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SIHEKSU_Study visit on networking of Kosovar Students’ Union in Belgium during 15-17 May, 2017

Prishtinë, 25/05/2017 - 06:29

In the framework of the TEMPUS project “Support to the Internationalization of Kosova HIGHER Education System through establishment of the Kosova Students’ Union” study visit and networking of the Kosovar Students’ Union was held in Brussels during 15-17 May, 2017. The participants were welcomed by Dr. Jacqueline Couder, Head of the International Relations and Mobility Office, from Vrije University Brussels. Also a welcoming speech was delivered by, Prof. Dr. Peter Eckl, project grant holder, from Paris Lodron University Salzburg. During the three day of the study visit the following presentations were delivered: Presentation of Vrije University Brussels – by Dr. Jacqueline Couder, from Vrije Unievrsity Brussels A historical overview of participation in University policy, by Mrs. Sofie Desmet, Policy officer Students Affairs Presentation on Students’ Union, by Jeremey De Plecker and Julie Bussche Presentation of the workshop findings – By Krenare Cerkini, Alketa Islami and Muhamer Hamzaj, from Kosovar Students’ Union Presentation of the European Students Union, by Blazhe Todorovski Presentation of the VVS: the Flemish Students’ Union Presentation on Ghent Student Council, by Lorenzo Ego On the last day, the representatives from Kosova had the chance to see Ghent University and also visited the Kosovo Embassy in Brussels. Ambassador of Republic of Kosova, Mr. Bernard Nikaj, welcomed the representatives and expressed his readiness to support KSU on future steps. Moreover during the three day study visit, 3 sessions of workshop were held on the future of KSU, internal and external communication and attracting new representatives. The aim of the study visit was the networking of the Kosovar Students’ Union with other Student Unions. In addition, the workshop was attended by the representatives of the following institutions: Paris Lodron University Salzburg; Austrian National Union of Students; University of Alicante, Spain; University of Edinburgh; Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Kosova; University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”; University “Haxhi Zeka” Peje; University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti”; Kosova Accreditation Agency and WUS Kosova.