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COORP Newsletter 2.0

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COORP 1.0 – Accomplishments

Launching Event


The launching event of COORP took place on 8 June 2016, an event that brought together 11 main public and private Albanian universities. Participants included young researchers, representatives from think tanks and research centres in Albania.

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Online Platform


COORP.AL went online in October 2016. Individual researchers and research institutions are building up their profiles, and an online community. Calls are being published on a regular basis.
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#COORP #onlineplatform

1st Workshop on Research Project Development


With the support of PERFORM, COORP provided a workshop on research project development to 25 researchers and project managers from various universities, think tanks and public institutions in Albania. The workshop provided tailor-made training on: (i) an overview of EU research funding; (ii) principles of project proposal development; (iii) establishment of successful professional networks.

#COORP #workshop #projectdevelopment

meet, match + apply
COORP partners both in individual capacity and as institutions collaborated for joint activities such as scientific conferences, project applications and research grants.

COORP 2.0 – Accomplishments

Research Networking Days


COORP intends to strengthen its links to the universities and research centres not only in Tirana, but also at the regional level. The Research Networking Days has been organized in autumn 2017 in cooperation with local universities. They included presentation of COORP platform; concrete calls for proposals and possibilities of cooperation, open session on how to strengthen further the COORP community towards successful project applications. The aim of the Networking Days was to facilitate the cooperation between institutions around COORP and the establishment of research groups and their capacities to apply for various funding.


Stay tuned:  #COORP #News  #researchnetworkingdays



Research Networking Day-COORP goes to Shkodra– Faculty of Economy, University Luigj Gurakuqi


In the framework of COORP’s intention to strengthen its links to the universities and research centres at the regional level, COORP Team organised a Networking Day at the Faculty of Economy, University Luigj Gurakuqi in Shkodra on 22nd November 2017.


Stay tuned:  #COORP #News  #researchnetworkingdays

Research Networking Day-COORP goes to Korça –University F. S. Noli

In the framework of COORP’s intention to strengthen its links to the universities and research centres at the regional level, COORP Team organised a Networking Day at the University F. S. Noli in Korça on 05 December 2017. 

Stay tuned:  #COORP #News  #researchnetworkingdays

Research Networking Day- COORP goes to Vlora – University Ismail Qemali

In the framework of COORP’s intention to strengthen its links to the universities and research centres at the regional level, COORP Team organised a Networking Day at the University Ismail Qemali in Vlora on 10 January 2018.


Stay tuned:  #COORP #News  #researchnetworkingdays

Workshop for Research Methodology

COORP brought together researchers to strengthen their research work with the facilitation of IDS and support of PERFORM

With the aim to enhance research capacities in social sciences in Albania through greater rigour in research and particularly innovative methodologies, COORP organised a tailored-made and targeted workshop for young and mid-career researchers from Albania and Kosovo. COORP brought together 25 committed researchers and 2 IDS excellent facilitators for four days to work on research design, methodology and academic writing with the support of PERFORM. The course was 4 days long and was hosted by the European University of Tirana from 7th to 10th November 2017.

Stay tuned:  #COORP #researchcommunity #researchmethodology

Partnership development visit for COORP team at center for social innovation (ZSI) Vienna

COORP team visited the Center for Social Innovation (ZSI) Vienna on 26th January 2018. The aim of this activity was to support COORP team to create sustainable partnerships and to initiate a collaborative action plan with other similar and successful initiatives, projects, centres and programmes in other countries such as Austria, Switzerland, Germany, UK, etc.

Stay tuned:  #COORP #News #research_Western_Balkans #Networking

Linking Research and Business Sectors

COORP and SMEs Gathering-Enhancing research and business dialogue and cooperation

Drawing from the trans disciplinary cooperation between research and business sectors, which underpin a new role of universities in the knowledge-based society, EU supports the involvement of SMEs in research programmes. In this light, COORP will facilitate the organisation of liaisons between researchers and business through 3 pilot cases: researchers will work with selected SMEs to set up R&D units and support SMEs participation in EU research programmes. “Concrete actions for applied research in support of SMEs’ was the main take away from COORP and SMEs Gathering on 17th January 2018, hosted by Professional College of Tirana and supported by PERFORM.

Call for Expression of Interest for SME has been launched on the official website of COORP.


Stay tuned:   #COORP #News #researchnetworkingdays

COORP 2.0 – Forthcoming initiatives 2018

2nd Workshop on Advanced Research Project Development

Responding to the COORP partners’ need for advanced professional training on Research Project Development, COORP is now working with PERFORM for its organisation. A call for expression of interest will be issued in march2018.
Stay tuned #Coorp #News  #projectdevelopment

Diaspora Engagement in Social Sciences Research

Engaged-diaspora pilot cases will be supported by COORP in cooperation with PERFORM and partner universities to invite diaspora scholars to construct sustainable partnership with Albanian universities. The diaspora scholars will come for one week in Tirana, each assigned to one partner university, and perform activities related to teaching and research. Preparation is in progress, hosting is planned for Spring 2018.

Stay tuned:  #COORP #News #researchnetworkingdays 


Development of Assisted Project Applications

COORP will support the development of project applications (pilots) for calls pertaining to EU programmes initiated by partners. The aim of the activity is to increase the quality of application and incentivize members of COORP to apply for research projects. COORP has already supported an ERC grant application and Erasmus+ capacity building in higher education.
Stay tuned:  #COORP #News #researchnetworkingdays


We would love to hear from you and meet you soon!

Get in contact:
Fabjan Lashi, COORP Co-Leader, CIRD, Canadian Institute of Technology at
Blerjana Bino,COORP Co-Leader, IEP, European University of Tirana at
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