Profile of the BALKANETUP
BALKANETUP is dedicated on promoting modern and innovative teaching strategies in higher education institutes (HEIs) across the Western Balkans. Hence, the network is open both to HEIs, organizations involved in lifelong learning, and individuals interested in Higher Education Pedagogy. The network may also collaborate with national and international associations, ministries, government agencies, NGOs, and private sector partners.
To make the networking more effective, members are expected to cooperate with each other, provide staff training, implement, support and distribute research and activities via an e-platform, which is initially established by the MAGNET project. Therefore, the BALKANETUP establishes effective communication and coordination mechanisms working mainly through an e-platform, online forums, social media, and regular updates and newsletters, to ensure that members are informed and engaged in the network's activities. The use of a platform underlines the strong emphasis on ICT with a high degree of digitization, addressing the digital gender gap by developing digital skills for academics through new media and technology training in capacity-building education programs in terms of digital skills.
The BALKANETUP also establishes and maintain connections with existing European networks and seeks partnerships in relevant projects.
Finally, the BALKANETUP at the institutional level supports the foundation of a CTL (if it does not exist), the publication of information and news about the MAGNET project and other relevant and similar projects.