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Master in European Innovations for a Sustainable Management of Albanian Territories, rural areas and agriculture: Instruments, policies, strategies
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October 2017 - September 2020

Project Summary


Carry out a Master in European innovations for a sustainable management of Albanian territories, rural areas and agriculture in the context of the decentralization process as well as the accession to the European Union process, by:

  • Strengthening the linkages between the universities and job provider institutions at central and local level,
  • Improving the theoretical and practical knowledge of Masters students on territory administration, agricultural policies, rural development and innovation as well as their negotiation and participative decision making skills,
  • Designing at least 9 shared specific teaching modules filling the gap between the existing offer and the market job need,      
  • Offering to Albanian teaching staff innovative tools and methodologies,
  • Consolidating collaboration among Albanian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and create synergies and complementarities among the study programs they provide to their own audience,
  • Developing a long term blended research network of EU and Albania researchers on these topics.

Wider objective: Address the new identified job market needs induced by the new and forthcoming public policies in Albania.


  • Job Market Review and Definition of training gaps, and concertation meetings
  • Curricula design
  • Staff preparation
  • Field and scientific research
  • Master modules implementation
  • Quality assurance
  • Visibility of the Master


CIHEAM-IAM Montpellier - France

Source of funding : Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education (co-funding)
Programme and Contact references : Magali Maire, CIHEAM-IAMM (maire@iamm.fr)
Total budget : 758 308,00 €
Partners :
  • • Fan S. Noli University Korce (UNKO) - Albania
  • • Universiteti Europian i Tiranës (U.E.T. SHPK) - Albania
  • • Universiteti Bujqesor i Tiranës (UBT) - Albania
  • • Panteio Panepistimio Koinonikon Kaipolitikon Epistimon (UPSPS) - Greece
  • • Universitaet Hohenheim (UHOH) - Germany
  • • European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development (Agrinatura) - France
  • • (Associated partner) Ministry of Education and Sports - Albania
  • • (Associated partner) Albanian Network for Rural Development - Albania
  • • (Associated partner) Ministry of Agriculture and rural development - Albania
  • • (Associated partner) Ministry of urban development - Albania
  • • (Associated partner) Korçe regional Council - Albania