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Job Market Review

SmartAL takes pride in consolidating the Job Market Review. Since 2013, Albania is going through a process of structural reforms on several directions. Among these reforms two are directly linked with the objective of the SmartAl project and the aim of this job market review.

Firstly, the reform on territory administration (Law 115/2014) considerably reduced the number of the local units from more than a thousand to 64 municipalities. Both rural and urban areas constitute new larger and more complex territorial  units. The local and central administration has a limited knowledge on a holistic vision of sustainable territory administration of both rural and urban areas and their interactions. 

 The results show some diversification of the level of proficiency required, between the different profiles. Hence, the results allow reclassifying the skills.

The distribution of skills is rather close between profiles. This confirms that the set of profiles does refer to the same family of skills and competencies and those professionals should be able to move from one profile to the other all along their career. Incidentally, it justifies that a single curriculum (possibly with optional) could address all the professional profiles identified here.

Project Management and Impact Assessment are more required for the Project Managers, Administrators and Data Managers. Data Management is almost as important for each of the profiles who are strongly connected with data for realizing their tasks. All of them need to have coherent data for finding solutions of the problematic.

Some of the most important recommendations can be summarized in here. The multidisciplinary of territory management raises the need to adapt the education programmes to the upcoming issues because of the Acquis ,Albania EU integration, and the new territorial reform. The multidisciplinary is required in both central and local level. The access to Eu funds and the possibility to absorb need more training on EU policies,  project writing skills, innovation and soft skills.



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SmartAL Workshop on “Internationalisation of higher education: a European passport to the Albanian j

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SmartAL Project Case studies dissemination conference

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Moderators: Dr Elena Kokthi, UBT / Ms Elysa Gache, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier

"Cooperation and rural development: what prospect for Albanian rural areas? Case study of Gjirokastra and Puka districts”, Elda Muco, PhD student;

SmartAL Final Steering Committee

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The Final Steering Committee of the SmartAL Erasmus+ project took place at the Agricultural University of Tirana, gathering the partners of the Consortium:

The International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies-Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier as Coordinator,

Work Fair organized by the UET

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The SmartAL master was introduced at the Work fair organized by the UET, the main purpose of the project being to address the new labor market needs identified by the new and emerging public policies in Albania. This event promotes new opportunities for students and young people in Albania.


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Quality Plan


Two level of quality assurance will be used throughout the entire project duration:

-  Quality assurance of the whole project: the aim is to assure the compliance of the project processes and results with the standards agreed among the Partners (identified indicators of progress), and to implement a continuous quality monitoring. 

-  Quality assurance of the 9 Modules: the Albanian HEI-s have to follow an well-defined procedure for the quality assurance. HEI-s should build up internal quality bodies and respect the quality procedures foreseen by the existing Public Standard. A better quality assurance framework reflecting the Albanian public standards requests, and integrating best Albanian and EU practices will be set up.

Dissemination and exploitation


The dissemination and exploitation strategy enables SmartAL project to optimize its outcomes and impacts (including both theory and methodological processes and educational teaching/material). Dissemination will be an integral part of each activity of the project.
This WP activity supports the following objectives :
- Provide information about the achievement of the project.
- Increase the impact of the project.
- Maintain and create contacts with stakeholders of the project.
- Generate new partnership.
- Create a platform to ensure sustainable dissemination of the project outcomes.
This will be achieved through the creation of a website, Open House Days, Two conferences, several ongoing promotional campaings on our social media pages, creation of an Alumnii Assosciation


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The main objective of WP8 is to ensure the overall administrative and financial management of the project as well as the coordination and stimulation of all WP. WP8 is an overarching WP designed to support all the activities of the project. In particular by ensuring the smooth exchange of administrative and financial information and data, WP8 will guaranty that the resources are made available on time to each WP leader for them to implement their tasks as foreseen.