JEAN MONNET MODULE PRESENTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MALTA

The training within the Erasmus+ project “Improving the Process of Education Through the Development of E-learning Multimedia Platform and Smart Classrooms – Smartel”, that IBC-M participates in, took place from 21st to 23rd of June 2022 at the University of Malta. During this event, multiple training sessions have been organized for several project partner institutions from the Western Balkan and EU. As the opportunity for the project partners to disseminate and share their experience and expertise on digital education policies, technological infrastructure management for distance learning and approaches to hybrid lesson design and delivery that would bring entirely new study experience for the students, the Jean Monnet professor Dr. Jelena Djokic presented the ENACT module.

JEAN MONNET’S PROFFESOR AT THE TEIRESIAS CENTRE AT MASARYK UNIVERSITY IN BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC

International Business College Mitrovica (IBC-M) was participating in a study visit of the Teiresias Centre, the Support Centre for Students with Special Needs at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The study visit was organized within the framework of the Erasmus+ project Inclusive tertiary Education in the West Balkans (IDEA) from 9th to 11th May 2022 at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic.

Jean Monnet professor Dr. Jelena Stanojevic, participating in this three-day study visit, used the opportunity to introduce to participants the ENACT module, its concept, and structure, sharing the experience on the best European practices in environment and agriculture. Given that the study visit was dedicated to both academics and non-academics interested in the topic of inclusive education, the valuable experience on the ENACT module attracted the attention of participants.

ENACT MODULE PRESENTED TO THE RESEARCHERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

“International Scientific Conference on New Achievement in Science, Technology and Arts – Icna-Sta”, has gathered around 120 researchers from ResearchCult project partner universities from Kosovo, Italy, Croatia and Bulgaria, as well as from USA, Poland, North Macedonia, Albania and other countries. The two-day conference in April 2022 was supported with the Erasmus + project “Enhancing Research Culture in Higher Education in Kosovo” (ResearchCult). The conference was hosted by the University Haxhi Zeka in Peja, and co-organized by IBCM and universities in Kosovo and international partners. The conference, promoting international collaboration and exchange of recent scientific research work in various scientific fields, was a great opportunity for Dr. Mihone Kerolli-Mustafa as the academic coordinator and core lecturer of the Jean Monnet module “Best European Practices in Environment and Agriculture (ENACT)” to present and share updates to participants regarding the ENACT module and its curricula.

INITIAL TRAINING OF ACADEMIC ADVISORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DONJA GORICA IN PODGORICA

The International Business College Mitrovica (IBC-M) was participating in 3 days of training sessions organized during the study visit to the University of Donja Gorica in Podgorica, Montenegro. This activity was part of the project “Inclusive tertiary education in the West Balkans –IDEA”, held from the 3rd until 7th of April 2022.

Jean Monnet professor Dr. Jelena Stanojevic participated in the training and a panel discussion providing inputs regarding the Jean Monnet module “Best European Practices in Environment and Agriculture (ENACT)”. The panel discussion was a unique opportunity to share an experience regarding the ENACT module, and relevant topics, and delivered workshops and classes. The valuable experience on the pedagogical model “from theory to practice”, established and implemented at IBC-M was shared with participants, as well as ENACT multi-disciplinary approach which covers environmental, economic, and social aspects.

 

JEAN MONNET’S PROFESSORS VISITED THE UNIVERSITY OF DONJA GORICA IN MONTENEGRO

International Business College Mitrovica (IBC-M) was participating in an Initial Training of Registrar Office, Voluntary Support & Transport Services’ Coordinator within the framework of Erasmus+ project “Inclusive tertiary Education in the West Balkans (IDEA)”. The training has been organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), from 22nd to 24th February 2022 at the University of Donja Gorica in Podgorica, Montenegro.

Jean Monnet’s professors Dr. Jelena Djokic and Dr. Jelena Stanojevic participated in the training and a panel discussion providing inputs regarding the Jean Monnet module “Best European Practices in Environment and Agriculture (ENACT)”. The panel discussion was a unique opportunity to get familiar with the ENACT curricula and its structure based on the theoretical and practical approach delivered in regular classes, workshops and forums. Professors Djokic and Stanojevic shared their experience on the pedagogical model “from theory to practice”, established at IBC-M, which allows all participants to collaborate on tasks, create their resources and apply theory into practice. The ENACT module presents a multi-disciplinary approach including environment, agricultural economics and social links.

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION – JEAN MONNET MODULE AND ITS CURRICULA PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED

Within the framework of the project “Empowering University Autonomy and Increasing Accountability and Transparency in Western Balkan Universities (STAND)”, an Erasmus+ project coordinated by IBC-M, a roundtable discussion was held on the 9th December 2021 in premises of the University of Pristina. The event, organized by IBC-M and the University of Pristina as project partners, was a great opportunity for prof. dr Mihone Kerolli-Mustafa as the academic coordinator and core lecturer of the Jean Monnet module “Best European Practices in Environment and Agriculture (ENACT)” to present and share updates to participants regarding the ENACT module and its curricula. Designed to promote research on EU issues, foster an introduction of EU angle into certain fields of study and dissemination of the results of academic research, the ENACT module caught the attention of participants and encouraged discussion on the best practices in research and teaching experience related to environment and agricultural economics according to the EU standards.

2nd OPEN CALL FOR ENROLLMENT ON THE JEAN MONNET MODULE

                                    

2nd OPEN CALL FOR ENROLLMENT ON THE JEAN MONNET MODULE

“BEST EUROPEAN PRACTICES IN ENVIRONMENT AND AGRICULTURE”

Dear students,

Below, you will find the announcement and an Application form (Click here to open) for an open call for the module “Best European Practices in Environment and Agriculture”. Please submit all the documents according to the instructions below. Apply now!

International Business College Mitrovica (IBC-M) announces an open call for the enrolment of 20 students on the module “Best European Practices in Environment and Agriculture” in the
the academic year 2021-2022 within the Jean Monnet project as a part of the ERASMUS+ program.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The main goal of the ENACT module is to enable and provide education and continuous training in the field of Environmental and Agriculture Policy using the best EU practices. In that way, the module will serve as a strong ground in the creation of modern educational services about environmental and agriculture policy, aiming to achieve sustainable development in the
region. The module aims to enhance the competencies of young people in environment and agriculture management who want to advance previously gained knowledge and learn more
about the politics of EU integration.
Lectures within the ENACT module will start on November 19th 2021, at IBC-M in Mitrovica. The module consists of three courses: 1) Environmental and Agriculture Legislation of the EU, 2) Agri-Environmental Economics and Sustainable Growth: EU Practice, and 3) Nature Protection and Environmental Impact Assessment in the EU. The official language of lectures and other project activities is English.
Students who successfully complete all assignments within the ENACT module will be awarded the ENACT certificate. The certificate will be issued by IBC-M and will represent a document
that verifies gained knowledge, skills and competencies. Participation in the ENACT module is free of charge for all students. The implementation of the ENACT module is organized under the Jean Monnet ERASMUS+ programme.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS
Students eligible to enrol the ENACT module are those who have:
– at least a Bachelor’s degree in the field of environment, agriculture, economics, law, EU
studies.
For more information (curriculum, academic staff, module concept, etc.), you can visit the ENACT
website: www.enact.info

DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION
– Filled in the application form
– Diploma of previously completed degree (at least Bachelor’s degree).
All interested persons are supposed to send the required documents via email:
m.kerolli@ibcmitrovica.eu and j.djokic@ibcmitrovica.eu.
Deadline for applications is October 30th, 2021.

 

 

 

 

ERASMUS+ INFORMATIVE SESSION

On the 20th May 2021, IBC-M hosted an ERASMUS+ Informative Session that was organized in cooperation with ERASMUS+ Kosovo office. The following topics were covered: novelties under the 2021 call for proposals; Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters; Erasmus Mundus Design Measures; Jean Monnet, as well as, specifics for the 2022 call with a special focus on International Credit Mobility and projects for Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education.

The newest update on ERASMUS+ projects currently implemented at IBC-M were introduced by Project Management and Business Development office led by Prof. Dr. Mihone Kerolli-Mustafa, IBC-M College Director. Results achieved so far in project implementation and all benefits that IBC-M students and staff can obtain by being engaged in those projects were presented to all participants during the event. A special attention was paid to the Jean Monnet module “Best European Practices in Environment and Agriculture (ENACT)”. The module has been introduced within the Environmental and Agricultural Management Department for existing IBC-M students, but at the same time is open to students from partnering institutions through roundtable debates and workshops/seminars and training to the working professionals.

ENACT MODULE PRESENTED DURING THE CONFERENCE FOR LAUNCHING THE ASSESSMENT REPORT FOR THE CURRENT STATE OF RESEARCH CAPACITIES IN KOSOVO

The conference for launching the Assessment Report for the current state of research capacities in Kosovo universities was organized on 30th of April 2021 as part of the project “Enhancing Research Culture in Higher Education in Kosovo (ResearchCult)”, an Erasmus + project financed by European Union and coordinated by IBC-M. The conference that was organized in a hybrid format (with physical presence and online) was participated by Kosovo universities, European universities, Ministry of Education in Kosovo and other project partners. Mr. Harri Tuomola, Executive director of IBC-M, the representative of the EU office in Kosovo, Mr. Stergios Tragudas, Ms. Jehona Lushaku from the Erasmus+ in Kosovo and Mr. Agron Bajraktari – on behalf of the Rectors conference greeted the organization of the conference.
The conference continued with the presentation from Prof. Dr. Mihone Kerolli–Mustafa, IBC-M College Director, as well as the academic coordinator and core lecturer of the Jean Monnet module “Best European Practices in Environment and Agriculture (ENACT)”. The conference was a unique opportunity for participants to get familiar with the ENACT module which aim is reflected in providing education and continuous training in the field of environment and agriculture according to the EU standards. Prof. Kerolli-Mustafa emphasized that ENACT module strives to build capacity on the best European practices in environment and agriculture and to prepare the country for negotiations on EU accession as well to contribute to the achievement of EU policy on agriculture and rural development and EU Environment Action Programmes. The conference was attended by the key ENACT academic staff: Dr. Mihone Kerolli-Mustafa, Dr. Jelena Djokic, Dr. Jelena Stanojevic and Dr. Ekrem Gjokaj.

Jean Monnet’s professors address to the online environmental forum at IBC-M College in Mitrovica

A forum bringing together IBC-M faculty and students’ future environmentalist on April 22, was organized to commemorate Earth Day, as an annual event. Panel discussions and presentations engaged with key topics were focused on the following areas: How to make the Earth a better place through reduced waste generation, water conservation, ensure food safety and quality and enhance sustainability of green businesses.

Jean Monnet’s professors Prof Dr. Mihone Kerolli Mustafa, Prof. Dr. Jelena Djokic and Prof. Dr. Ekrem Gjokaj participated in a panel discussion and provided inputs regarding the environment and their activities in this sphere, as well as on the way of realizing a practical approach towards future environmental policy implications and citizens respond.