“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
International Business College Mitrovica (IBC-M) announces an open call for the enrollment of 20 students on the module “Best European Practices in Environment and Agriculture” in the academic year 2020-2021 within the Jean Monnet project as a part of the ERASMUS+ programme.
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 the environment and agriculture management who want to advance a previously gained knowledge and learn more about the politics of EU integration.
Lectures within the ENACT module will start on March 12th. All lectures due to the situation with COVID will be held online. 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 EU. The official language of lectures and other project activities is English.
Students, who complete all assignments within the ENACT module, will be awarded the ENACT certificate and ECTSs. The certificate will be issued by IBC-M and will represent a document that verifies gained knowledge, skills, and competences. The ECTS can be count and transferred to regular studies.
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.
Students eligible to enroll on 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 a Bachelor degree).
The deadline for applications is March 10th, 2021.
The academic staff of the Jean Monnet Module in Best European Practice in Environment and Agriculture is excited to announce that the European Commission, through its Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), has awarded ENACT members Mihone Kerolli Mustafa, Jelena Djokic, Ekrem Gjokaj and Jelena Stanojevic their first Erasmus+ grant for Jean Monnet Activities, as part of its 2020 call.
The grant concerns a new Jean Monnet Module, entitled ‘Best European Practice in Environment and Agriculture ‘ (ENACT), which contribute to Kosovo preparation into EU accession, by not only educating students but also working with professionals of the sectors. In particular, the module aims to provide students, practitioners and civil society with in-depth knowledge about 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. This Module will be introduced within the Environmental and Agricultural Management Department for existing IBC-M students as well as open to students from partnering institutions through roundtable debates and workshops/seminars and training to the working professionals.
In the short run, the Module will stimulate knowledge of best EU practices in agriculture and environment, through the prism of economics. The students will be equipped with the necessary theoretical expertise and practical skills to identify and analyse best practices in the fields of study and how they can be adopted to Kosovo realities. Furthermore, the Module will also impact significantly on current and future research in the field of agriculture, environment and economics based on best EU practices. On the medium and long term, the module will impact on a larger public, composed of experts in agriculture and environment, as well economists, wider public engaged into economic activities within these sectors, civil society organizations, government bodies, providing knowledge on EU practices, programs and objectives.
The ENACT module will similarly be hosted by the International Business College Mitrovica, and will be implemented for three years starting on November 27th, 2020. Module activities will consist of lectures, group discussions and workshops across three courses, engagement of academics, practitioners and civil society through forums, innovation conferences, public keynote lectures, and a dedicated website, social media pages, a newsletter and publications which will facilitate the dissemination of the project’s outputs.
Mihone Kerolli Mustafa and Jelena Djokic will retain their roles as academic coordinator and programme manager of the new module, respectively, while Ekrem Gjokaj and Jelena Stanojevic will remain a key teaching staff members.