|Naziv projekta / Title||Strengthening university autonomy and increasing accountability and transparency of Western Balkans Universities (STAND)|
|Referentni broj / Reference number||618805-EPP-1-2020-1-XK-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP|
|Godina projekta / Project year||2020|
|Trajanje u godinama / Duration in years||3|
|Područje / Scope||Multi-country|
|Država koordinator / Coordinator||Kosovo|
|Države partneri / Partner states||Albania, Belgium, Croatia, FJRM, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Montenegro|
|Tip projekta / Type||Erasmus+ Structural Projects - Modernisation of policies, governance and management of higher education systems|
|Kratak pregled / Summary||
STAND project aims to improve the processes and mechanisms of the university autonomy by increasing the management capacities, accountability and transparency of Western Balkans Universities. Sustainable models of university autonomy in Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro are lacking. Although the project ‘FAITH’ and ‘’ QAinAL’’ have addressed some financial management and quality assurance issues in several HEIs in partner countries, there is a pressing need for holistic approach in strengthening university autonomy, in four particular dimensions – organizational, academic, staffing and financial autonomy, which are the most important university governance priorities in Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro. Project “Creating Theory to Practice Centres for Innovation and Employment” also proved the necessity of this initiative, as its implementation was affected by some partner’s capabilities to manage the funds, due to the weak mechanisms between the public institutions and the government. Failure of institutional accreditation by some institutions in Kosovo also proves the need for this project.
The novelty is that the STAND will be the first project in the region that will publish the scorecard and will create a forum of discussion with the main stakeholders in partner countries in providing sustainable models of university governance.
The project comprises of the following key specific objectives:
As structural project it will support reflecting on standards at EU partners and enhancing them at WB institutions through intensified regular academic and management exchange of good practice and sustainable networking between EU-WB partners. Main stakeholders such as Ministries of Education and Agencies of Accreditation agree on the need for improving the current situation.
A mix of bottom-up and top-down approach that will be used in the project, fosters the dialogue between universities and ministries, and thus enables the consortium to contribute more effectively to the project implementation and sustainability to strengthen the autonomy of Western Balkans higher education institutions. The project aims to reach up to 50,000 persons engaged in higher education and other related activities in Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro and abroad through its dissemination activities.
|Partneri / Partners||
• INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COLLEGE MITROVICA (XK)
|EU grant u eurima / EU grant in euros||999, 081.00 €|
|Nacionalne institucije visokog obrazovanja||Univerzitet Crne Gore|
|Status nacionalne organizacije učesnice||Partner|
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