News archive - European University Association launches new projects to support universities in EU neighbouring countries

European University Association (EUA) is pleased to announce that it is launching two new projects which are designed to support the development of higher education institutions (mainly EUA members) in a number of countries/regions neighbouring the EU: one project will involve universities in Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine while the second will involve universities from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo*.

Both projects are co-funded by the Tempus Programme of the European Commission, which supports the modernisation of higher education systems in the EU's surrounding area.

The first, entitled ‘Fostering Sustainable and Autonomous Higher Education Systems in the Eastern Neighbouring Area’ (ATHENA), builds on the findings of EUA’s work on autonomy and funding. Over three years, EUA will organise a series of national workshops in Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine in partnership with local universities, with the aim of increasing awareness of the importance of institutional autonomy for the modernisation of universities’ management structures.

The second project, entitled ‘Empowering Universities to fulfil their responsibility for Quality Assurance’ (EUREQUA), will support universities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo* in improving their internal quality assurance (QA) processes and in linking them into a comprehensive, all-encompassing system that leads to the enhancement of quality and the creation of a quality culture.

The project will focus on extensive capacity building for universities in quality assurance, through training, mentoring and study visits. It primarily seeks to benefit EUA member universities in the Western Balkans while also involving experts from EUA members in the EU member states.

Source: EUA Newsletter 20

Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • European Union (EU 27)
  • Kosovo*
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on November 13, 2012
Modified on November 13, 2012