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1 TEMPUS TEMPUS Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula EC Tempus Joint Project TEMPUS SK-TEMPUS-JPCR The project is funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) Comenius University in Bratislava Faculty of Natural Sciences Department of Landscape Ecology Skúsenosti s realizáciou projektu Tempus ERASMUS MUNDUS a TEMPUS, Informačný seminár , Bratislava Mária KOZOVÁ,

2 TEMPUS project: Environmental Governance in Environmental Curricula  Agreement number: 2010 – 3153 /  Project No.: TEMPUS SK-TEMPUS-JPCR  Project acronym: EnGo  Project duration: Oct 15, 2010 – Oct 14, 2013  Sub-programme: Joint projects  Action: Curriculum Reform  Total project finance: ,44 €  Partnership: 17 partners from 9 countries  Coordinator: Comenius University in Bratislava TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula

3 Co-ordinator: Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia Co-ordinator: Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia with its 13 faculties and several specialised centres is the largest university in Slovakia TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula Comenius University in Bratislava, established in 1919 Austria Poland Hungary Ukraine Czech Republic Slovak Republic

4 Outline  General and specific objectives of the EC Tempus Joint Project No EnGo  EU and non-EU partners of the project  Management of the project  Aims of Work Packages (WP1-WP7)  Outputs and outcomes  Activities - examples  Perceived problems and their solution - examples  General comments and recommendation TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula

5 General project objective The key objective of the project is to increase the competitiveness of environmental professional and research education in partner country universities in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine using principles and methods of the Bologna process Proposed indicators of progress: a)courses updated with environmental governance context b)new Joint MSc. program „Environmental Governance“ introduced and accepted by competent authorities / universities c)introducing of new institutional mechanisms TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula

6 Specific project objectives  To revise and upgrade curricula of three major areas of environmental education in partner countries (PC) universities in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine (environmental policy, management and science)  To transfer the best Bologna practices from EU to PC universities and advocating Bologna principles in Belarus  To build capacity for pro-active, innovative and competitive universities, including the development of an interactive platform for educators and employers, exchange teachers and teaching expertise  To channel the transfer of EU best practice to PC universities and to strengthen professional networks TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula

7 EU and non-EU partners of the project P01: Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia) P02: Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) P03: Vrije University Amsterdam (the Netherlands) P04: Warszaw University of Life Science (Poland) P05: University Klagenfurt (Vienna, Austria) P17: Median S.C.P. (Valldoreix, Spain) TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula Belarus P06: Belarus State Technological Univ., Minsk P07: International A. Sakharov Envir. Univ., Minsk P08: Joint Univ. of Belarus and Russia, Mahilyow P09: Central Research Inst. for Water, Minsk P10: Ecoproject (NGO), Minsk Ukraine P11: Kharkiv State Academy for Munic. Manag. P12: Odessa State Environmental University P13: Institute of Carpathian Ecology. Lviv Russian Federation P14: Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk P15: Indepen. Envir. Chamber of Krasn. krai P16: Pskov State Pedagogical University 6 EU partners 11 non-EU partners

8 EU Countries – P01 (Slovakia), P02 (Hungary), P03 (the Netherlands), P04 (Poland), P05 (Austria), P17 (Spain) Partner Countries – Belarus (P06, P07, P08, P09, P10), Ukraine (P11, P12, P13), Russian Federation (P14, P15, P16) P3 P6, P7, P9, P10 P14, P15P16 P13 P11 P12 P17 P5 P4 P1 P2 P8 Mobility EU BY RU UA TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula km (Bratislava – Krasnoyarsk)

9 Project management and supporting tools for partnership  At the first beginning, all partners signed a Cooperation Agreement between their institutes and the grant holder institution including budget allocation (December 2010 – January 2011)  A Kick-off-Meeting had been held in Febr/March 2011 for all partners to conduct an easy way for flow data, to create necessary committees and working groups and to propose a system of project management  A contact person was appointed for each partner institution  Dividing responsibilities - all partners were involved to project activities  Regular communication and appropriate dissemination  Initial and specialised trainings and thematic workshops for partners  Continuous self-evaluation (questionnaires, round-table discussions...)  A problem solving approach TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula

10 Management of the project The general management is the task of:  The General Assembly – the consortium of all partners, which facilitates appropriate coordination and integration of key project results  Steering Committee (SC) was approved on March 1, 2011 during the Kick-off- Meeting (KoM). SC consists of 12 members (coordinator, coordination team leaders, selected WP leaders and co-leaders, and 2 external advisors  Contact persons for individual partner institutions  Project and financial manager + Centre for Project Co-operation (P01)  Leads, co-leads and working groups for individual work packages (WP1 – WP7)  Four external advisors (Austria, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Sweden) supported by and TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula

11 Aims of Work Packages (WP1-WP7)  WP1 Revision and upgrading of BSc. /specialist degree programs according action plan, introducing new updated courses with environmental governance (EnGo) context, transfer EU expertise  WP2 EnGo curriculum development (MSc) and course syllabuses, coordination and development 4 textbooks, training, lecturing  WP3 Establishment of Joint MSc program according the results of WP2, developing mechanism for the quality assurance, training  WP4 Revision and updating PhD programs and integration of EnGo dimensions into core courses, training, lecturing, guests visits  WP5 Dissemination, web-portal, training seminars, Alumni conf.  WP6 Monitoring of the project implementation, quality control  WP7 Project management tools, setting up communication tools Important outputs: laboratories modernised and equipment installed

12 WP4 (NEW title): Integration of EnGo di- mensions into PhD prog. TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula Specific project objectives and the aims of Work Packages W1-W7

13 TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula Outputs (tangible) and outcomes (intangible) 1)to revise BSc courses in environmental sciences in partner universities, upgrading them in general and introducing environmental governance context 2)to set up at partner universities joint MSc programs in Environmental Governance and to integrate EnGo dimensions into PhD programmes *** 3)to create a set (four) of textbooks covering multidisciplinary issues of environmental studies, especially emerging and rapidly developing fields *** 4)to set-up national permanent seminars of environmental educators and employers and a web-portal 5)to introduce new mechanisms of evaluation and self-evaluation ***Points 2) and 3) include development of curricula and syllabuses, re/training of teachers and short mobility periods for faculty and students, especially in support to international network-building.

14 TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula Project web page

15 TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula Project web page

16 TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula Kick-off-Meeting in Bratislava (SK, 2/2011) Monitoring day in Kharkiv (UA, 5/2011) Working meeting in Krasnoyarsk (RU, 9/2012) Autumn School in Bratislava (SK, 10/2012) Mahilyow (11/2011) Summer School in Vorochta (UA, 7/2012) Consortium meeting in Mahilyow (BY, 11/2011 Left: Consortium meeting in Amsterdam before completing intermediate report (NL, 3/2012) Photos: Kozova M. and archive Tempus project No Consortium meetings, workshops, seminars, trainings, lecturing, mobility, summer / autumn schools, monitoring days

17 Perceived problems and their solution E xample (1) TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula Recommendation / proposal for solution: Consortium meeting in Amsterdam (03/2012) approved a new title of WP4: „Integration of EnGo dimensions into PhD programs“. Reason: The „establishment“ cannot be accomplished during remaining project life and due to the strict legislation in partner countries. Problem: After the start of the project the title and content of WP4 „Establishment of the PhD in EnGo“ had to change

18 Perceived problems and their solution Example (2) TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula Measures for solution of problem: A portion of Belarus travel budget was retained at the coordinator's (P01) and during registration period some of the travel expenses were paid directly by the coordinator or by CEU (P02). Reason: Tempus project EnGo started since October 15, 2010 and due to bureaucratic system of the international project registration in Belarus its registration was only on 8 th December Problem: Very late registration of project in Belarus and actual access to the project finance by Belarus partners was made possible only in February 2012.

19 Perceived problems and their solution E xample (3) TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula Other supporting actions: All consortium meetings were very much centred around the problem of introducing and better understanding the standards and the implementation of Bologna process in EU countries. Measures: Expert from Curriculum Resource Centre of the Central European University (P02) gave series of trainings during seminars and consortium meetings, incl. examples of good practice. Problem: Lack of knowledge about requirements in accordance with Bologna process for development of Master and PhD programs

20 General comments and recommendations  To elaborate  To elaborate and base a project proposal on of previous cooperation and practical experience with partners  To construct  To construct realistic goals in the project (see WP4 our example, where we overestimated the real possibilities)  To familiarize  To familiarize with the legislation, accreditation processes and expected changes in the partner countries  To avoid  To avoid formal "partners" and create partnership, good management and enthusiastic atmosphere from the beginning  To find  To find a good balance for the division of responsibilities between partners  To initiate  To initiate a way for sustainability of project - further prospects (Erasmus Mundus, EU Framework programs)  To be prepared  To be prepared to solve all problems TEMPUS – Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula


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