Date: 15th December 2020

Venue:  campusfranceshqiperi Platfrom

Organized By: CampusFrance &French Embassy in Albania, NEO of Albanian & NEA of France

On December 15, took place, at the 11: 00-12: 00 session of the fair “Virtual Education Salon, France-Albania 2020”, the seminar “Enhancing the collaboration between Albanian and French Higher Education Institutions”. Mrs. Elisabeth Barsacq, Ambassador of France to Albania greeted the activity which took place from 9:30 to 18:15, organized into different sessions, and gathered many different actors from the field of education who carry out activities in Albania.

The event took place on the CampusFrance platformAlbania.

In the session dedicated to Higher Education, Jean-Louis Mayonnade from the French National Agency Erasmus + and Erida Curraj from the National Erasmus + Office in Albania, presented the Erasmus + Program and introduced the innovations of the new programme, Erasmus + 2021-2027. A list of recommendations was listed for the HEIs in both Albania -France for the forthcoming Open Calls.

Magali Maire, the coordinator of the SmartAL project, shared with the audience the experience of cooperation with higher education institutions in Albania and -Being the coordinator of a project (CBHE Erasmus +) made me realize that Albania is a country full of potential- she proclaimed. Mr Maire advised French colleagues its French not to hesitate for cooperation.

During the presentation, higher education institutions in Albania and France were introduced, suggested and advised for the further steps as some suggestions are:

           1- The cooperation between the Higher Education Institutions in Albania and in France should be increased

During the Erasmus + 2014-2020 program about 100,000 euros were not used from the total budget requested by the Erasmus + Agency of France for cooperation France-Balkan countries

          2- Applications between HEIs of the two countries in different programs ICM, CBHE, Jean Monnet and Joint Master Mundus Erasmus should be increased.

The new Erasmus + 2021-2027 program will bring many simplifications and opportunities for Albanian HEIs to apply in the 4 above mentioned programs.

          3-The forthcoming project’s topics, NEO and NA suggested three main sources; a) the new Erasmus + Program main topics, b) national and regional strategies as well as c) the list of topics recommended by the ECO + that were presented at the meeting. (see presentation attached)

 The activity’s agenda:

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Jean-Louis Mayonnade                                                             Erida Curraj                          

Programme Officer                                                                     Programme Officer

French National Agency Erasmus +                                         National Erasmus Office in Albania