Current Projects

CONSULTANCY CONTRACT – BLUE_BOOST

 

UET Centre experts are impelementin a consultancy contract issued from the Albanian Developement Fund in the framework of the project “BOOSTing the innovation potential for the triple helix of Adriatic-Ionian traditional and emerging BLUE growth sectors clusters throught an open source/knowledge sharing and community based approach BLUE_BOOST” fiannced by the ADRION programme, which is a European transnational programme that invests in regional innovation systems, cultural and natural heritage, environmental resilience, sustainable transport and mobility as well as capacity building. In the framework of this contract our experts are implementing several trainings with several SME-s throught the Adriatic-Ionian coast in Albania. For more information please visit: https://www.albaniandf.org/projekte/projekte-ne-zbatim/blue-boost/

Project Coordinator 
Kebjana Haka
kebjana.haka@uet.edu.al

IMPLEMENTATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION: RENEWABLE ENERGY

 

European Insitute Pashko has started working on the project “Implementation of Environmental Education: Renewable Energy” This project aims to demonstrate effective teaching methods for introducing different concepts of renewable energy and practical skills for secondary school students. Through active work, the student will not only have a better understanding of the fundamental concepts of different types of renewable energy, but will also be able to implement concepts in designing equipment and systems. During the implementation of this project: Students will be able to recognize the importance of alternative energy sources; Students will learn to measure the DC voltage output of a solar panel; Students will individually implement solar panel connections to power a 1.5 & 2V motor; Students will demonstrate how a solar panel reacts to direct and indirect solar radiation to produce electricity; Students will understand why solar panels should be oriented in the right angle of light source for maximum electric output; Students should be able to understand the transformation of radiant energy into thermal energy. The project is impemented by UNDP on behalf of the three GEF Imprementing Agencies – UNDP, UNEP and the World Bank and exectuted by UNOPS.

Project Coordinator 
Kebjana Haka
kebjana.haka@uet.edu.al

YOUTH SOCIAL EMPOWEREMENT

 

European Institute Pashko is now implementing the “Youth Social Empowerment – Winter School” project focusing on the improvement of social inclusion of young people in Albania. This project will take place mainly in the city of Durrës and in Tirana but it will be represented with participants from all over the country. The overall objective of this project is the improvement of social inclusion of young people economically disadvantaged, youth at risk, minority groups (Roma or Egyptian) and marginalized young migration returnees by increasing their life skills and motivating to change their social cohesion. To improve the unemployment and emigration of the target groups by motivating and supporting them in acquiring qualifications on the job training and life skills; To create a connection between trained young people and employment opportunities. The project is financed by ARSIS Organizatë Shoqërore e Përkrahjes së të Rinjve

Project Coordinator 
Megi Ruka
megi.ruka@uet.edu.al

FROM M.E. TO E.U

 

FROM Migrants’ Engagement TO Europe Upgrade, the project aim is to provide spaces and opportunities for European citizens and migrants’ communities to work together in order to build up and share a new idea of a multicultural Europe. The concept of the project is that, beside formal citizenship, there are different ways and methods to involve people in the growing up of a society. Refugee communities are, as a matter of fact, a part of our population and will contribute, together with us, to the shaping of our future. For this reason, every migrant should be considered a citizen and every citizen could bring ideas, innovative approaches, participation methods to the community in which he lives. Our project FROM M.E. To E.U. will consist in a path of inclusion between citizens and refugees and migrants, fostering a mutual assistance through a peer-to-peer approach. The project will be implemented from January 2019 to June 2020. This project is financed by the Europe for Citizens Program of the European Union.

Project Coordinator
Kebjana Haka
kebjana.haka@uet.edu.al

INNOVATIONS PLATFORM AND TOOLS FOR INCREASING INNOVATION CAPACITY OF SMES IN THE BALKAN MEDITERRANEAN AREA

 

INNOPLATFORM aims at improving the competitiveness of the Balkan Mediterranean region by advancing existing knowledge on business model innovations and developing a set of tools (InnoTools) and services (InnoScorecard and InnoRegion) for improving SMEs opportunities, capacities, and knowledge in introducing product and process innovations. According to SME Performance Review (EC DG E&I), the Balkan MED region lags EU average when it comes to innovations in SMEs. The reasons are many, mainly related to the lack of knowledge and limited SME’s access to tailored support, tools and better use of information and communication technology (ITC). Developed by 6 partners from 5 countries, and 2 observers, INNOPLATFORM aims to address these challenges by facilitating innovation and supporting the commercialization of innovation in SMEs. INNOPLATFORM started August 1st, 2017 and is expected to end July 2019. This project is financed by the BalkanMed Program of the European Union.

Project Coordinator
Kebjana Haka
kebjana.haka@uet.edu.al

THE “FEMININE SIDE” OF QUALITY

 

The overall objective of this project is to promote cross border cooperation on enhancement of employability through the empowerment of women as wage earners and job creators thanks to the support for valorization, promotion and preservation of local cultural potentials and identity with a focus on gender equality. This will be reached by using the agriculture potential in the municipalities and this implies usage of existing potentials for agricultural production and the tradition of organic production combined with contemporary methods and standards. The rationale of the foreseen activities is based on the presence in the area of reachable and favorable natural resources and climate as well as common cultural and historical potential residing in both parts of the programming area.

The project is funded by the IPA CBC Montenegro – Albania IPA Programme 2014-2020 and it is going to be implemented during 2018-2019 in the targeted area (Ulcinj, Montenegro and Lezha, Albania). This project is leading by the Municipality of Ulcinj and the project partners are: UET Centre, Monitoring Group Ulcinj MogUL and the Municipality of Mirditë in Albania.

Project Coordinator
Kebjana Haka
kebjana.haka@uet.edu.al

IMPROVING BUDGET TRANSPARENCY AT LOCAL LEVEL THROUGH SOCIAL AUDITING

 

Foundation for Economic Freedom (FLE) in collaboration with UET Centre will organize and deliver the workshops foreseen during the implementation of the project.
The project’s overall goal is to promote transparency and compliance of local budgeting in the reformed municipalities after the June 21, 2015 local elections. The main objective of the project is to focus particularly on one key element; to increase transparency in the budgeting process at the local level through social auditing. Increasing the reliability and accountability of local government in cooperation with local civil society, to provide a clear analysis of the situation and performance of local institutions. This approach will encourage more open financial processes at the local level as well as more active citizenship. Specifically the project activities will focus on creating a hub in four municipalities (Malësi e Madhe, Belsh, Shijak and Roskovec) where citizens can monitor the promised and actual services and investments delivered at the local level.

This project is financed by U.S. Embassy Tirana.

Project Coordinator
Kebjana Haka
kebjana.haka@uet.edu.al