Projects Implemented by University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”



Enhancement of HE research potential contributing to further growth of the WB region (Re@WBC)

Re@WBC plans to improve institutional HR policies and practices through a series of bylaw changes that will prepare researchers for the labor market and society by facilitating their career development. Further, it will enhance their level of competences through a series of practical training in transverse and transferable skills. Thus it will harmonize the management of university research potentials and foster regional cooperation in the WBC region converging with EU developments in HE. This project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.


Modernizing and Harmonizing Maritime Education in Montenegro and Albania (MAReD)

The project arose in response to the obligations of Partner Countries concerning the ratification and implementation of the latest amendments to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations related to education and training of seafarers. All necessary changes and harmonization aim to meet the prescribed international standards to be carried out by 2017, in order to enable the educational and training systems of Partner Countries keep the status of internationally recognized maritime educational and training institutions. The harmonization of the educational programmes with valid international standards, ensures the survival of maritime educational institutions and their competitiveness in the international market, thus ensuring the competitiveness of the seafarers from Partner Countries, as well. This project is co-funded by the Tempus Programme of the European Union.


Critical skills Learning for Innovation, Sustainable Growth, Mobility and Employability in the Multicultural Environment of Western Balkans (SIGMA AGILE)

SIGMA Agile is an Erasmus Mundus project within the European Commission scholarship programme Erasmus Mundus, Western Balkans – part of a wider programme that aims at promoting institutional cooperation and mobility between the EU and other parts of the world. Approximately 150 fully funded scholarships are available for students, researchers, academic and administrative staff from the Western Balkans to visit one of the EU partner universities, and for students, researchers, academic and administrative staff from one of the EU partner universities to visit one of the partner institutions in the Western Balkans. The project is funded by the European Commission.


Smart and Green technologies for innovative and sustainable societies in Western Balkans (GREEN TECH)

 Green-Tech-WB is and Erasmus Mundus action focused on partner countries; Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro & Serbia. Green-Tech-WB mobility includes 153 grants (28 for Europeans and 125 for WB) around the triangle: cooperation in higher education, research and innovation and under the umbrella of the thematic field of green technologies. Green-Tech-WB promotes European HEIs as centers of excellence in learning and research around green technologies and drives this excellence to Western Balkan countries in order to contribute to their better governance and social cohesion, as well as to further connect the region to the global economy. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.


European Accredited Curriculum on Tobacco Treatment 2 (EPACTT 2)

The aim of the EPACTT2 project is to: 1) translate and disseminate the European Network for Smoking Prevention (ENSP) Network’s Guidelines for treating tobacco dependence in 15 languages. 2) train and accredit professionals in Europe in smoking cessation and cutting edge issues in tobacco control.

The project’s future direction is to continue the development and expansion of an accredited curriculum for tobacco cessation in Europe, enhance the formulation of a network of healthcare professionals, dedicated to advancing evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment, facilitate and broaden network’s outreach in Eastern and Southern Europe.

In this project University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali” is a Associated Partner. This work is supported by Global Bridges: Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment through a Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change.