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New equipment at the UET & UBT, June 2019

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. The equipment with UCINET software, installment, training issues and its introduction to the module Institution and Actors in the Territory were the main topics of the working group of UET team. During July the Agricultural University of Tirana completed the new LAboratory of the executive master with 20 desktop computers, printer, overhead projector etc. In this laboratory will be installed sofwares like arcgis, SPSS, GAMS etc. This new laboratory will be entirely dedicated to the executive master students and to researchers.

Assessment of the SmartAL project by the EU Agency, April 2019

The CIHEAM-IAMM team, Coordinator of the project, worked actively in collaboration with the Consortium partners to ensure the drafting and submission of the Intermediate Technical Implementation Report to the Erasmus+ Agency in the deadlines. A Statement of the costs incurred was also submitted to the Agency, as well as a Request for a second pre-financing. The Technical report was assessed by the Erasmus+ Agency and the second prefinancing was sent to the Coordinator, ensuring the follow up and good development of the project.

Key meetings with the project consortium 3rd Scientific Committee & Operational Committee, 20 June 2019

KEY MEETINGS Operational committees: As a complex and demanding project to implement, the SmartAL project requires day-to-day management to maintain an ongoing relationship between partners and an optimal pace of work: the challenge is very important because all participants are teachers and researchers and have to deal with many tasks outside the SmartAL project. In addition, the implementation of the project must be elaborated according to a very tight schedule, which must be aligned with the academic calendar of all the universities involved. Operational committees also deal with the best management of various problems such as financial problems.

Scientific committees discussed crucial issues such as the content of the modules, their coherence, the absence of redundancy and a good complementarity between each of them. A methodological note was also discussed and delivered: this aimed to ensure a quality assurance system for the accreditation of the future master to be in line with the Bologna criteria as well as the Albanian accreditation system.



02The SMARTAL project was promoted in the Projects' Fair, organized at the European University of Tirana. On Erasmus Days 2021, several promotional materials of the project were made available to the participants.

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.