helsinkiUET Center is starting today in Elbasan city five TV programs titled "Civic Initiatives Against Violent Extremism".

These TV programs will be broadcasted on Best Channel TV and are part of a project that aims to contribute to the fight and prevention of the spread of extremism and violent radicalism through awareness raising at grass roots, specifically in the Elbasan region, by supporting the media as a key factor for enhancing dialogue with civil society and community and youth awareness to contribute to the prevention of violent extremism...

seminarOn 12 February 2018, the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, organised the seminar: Intersectionality – Experiences of inclusion and exclusion, with the support of the Swedish Institute. UET Centre associated researcher and COORP Co-Leader, Dr Blerjana Bino, coordinated the seminar together with Kirill Filimonov and with the support of Nico Carpentier. This builds upon the cooperation between Uppsala University and European University of Tirana, initiated by the research fellowship of Dr Bino at the Department of Informatics and Media as well as the visit of Prof. Carpentier and Prof. Doudaki at UET in April 2017. The results of a joint application between the two institutions under Erasmus+ Credit Mobility are expected in the coming months. This will provide further opportunities of staff exchange and collaborative research projects.

kas1The scope of the Fundraising and Project Development Capacity Building Program for Municipalities is to strengthen Albanian municipalities’ collaboration with foreign and international donors and enhance local capacity in identifying and acquiring funds for the development of projects that benefit local communities.
The specific objectives of this Program are: to assess municipal capacity on fundraising and project development; To address municipal capacity building needs and strengthen their capacities regarding fundraising and project development through adequate and professional training; To assist municipalities in identifying and applying for funds and in developing  substantive and meaningful project-proposals; to assist municipalities in strengthening collaboration with foreign and international donors, as well as the business community.
Taking into account the capacity building needs of municipalities, the UET’s experts are involved in both theoretical training in fundraising and project development, as well as hands-on work in developing and applying for specific projects.


The Program consists in the local capacity assessment, capacity building: Training (Theoretical Part); capacity Building: (Hands on0 and publishing of a Handbook/Guidelines with the training topics; proposal examples; lessons learned and practical tips for the future.
This project is is being implemented in collobaration with Europian University of Tirana and financed by Konrad Adenauer Stifung, Albania.

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UET Centre is implementing the project “Improving Local Media Capacities to fight Religious Radicalism and Violent Extremism in Elbasan” on the framework of the project “CIVIL SOCIETY COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM” funded by the European Union and implemented by Albanian Helsinki Committee, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, The Norwegian Helsinki Committee, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia and the Together for Life (TFL).

 

Overall objective: To contribute to countering and preventing the spread of violent extremism and radicalization in the remote areas of Albania through raising awareness at the local level, concretely in Elbasan region by supporting media as a key factor to increase dialogue with civil society; local authorities, involving community and youth on contributing to the prevention of violent extremism.

 

The project foresees meetings with local stakeholders including local government and religious institutions; TV debates and articles in newspapers to raise awareness for the subject; as well as training of journalists and other local media actors.

 

www.uetcentre.org/portal/index.php/78-improving-local-media-capacities-to-fight-religious-radicalism-and-violent-extremism-in-elbasan

 

 

teknicalOn Wednesday, 17th 2018 in the municipality of Tirana was held a technical meeting within project EDUFOOTPRINT. The meeting was attended, beside the representatives of European Institute Pashko that are involved in the project, also the representatives of Municipality of Tirana, Director of Policy and Environmental Education.

 

At the meeting was presented the project activities and the importance of the waste’s management, mobility, the future activities and the action plan proposed by representatives of IEP.

 

EDUFOOTPRINT aims at raising awareness and educate school users about more efficient energy management that is consumed for their operation. The project will be implemented in a total of 22 school buildings in the Mediterranean area, financed by Interrreg MED Programme with 1.2m euros and will be completed by the end of February 2019.