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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.



 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.



Develop a long term blended research network of EU and Albania researchers on these thematic.




UET Centre intends to contribute towards the progress and democratization of the Albanian society through policy-oriented research projects, capacity building and joint programmes.

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