The first meeting of partners on the MEP&M project

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From 22nd to 23rd February 2021, a two-day meeting (Kick-off meeting) of partners on the Erasmus + project entitled: Development of Regional Joint Master Program in Maritime Environmental Protection and Management (MEP&M) was held. The project will last three years. It is funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) under the key action KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practice – Capacity Building in the field of Higher education.

During the first day, the dean of the faculty Prof. Dr. Špiro Ivošević gave a welcome speech as well as Mrs. Danielle Picot, Project Officer on behalf of the EACEA, and Mrs. Vanja Drljević, National Erasmus + Coordinator in Montenegro. Work packages were presented, as well as deliverables and outputs expected after three years of project implementation. On the second day, the participants talked about the technical part of the implementation of activities on the project, where the planned dissemination steps towards a better presentation of the accredited study program were presented. With adequate project and financial management, partners are enabled to manage the project daily and decide on the development of a common goal, which is to create conditions for accreditation of a joint regional study program in the English language of the University of Montenegro, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Kotor, Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres and University ‘Ismail Qemali’ Vlore from Albania.

The meeting was attended by the team members of the partners’ institution/organizations: the Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres, University ‘Ismail Qemali’ Vlore, University of Ljubljana, Université Côte d’Azur, University of Cadiz, General Maritime Directorate, Nature and Environmental Protection Agency, and Ecological Center DOLPHIN.

The Faculty of Maritime Studies Kotor of the University of Montenegro is the lead institution in the project.