Drive Project

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About the Project

The project aims at developing the capacities of HEIs in Albania and Kosovo, both countries pertaining to region.

1 – Western Balkans, to improve their research and innovation performance.

Besides the traditional training activities such as workshops and study visits, the project foresees establishing new structures in 4 HEIs that will focus research and innovation adopting an inter-disciplinary approach and eventually a close cooperation with partners from businesses and industry in line with the quadruple helix goals.

Additionally the openness of HEIs towards other partners, local and international, will be further enhanced through the development of a network, supported also by a virtual platform that will ease the interaction and synergy among the members.

Dedicated offices for research and innovation or networks for such purpose may be long due and not something new to developed countries, but for this region and for these two countries in specific, characterized by a low trust environment and a highly fragmented eco-system where cooperation, coordination and synergies are scarce, the deliverables of the project constitute a novelty.

Events / News

Drive Info Days at UET

In the framework of #Erasmusdays2020 #DRIVE team presented the project in a series of activities organized in these 3 days, sharing the project to different audiences and stakeholders. Kickoff event of Erasmus Days 2020 organized by the European University of Tirana in cooperation with project partners, stakeholders and relevant national and International institutions. The impact

Drive Info Day, Kolegji Universum in Prishtina

Kolegji Universum in Prishtina organized the #DRIVE Info Day with key actors and stakeholders for the presentation of the Project and its objectives. This project aims to increase research capacity in Kosovo and Albania. Participants from various organizations were informed about the objectives, activities, findings and achievements that are expected to be achieved through this

Training workshop on mentoring research students

Three days workshop was held online with all DRIVE project partners on 7-14-15 December 2020. The purpose of the workshop was to identify competence gaps needed for the mentoring of Masters and PhD students and to facilitate the mentoring and knowledge transfer processes by presenting and discussing the real-life mentoring case studies of EU partner


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