D ErasmusSince the creation of Erasmus scheme and introduction of Erasmus+ the number of expected beneficiaries reaches 9 millions. These have been life changing experiences. The Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernizing Education, Training, and Youth work. Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

With the aim at being innovative and bringing European best practices in Albania, UET organized during 10-11th of May 2017 the first edition of “International Erasmus+ Days”. This two-day event aims at bringing together academic and administrative staff from Albanian and European universities and exchange ideas. During the event the participants managed to discuss concrete project ideas under Erasmus+


International Erasmus+ Days at UET were organized with the participation of our partners from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland; UBT and Universum, Kosovo; Siauliai University in Lithuania and other local partners. Such events are a familiar practice in EU based universities and serve as a good medium for sharing ideas and bringing up innovative ideas.


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ERCEuropean University of Tirana in close cooperation with European Research Council organized the joint event on “funding opportunities from ERC grants” This is the first ERC event in Albania and it is organized within its tenth anniversary. The Mission of ERC is to encourage quality research in Europe through competitive funding and support research in every field, based on excellence. The aim of this meeting was to increase awareness of researchers in Albania and Kosovo regarding the available funds from ERC.

This event was organized as an informative session during which all freelance and affiliated researchers could get familiar with what ERC has to offer. Scientific research faces many challenges, which are not being systematically addressed in Albania. Academics often have limited information on European research grants, therefore this info session tried to cover the gap. The event was greeted by Mr. Geron Kamberi, NASRI, Prof. As. Dr. Selami Xhepa, Vice Rector of Academic Research at UET and moderated by Mrs. Ketrina Çabiri Mijo, Head of Project Development Office at UET. The keynote speaker was Dr. Odeta Limaj.


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UET Centre is preparing to apply for the project proposals call of “Civil Society Countering Violent Extremism” project funded by the European Union and implemented by the Albanian Helsinki Committee (AHC), Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC), Netherlands Helsinki Committee (NHC), Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia (HCHRS) and Together for Life (TFL).

This project aims to “Empower the civil society organisations, non-governmental bodies and public security institutions on countering violent extremism and radicalisation in Albania”, according to EU guidelines, EU financial and political support.

UET Centre opens this Call for Expression of Interest for Senior Experts of Security and Religious Studies and invites experts to send their CVs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until 30.06.2017.

This Call is addressed to experienced researchers, with more than 8-10 years of research experience on security issues and or previous experience in religious institutions, with a particular focus on religious radicalism and violent extremism.

Priority will be attributed to researchers with academic experience on these topics, in an advanced stage of their career, PhD or Albanian Equivalent of Dr. or Associate Professors.

After evaluation of CVs, they will be contacted further to provide other information to be included in the project preparation.

1Seminars of Excellence in Political Science held in Tirana this week. These seminars were organised in the framework of the EuroPS - Curriculum Development in Political Science Project, funded by the Erasmus + Program of the European Union and the joint Master in Political Sciences - Integration and Governance (#PoSIG). Lecturers from the European University of Tirana and the Faculty of Social Sciences / University of Tirana co-organized seminars with lecturers from the University of Salzburg and the University of Ljubljana, all partners of the EuroPS project and the PoSIG master. 

road1For the first time in Albania, a Joint Master between EU and Western Balkans universities with a focus on political sciences was introduced at the EU Information Center on 25th April 2017. University of Tirana/Faculty of Social Sciences and European University of Tirana introduced the new program of Joint Master in Political SciencesIntegration and Government (#PoSIG) during the roadshow “We encourage Western Balkans”. The activity was opened for everyone interested in political sciences studies, Europeanization, good governance and internationalization of higher education. This was organized within the EuroPS project, funded by European Union, Erasmus+ Programme.