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COMPETENCE – Matching competences in higher education and economy: From competence catalogue to strategy and curriculum development

Target area: Linking Higher Education & Society
Sub-target area: Human Resource Development
Target countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
Target groups: Companies, Higher Education Institutions
Duration: January 2009 - January 2012

University of Zenica

Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje

University of Montenegro

University of Novi Sad

FH Joanneum – University of Applied Sciences

Catholic University College Ghent

University of Girona

Budget line: TEMPUS IV Grant
Amount (€): 649.153,00


Project Description

COMPETENCE addresses the link between higher education and economy as one of the most crucial issues in the four Western Balkan target countries.

The main objective of the project is the development and advancement of procedures and tools for assessing and improving the match between competences developed by institutions of higher education and those required by the labor market in the four Western Balkan partner countries. Finally, a tool will be created for an up-to date linking strategy based on the European Qualifications Framework. These tools will be based on knowledge transfer from EU partner universities, which have significant experience applying similar tools.

In each of the four target countries, Competence and Observation Centers (COC) will be established which will serve as national knowledge transfer and training centers for higher education institutions, relevant stakeholders and as service centers for their home university institutions. Furthermore, the COCs will have an observatory and documentation function about national strategy developments and processes.


Important Documents & Links

Competence Leaflet

Competence Homepage


Contact persons

Beširević Nina - Graz Office

Hodžić Jasmin - Sarajevo Office

Suh Ines - Graz Office