International Projects

About projects

The university of Vlora “Ismail Qemali” can apply and implement projects within the framework of European Union Programs and other foreign donors such as: IPA Program, ERASMUS, Interreg, Macro – Adriatico Ionico, Med Balkan, Horizon 2020, Europe for Citisens, COSME etc.

UV has been and is a participant in some of the aforementioned programs where it has partnered with partners from other countries participating in the Program.

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[toggle_item title=”AFRIMED – Algal Forest Restoration in the MEDiterranean Sea” active=”false”]

 

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Program: EASME (European Commision’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises)
Period: 01/01/2019 – 31/12/2021
Project Status: Ongoing
Lead Partner: Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy
Role of UV: Project Partner
List of Project Partners: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, (Italy); Universitè Nice Sophia Antinopolis, (France); University of Girona (Spain); Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece); UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UK); Ecoreach SRL, ECOREACH (Italy); University of Vlora (Albania); Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte, University of Carthage (Tunisia); Hellenic Agricultural Organisation “Demeter” (Greece); University Chouaib Doukkali (Morocco)

Description: It is vital that the resilience of marine and coastal ecosystems is maintained and restored in order to allow economic growth to be achieved in a sustainable manner. However, despite best efforts to conserve and sustainably manage marine ecosystems, attempts to mitigate human threats are generally proving inadequate to halt biodiversity loss and habitat degradation. Consequently, there is a need for the European Union to turn policy objectives relating to secure, safe, clean and sustainably managed oceans into actions and impacts. The AFRIMED project will develop and promote robust protocols to restore damaged or degraded macroalgal forests (Cystoseira) and provide a framework for escalating access to other regions.

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[toggle_item title=”MARDS – Reforming doctoral studies in Montenegro and Albania” active=”false”]

 

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Program: Erasmus + CBHE
Period: 15.11.2018 – 30.10.2021
Project Status: Ongoing
Project Leader: University of Montenegro
Role of UV: Project Partner
List of Project Partners: University of Vienna; University of Maribor; Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb; Matej Bel University; University of Donja Gorica; University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”; Polytechnic University of Tirana; Metropolitan University of Tirana; Ministry of Education of Montenegro; Ministry of Science of Montenegro; Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth of Albania; Chamber of Economy of Montenegro; Association for Professionals in Doctoral Education; Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Albania;

Description: The project addresses one of the most acute problems in Montenegrin and Albanian education systems, the doctoral studies. Its main objective is to reconstruct them in line with Salzburg Principles and establish sustainable and modern Pilot Joint Doctoral Schools between two friendly neighbours’ partner countries that will serve as an example of “good practice” for the Western Balkan Region.

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[toggle_item title=”ALMARS – Capacity building for Blue Growth and curriculum development of Marine Fishery in Albania” active=”false”]

 

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Program: Erasmus + CBHE

Period: 15.01.2019 – 30.12.2021

Project Status: Ongoing

Project Leader: University of Split, Croatia

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners: Agricultural University of Tirana; University of Durres “Aleksander Moisiu”; Universita Politecnica delle Marche in Italy; Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Albania; Alb- Adriatico 2013 in Dukat, Vlore; Albamar,Durres seaport; International Organisation for the Development of Fisheries & Aquaculture in Europe in Denmark.

Description:

Project aims to enhance marine fishery industry in Albania through several tasks:

a) development of new professional master degree in marine fishery that will meet market needs,

b) enhancement of collaboration among Blue Growth stakeholders by developing networking platform,

c) improvement of maritime training centres which provide professional trainings to seafarers operating on fishing vessels.

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[toggle_item title=”PHAREM – Development and application of a system based on advanced oxidation processes for the treatment of hospital wastewaters in order to remove pharmaceutical compounds with high persistence in aquatic environment” active=”false”]

 

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Program: INTERREG IPA Cross Border Albania- Greece

Period: 01.09.2018 – 31.08.2020

Project Status: Ongoing

Project Leader: University of Ioannina, Greece

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners: Decentralized Administration of Epirus and Western Macedonia; University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece; Regional Council of Vlora; Regional Hospital of Vlore

Description: The presence of organic micro-pollutants, (pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, etc) in the environment is a problem that has caused great social and scientific concern in the last years. Pharmaceuticals active compounds (PhACs) are being used at an increasing rate, and end up in wastewater through excretion and disposal. The aim of this project is the assessment of the current needs for the treatment of hospital effluents and the urrent concentration levels of PhACs and the development of an efficient and competitive technology of water treatment for the removal of organic micropollutants such as pharmaceuticals and the wastewater detoxification.

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[toggle_item title=”TEAVET – Developing teacher competencies for a comprehensive VET system in Albania” active=”false”]

 

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Program: Erasmus + CBHE

Period: 15.10.2017 – 14.10.2020

Project Status: Ongoing

Project Leader: University of León, Spain

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners:  University of Turku in Finland; Danube University in Krems, Austria; Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Albania; Sports University of Tirana “Vojo Kushi”; University of Durres “Aleksander Moisiu”; University of Elbasan “Aleksander Xhuvani”; University of Gjirokastra “Eqrem Cabej”; University of Korça “Fan. S. Noli”; University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”.

Description: The project includes academic research staff in the field of teaching and pedagogy from interdepartmental departments such as Department of Language and Literature, Department of Computer Science, etc. The main objective of the project is to develop a comprehensive system for the training of lifelong competence teachers. The basis of this project is the research work on the development of contemporary content training modules in the areas of teacher ethics and communication, the creation and development of digital competences for pedagogical purposes, online communication, etc. studying real stakeholder requirements such as teachers or heads of educational institutions.

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Program: INTERREG IPA Cross Border Albania- Greece

Period: 01.07.2018 – 30.06.2020

Project Status: Ongoing

Project Leader: Municipality of Argos Orestiko, Greece

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners: Municipality of Kastoria in Greece; Public Central Library of Konitsa in Greece; Municipality of Permet

Description: The “Business Clubs” project aims to establish business support facilities in 5 cities of the cross border area. The innovation and novelty of the Business Clubs lies in the location. Business Clubs will be set up in the center of knowledge and learning; the libraries. The direct benefit of UV consists of setting up a business center in its library, aimed at improving and developing of start-ups and businesses in the cross-border area with Greece. This transforms the institution into a unit that will work with local authorities, businesses, professional associations and cross-border partners.

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Program: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Period: 01.12.2018 – 30.11.2020

Project Status: Ongoing

Project Leader: Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Role of UV: Project Partner

Description: This project will develop maritime and ports competence programs, supported by investment in state of the art simulator technology. Together these elements will act as a starting point for what it is believed will become a maritime cluster in Albania, growing from these initiatives in port cityes of Vlore and Durres.

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Program: Global Bridges: Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment through a Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning and Change

Period: 2017-2020

Project Status: Ongoing

Project Leader: European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention, Belgium

Role of UV: Associated Partner

List of Project Partners: European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention in Belgium; AER PUR Romania- Romania; American University of Armenia; Bulgarian Tobacco Control; Comité Nacional de Prevención del Tabaquismo in Spain; Foundation ‘Smart Health – Health in 3D in Poland; “George D. Behrakis” Research Lab – Hellenic Cancer Society in Greece; Institute of Public Health of Serbia; Kosovo Advocacy and Development Center; Kyiv Health Center in Ukraine; Russian Public Health Association; Slovenian Coalition for Tobacco Control; Società Italiana di Tabaccologia; Tobacco Control Alliance of Georgia; University of Cantabria in Spain; Wallonie Tobacco Prevention in Belgium; Wide Services SA in Greece.

Description: 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.

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Website: http://rewbc.ni.ac.rs/

Program: Erasmus + CBHE

Period: 15.10.2015- 13.04.2019

Project Status: Finished

Project Leader: The University of Niš, Serbia

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners: University of Kragujevac in Serbia; University of Novi Sad in Serbia; University of Belgrade in Serbia; Center for the Promotion of Science in Serbia; University of Tirana; University of East Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina; University of Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
University of Montenegro ; Polytechnic University of Turin in Italy; University of Liege in Belgium; Coventry University in United Kingdom

Description: 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.

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Program: Erasmus Mundus

Period: January 2014 – January 2018

Project Status: Finished

Project Leader: University of Vigo, Spain

Role of UV: Project Partner

Description: 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.

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Program: Erasmus Mundus Action 2

Period: 15.07.2014 – 14.07. 2018

Project Status: Finished

Project Leader: University of Warsaw, Poland

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners: City University London, UK; Humboldt University, Germany; Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland; University of Milan, Italy; University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; University of Salzburg, Austria; University of Twente, ITC, The Netherlands; Pompeu Fabra University, Spain; Shkodra University “Luigj Gurakuqi”, Albania; European Unversity of Tirana, Albania; University of Vlora, Albania; University for Business and Technology, Kosovo; University of Prishtina, Kosovo; University of Niš, Serbia; University of Novi Sad, Serbia; University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina; University of Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Associated Parter: University St Kliment Ohridski Bitola, North Macedonia; University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Kosova Association for Quality; Kosovo Agency for Advocacy and Development.

Description: 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. Approximtely 150 fully funded scholarships were 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.
  

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[toggle_item title=”MAReD – Modernizing And Hamonizing Maritime Education In Montenegro and Albania” active=”false”]

 

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Program: Tempus

Period: 2014- 2017

Project Status: Finished

Project Leader: University of Montenegro

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners: Shkodra University “Luigj Gurakuqi”; University of Ljubljana in Slovenia; Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain; Constanta Maritime University in Romania; University of Split in Croatia; Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz in Austria; Ministry of Education of Montenegro; Crnogorska Plovidba A.D. Kotor, Montenegro; Institute for transportation in Montenegro; Invar-Ivosevic Ltd. Montenegro; Montenegrin Association for New Technologies in Montenegro; Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vlora District; Albanian General Maritime Directorate; Seaport of Vlore S.A; Institute of Transport, Ministry of Public works, Transportation and Telecommunication

Description: 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.

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Program: MED Modular

Period: 01.04.2013- 30.06.2015

Project Status: Finished

Project Leader: University of Patras (Greece)

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners: Province of Perugia in Italy; IRISS: Institute for the Research and Improvement of Social Sciences in Malta; Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Terrasa in Spain; Comunita Montana Alto Basento, Area  Programma Basento Brando Camastra, Italy; Municipality of Spata- Artemida in Greece; APEA Siena – Provincial Agency for Energy, Environment and Sustainable development ltd, Italy; ATLANTIS Consulting Cyprus ltd, Cyprus; Chamber of Castellon in Spain; Syndicat Intercommunal d’Electrification et d’Eclairage Public (SIEPP) de la Haute Corse, France; Municipality of Pilea-hortiatis, Kentriki Makedonia, Greece; City Development Agency East Sarajevo-RAIS, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Description: The main project objective is to support cities, municipalities, regions involved in adopting innovative solutions in the energy sector, and strengthen them interregionally in MED countries through the ability to use an advanced green transnational electronic procurement system. The project moves in 3 main paths of action: 1. Strengthening green procurement processes in wider MED region, with emphasis on energy (eg renewable sources, green materials), through use of online supply management system. 2. Supporting actions aimed at highlighting green energy solutions, which strengthen the capacity of local/regional authorities to use and set quality green requirements. 3. Sharing expertise and best practices amongst the authorities in the project, and supporting activities of dissemination/information to stakeholders (incl. SMEs).

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Program: Tempus

Period: 15/10/2012- 14/10/2014

Project Status: Finished

Project Leader: University of León, Spain

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Italy; University of Turku, Findland; Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy; Ministry of Education Sport and Youth, Albania; University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi”; University of Gjirokastra “Eqrem Çabej”; University of Durres “Aleksandër Moisiu”; Agricultural University of Tirana; Polytechnic University of Tirana; University of Korca “Fan Noli”; University Solutions; Instituto Superiore Mario Boella.

Description: The U3M-AL project aims at supporting the role of Albanian universities in the social and economic growth of the country through three main objectives: 1) Developing relationships between Albanian universities and society through the promotion of 3M activities: technology transfer, continuing education and social engagement, 2) Establishing Regional Development Centres to promote and organise 3M activities in each Albanian public university and 3) Establishing an Albanian network of 3M activities to promote these activities after the conclusion of this project.

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Program: Tempus

Period: 15/10/2010- 14/10/2013

Project Status: Finished

Project Leader: University of Montenegro

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners: Faculty of Legal and Business Studies in Novi Sad, Serbia; International University of Novi Pazar, Serbia; University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina; University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina; University of Tirana; Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, North Macedonia; South East European University in Tetovo, North Macedonia; University of Maribor, Slovenia; University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; World University Service, Austria; University of Mitrovica, Kosovo

Description: The aim of this project is advancement of the foreign language studies in the region, by focusing on critical comparison of two academic practices and on regional implementation of the best European foreign language study models. The project will harmonize the foreign language studies in the region, promote cooperation in the region, enabling easy mobility of students, teachers, and ideas in general, and promote the region’s international academic credibility by: – modernization of the existing literature and cultural studies at the partner universities; – development of MA studies in Translation and Interpretation at the partner universities; – development of Foreign language for specific purposes modules at partner institutions; – upgrading of facilities and teaching methodologies to support the development of SEEPALS

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Program: INTERREG IPA Cross Border Albania- Greece

Period: 01.04.2012- 30.09.2012

Project Status: Finished

Project Leader: University of Ioannina, Greece

Role of UV: Project Partner

Description: The objective of the WWQM_AVR is the building of a prototype water quality monitoring system for rivers Arachthos in Greece and Vjosë in Albania, and in addition a wireless network transmitting the collected data to a University research Lab for evaluation.

The strategic impact of the WWQM_AVR proposed project will be:

– The water quality monitoring of Arachthos, Greece and Vjosë, Albania rivers
– The help to the decision makers concerning the development of the areas in the two river basins.
– The improvement of the management of the environment in the two river basins
– The help in the development of the touristic sector in two river basins
– The help in strengthening of the interrelations between the scientists of the two neighbor Universities and the technology transfer to the groups of the University of Vlorë.

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Program: Adriatic New Neighbourhood Programme INTERREG /CARDS-PHARE

Period: 2007 – 2008

Project Status: Finished

Project Leader: Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy

Role of UV: Project Partner

List of Project Partners: University of Padova, Italy; University of Bari, Italy; Cooss Marche social cooperative, association Terzavi, Italy; Polytechnic University of Tirana; University of Zagreb, Croatia; University of Montenegro; University of Belgrade, Serbia

Description: The project aimed at the promotion of the future constitution of an Observatory for Migrations in the Adriatic Area, adequate cognitive instrument capable of a solution and valuing the resources coming from the migration phenomenon in the area but also outside the area, realized thanks to an innovative collaboration among universities, associations and third sector. The project promotes a “new vision” of the immigrant as a citizen seeking:

  1. to encourage and facilitate the convergence and integration of all instruments of active policy and the orientation of the policy who disciplines and governs the migratory phenomenon on a cross-border basis
  2. to strengthen the dialogue and cooperation of different subjects at various levels, representing the whole range of interests of the collective subjects involved in the migratory process: the communities of origin and destination, the associations and the migrants themselves.

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