On the 19th and 20th of April 2017, the CBC Programme Manager Mr.Dardan Sadriu from the EU Office in Kosovo and the Joint technical Secretariat Team composed of the Head of the JTS Mrs. Albertina Binaku, Antenna Project Officer Mr. Berat Limani and JTS Financial Manager Mr. Faton Kelmendi organized the 5th monitoring visits for the last implementing project of IPA I CBC Programme 2007-2013 beneficiaries, namely the project “Cooperative Boundary Learning for Eco-system Management and Sustainable Development in Sharr Mountain Region”.
Overall objective of the project is: Establishment of a ‘live’ network of academics and practitioners on cooperative transboundary learning for ecosystem management, aiming on the long term at the sustainable management of the natural resources and securing ecosystem services necessary for a good life in the Sharr mountain cross-border region.
Specific objectives consist of:
• Building up capacity, strengthening cooperation and exchange students and experiences between higher education institutions of Kosovo, Macedonia and further partners in Europe for cooperative transboundary ecosystem management.
• Creating a win-win-situation by enhancing cooperation between universities, conservation authorities, stakeholders and NGOs active in the target region integrating real life examples into teaching.
Target groups of the action are the Universities, conservation management authorities, local governmental authorities, NGOs, private sector, business communities.
The total duration of the project is 24 months with a total budget of 391.814 Euros.
The project is implemented by the University of Prishtina in Kosovo and the University of Tetovo in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The monitoring visit included checkup of project progress in term of activities, the disbursement progress, are the expenditure report/financial report related to activities that have been foreseen in the grant contract.
In same dates, University of Prishtina and University of Tetova had organized training workshops for the students on the Course of Ethnobotany. The participants in both trainings were mixed groups of 50 students from both universities.
The project was financed by Delegation of EU in Skopje and the EU Office in Kosovo.