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Mobilities of Master students from the CIHEAM-IAMM Montpellier (France) to Albania

These case studies will provide practical information and analysis from the perspective of actors and institutions in the territory and will enrich each module of the future SmartAL master.

case study 1CASE STUDY 1: Elda Muço, Master Student at the CIHEAMIAMM, supervised by Elena Kokthi PhD, UET and Tahani Abdelhakim PhD, CIHEAM-IAMM. Mobility from 1 April to 30 September 2019 on “Institutions and actors in territory” in Albania.

case study 2CASE STUDY 2: Eriketa Cenolli, Master Student at the CIHEAM-IAMM, supervised by Prof. Asoc. Dr. Fatmir Guri, UBT and Mélanie Réquier Desjardin, CIHEAM-IAMM. Mobility from 1 April to 30 September 2019 in Albania. The aim of her research is to identify the features that may lead to a common managament of a territory (the case of Divjaka protected area)

case study 3CASE STUDY 3: Oljan Dervishi, Master Student at the CIHEAM-IAMM, supervised by Prof. Ferdi Brahushi, UBT, and Philippe Le Grusse PhD, CIHEAM-IAMM. Mobility from 1 April to 30 September 2019. The case study is related to the nitrate pollution and instruments to manage the territory.

International Fair of Tirana

fair tiranaSmartAL project has attended the International Fair of Tirana on Albania works (Panairi "Shqipëria punon tokën", edicioni II), 12-13 October 2018, Tirana. The fair is organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Albania The SmartAL project was presented as part of the activities of CIHEAM in Albania, and had a double objective: 1) showing the continuity of the long date activities that CIHEAM perform in Albania with the collaboration of the Albanian HEI, and 2) present the public and the professionals with the new study program on administration of the rural areas in Albania. Being a fair for the agriculture and rural development professionals, this was an ideal possibility for us to communicate with them on the new degrees available, and to discuss with them about their expectations on the content of the modules. Presentation of the SmartAL project as a CIHEAM activity from left to right Fatmir Guri lecturer at AUT, Sali Metani former responsible of the foreing relations on the Ministry of Agriculture in Albanaia and former member of CIHEAM governing board and Pandeli Pasko researcher at CIHEAM- IAM Bari

Collective work between the European University of Tirana and the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece.

collectiveIn the framework of Erasmus+ CBHE project SmartAL, consortium partners are currently implementing International Mobility for Albanian Teachers to EU partners. The aim of the mobility is training on the SmartAL project and master. Dr. Ani Mbrica, lecturer of European University of Tirana is currently conducting her mobility Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece. Elaboration and review of the draft module in regard to objectives, topics’ content, learning outcomes and literature review were some of the issues discussed during the meetings with the team of professors in charge: Prof. Elias Beriatos, Prof. Theodosia Anthopoulou, Dr. Sofia Nikolaidou and Dr. Gerasimos Rodotheatos. During these days, Ani Mbrica conjointly worked with the UPSPS teams in a view to provide a first draft of the Module untitled: “Territorial administration, planning and governance”.

Collaboration between the Agricultural University of Tirana and the CIHEAM-IAMM

CollaborationProf. Asoc. Dr. Fatmir Guri, Agricultural University of Tirana, was welcomed by the CIHEAM-IAMM in November 2018, where he worked with Dr Philippe Le Grusse, Dean of studies and Dr Mélanie Requier-Desjardins, teacher and researcher. They launched the co-building of the module on “Natural resources and environmental management”.

International Mobility for Albanian Teachers to the CIHEAM-IAMM, 15 to 30 June 2019

002In the framework of the SmartAL project, the CIHEAM-IAMM welcomed from 15 to 30 June 2019 Prof. Asoc. Dr. Remzi KECO, Vice-rector of the Agricultural University of Tirana, Prof. Asoc. Dr. Fatmir GURI, Lecturer at the Agricultural University of Tirana, and Dr Elena KOKTHI, teacher and researcher at the European University of Tirana. They worked together with the French team –in pairs with Tahani Abdelhakim PhD, Mélanie Requier Desjardins PhD and Philippe Le Grusse PhD, lecturers at the CIHEAM-IAMM– to develop the curricula of the future SmartAL Master. The issues addressed were the Institutions and actors in territory, the natural resources and environmental management and the project design.


Workshop “Thinking of rural development in Albania: How to improve the existing experiences?”

pic 12New competences for new requirements: the SmartAL Erasmus+ capacity building project: an answer to the reinforcement of rural territories development in Albania, Ms Magali Maire, Project coordinator, CIHEAM-IAM Montpellier

Steering Committee of the SmartAL project

pic 1The consortium of the SmartAL Erasmus+ capacity building project gathered in Tirana (Albania), on October 7 at the European University of Tirana.


NEW EQUIPMENT SmartAL Project accomplished one of its objectives at the UET: the purchase of the innovative teaching tools (books and equipment) in order to improve teaching methodologies. In this framework the module Institutions and actors in the territory will offer the future students practical tools on social network analysis.

International Fair for Cooperation

International Fair

SmartAL Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education was introduced as a successful project at the International Fair for Cooperation, hosted by the UET.

Work Fair organized by the UET

work fair

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.