Development of master curricula in ecological monitoring and aquatic bioassessment for Western Balkans HEIs ECOBIAS

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The project ECOBIAS, full name – Develop regional academic ECOBIAS network in order to organise and promote regional cooperation in Ecological Monitoring and Aquatic Bioassessment is the project with the support of the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.

 

Project reference No: 609967-EPP-1-2019-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

 

Grant Agreement No: 2019-1991 / 001-001

 

Project web address: www.ecobiaserasmus.com

 

Funding scheme: ERASMUS+ (Capacity Building)

 

Project duration: 15/01/2020 -14/01/2023

 

Budget – 953,004.00 €

 

ECOBIAS aim to develop and improve knowledge/skills/technical resources of Partner Country HEIs in ecological monitoring and freshwater bioassessment in line with national and EU policy.

 

The specific objectives of the project are:

 

– Develop and implement the advanced master curricula in Ecological Monitoring and Aquatic Bioassessment in the WB HEIs in line with the Bologna requirements and national accreditation standards;

 

– Develop and implement LLL courses for the environmental monitoring sector in line with EU Water Framework Directive in the WB HEIs;

 

– Equip 7 laboratories for ecological monitoring and bioassessment of freshwater ecosystems in the WB HEIs;

 

Coordinating institution is the University of Novi Sad with project coordinator Prof. dr Snežana Radulović, and project administrator prof. dr. Dušanka Cvijanović.

 

The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is included as an organizational unit within the University of Tuzla, with Dr.sc. Jasmina Kamberović () as the leader, and prof. dr. Vedad Pašić () as the administrator of the project. The main result of the project for the University of Tuzla is the development of a new master’s program in ecological monitoring and bio-assessment of the water bodies.