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.
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 I and II cycle 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.
At least 26 new EMAB MSc courses (M2 2021) and learning materials developed by M8 2021, and implemented by M12 2022
At least 9 new lifelong learning courses and training materials developed by M8 2021, and implemented by M10 2022
At least 68 teaching staff trained until M8 2021
6 new laboratories designed and equipped by M12 2020
4 master curricula in the field of EMAB developed, implemented and accredited / approved by M4 2022
At least 28 November enrolled in the new master curriculum by M9 2021
At least 10 participants from the environmental monitoring sector in the partner countries of the Western Balkans trained until M10 2022
ECOBIAS-NET academic network established by M12 2021
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Financier: ERASMUS + (Capacity building)