researchDeveloping the competences of a critical mass of researchers and project managers in Albania to be successful in obtaining EU funding for research projects: Tricks of the trade by Prof. Steve Quarrie”. COORP, with the support of http://www.perform.network/">PERFORM, provided a three-day workshop on research project development and EU funds to 25 researchers and project managers from various universities, think tanks and public institutions in Albania.

roma2Engagement and impact of Roma Focal Points at the local government: Ways to move towards participatory policy making

In the framework of its Social Inclusion and Human Rights Programme, UET Centre organized on the 24th October 2016 the final activity of the project Working together and Joint Forces for Roma youth social inclusion through tailored policies and good practices on minority rights” supported by “Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Rule of Law Program South East Europe” in cooperation with the Institute of Romani Culture and the European University of Tirana. During the roundtable the best practices of the Roma Focal Points at Municipality of Fieri, Durres and Tirana were presented as well as recommendations on how to move forward.

With information and communication technologies becoming ubiquitous in our contemporary society, tourism in Albania should embrace innovation in order to improve services, products and experience. But just how to enchase e-tourism in Albania and particularly in the cross border regions in the south? This was the main theme of the final conference of the IPA EU-funded project "Network Creation and Promotion of Castles - NetCastle", held on the 14th July 2016 at the premises of European University of Tirana.

UET Centre represented by one of its researcher has been part of the meetings in Tirana and Belgrade regarding the Joint Science Conference to discuss and provide insights on science and research. The conference “Moving Forward-Guidelines to improved Science system”, held in Vienna, Austria from 22nd to 24th of May, was organized within the framework of the Western Balkans Berlin Process, which aims at bringing the six countries together in their path towards European Integration and regional cooperation.
The outcome of the 1st JSC-WBP was summarized in a Joint Statement. The 2nd JSC-WBP focused on improving science, research and higher education systems in the Western Balkans (WB) in the light of integration into the European Union (EU), emphasizing three areas of discussion: 1. institutional and systemic change, 2. quality assurance in different areas, and 3. concrete ideas for implementing positive change. The document has been presented to the Paris ministerial on 4th of July 2016.

For more on the conclusions and joint recommendations please refer to the Austrian Academy of Science website

roma youthUET Centre in cooperation with the European University of Tirana and the partner organization Institute of Roma Culture - IRCA have established a project for the empowerment of the marginalized young people, the Roma community, in order to combat discrimination in Albania. This Project is supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - Rule of Law Program South East Europe (RLP SEE). UET Centre has organized a two day seminar/Workshop on "The participation and involvement of the Roma community in local governance" at the European University of Tirana.