On 23-24 June 2021, HERAS Plus conducted the two-day tailor-made training on Project Cycle Management (PCM) for the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” (UP). The Project Team Leader, Mr. Aqim Emurli, and the Rector of UP, Prof. Dr. Naser Sahiti, officially launched the Program. Rector Sahiti, in his statement, expressed the commitment of UP leadership in enhancing the overall UP’s performance in relation to international cooperation including on matters related to quality and quantity of Projects and Partnerships. In the other side, the Team Leader, Mr. Emurli, congratulated the UP for engaging in advancing the position in areas related to international projects and partnerships. Further, Mr. Emurli elaborated the benefits that the selected team, the UP in general, will gain from this tailor-made HERAS Plus Program and encouraged the participants to make a maximum use of resources offered by the Project.
The workshop is the first event in the series of trainings and coaching sessions that the Project will offer to UP in line with the joint actions agreed in the Memorandum of Understanding between the UP and HERAS Plus Project. The workshop was attended by 20 academic staff that were selected through a transparent process involving an open call and a careful review of applications. The Program, which is designed jointly by HERAS Plus Team and the UP leadership, aims not only to build the capacities of a selected team of academic staff on topics related to PCM, but also to develop a few viable and eligible Project Proposals.
The (two-day) workshop will be followed-up by another two workshops that are scheduled to take place until the end of 2021 and which will be paired with coaching sessions, planned to take place in-between the workshops.