SmartAl is an Erasmus+ Capacity Building project led by CIHEAM- IAM of Montpellier and funded by the European Commission. The four-year project is expected to operate in Albanian Universities drawing on the experience of the EU partners to set up in peer collaboration an innovative master's degree in territorial administration, spatial planning and economic development in rural areas. The main objective of the project is to address the new identified job market needs induced by the new and forthcoming public policies in Albania. Some of the activities carried out are job market review & training needs analysis; booklet of didactic materials; 9 module description fiches; Teachers Capacity building for modules co-conception; quality assurance of the master program.
- Strengthen the linkages between the universities and job provider institutions at central and local level.
- Improve the theoretical and practical knowledge of master’s students on territory administration, agricultural policies, rural development and innovation as well as their negotiation and participative decision-making skills.
- Design at least 9 shared specific teaching modules filling the gap between the existing offer and the market job needs.
- Offer to Albanian teaching staff innovative tools and methodologies
- Improve the matching of academic requirements with professional needs during the practical internship period.
- Consolidate collaboration among Albanian HEIs and create synergies and complementarities among the study programs they provide to their own audience.
- Develop a long term blended research network of EU and Albania researchers on these thematic.
- Collaborate to the capacity building and generational renewal of Albanian University staff.
Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes - CIHEAM-IAMM
Partners: Agricultural University of Tirana – UBT, European University of Tirana - UET, Fan S. Noli University Korçë- UNK, Universität HOHENHEIM – UHOH, University Paul Valery - UPV, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences – UPSPS
Panteion University is the Greek partner of the consortium. Led by Prof. Theodosia Anthopoulou, a multidisciplinary team of 6 experts- teaching staff also coming from the University of Thessaly, Rural Space Laboratory (Elias Beriatos, Giannis Faraslis, Prof.Dimitris Goussios, Sofia Nikolaidou, Giorgos Petropoulos and Gerasimos Rodotheatos) worked closely with peer colleagues from Albanian Higher Education Institutes for the elaboration of two Modules: Territorial Administration, Planning and Governance and Data Administration and Geoinformatics Tools. Total EU Grant: 758308 EUR.
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