Targets in capacity-building projects in the field of higher education:

  • Improve the quality of higher education in West Balkan countries and enhance its relevance for the labour market and society. Improve the level of competences, skills and employability potential of students in HEIs in Montenegro and Albania  by developing new and innovative education 
  • Enhance the teaching, assessment mechanisms for HEI staff and students, quality assurance, management, governance, inclusion, innovation, knowledge base, digital and entrepreneurial capacities, as well the internationalisation of HEIs in WB countries not associated to the Erasmus+
  • Improve the training of teachers and continuous professional development in order to impact the longer term quality of the education system 
  • Stimulate cooperation of institutions, capacity building and exchange of good practice
  • promote people to people contacts, intercultural awareness and understanding
  • strengthen the capacity of management, governance, and innovation, as well as internationalization

General objectives:

Advancement in sustainable mobility is addressed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To unite engineers and experts from different disciplines (electronic, mechanical, automotive engineering) is key to drive forward. INTEC tackles the lack of multidisciplinary skills and cooperation among stakeholders in the field of sustainable mobility to generate a positive impact on green regional development in Albania (AL) and Montenegro (MN). The implementation of trainings at HEIs consider input & needs from stakeholders and improve cooperation and employability of graduates through more educational efforts by addressing especially real-problem-based learning. A profound needs analysis and the establishment of a training plan, 4 capacity building trainings on topics such as future mobility concepts, alternative powertrain solutions and the use of renewable energy in mobility are implemented. Blended-learning and soft skills for engineers bring special contents and features to this project. For long-term cooperation with stakeholders and steady international knowledge-exchange, the project foresees the establishment of 6 International Engineering Competence Centres (IECCs) at participating HEIs in AL and ME. Joint workshops, the main service offered at IECCs are customized to the needs of the region and future partners and will reach more than 600 persons. INTEC pushes also the exchange of findings and knowledge on engineering for sustainable mobility and strengthens capacity for international collaboration by the realization of 3 international events open to public, while addressing researchers, students, companies and policy makers. International and regional, internal and external experts are going to treat hot topics and stimulate discussion concerning sustainable mobility. This results in different perspectives, presenting new opportunities and pushes forward cooperation among participants which facilitates generating regional impact by 18 joint projects.