of Europe House from 9:30 to 16:00.

For further information:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=428235168060834&id=313815675661513&_rdr

https://www.rtsh.al/lajme/sot-ne-miremengjes-shqiperi-ne-rtsh-1-hd-11/

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