Date: 16th October

Venue: Europe House & Live stream on EU in Albania FB

Organized by: EU Delegation in Albania and NEO Albania

Albania National Erasmus office in Albania in collaboration with the European Delegation in Albania held the “Info session on Erasmus+ Programme in Albania”. The activity brought together best practice’s testimonies from different High Education Institutions from the CBHE, ICM and Jean Monnet programme.

 Albanian HEIs during 2014-2020 are granted 55 CBHE projects, signed more than 800 Bilateral interinstitutional agreements, more than 8000 students and staff have been travelling to Albania/Europe and 16 Jean Monnet Module, Chair, and Networking. Many new curricula’s, Master programmes, PhD programmes are designed and developed under the Erasmus+ programme, over 300 labs are built under the CBHE programme and many stakeholders are working together for the same aim to increase the capacities in HE.

Due to the Covid19 strict measurements, to reach better the mass audience, the activity was designed to be Livestream on FB account European Union in Albania. In 20 minutes, Q&A session the audience could have the possibility to have their answer online.

6 testimonies from different institutions attended in this activity, but more have sent their video testimonies to be share in NEO Albania Social Media. The reached audience during the livestream was average 500 account

The programme:

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The Activity was honored by Andrea Vera – Head of Section – Sustainable Economic and Social Development – Delegation of the European Union to Albania. “Increasing the capacity of the HEIs is the strategy of the EU and their support is enormous in Albania.” Said Mr.Vera

  Ada Ramaj, Coordinator of the National Erasmus + Office highlighted the successes that Higher Education Institutions in Albania have achieved in the Erasmus + program, for the seriousness of the implementation of tasks for each project and highlighted the newness of the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 program.

Representatives from the program “Capacity Building in Higher Education”, Ketrina Cabiri, e-VIVA project from UET, Eva Cipi, TEAVET project from UV, Albana Halili project DIMTV from UAMD, said  that their projects funded by Erasmus +, have impact not only in academia, capacity building for staff and students, but also in the construction of laboratories and relationships with other sectors such as civil and business.

The most popular program among students is “Student Exchange and Staff”, An instructional video on how to apply in this program was created by UV was launched for the first time in this activity. Link

Rezarta Sinanaliaj from UV together with Eda Cela from the EU emphasized that students during student exchanges are the ambassadors of Albania, although COVID 19 influenced the freezing of mobility this will be immediately restored in the new academic year.

    Jean Monnet is the third program where higher education institutions in Albania can apply and success cases in Albania are numerous. Denard Veshi from UNYT, winner of several JMs like Jean Monnet Module / JM Chair and JM Network shows how curricula are built and moderated by Erasmus + support.

                       Erida Curraj, ECO + Program Officer, emphasized the importance of inclusion in the Erasmus + program. Higher education institutions that have not yet applied to the Erasmus + program should not miss this opportunity. Capacity building in Higher Education under the Erasmus + project is even more evident each year.

The meeting was broadcast live on FB European Delegation Union.

or you tube