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Monitoring visit Erasmus+ in Albania

manitoring visitA preventive Field Monitoring Visit for the SmartAL projet took place from 1 to 7 June 2018 at the European University of Tirana (UET) and at the Albanian Erasmus + Office. Ms Aida Breti, Coordinator of the Erasmus+ Office in Albania, and Mr Oltion Pengu, Erasmus+ Office Staff in Albania, met with project partners in Albania and discussed the project implementation from the perspective of the Albanian institutions involved. The monitoring team acknowledged that the project made good progress towards achieving it goals and objectives. A strong incentive to continue our collective work!

First Steering Committee of the SmartAL Project

Erasmus+ Capacity building project “SmartAL: Master in European Innovations for a Sustainable Management of Albanian territories, rural areas and Agriculture” was co-organised by the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies -Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (CIHEAM-IAMM) – as the Coordinator –and the Agricultural University of Tirana (UBT) – as a member of the Project Consortium –, on 22 & 23 October.

On the 22 October, Magali Maire, SmartAL Project Coordinator, CIHEAM-IAMM representative, after the welcome of the consortium members*, thanked them for their high involvement and commitment in the project.

She referred to the Preventive Field Monitoring Visit for the SmartAL project led by the Erasmus+ Agency in Albania in June 2018 during one week at the European University of Tirana and at the Albanian Erasmus + Office: Ms Aida Breti, Coordinator of the Erasmus+ Office in Albania and her team, met the 3 Albanian Universities representatives and discussed the project implementation from the perspective of the Albanian institutions involved.

The monitoring team acknowledged that the project has made good progress towards achieving it goals and objectives. The Erasmus+ Office also took note of the good pace of implementation of the activities related to the first work packages developed to date.

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SmartAL Project High Level Segment

On the occasion of the First Steering Committee of the SmartAL “Sustainable management of Albanian Territories, rural areas and agriculture: Instrument, policies, strategies” Capacity Building-Erasmus+ project, the International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Montpellier (CIHEAM-IAMM) (Magali Maire, coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in collaboration with the Agricultural University of Tirana, the European University of Tirana, the University Fan S. Noli, Korçe, organized a High Level Segment on 22 October 2018 in Tirana, Albania.

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Kick off meeting- SmartAL project starts operating!

In the premises of CIHEAM, leading partner of the project during 30th of November and 1st of December 2017. Throughout the kick of meeting the project partners worked intensively to shape and agree on the next steps of this three-year Erasmus+ CBHE project. The objective of this Erasmus+ / capacity building project, funded partly by European funds, is to create a series of Master-Level Training Modules (master’s degree, Executive Master, doctoral courses) in line with the European specifications and focused on the theme of sustainable management of Albanian Rural Territories

Concertation Meeting with Albanian Stakeholders

SmartAL Erasmus+ CBHE  project organized its concertation meeting on 28th of January 2018, with different public and private stakeholders in Albania. https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/albania?source=feed_text, working in the field of territorial management and rural development. The meeting, organized by the European University of Tirana, as the leader of Work Package 1 (WP1) envisaged the presentation of market research findings, project details and discussions and inputs with stakeholders. Local stakeholders and representatives of Albanian Development Fundhttps://www.facebook.com/albaniandf/?fref=mentionsMinistry of Agricultural and Rural Development, Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, Municipality of Tirana, as well as several academics were engaged in a fruitful discussion about needs assessment of the labor market and curricula development of the future master.

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ERASMUS DAYS 2021 at UET

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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

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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

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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

Management

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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.