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Final Steering Committee of the SmartAL Project

SmartAL logoThe International Center for Advanced Agronomic Mediterranean Studies-Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (CIHEAM-IAMM), Coordinator of the SmartAL project, is organising the Final Steering Committee of the SmartAL Project, in collaboration with the Agricultural University of Tirana, the European University of Tirana and the University Fan S. Noli, Korçë.

This meeting will take place on October 5, 2021 at the Agricultural University of Tirana, Albania.


In parallel, a Workshop on “Internationalisation of higher education: a European passport to the Albanian jobmarket?” will be organised on October 6, 2021, gathering a large panel of stakeholders: Ms Frida Krifca, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Hubert Perr, EU delegation to Albania, H.E. Elisabeth Barsacq, French Ambassador to Albania, H.E. Sofia Philippidou, Greek Ambassador to Albania, Mr Martin Karl Zickendraht, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Tirana.

About fifty persons, representing the European, national, regional and local authorities, the Higher Education Institutions, the SmartAL consortium and the Executive Master students will attend.

On the same day, a round-table will provide a useful opportunity to debate on “Internationalisation of higher education: a way to enlarge the adaptability of graduates to Albanian job market”. It will gather the Albanian Ministry of Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Fatbardh Sallaku, Rector, Agricultural University of Tirana, Prof. Assoc. Dr. Selami Xhepa, President, European University of Tirana, Prof. Asc. Dr. Gjergji Mero, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, University Fan S. Noli, Korçë, a representative of the Hohenheim University, a representative of the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Mr Thierry Dupeuble, Director of the CIHEAM-IAMM and Ms Ada Ramaj, National Coordinator of the Erasmus+ Office in Albania.

Contact person: Magali Maire, Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.