Workshops within the project ECOBIAS
Workshops within the project: “Development of master curricula in ecological monitoring and aquatic bioassessment for Western Balkans HEIs” - ECOBIAS will be held in the premises of the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics from 22/09 to 24/09/2020 and attended by representatives of 11 universities from the consortium.
The presentation of the project to the public will be held at University of Sarajevo Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Zmaja od Bosne 33-35 (low building), on 22 September 2020 (Tuesday) at 10:00 when statements and addresses to the media are planned.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT
The ECOBIAS project (Development of master curriculum in ecological monitoring and aquatic bioassessment for Western Balkans HEIs) aims to develop and improve the knowledge/skills/technical resources of higher education institutions in partner countries in environmental monitoring and biological assessment of freshwater resources in accordance with national and EU policy.
The project is coordinated by the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Novi Sad, and the project consortium consists of a total of 11 universities from five countries. In this call, universities from Serbia applied for the first time as program universities (University of Novi Sad and University of Nis), with universities from Croatia (University of Zagreb) and Germany (Universitaet Duisburg-Essen), and with partner universities from Bosnia and Herzegovina. (University of Mostar, International University of Travnik, University of Tuzla, University of Sarajevo, University of East Sarajevo and University of Banja Luka) and a partner from Montenegro, the University of Donja Gorica.
- Development and implementation of an advanced master curriculum in Ecological Monitoring and Biological Assessment of Aquatic Ecosystems (EMAB) at higher education institutions in the Western Balkans and in accordance with Bologna and national accreditation standards;
- Development and implementation of lifelong learning courses for the environmental monitoring sector in accordance with the EU Water Framework Directive on higher education institutions in the Western Balkans;
- Equipping 7 laboratories for ecological monitoring and biological assessment of freshwater ecosystems (EMAB) in higher education institutions in the Western Balkans;
- Development of a regional academic ECOBIAS network for the organization and promotion of regional cooperation in the field of ecological monitoring and biological assessment of aquatic ecosystems.
Activities within the preparation of the work package provide a detailed comparative analysis of knowledge/skills/practices in the field of ecological monitoring and biological assessment of aquatic ecosystems in program and partner countries. The result of the analysis will show which fields within EMAB need strengthening, modernization or development. Labor market needs analyzes for EMAB experts will be performed to estimate the optimal number of students for each higher education institution in the partner countries. Finally, an analysis of the 1 and 2 study cycles curricula of EMAB-related studies in program and partner countries will provide the basis for the design of courses and syllabi for ECOBIAS. Through the project, the University of Sarajevo will develop new master programs in the field of ecological monitoring of aquatic ecosystems.
Official website: www.ecobiaserasmus.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EcobiasErasmus/
Financier: Erasmus+ (Capacity building)
Project duration: 15/01/2020 – 14/04/2023
Budget: € 953,004.00