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12. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: Skills and Attitudes

18.09. - 20.09.2008 in Graz, Österreich

Planning, successfully applying for, and running a EU TEMPUS project: The Bosnia and Herzegovina medical education stakeholders and their role in quality assurance procedures (JEP-41055-2006)


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  • corresponding author Semra Cavaljuga - University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Medicine, EU Tempus JEP-41055-2006 Coordinator, Sarajevo, Bosnien und Herzegowina
  • author Geert De Lepeleer - Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Gent, Belgium
  • author Andre Govaert - Katholieke Hogeschool Sint-Lieven, Gent, Belgium

12. Grazer Konferenz - Qualität der Lehre: Skills and Attitudes. Graz, Österreich, 18.-20.09.2008. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. Doc08grako04

doi: 10.3205/08grako04, urn:nbn:de:0183-08grako041

Eingereicht: 15. Januar 2009
Überarbeitet: 5. Februar 2009
Angenommen: 18. Februar 2009
Veröffentlicht: 6. April 2009

© 2009 Cavaljuga et al.
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How can a EU Tempus project be “born”? How is any project “born”? What are the steps in idea modelling? Are there any steps that can be stated in general, for any project? If you know some tips and tricks can you share them with us? Those are the standard questions one is asking in a wish to know more and to create a successful application. And, of course, those are the questions we were asked from our colleagues. One might say, after a project is awarded, that there are tips and tricks. Especially if one applies only once and has a project to run soon afterwards. Who is more important –BiH partners, EU partners, or us? Who is the most important? What are the experiences after one year of running the project? What are the opportunities and strengths and what are possible limitations in running and applying the project ideas into practice?

Starting from the beginning, the idea for the EU Tempus project “The Bosnia and Herzegovina medical education stakeholders and their role in quality assurance procedures with code JEP-41055-2006” (JEP means Joint European Project) must be credited to the creating team (afterward the creating team became the coordination team) from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sarajevo (FoM UnSa) working on the higher education reform within the medical education, but also with the UnSa Rectorate team. Besides that, participation in other EU Tempus projects coordinated by different BiH universities and faculties (most of the BiH universities have not yet being integrated) helped in the idea development. In the planning phase, it is rather important to work on the application with a contractor team, as most of the activities related to the project programme part should be taken as joint activities with them. That is very important for the projects where some of the proposed procedures are considered standard for the contacting institution. Then, there are EU partners whose contribution to this kind of projects is extremely important for the project success. And, last but not least, there are “local” partners who play very important role in every project.

During this workshop, our current experience from this EU Tempus project from the very beginning will be described. With the help of all participants, it should be possible to find a common recipe for creating, awarding and running a successful higher education reform project (if there is a one).