Focus group interviews for project “Sport against Violence and Exclusion – SAVE”

WUS Austria conducted a focus group interview with 10 sport trainers as one of the activities for the project “Sport against Violence and Exclusion – SAVE”, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

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WUS Austria participated in the annual event of the International Consulting Alliance Valencia, 24-27 April 2018

Valencia. The 5th annual event of the International Consulting Alliance (ICA) took place in April in Valencia and it gathered around 80 participants from all over the world. During this event the technical and local members as well as the top experts had the chance to get to know each other and to discuss their current and potential cooperation, the upcoming calls and trends in the area of development cooperation.

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Prishtina. 14 participants took part in the initial workshop for grantees of the Social Dimension Small Grant Scheme today. The workshop aimed at introducing grantees to the HERAS project and the Social Dimension of Higher Education; to establish a network among grantees and familiarize grantees with all projects accepted under this scheme and to familiarize grantees with reporting requirements.

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INCLUSION project meeting and dissemination conference in Travnik, May 10-11, 2018

Travnik/BiH. More than 30 professionals from Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, UK and Austria participated in a workshop in Travnik on May 10-11, 2018 aimed at finalising Social Dimension strategies at universities and beyond as well as developing resources and guidelines for inclusive learning and teaching at universities. The workshop was followed by a dissemination event at the University of Travnik (May 11), targeting students and external stakeholders from the higher education sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the conference, the project was introduced to stakeholders and main results achieved so far were presented.


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AtLETyC Final Conference in Turin

On the 19th of April 2018 the final conference took place in Turin – Italy. After the successful implementation of the pilot training last autumn, the new dual career approach for former elite athletes, designed by partners from all over Europe, was discussed those days by lecturers, professors and course designers together with the former Austrian ski jumper Florian Schabereiter, invited by the KADA association, also involved in the AtLETyC project.  

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Launch of the short Guide for syllabus development by the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”

Prishtina. On 11 April HERAS supported the launch of “A short Guide for reviewing and revising syllabi for teaching staff and for the staff supporting and supervising curriculum development”, moderated by Hysen Bytyqi, Vice-Rector for Quality Assurance, with participation of Coordinators for Academic Development of the University of Prishtina, study programs heads and vice-deans.

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International Trainings on Migration held in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia within PROMIG project

Yerevan, Baku and Tbilisi. In March 2018 partner universities hosted international trainings held by the University of Alicante, on topics related to Migration. The trainings were held within the Erasmus+ project "Promoting Migration Studies in Higher Education" (PROMIG).

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ASCENT kick-off meeting

Graz. The project coordinator FH Joanneum organized the ASCENT kick-off meeting and the following study visit from March, 12 – March 15, 2018. During the kick-off meeting representatives of all partners from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Germany, Mexico and Spain, presented their respective organizations as well as their main responsibilities in this project. The project coordinator provided a detailed overview on administrative and financial issues and the partners used the opportunity to develop the next steps and activities in this project. The meeting was very useful to find a common understanding of the expected outcomes and to discuss the upcoming capacity building trainings.

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HERAS supports MEST to develop regulation on functioning the NCP for H2020

Prishtina. On 13 March 2018, HERAS in cooperation with MEST organise a high-level conference on functionalization of the National Contact Persons (NCP) System in Kosovo. The event was opened by Mr. Shyqiri Bytyqi, Minister of Education, Science and Technology and Mr. Gernot Pfandler, Ambassador of Austria in Prishtina. During the event, the MEST officially launched the new Regulation on Definition and Functionalization of the Kosovo NCPs for the European Union Framework on Research and Innovation - HORIZON 2020, which was developed with the experts support of the HERAS project. 

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PROMIG Guest lecture „Migration and Sustainable Development” at Tbilisi State University

Tbilisi. On 10 March 2018, Louise Sperl (WUS AT) provided a guest lecture/workshop on migration and sustainable development at Tbilisi State University for students of the MA Programme on Migration Management. The lecture addressed concepts such as human and sustainable development, explored the nexus between sustainable development and migration and introduced tools to for measuring development – such as the Human Development Index (HDI) and Gender Inequality Index (GII). The lecture further introduced the Agenda 2030 & the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the nexus between the SDGs and migration. In interactive working groups, students explored and discussed migration related targets of the SDGs in the specific context of Georgia. Furthermore, the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants as well as progress made in developing a Global Compact on Refugees as well as a Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration were discussed.

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