Improving REsearch capacities of Albanian higher
REACH is an Erasmus+ Capacity Building project in the field of Higher Education
It is aimed at supporting the development of multi-disciplinary research skills and technical know-how in the field of Cultural Heritage conservation and restoration in Albania.
Based on the awareness that Cultural Heritage stands as a key resource for local economic growth of Albania, REACH is also expected to contribute to its accession process to the EU, through the modernisation and internationalisation of Higher Education Institutions.
REACH has two specific objectives:
- #1: strengthening, in the Albanian HEIs, applied research capacities in the field of conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage.
- #2: supporting Albanian ministerial bodies in defining criteria and strategies for assessing the quality of applied research to conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, in line with European standards
Step 1 | It’s a matter of PRIORITIES
Step 1 | It’s a matter of PRIORITIESJanuary 8, 2020
First, we need to know where to start from. An in-depth need analysis will be carried out as a starting point, in order to outline a scenario of research priorities and educational needs in the field of Cultural Heritage conservation and restoration in Albania.
Step 2 | IMPROVE yourself
Step 2 | IMPROVE yourselfJuly 5, 2020
Second, we need to provide Albanian partners with equipment and technical know-how. Technical Labs will be set up at Albanian HEIs partners, followed by dedicated training and technical workshops provided by EU partners. The capacity building process is now started!
Step 3 | ready for TAKE OFF
Step 3 | ready for TAKE OFFJanuary 3, 2021
Third, we need to put theory into practice. Researchers, teaching and technical staff from Albanian partners will be invited at EU partners to collaborate on ongoing research related to Cultural Heritage conservation and restoration.
Step 4 | find, research, SHARE
Step 4 | find, research, SHAREJanuary 3, 2022
Fourth, we need to pass knowledge to future generations. Using newly-equipped laboratories and acquired research know-how, Albanian researchers, teaching staff and technical staff will be working on study cases in their own Country, involving their students in the activities. EU and Albanian partners will also collaborate on the organisation of an International Summer School.
Step 5 | REACHing innovation
Step 5 | REACHing innovationDecember 31, 2022
While on track, we need this process to be long-lasting. To REACH this aim, the project involves the Albanian Ministry of Education, whose bodies will be supported in defining criteria and strategies for assessing the quality of applied research to conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, in line with European standards.
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