Sustainicum Collection

Consus The aim of the project is to establish a regional science-society network for sustainability innovations in Albania and Kosovo in order to strengthen the connection and collaboration of institutions in the field of higher education, research and practice.
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  • More than 30 students
  • up to 1 semester
  • Internet connection necessary
  • English, Shqip

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Sustainable Development in SEE Countries(Resource ID: 349)

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Nowadays, increasingly, various countries across the globe are drafting their National Strategies of Sustainable Development, so are doing various Regions and sub regions across the world. The EU has worked out its main document “Strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth 2020”. SEE (South East Europe), in compliance to this document, has produced its SEE 2020 Strategy. These documents use to be very useful, leading focus points, for the countries they cover. They show the correlations between sectors and efforts, actual levels of indicators by fields and the expected and desired ones, to be achieved by member countries. The integration processes - into EU and among SEE – will succeed if we take both the processes in consideration. Particular interest will be given to the study of NSDS of EU countries and those of SEE.

The teaching material aims to bring to the attention of the students the problem of sustainable development that is determining the sector strategies. The libraries of the UN, EU and SEE offer formal, official and research materials.

Firstly, the problem will be discussed among the students. Based on the information that is disseminated through the e-libraries, the students will identify the most important elements and characteristics of the strategy-making. At the same time there will be a discussion on the SDS that already exists.

Through this brainstorming the students will be able to define what the factors that have produced such phenomena and in what way it is influencing the EU and SEE countries governments.

Secondly, during the course, students will have the possibility to acknowledge the sector policy makers work in Albania, and further in SEE countries and EU, by contacting their representatives here in Albania. In collaboration with the professor and the representative will be elaborated a questionnaire. 

The students together with the professor will decide how many questionnaires will be distributed and in what kind of area. The questionnaire will be distributed to different locations, all SEE capitals. At the end the students will find out the results of the questionnaires

Integration of Social Stakeholders
The stakeholders that will be involved directly with this teaching material are the SEE Regional Committee representatives, Ministries of lines, Local governments, local Chambers of Trade and Business.
The results will be summarized and published in papers, in a Masters thesis and the “Sustainable Development in SEE” International Conference, which will be organized by the “Aleksander Moisiu” University of Durres.
Strength
Strengths:
– It elaborates an actual problem of SEE and EU countries
– It makes students think about research and strategy development
– It gives the students the overall idea of sustainable development through the study of the main pillars.
– It gives the students the idea that “we are interconnected”
Weakness
Weaknesses:
- It will challenge the focus in the area of sector analysis
- How the results of the research will influence the political and strategy makers way of thinking.
Learning Outcomes
Through this activity, participants, students and stakeholders, will engage thoughtfully with the core concepts of sustainable development, and the linkages that tie the concept together.

The teaching material will bring to the attention of the students the problem of sustainable development that is determining the sector strategies.

The students will be able to define what the factors that have produced such phenomena and in what way it is influencing the EU and SEE countries governments.
Relevance for Sustainability
– The students think about an actual problem in the world agenda
– The students start to think of the solution to the actual problem
– The students identify the effects of this problem in society
– The students will serve as a connection between science and society through the questionnaire
– The students will serve as a connection between science and the stakeholder which will bring a new approach in their way of thinking
Related Teaching Resources
– Knowledge on strategic management and public administration – Knowledge on the political economy systems – Knowledge on sustainable development
Preparation Efforts
Medium
Preparation Efforts Description
The possible content is expected to be as follows. Students have to be prepared in advance for these topics: – Theoretical preparation on Strategy making (2 hours) – Theoretical preparation on the sustainable development (2 hours) – Discussion with the stakeholder (5 hours) – Brainstorming the problems to be included on the questionnaire (5 hours) – Preparation of the questionnaire (2 hours) – Dissemination of the questionnaire (it is an individual work that students can do in 1-2 weeks) – Results (5 hours) – Discussion with the stakeholder about the dissemination of the results (3 hours)
Access
Free
Assessment
None
Credit/Certification Description
None
Funded by
This teaching resource, realised within the project ConSus, has been funded with the support of the TEMPUS of the European Union. The contents reflect the views of the authors, and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Redi Myshketa
redi.myshketa(at)gmail.com
This teaching resource is allocated to following University:
UAMD - Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës
Institution:
Aleksander Moisiu University of Durres
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