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Press release on the Erasmus+ MAGNET Programme Meeting in Alexandroupolis

The first Kick-Off Meeting of the three-year project MAGNET ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE-STRAND-1 (101083006) was held on Thursday 16/02/2023 and Friday 17/02/2023, in Alexandroupolis. The project falls within the framework of the European Programme Erasmus+ and is co-funded by the European Union. The coordinating partner of the project is the Democritus University of Thrace, and the Scientific Coordinator is Assoc. Professor Katerina Kedraka.  The other partners involved in the project are 12 universities from 8 countries of the Western Balkans: Albania, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, Montenegro, and Serbia.

The project aims to develop the field of University Pedagogy, to establish Centers of Teaching and Learning (CTLs) for university teachers, and to create a Balkan Network of University Pedagogy (BALKANETUP) through the cooperation of the 12 Higher Education Institutions in the Western Balkans. The meeting was focused on the planning of the MAGNET project activities and to determine the form of administrative procedures, to ensure the orderly implementation of the tasks and duties concerning the project.

During the third day of the meeting, (Saturday 18/02/2023), the participants took part in the Workshop organized by the Center of Teaching and Learning of the Democritus University of Thrace, which was held also in Alexandroupolis. Through this participation, the partners were able to develop synergies with their colleagues from the Hellenic Universities, Coordinators of the corresponding structures of the Universities in Greece.   

The next meeting will take place on September 2023 in Tirana, Albania.