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Presentation of Albanian Centre for Energy Regulation and Conservation - ACERC

Acerc is a think tank centre with focus in Albania energy market and its integration on Regional & Iem. The Acerc mission aim to provide a qualified contribution to the promotion of the liberalization and the effective integration as well as the efficient use of energy resources.
The main activities profiles briefly consists in the release reports, articles and periodicals. In cooperation also with our partners the offering of the activities that support capacity building of market actors, such as national and regional seminars, trainings and conferences. Initiatives completed by advocating in the energy sector to promote a forum called in Albanian School of Regulation.
For more visit us at the Official Website of Acerc | Albanian Energy Market - AEM Group in LinkedIn

TIRANA CONFERENCE “ALBANIA IN THE BERLIN PROCESS: FALL 2015 STOCKTAKING AND RECOMMENDATIONS” an Initiative of ShtetiWeb 5 November 2015 Consortium Hall, Tirana International Hotel

AEED Updates 2015 Posted on Thu, November 05, 2015 18:54:11

In its strategy towards EU membership, Albania has been firmly engaged in the Berlin Process. This commitment has been translated in numerous political declarations, statements, memorandums of understanding, bilateral and multilateral agreements and different regional cooperation projects.

In the aftermath of the Western Balkans Summit held in Vienna in August 2015, the political commitments leave the place to the implementation phase. Beside the civil society which for the first time sit side by side with WB6 leaders in the Vienna talks, new actors enter the scene such as public administration in charge of preparing the connectivity projects; banks, international financial and donor institutions in charge of financing; business community, etc.

Once the political importance and commitment has been stated, project preparation, financing, implementation and monitoring take the priority. This phase requires a more intense communication and explanation campaign, so that the interested actors, and over all, the citizens gain a comprehensive understanding and provide their support

to the ongoing process.

In this framework of intense and multi-faceted regional cooperation, ShtetiWeb has launched in March 2015, the Observatory of Regional Integration. This structure offers a platform for the observation, collection of empirical data, analysis and promotion of regional integration, in the context of cross-border, transnational and inter-regional cooperation in the Western Balkans.

The conference “Albania in the Berlin Process: Fall 2015 Stocktaking and Recommendations” is the next step in the strategy of ShtetiWeb designed to contribute to the EU integration of Albania. It aims to delve further in the policy-making arena by providing an independent assessment of one of the most important and challenging endeavours in which Albania is currently involved.

Concretely the conference will present the context and rationale of the Berlin Process; its interaction with the EU accession strategy; the main position of the national actors; the implementation mechanisms (such as National Investment Council, Single Sector Working Groups, Single Project Pipeline, etc.), as well as provide a critical assessment of the achieved progress since Berlin Conference. Furthermore, the speakers will discuss on the goals set in the Vienna Summit and the ways in which the main stakeholders intend to achieve them for an efficient preparation for the Paris Summit in 2016.

The Tirana Conference will bring together policy-makers, business community, academia, think tanks, civil society, media, etc. from Albania as well as from the Western Balkans region. Each session of the conference will be followed by a question and answers space, where participants can discuss with the experts and politicians.

The proceedings of the Tirana Conference will be published in a Policy Paper, and shared among the interested stakeholders in Albania and in the Western Balkans region. This conference opens up the cycle of activities for civil society to contribute to evidence-based policy-making.

Applications for the EUI PhD Programme are open – 150 grants available

AEED Updates 2015 Posted on Wed, November 04, 2015 11:27:23

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to inform you that the European University Institute is now accepting applications for its Doctoral Programme.
Our fully funded four-year Ph.D. programme is an excellent opportunity for master students and other young scholars interested in pursuing doctoral studies in economics, law, history and the social sciences, and I hope you will share this information with your students.

Cities become smarter with Startup Weekend!

AEED Updates 2015 Posted on Mon, November 02, 2015 23:43:02

Passionate about creating products and services that aim to make our cities smarter?

Join us for the next Startup Weekend Tirana focused on making our citiy better for living. The theme Smart Cities is about developing products and services that make our cities better places to live. There is particular interest in building out new sharing economies, urban analytics, efficient and innovative transport/energy/utilities solutions, and smarter home or work spaces.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, registernow for the best weekend of your life!

Build your network: Startup Weekend attracts the best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.

Actually launch a business: Over 36% of Startup Weekends are still going strong after 3 months. Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.

Get face time with thought leaders: Get one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community. Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges.

Join a global community: Startup Weekend alumni span across several continents and scores of cities.

Learn: Startup Weekends are all about learning through the art of creating. Build your own strategy and test it as you go.


Friday, November 20 – 22, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Tirana Business Park
Fushe Preze, close to Epoka University
Tirana, Albania

Conference “Energy from Biomass in Albania: the frontier of a new business? Training, Innovation, Technology “, November 13, 2015 at 10 am, Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel” Tirana, Albania

AEED Updates 2015 Posted on Wed, October 28, 2015 09:37:39

Presentazione E-learning Innovation & Sustainable Albanian Agriculture –
ELISAA, Università Cattolica “Nostra Signora del Buon Consiglio”

L’Università degli studi di Bari, leader nei
progetti di formazione avanzata presenta i risultati di una partnership
internazionale E-learning Innovation & Sustainable Albanian
Agriculture – ELISAA, nel Convegno “Energia da Biomasse in Albania: la
frontiera di un nuovo Business? Formazione, Innovazione, Tecnologie”, da
tenere il 13 Novembre 2015, alle ore 10, presso il Auditorium di Università
Cattolica “Nostra Signora del Buon Consiglio”, Tirana, Albania.

è un programma E-learning Innovation & Sustainable Albanian Agriculture
realizzato in partnership con Enti e Università albanesi, austriache e
polacche, coordinati e diretti dall’Università di Bari Aldo Moro. Per di più si
prega di trovare in allegato il catalogo in lingua Albanese

è un progetto finanziato dal programma Europeo Tempus. Il progetto ha attivato
una piattaforma e-learning incentrata sulle conversioni delle biomasse
forestali e dei residui agricoli in biocarburanti. Di più riguardo il progetto si
può trovare al sito ufficiale

è quello di realizzare un trasferimento tecnologico per la formazione continua
e l’apprendimento permanente professionale tra l’UE e l’Albania nel settore
della produzione sostenibile di biocombustibili, introducendo innovazione nelle
imprese, sotto forma di nuovi prodotti e strategie, migliorandone la

In questo modo si è creata una
sinergia permanente tra il sistema delle imprese, Università ed Istituzioni
Albanesi e le Università Europee.

del partenariato:

Londo Lamani, Polytechnic University
of Tirana
, Ardian Maci, University
of Agriculture of Tirana
, Ilir Nicko, FAN
S. NOLI University – Korce
, Eva Waginger, Vienna
University of Economics and Business
, Pawel Pasierbiak, Maria Curie
Sktodowska University (Poland), Director, Agency
for Research, Technology and innovation
Luigi Triggiani, Unioncamere Puglia
sede di Tirana
, Angelo M. Galiano, Dyrecta
Lab s.r.l.
(Italia), Agim Bufi, Konfindustria
, Andrea Xhavara, Chambers
of Commerce of Durres
, Cobo Sherzai, Chambers of Commerce of Quarku Fier,
Petraq Picinane, Chambers of
Commerce of Berat
, Pashk Palokaj, Chambers of Commerce of Lezhe.

La vostra partecipazione sarà molto gradita! Si
raccomanda di confermare contattando il partner organizzativo Italian Network
via e-mail al Certi del vostro interesse,
ringraziandovi della collaborazione e disponibili ad ulteriori chiarimenti o
necessità, porgiamo cordiali saluti. Roberto Laera

Albania: Three days Training on “Organizational Development and Management of CSOs”

AEED Updates 2015 Posted on Tue, October 27, 2015 00:09:27

To support the development of civil society sector in Albania, TACSO Albania Office will organize the three days training on “Organizational Development and Management of CSOs”. The purpose of this activity is to increase the capacity of the staff and board members of CSOs in organizational development, strategic planning, development of internal operational systems, board and staff development, fundraising, public and media relations with CSOs, etc.

This activity will be attended by 15 organizations, which will be represented by two representatives from executive staff and governing board.

The organizations of Civil Society from all regions of Albania are invited to apply for participation in this workshop. Priority will be given to small, newly established organizations and those operating in rural areas of Albania.

The training will be held in the region of Gjirokastra, during 25-27 November 2015. All the expenses of the selected participants in this training will be covered by TACSO Project.

The organizations that will express their interest to participate should send the CV of the organization together with the CV of their representatives to the e-mail: until 10 November 2015.

Only the selected organizations will be contacted related to the agenda and other logistic issues.

DAAD database of job openings and PhD positions for doctoral students

AEED Updates 2015 Posted on Wed, October 21, 2015 21:54:15

Looking for a PhD position in Germany?
On the DAAD database PhDGermany you will find a great variety of job
openings and PhD positions for doctoral students.

Open Call for scientific research projects in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ACT), deadline 16 November 2015 (in Albanian)

AEED Updates 2015 Posted on Mon, October 19, 2015 13:55:34

Thirrje për projekte kërkimore shkencore
në fushën e Teknologjisë së Informacionit dhe Komunikimit (AKTI) nga data 16
tetor 2015

Agjencia e Kërkimit, Teknologjisë dhe Inovacionit (AKTI) njofton se duke filluar nga data 16 tetor 2015, fillon aplikimi me projekte kërkimore shkencore në fushën e Teknologjisë së Informacionit dhe Komunikimit (ICT) për secilën nga 7 fushat në kuadër të Programeve Kombëtare të Kërkimit dhe Zhvillimit për vitin 2015 – 2016.

Ju lutemi gjeni më poshtë Thirrjen për Aplikim dhe të gjitha dokumentat e nevojshme për të Aplikuar në këtë thirrje.

Dokumentat e Aplikimit:

Coming up at the FSR |Recommended events and trainings for you 12 October 2015

AEED Updates 2015 Posted on Mon, October 12, 2015 16:11:49

Evolution of EU electricity TSOs

Luncheon debate, 11:00-13:00 on 13 October in Brussels

Watch the live stream here

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