Nevila Xhindi, project manager for USIA-ERASMUS CBHE, participated in the virtual meeting on November 25th, hosted by the European Commission team from DG NEAR (Andrew Williams and Nteivis Tsaka) and DG EMPL (employment) Iulita Osichenko, to talk with the Albanian authorities on Albania’s Economic Reform Program (ERP) 2022-2024, which is now being drafted.
Various stakeholders, including development and integration partners, business associations, NGOs, CSOs, universities, chambers of commerce, etc., are consulted throughout the design of the ERP.
During the discussion, particular attention was paid to the policies that will be implemented in Albania over the next three years in the areas of education and research, challenges with innovation, and knowledge transfer to the private sector.
Mrs. Xhindi discussed the outcomes of the USIA project in her speech, as well as how the project’s partner institutions worked with various social actors, including the government, civil society, media, and business.
Mrs. Xhindi underlined that although cooperation with the business community is below potential and there is reluctance to further explore this cooperation, the models of cooperation based on “quadruple helix” applied by USIA were extremely effective and would serve for other Universities as well.
ERASMUS+ Capacity Building In Higher Education Project “𝑼𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝑺𝒐𝒄𝒊𝒆𝒕𝒚 𝑰𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝑨𝒍𝒃𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒂: 𝑪𝒐-𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒍𝒆𝒅𝒈𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔”