WUS Austria - News http://www.wus-austria.org WUS Austria - News WUS Austria 150 50 http://www.wus-austria.org http://www.wus-austria.org/images/print_pg.jpg International Trainings on Migration held in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia within PROMIG projecthttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/544.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/544.htmlYerevan, 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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12.04.18News

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).

 

On March 26 2018, Russian-Armenian University hosted a training on Socio-Economic issues of migration. During the training, visiting professors from the University of Alicante Oana Driha, Ph.D. in Economic Science and Business, and María Jiménez Delgado, Ph.D. in Sociology, presented the following topics: 

  • Migration and Economic Development
  • Labor Market and Migration
  • Education and Migration
  • Migrants’ Social and Cultural Integration
 
The training gathered more than 60 participants, including undergraduate and graduate students, young scholars and academic staff from Russian-Armenian University, Armenian State University of Economics, representatives of the Armenian office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), “Armenian Caritas” benevolent NGO, and the Erasmus+ office in Armenia. Upon the completion of the training, the trainers and participants received certificates.

 

On March 28 2018 trainings were held at Tbilisi State University on the topics of Labour Migration and Economic Development, Education and Migration. Participants from different Universities and different target groups were invited to attend trainings. 

 

On March 30 2018 University of Alicante delivered trainings at Khazar University. Trainings were used for dissemination purposes and for spreading word about Migration Studies within different target groups. Professors Oana Driha and Maria Dolores-Delgado covered topics related to the Education and Migration; Economic Development and Migration.

 

The Erasmus+ PROMIG project ("Promoting Migration Studies in Higher Education") was launched in October 2016. The project organized a number of trainings on the topic of migration in  Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
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Launch of the short Guide for syllabus development by the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/545.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/545.htmlPrishtina. 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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16.04.18News

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. The guide was developed by a working group from the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” /Academic Development Office and Vice-Rector for Quality Assurance in cooperation with the project HERAS - Higher Education, Research and Applied Science in Kosovo.

The event provided space for input from all sides,  lively discussions, and further suggestions how to support academic/teaching staff to write, review and revise the syllabi of their courses so that these better reflect the content of the courses and methodologies applied.

The guide will be available at the Academic Development Office and for download from the website soon.

 

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AtLETyC Final Conference in Turinhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/546.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/546.htmlOn 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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23.04.18News

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.  Participants of the meeting contributed from their point of view and shared new ideas for a dual career. Core part of the recently developed training was a 6-week lasting MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), which supported flexible learning for busy athletes. Next to the MOOC athletes had to absolve also a face to face training. During the final conference the project partner agreed, that the blended learning concept was one of the success factors and will remain essential for future trainings within the AtLETyC label. For further information about the project click here. To view the ATLETyC MOOC click here.

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INCLUSION project meeting and dissemination conference in Travnik, May 10-11, 2018http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/547.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/547.htmlTravnik/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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16.05.18News

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.

The workshop and conference were organised in the context of the Erasmus+ Project - Development and Implementation of Social Dimension Strategies in Armenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina through Cross-regional Peer Learning/INCLUSION”. The meeting was held at University of Travnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The INCLUSION project is coordinated by the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts (YSAFA) and aims to enhance the capacity of stakeholders on the field of higher education in Armenia and BiH in contributing to the implementation of social dimension (SD) strategies.

 


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WUS Austria participated in the annual event of the International Consulting Alliance Valencia, 24-27 April 2018http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/548.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/548.htmlValencia. 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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07.06.18News

 

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.

This 4-day event in the picturesque Valencia provided the opportunity - through presentations, workshops and bilateral meetings - for exchange of knowledge and experience among the members, as well as development of new partnerships.

 

Photo courtesy of International Consulting Alliance www.icaworld.net. 

 

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HERAS - SOCIAL DIMENSION SMALL GRANT SCHEME - INITIAL WORKSHOP FOR GRANTEEShttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/549.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/549.htmlPrishtina. 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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07.06.18News

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.

In line with the goals of the Social Dimension of Higher Education of the Bologna Process, this Social Dimension Small Grant Scheme aims to foster access, participation and successful completion of higher education for persons from underrepresented/marginalized groups. The selected projects are covering thematic areas such as mentoring and career guidance for students from underrepresented groups, outreach to potential students through working with schools, combatting of existing stereotypes that hamper access to education for all, targeted support and empowerment of female students from minority communities and fostering access to higher education for persons with disabilities. The 10 selected projects are being implemented by groups of students, CSOs and public universities in the period between May and December 2018.

Results and good practices from the implementation of these project will be presented in a public dissemination event in early 2019.

 

For further information about the project click here.

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Focus group interviews for project “Sport against Violence and Exclusion – SAVE”http://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/550.htmlhttp://www.wus-austria.org/news/0/550.html

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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11.07.18News

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. The purpose of the focus group was to gather relevant information regarding the current situation of Violence and Exclusion in their surrounding and how it can be prevented through Sport. The information learned in the focus group will be used for the development of a pilot training programme specifically designed for the coaches on the topic of preventing violence and exclusion through Sport.

For more information about the project please visit: https://www.wus-austria.org/project/0/125.html