News and events

News and events

Call for Sub – granting as part of the RBMT project (09.08.2018)

Read more about the call and download the documents: Guidelines for applicants, BudgetAnnex-A  and Annex-C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Workshop of the Project TREASURE

On 23 and 24 August, the third Workshop of the project #TREASURE was held. The innovate approach of the Workshop involved participation of inter-generational groups which worked together on creative solutions for environmental issues in their local communities.

Poster presentation at the University-Industry Interaction Conference

IECE  presented a poster at the world-renowned University-Industry Interaction Conference, that took place in Helsinki from 18 to 20 June, on the topic “CO-IN Model as a holistic approach in university-industry collaboration”.

Over 500 participants from more than 60 countries had the opportunity to see the successful example of the CO-IN Model and learn about the All4R&D project. The conference enables participants to build more entrepreneurial & engaged institutions, more strategic industry partnerships, become connected with their local entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem as well as benefit from a global network of thought leaders, practitioners and academics.

To find out more about the conference visit https://lnkd.in/d5nXqAG and check out photos from the conference on https://lnkd.in/duWy6GM

Exploitation of the results of the project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

On 24.07.2019 in the premises of the Municipality of Ohrid, a meeting was held between representatives of IECE and representatives of the Municipality of Ohrid. At the meeting were presented the activities and experiences of the implementation of the project “Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy”, funded by the European Union, IPA2 Cross-border Program between N. Macedonia and Albania.

During the meeting were presented the conclusions of the study on Sustainable Tourism, as well as the study of Cultural and Natural Heritage in the cross-border region.

The representatives of the Municipality expressed great satisfaction with the meeting and expressed their further support for the project.

Survey on a new Local Environmental Action Plan

The City of Skopje is preparing a new Local Environmental Action Plan(LEAP). This is the third LEAP prepared for the City of Skopje, as the most comprehensive approach to the situation and problems of the environment in the city, and should give directions, measures and activities for their improvement.

Public opinion is one of the basic indicators in the process of defining the problems and priorities in the environment. For that purpose, a questionnaire was prepared for the citizens of the City of Skopje in order to obtain the necessary data, and learn more about the personal views on the problems that the citizens are facing and what should be the priorities for the further activities of the City of Skopje.

You can view the poll at the following link: https://forms.gle/NFWWFcZHi2AuiYiy8

Presentation of the results from the project “Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy” at the event – Creating a common future

Presentation of the results from the project “Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy” at the event held on July 10, 2019 in Ohrid.

The event titled “Creating a common future” was organized by 9 projects, beneficiaries of the Cross Border Development Program N. Macedonia – Albania in coordination with  EU delegations in N. Macedonia and Albania.

Within the event, a panel discussion was moderated by representatives of IECE on the topic “Sustainable tourism in the cross-border region of N.Macedonia – Albania”.

Also, IECE representatives presented the studies created within the project on the fair to the EU ambassadors from N. Macedonia and Albania.

Creating a common future – Градење заедничка иднина

We invite you on July 10th for a day-long event in Ohrid organized by nine projects implemented by 30 CSOs, grant beneficiaries from the Cross Border Development Program between the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Albania, financed by the European Union.

 

Preventive conservation strategies in the times of climate change – culTher

The sixth course – Preventive conservation strategies in the times of climate change was held from 27 May-01 July 2019 in the premises of IECE with the professor Ralf Kilian, from Fraunhofer, Germany.

He discussed the topic on different strategies of preventive conservation, already used in different projects implemented by his institution.

 

Exploitation of the results of the project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

On June 10, 2019, a meeting was held between representatives of IEGE and representatives of the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism in the Republic of Macedonia. The meeting was held in the premises of the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism in the Republic of Macedonia in Skopje. At the meeting were presented the activities and experiences from the implementation of the project “Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy”, funded by the European Union, IPA2 Cross-border Program between N. Macedonia and Albania.

During the meeting, the analyzes and conclusions of the Study on Sustainable Tourism in the cross-border region were presented separately.

The other studies, which were developed within the project activities, were also presented.

Representatives from the Agency expressed satisfaction and continued support for the project.

 

Exploitation of the results of the project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

On June 10, a meeting was held between representatives of IEGE and the Ministry of Culture, where the experiences from the implementation of the project “Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy”, funded by the European Union, IPA2 Cross-border Cooperation Program between N. Macedonia and Albania.

During the meeting, the recommendations from the Study on Sustainable Tourism and the Study on Cultural and Natural Heritage in the cross-border region were presented.

Also, within the meeting, the results and conclusions from the other studies, which were developed within the project, were presented.

 

Exploitation of the results of the project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

On June 7, a meeting was held between representatives of IECE and the Municipality of Vevcani, where the experiences from the implementation of the project ” Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy “, funded by the European Union, IPA2 Cross-border Cooperation Program between N. Macedonia and Albania were shared.

During the meeting, the results and the studies from the studies conducted within the project were presented.

Recommendations from Sustainable Tourism and Stakeholder Co-operation and Benchmarking in the cross-border region have aroused a special interest.

 

Event Industry Challenges & Trends – DiMenSion

In our great pleasure, we had Professor Aleksandra Srbinovska-Doncevski as a guest professor on the last course – Event Industry Challenges & Trends that is part of the DiMenSion project.

During the course, through entertaining and practical examples and exercises, the participants gained communication skills that they can apply in everyday life.

 

Event Industry Challenges & Trends – DiMenSion

The sixth course – Event Industry Challenges & Trends was held in the premises of IECE with Maurilio Caracci, professor at the University of Palermo, Department of culture and society,  and experienced professional trainer in the areas of Marketing and Business Communication.

 

Impact of climate change on built cultural heritage – culTher

The fifth course – Impact of climate change on built cultural heritage was held from 31 May-02 June 2019 in the premises of IECE with the professor Johanna Leissner, from Fraunhofer, Germany.

She discussed on the topic Climate change and sustainability as a challenge for cultural heritage in Europe.

 

Workshop on Sustainability lifestyle and Nature preservation

On 28 and 29 May Workshop on Sustainability lifestyle and Nature preservation with international trainers from Ökotárs Alapítvány and IECE, as part of the project TREASURE was held.

Participants worked in teams and developed ideas for  promoting sustainability practices that can engage the local community and have positive impact on the environment. The TREASURE project is funded by the International Visegrad Fund.

Scientific conference – TU Chemnitz

In 2018, as part of the third workshop, representatives from every partner organization of the Erasmus+ Project – DiMenSion attended to the scientific conference #Events Research, organized by the Marketing Professorship of the TU Chemnitz.

 

Second Project Meeting – DECOS

The second meeting within the Erasmus + project Developing Eco Skills for a Green Economy – DECOS was held in Valkeakoski, Finland from 13-14 May 2019. 🌱

The host organization was Valkeakosken Кaupunki from Finland and the other present participants were from:

– IECE
– bit management GmbH from Austria,
– Papilot Zavod Ljubljana, from Slovenia and
– Austromed Holding from Romania

 

Intelligent Event Leadership – DiMenSion

The fifth course of the educational program for strategic event management – Intelligent Event Leadership was held this weekend in the premises of IECE with Csaba Toth, founder of ICQ Global. During the course, the participants learned how to understand their own and other’s mindset.

Also, as part of the course, participants had an exclusive opportunity to complete the multi award-winning Global DISC and Intelligent Global Leadership models.

 

First Workshop and second Project Meeting of the project All4R&D

The first Workshop and second Project Meeting of the project All4R&D took place at the Vaasan yliopisto from 13 May to 16 May 2019. At the Workshop representatives from Ruhr-Universität BochumGradezen Fakultet Skopje Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy – IECE and Yrkeshögskolan Novia – Novia UAS presented the Innovation system in their countries. The participants had the possibility to visit the Technobothnia Laboratory and Muova / Vebic lab.

On the second day of the Workshop the project partners from Armenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina presented the
new R&D Units that they are going to be establish, as part of the project.

On the third day the participants successfully held the Second Project meeting and agreed upon the next stages of the project.

 

Workshop on Sustainable consumption and recycling – TREASURE

On 22 and 23 April Workshop on Sustainable consumption and recycling, as part of the project #TREASURE was held.

Students had the opportunity to participate in interactive classes led by international trainers from Nadace Partnerství and IECE.

Students worked in teams and developed ideas for creating a healthy future for our country with a sustainable lifestyle and strategies that affect the economy, society, and the environment.

The TREASURE project is funded by the International Visegrad Fund.

Cultural heritage as a resource for development – culTher

The fourth course – Cultural heritage as a resource for development was held from 02 May-06 May 2019 in the premises of IECE with the professor Koenraad Van Balen from the Civil Engineering department at Catholic University Leuven.

Fourth workshop within the project DiMenSion

We had an excellent workshop knowledge transfer on innovative learning approaches and methods and sharing knowledge in ROI in Marketing & Event Management, within the Erasmus+ project “Developing Marketing Solutions for Sustainable Brands – DiMenSion”.

The workshop took place at CESIE, Palermo, Italy.

#IECE #DiMenSion #EventManagement

Career Fair

IECE and CEIM participated in the Career Fair, organized by FON University. At the event, we a direct meeting with students, institutions involved in the event and other stakeholders.

Also, the needs and type of qualifications for vacancies in our institutions were presented and recruited staff for future employment, training, and practice.

Sustainable Brands – DiMenSion

The fourth course of the educational program for strategic event management – Sustainable Brands was held this weekend in the premises of IECE with Angelina Taneva-Veshoska from IECE and Ezeni Brzovska associate professor at Faculty of Economics- Skopje, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” through active group work and fun.

Valuing and understanding threats to cultural heritage – culTher

The third course – Valuing and understanding threats to cultural heritage was held from 28 March – 01 April 2019 in the premises of IECE with the professor Koenrad Van Balen from the Civil Engineering department at Catholic University Leuven.

During the course also a visit trip to the church St. Panteleimon in Skopje was held, where the risks and threats of the architecture of the church were discussed.

 

Event controlling & performance – DiMenSion

The third course – Event controlling & performance was held this weekend with the research associate Kenneth Hadecke at Technical University Chemnitz at professorship for Marketing through a lot of practical examples, case studies and team work.

The pauses during the course were enriched with the various tastes of Vitaminka.

 

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.6. Public event within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

Upcoming public event on 10 May 2019 in Struga.  The aim of the Public event is to present our project results and engage with relevant stakeholders. The project will be jointly implemented with the following IPA CBC projects “Smart Tourism Enhancing Project (STEP)”; “Social Enterprise-Bridge between the Social Sector and Traditional Business (SE-Bridge)” and “Lake Ohrid region- Save Destination for Adventure travel”.

Within the public event public fair of services and presentations of the all 9 CBC projects will take place. The Public event together will create synergy and better visibility of the accomplishments of all the projects financed by the IPA CBC Programme MK-AL. We believe that working and organizing the Public event together will create synergy and better visibility of the accomplishments of all the projects financed by the IPA CBC Programme MK-AL.

Stay tuned!

 

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.5. Desk research – benchmarking analyses within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

The third created study of the Activity 1.5 is the Study on “Benchmarking European tourism: tourism trends and prospects” focus on current trends and challenges in tourism sector. It was confirmed that tourism policy has become an important vehicle of sustainable economic policy in both the developed and the developing world, leading to accelerated economics growth. The Study was created in the period 15.08.2018-15.02.2019.

The results of the study suggest that governments of developing countries should focus on economic policies to promote tourism as a potential source of economic growth. This study will also suggest that the European trends and policies in tourism need to be implemented in North Macedonia and Albania, because of not only economic growth, employment, cultural and environmental preservation, protection for cultural heritage, but also for enhanced cross-border cooperation.

 

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.5. Desk research –benchmarking analyses within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

Within Activity 1.5 Desk research-benchmarking analyses, which started on 15.08.2018 until 15.02.2019, the study “SWOT analysis and review of the national level documents and reports” was created. The purpose of the study is to analyse relevant tourism documents (such as laws, policies, strategies, action plans, standards, reports, etc.) in CBC region. This study gives clear understanding of the strengths and weakness of these documents, as well as opportunities and threats for tourism in this region. The conclusions and recommendations from the study will be communicated with relevant stakeholders, especially municipalities in CBC region and planning region bodies, in order to enhance joint collaboration and better implementation of tourism strategies and plans.

 

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.5. Desk research – benchmarking analyses within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

As part of the Activity 1.5 Desk research-benchmarking analyses, which started on 15.08.2018 until 15.02.2019, three studies have been created.

Here is short description of the first one.

Study “Stakeholder collaboration and benchmarking analyses” focus on the status quo on the current stakeholders’ collaboration and opportunities to increase tourism offer through collaboration in CBC region. Several activities are conducted in the study: identification of stakeholders, type and position of each stakeholder, current activities and responsibilities. Additionally, relevant document (such as strategies and development programs) are analysed regarding the stakeholder collaboration during the phase of development and implementation of these documents. In addition, benchmark of good practices of stakeholders’ collaboration in rural and sustainable tourism is presented. This study proposes several measures and methods to enhance stakeholder collaboration, which will influence in joint tourism activities in CBC region.

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

tion of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.4. Analyses and reports within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

Within Activity 1.4 was created “Study on cultural and natural heritage in the CBC region”, that focus on potentials and possibilities for tourist development of the CBC targeted region. The Activity 1.4 was implemented in the period 15.08.2018 -15.02.2019. The Study is analysing the current state of cultural heritage, its accessibility, natural heritage and tourism opportunities, cultural differences and valorise tourist resources in region from the aspect of tourism.

The Study implies which of the numerous resources in the region could be in the function of tourism. Only resources which have a suitable attractive potential, which are connected to traffic and which enable performance of certain activities have been distinguished. The conclusion is that the sustainable development of tourism must be through sustainable use of cultural and natural heritage, as distinguished tourist resources, in order to prevent their destruction, degradation, deterioration and loss.

 

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

tion of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.4. Analyses and reports within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

Part of the 5 Studies from Activity 1.4 Analyses and reports, implemented in the period 15.08.2018-15.02.2019, is also the “Study on Profile of Domestic and International Tourists in CBC Region”, that provides in-depth analysis of profiles of domestic and international tourists in the CBC region, their needs and satisfaction. The purpose of the study is to investigate the tourist needs, satisfaction in CBC and socio demographic characteristics – age, occupation, nationality, travel motivations and expectations, overall experience, factors influencing destination choice, activities undertaken while on holiday, travel style, etc. This study provides information about the potential for cross-border tourism development and the factors that influence it, such as geographical distance, political and economic environments, means of communication and sociocultural cohesion in the regions concerned.

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.4. Analyses and reports within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

Within Activity 1.4, which started on 15.08.2018 until 15.02.2019, was created” Study on Market segmentation and touristic profiling in CBC region”.  The purpose of the study is to investigate the motivations behind taking a holiday, identify different travel consumers, segment the tourism market (culture, sport, business, leisure, cruise, wellness etc.) in a way that is practical and meaningful for tourism marketers in the CBC region. This study creates a detailed and action-driven marketing segmentation and analysis in order to understand the target market for the online people-to-people platform in the CBC region as well as possible. Having an early understanding of the target market is crucial for the successes of the platform and will help the tourist providers to offer the right things in the right way in order to match the expectation and satisfy the needs of the end users.

 

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.4. Analyses and reports within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

One of the created studies in Activity 1.4 is “Study on Sustainability of tourism in CBC region”, that focus on influence of tourism on sustainability on one hand, and possibilities to use sustainable practices in tourism activities on other hand. This activity was implemented in the period 15.08.2018-15.02.2019. Sustainable destination management is critical for tourism development, especially through effective spatial and land use planning and development control and through investment decisions on infrastructure and services.

According to our research, conducted field surveys in both countries, the social mindset, institutions, and public administration systems of a tourist destinations could be unprepared of the rapid changes in the way the tourism will be developed. Many local tourism business operators have very limited understanding of the needs and wants of travellers, and expectations of international tour operators. To function as one integrated travel destination (as frequently desired from the demand perspective) countries in the region must establish effective cooperation to develop joint tourism products (cross-border routes, common themes, joint attractions, etc.), deliver authentic regional experiences and market them as one destination.

 

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.4. Analyses and reports within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

Within Activity 1.4. Analysis and reports, which started on 15.08.2018 until 15.02.2019, five studies have been created.

The aim of the “Study on supply of available tourist services and tourist potential in Cross-border region” is to analyse the available tourist services and tourist possibilities in order to assess the tourist potential of the region. For that reason, was conducted survey on supply of available tourist services and tourist potential of relevant stakeholders from both countries of the CBC region. The results of conducted analysis lead to findings that will serve as strong basis for future development of tourism in this region with identified potentials and possibilities for future actions, related with promotion of tourist products and services within the region. The Study will serve as framework for developing trainings for key stakeholders in the next component of the Project.

 

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.3. Conducting research within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

Within this activity, which was implemented in the period 15.04.2018- 30.11.2018, interview questions for European Tourism Indicators System for sustainable destination-ETIS (visitor, resident, destination management, and enterprise interview questions), were distributed to the relevant stakeholders from the CBC region.

The innovative aspect of the methodology for R&D component is the use of European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS). For the first time was made an attempt to use in the CBC region. The use of ETIS in this project provided a measuring and monitoring tool for tourist destinations in CB region and support the beneficiaries through trainings and guidance to adopt a more intelligent approach to tourism planning (including process and methodology) and a sustainable management approach and to enhance their sustainability performances.

Downloads:

Infographic – ETIS

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.3. Conducting research within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

In the period 15.04.2018 -30.11.2018 we implemented two types of activities: field research, exploring CBC region and engaging stakeholders in the research (interviews, focus groups, on-line survey). Gathering answers on the questionnaires was very important part of the conducting research. During this activity we managed to receive 1026 answers from relevant stakeholders (representatives from public institutions related with managing cultural and natural heritage, municipalities, local tourist providers, individual entrepreneurs, and citizens from the targeted CBC region).

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

 

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.2. Creating database for relevant stakeholders within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

This activity started on 15.03.2018 until 30.09.2018, and is of great importance for promotion of the project and project activities to relevant stakeholders (when approaching and communicating the potential stakeholders we presented the project and its objectives). In order to create this Database, 8 identification questions considering the type of stakeholder, type of tourist services and products offered, municipality they live in, etc. were asked. The Database was produced for CBC region, with profiles of 437 relevant stakeholders in tourism. Even 100 stakeholders form the CBC region confirmed that would like to be part of the platform.

Downloads:

Infographic – Activity 1.2. Creating database for relevant stakeholders

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Highlights of 1st Work Package “Get Ready” – Activity 1.1. Survey design within project Beyond Borders-Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy IPA CBC MK-AL 2014-2020

In the period 15.03.2018-  31.07.2018 we created 5 questionnaires for sustainable tourism, cultural and natural heritage, tourist supply, potential, tourist profile, etc. in 3 languages (Macedonian, Albanian, English). Each designed questionnaire was intended for a specific target group and with a specific goal. All questionnaires had open-ended and closed-ended (simple-answer and multiple choice) questions, and were specially designed for the purposes of the project, taking in consideration the specific characteristics of the CBC region, and having in mind the latest trends in tourism and best practices.

Downloads:

Infographic – Activity 1.1. Survey design 

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Event Concept and Design – DiMenSion

We have had great opportunity to have Professor Aleksandra Srbinovska-Donchevski in the second course within the project Developing Marketing Solutions for Sustainable Brands, as our guest professor.

During the course the participants developed communication skills that can be used in daily life.

Event Concept and Design – DiMenSion

The second course – Event Concept and Design was held in the premises of IECE with Valentina Nicoletti – copywriter and Social media manager at CESIE – Visibility and communication office.

For more photos click here.

Discussion for the upcoming public event

Within the project Beyond Borders – Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy, funded by the IPA CBC Programme MK-AL 2014-2020, Meeting with Mr. Florent Bajrami from Metamorphosis Foundation, Mrs. Lidija Fajdiga from SEG- Holding and Mrs. Jasminka Popovska from LDA was held on 25.02.2019 in Skopje.

During the meeting the participants discussed for the upcoming public event, that will take place on 10.05.2019 in Struga.

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Meeting and presentation of the project Beyond Borders – Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy

Within the project Beyond Borders – Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy, funded by the IPA CBC Programme MK-AL 2014-2020, meeting with Mr. Afet Jashari from the Ministry of culture was held on 25.02.2019 in Skopje.

During the meeting the project Beyond Borders – Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy was presented.

The participants of the meeting discussed the needs and challenges with the cultural heritage, as well as in in the tourism sector.

http://ipacbc-mk-al.net/

IPA II CBC Programme – Republic of Macedonia & Republic of Albania

Delegation of the European Union, Skopje

Climate change risks and impact on cultural heritage – culTher

The second course – Climate change risks and impact on cultural heritage was held from 21-25 February 2019 in the premises of IECE with the associate professor Jurate Zaltauskaite at the department of Environmental Sciences at Vytautas Magnus University.

For more photos click here.

Questionnaire “Academia Business Collaboration (ABC)”

We kindly invite you to participate in the survey about the needs and challenges of Academia Business Collaboration (ABC). Please, spare 15 minutes of your valuable time for this survey, which is part of the Erasmus + Project “Promoting academia-industry alliances for R&D through collaborative and open innovation platform – All4R&D”.

https://goo.gl/forms/5Etc9G9xogyyuTf42

This research will be conducted in Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Austria, Finland and Germany. The purpose of the research is to obtain realistic data on the needs and challenges of collaboration between academia and business (ABC).

#all4rd #business #academia #collaboration #innovation

Meetings and presentations of the project Beyond Borders – introducing smart tourism and sharing economy

On 08.02.2018 in Mavrovo meeting with the representatives from the National Park Mavrovo and representatives from the municipality Mavrovo-Rostushe was hold.

The meetings were within the activities of the project Beyond Borders – introducing smart tourism and sharing economy, funded by the cross-border program under IPA II allocations for 2014 and 2015.

Within the visit needs and challenges of the municipality were discussed and also the objectives of the project were presented.

The project was also presented to the stakeholders and tourists from Mavrovo region.

Strategic Event Management – DiMenSion

The educational program for developing marketing solutions for sustainable brands started with the first course – Strategic Event Management. The course was held in the premises of IECE with the research associate Kenneth Hadecke at Technical University Chemnitz at professorship for Marketing.

For more photos click here.

 

Introduction to Sustainable development and Climate Change – culTher

The first course – Introduction to Sustainable development and Climate Change was held from 24-28 January 2019 in the premises of IECE with the associate professor Renata Dagiliute at the department of Environmental Sciences at Vytautas Magnus University.

For more photos click here.

 

Open meeting of the consortium of the project BIMcert

IECE presented the goals and results form the BIMcert Project – funded by the prestigious European fund for innovative projects, Horizon 2020. On this event, the importance and benefits from the introduction of this modern professional software for the construction industry were presented and discussed.

The event took place in the Economic Chamber of Macedonia and it was attended by a number of Government, business and academia representatives. The Vice-Prime Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr. Kocho Angushev addressed the audience emphasizing the significance of EU Projects such as BIMcert.

The event was organized as an open discussion in order to make conclusions which will serve as initial pathways to the digitalization of the construction industry for economic and energy efficiency.

For more photos click here.

www.energybimcert.eu

 

Kick-off meeting All4R&D

On 24th and 25th January 2019 the Civil Engineering Faculty and IECE held Kick off meeting of the project All4R&D – Promoting Academia-Industry Alliances for R&D through Collaborative and Open Innovation Platform. The meeting took place at the premises of Civil Engineering Faculty and it was attended by all 13 project partners and the Director of the National Agency for European Educational Programmes and Mobility. The partners had the opportunity to introduce their organisations and coordinate the next steps of activity.

The aim of the project is to accelerate research, innovation, knowledge and technology transfer in B&H and Armenia through enhancing strategic academia-industry alliances.This project is funded by Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education. Follow the project activities and progress on: http://all4rd.net/

Monitoring for DiMenSion and CulTher projects

On 12th December, representatives from the National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility monitored IECE’s current projects DiMenSion and CulTher.
The monitoring was conducted to check the current course of implementation of the project, provide advice and assistance for future activities that need to be undertaken.
#erasmusplus #ka2 #dimension #culther #monitoring

Introductory meeting for KA204

On 12.12.2018 the National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility, represented by M.sc. Ljupka Kourkchieva held an introductory meeting for KA204 in IECE, where representatives from grant holder organizations  were invited. At the meeting, the various aspects of project management were explained, including preparation of reports, tools and quality of the implementation. M.sc. Suzana Kasovska Georgieva from IECE had the opportunity to present the IECE’s experiences and positive practices in realization of this type of projects.
#Erasmusplus #KA204 #meeting #networking

20 scholarships for European educational program “Professional courses and conservation from climate change influences of the built cultural heritage” – CulTher.

IECE Institute awards 20 (twenty) full scholarships for interested candidates who will have the opportunity to participate in a professional European educational program “Conservation and Preservation of Immovable Cultural Heritage from the Impact of Climate Change”.

The program is part of the project “CulTher Career Courses for Conservation and Preservation of Built Cultural Heritage of Climate Change”, funded by the European Program Erasmus +, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices with institutions from Belgium, Germany and Lithuania.

You can find more information about the call and how to apply: http://www.iege.edu.mk/index.php/en/erasmus-k2-culther/

If you want to be part of the educational program, please send your CV and cover letter in electronic form to info@iege.edu.mk with subject “CulTher Education Program application” no later than January 01, 2018.

#IECE #culTher #CulturalHeritage

Promotion of the European educational program “Professional courses and conservation from climate change influences of the built cultural heritage” – CulTher.

On 6th December IECE held the second event for promotion of the European educational program “Professional courses and conservation from climate change influences of the built cultural heritage” – CulTher.

At the event IECE presented the program’s curriculum, which focuses on enhancing the quality and relevance of VET learner’s knowledge for sustainable cultural heritage.

IECE announced that in the next few days there is going to be an open call for 20 full scholarships for interested participants who wish to improve their knowledge and to be part of the unique European program.

Project meeting Beyond Borders – introducing smart tourism and sharing economy

On 4th December 2018 IECE’s researchers had a project meeting in Struga with project partners Local Development Agency LDA-Struga and Biologists of Albania from Tirana, as part of the project Beyond Borders – introducing smart tourism and sharing economy, funded by the cross-border program under IPA II allocations for 2014 and 2015.

During this meeting the researchers shared their findings from 5 studies on various relevant elements such as tourist potential, sustainability aspects, cultural and natural heritage, profile of tourists, tourism flows model and market segmentation.

Training and certification in Global Disk

IECE is pleased to announce that from today we offer training and certification in Global Disk.

Global DISC helps companies keep their best people and attract new talent through Intelligent Global Leadership so they can lead them in a way that they feel valued, understood and able to turn their differences into synergy instead of painful liability.

The unique portfolio of data-driven assessments and training has already benefited organisations ranging from start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and national governments.

Check out the video and contact us for more info.


Second project meeting – CULTHER

The second project meeting within the project Professional courses for preservation and conservation from climate change influences of the built cultural heritage- CULTHER was held on 26.11.2018 in Leuven, Belgium

The host organisation was Katholieke Universiteit Leuven from Belgium and the other present participants were from Vytauto Didziojo Universitetas from Lithuania, Fraunhofer Geselschaft from Germany, IECE and CEIM from Macedonia.


Training for Reporting and visibility

On 26 and 27 November IECE together with the partners from Local Development Agency LDA-Struga attended training for “Reporting and visibility”, fourth in the series of trainings that is organized under the 1st CfPs of the IPA 2 CBC Programme with Albania.

#еузатебе #ipa2 #beyondbordes #crossregioncooperation #smarttourism#sharingeconomy #iece


Promotion of the European educational program – “Development of marketing solutions for sustainable brands”

On 14th November IECE held the second event for promotion of the European educational program “Development of marketing solutions for sustainable brands” with a focus on strategic event management as one of the key industries for development of sustainable brands.

At the event IECE presented the program’s curriculum, which is part of the project “Developing marketing solutions for sustainable brands – DiMenSion”.

IECE announced that in the next few days there is going to be an open call for 20 full scholarships for event managers and marketing specialists, who wish to improve their knowledge and to be part of the unique European program for marketing and event management.

 


First meeting within the project DECOS

The first meeting within our new Erasmus + project Developing Eco Skills for a Green Economy – DECOS was held in Graz, Austria. 🌱

The host organisation was bit management GmbH from Austria and the other present participants were from:
– Valkeakosken kaupunki from Finland,
– Papilot Zavod Ljubljana, from Slovenia and 
– Austromed Holding from Romania

 


Тhird workshop within the project DiMenSion

The third workshop within the project Developing marketing solutions for sustainable brands – DiMenSion took place at Technische Universitaet Chemnitz and was very productive. ☑️

#IECE #DiMenSion #EventManagement

 


Third workshop within the project CULTHER

The third workshop within the project Professional courses for preservation and conservation from climate change influences of the built cultural heritage – CULTHER was held in Benediktbeuern, Germany from 15.10-19.10.2018.

The workshop was held on a topic Preservation and preventive conservation from climate changes toward built cultural heritage. 🏫

The host organisation was Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung EV from Germany and other present participants were from
– Vytautas Magnus University, from Lithuania,
– Katholieke Universiteit Leuven from Belgium and
Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia – CEIM


BIMcert Newsletter

Read the news about the BIMcert project in the new newsletter.

NewsletterSeptember2018

www.energybimcert.eu


Webinars with Focus Group Members – BIMcert

BIMcert concept development is underway, with the beginning of the ‘Reality Check’ BIMcert curriculum and training materials through webinars with Focus Group Members.

The Workshop was led by Future Analytics, who are in charge of trials, review and the testing process, CITB NI, who aim to ensure the developed materials meet the varying needs of practitioners, in terms of size of the organization, level of existing knowledge and aspiration to improve and the project parner – IECE.

The workshop had entail direct discussion and interaction with the Project Team through Webinar. The project is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the Europen Union.


Presentation of analysis of the needs and challenges of conservators and sustainable cultural heritage

Presentation of analysis of the needs and challenges of conservators and sustainable cultural heritage, within the Erasmus+ project Professional courses for preservation and conservation from climate change influences of the built cultural heritage.

For more photos click here.

#IECE #CULTHER #CulturalHeritage


European Mobility Week 2018

CEIM and IECE marked the European Mobility Week 2018 for the second time.
Within this event, for employees who used an sustainable way of transportation to the workplace, we prepared a series surprises, including a bonus on the monthly salary for those who came with a bike.
We encourage our employees to use the alternative mode of transport, to combine, share a vehicle or use a bicycle.


Promoting academia-industry alliances for R&D through collaborative and open innovation platform – All4R&D

IECE is a part of the approved project titled Promoting academia-industry alliances for R&D through collaborative and open innovation platform – All4R&D. 13 International partners take part in this project that is led by the Civil Engineering Faculty, UKIM.

The aim of the project is to accelerate research, innovation, knowledge and technology transfer in B&H and Armenia through enhancing strategic academia-industry alliances.

The other partners of the project are: Ruhr – Universitaet Bochum, Univeristy of Sarajevo, Dzemal Bljedic Univeristy of Mostar, National University Architecture and Construction of Armenia, National Polytechnic University of Armenia Foundation, Yerevan Telecommunication Research Institute CJSC, Institute for Informatics and Automation, Winner Project d.o.o , HP Investing Mostar, World University Service – Austrian Comittee и Vaasan Yliopisto.

The project will last 3 years and it begins on 15.11.2018.


Мeeting between representatives of Metamorphosis and IEGE

“EU for you”, is the motto of all EU-funded projects in Macedonia, but ” we all together, for us”, is a motto that moves us forward and is an instigator of meetings such as the regular meeting between representatives of Metamorphosis and IEGE (Smart Tourism Enhancement Project (STEP), and Beyond Borders – Introducing Smart Tourism and Sharing Economy, funded by the cross-border program under IPA II allocations for 2014 and 2015).

The goal is to use all complementary knowledge acquired through projects and to use it more efficiently as possible means for greater results within the projects.

At this meeting, the experiences of the IEGE research were shared, and then the questionnaires prepared by the STEP project team presented by Florent Bajrami from Metamorphosis were reviewed, with useful recommendations by Suzana Kasovska Georgieva from IEGE.

The monthly meetings aim to multiply the effects of individual activities and interventions within the projects, since much of the activities of these two projects are of a similar nature, but the geographical target group is completely different.


Developing Eco Skills for a Green Economy – DECOS

We are pleased to announce the new project – DECOS. 🌱
The project Developing Eco Skills for a Green Economy – DECOS is approved within Erasmus + program.

DECOS combines labor market integration with social integration through environmental awareness and green skills. The main objective in the project is to develop a new and innovative curriculum for fostering social and labor market integration of low-skilled adults through green skills. Within the DECOS project will be created Courses with three different modules: waste management, energy management and sustainability for low-skilled adults.

Also within the project will be developed Cross-Media Platform, an interactive online platform for connecting future trainers, trainees, project partners and everyone interested in the project.

Coordinator in the project is Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy – IECE from Macedonia and the other partners in the project are PAPILOT Zavod za vzodbujanje in razvijanje kvalitete zivljenja from Slovenia, BIT-Management Beratung Gesmbh from Austria, Valkeakosken kaupunki from Finland , Austromed Holding from Romania and Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia from Macedonia.

Duration of the project is 24 months and it will start with implementation on 01.11.2018.


Final Program Conference for Sustainability Leadership

The participants successfully completed the Joint Program for Sustainability Leadership with a presentation of their final project paper at the Final Program Conference for Sustainability Leadership.
This conference had official Ceremony of promotion and awarding with Certificates, of candidates for successful completing of the international program “PoSsibLe”.
Congratulations to the participants, we are happy for your success!


Call for Senior Institutional Expert (09.08.2018)

Institute for research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy

within the project

River Basin Management and transparency

Seeks:

1. Senior Institutional Expert

Terms of References

Annex

How to apply?
Send an e-mail with your CV, Reference list, letter of interest along with the financial offer for the engagement to the e-mail address: info@iege.edu.mk using the subject line: Senior institutional Expert.
Deadline for submissions of documents is August 16, 2018 (Thursday), 17.00 a.m. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: info@iege.edu.mk .
Only the e-mails sent during three (3) days upon the announcement of the vacancy will be replied to.


Call for Junior institutional Expert (09.08.2018)

Institute for research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy

within the project

River Basin Management and transparency

Seeks:

1. Junior institutional Expert

Terms of References

Annex

How to apply?
Send an e-mail with your CV, Reference list, letter of interest along with the financial offer for the engagement to the e-mail address: info@iege.edu.mk using the subject line: Junior institutional Expert

Deadline for submissions of documents is August 16, 2018 (Thursday), 17.00 a.m. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: info@iege.edu.mk
Only the e-mails sent during three (3) days upon the announcement of the vacancy will be replied to.


Beyond borders –introducing smart tourism and sharing economy

Project background:
Online presence and smart tourism development (based on knowledge and innovation) are becoming deciding factors about competitiveness and visibility of tourism destinations. In order to be successful on the global market, the whole region needs to overcome large number of challenges. Implementing digitalization and ICT technologies in the tourism sphere could result with exponential growth of the region. Tourism businesses in our region should keep up with these new trends and need to reposition themselves on the market and rebrand their offers to be more appealing to the contemporary tourists searching authentic experiences and added value.
Overall objective of this project is to introduce smart tourism development concept based on more innovative and efficient use of our current cultural and natural resources and existing human capital. This will result in increased business opportunities for local tourism service providers, greater number of tourists in the region and generated new employment.
The key stakeholders in this action are individual entrepreneurs living and working in target municipalities (artisans, craftsmen, farmers, athletes) not involved directly in tourism sector; local tourist service providers (tour guides, local agencies, family restaurants) who are already in the tourism sector; public institutions related with managing cultural and natural heritage such as museums, galleries, national parks that need to modernize and become part of the tourist offer.
Project activities and outputs
Project will start with research and development phase, supported with the training phase, and will result with creating innovative people to people online platform that will provide range of tourism experiences (combining products and services) to contemporary consumers and promote the region.
1st GET READY is the Research and Development (R&D) component that will conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis of demand and supply in target region, compare currrent situation with benchmarking trends using the European Tourism Indicator System. Outputs will be 5 studies on various relevant elements such as tourist potential, sustainability aspects , cultural and natural heritage, profile of tourists, Tourism flows model, market segmentation. These studies will provide strategic insight for the project activities and serve as framework for developing trainings in the next component.
2nd ENGAGE AND TRANSFORM – is the training component that will mobilize key stakeholders and help them to transform their existing products/services into more attractive experiences. 5 module training course, webinars and online trainings will be designed and implemented for 100 representatives from the target groups using classroom and practical experiences, mentoring and peer support. Second phase of this component will be the infrastructure rehabilitation of the Ethnographic Museum in Mat area that will contribute to the positioning of this area on the tourist map.
3rd INNOVATE – cthis cmponent will contribute to promote cross-border region as all-year-round, attractive tourism destination. We will create people to people online platform (web and mobile) and physical info points, and use them for promotion of unique touristic experiences offered by locals from the cross-border region. The platform will be built using cutting-edge technology in an innovative and simple to use approach. The main usability focus is in its simplified user experience in order to make it available for a wide range of users. The platform will have global applicability and will be highly scalable. The uniqueness of this tool is in the fusion of the latest tourism trends with innovative IT solutions. We expect to have at least 30 unique experiences offered on the platform the first year.
4th SUCCEED AND PROMOTE – covers the visibility and promotion of the project results. It will start with creating a focus group of first experience providers for the platform. Additionally, it envisions creating a digital community for idea and experience sharing, recommendations, feedback, etc. which will serve as a channel for bringing new customers to the platform and therefore new tourists to the region.

General Info

Target Region: Ohrid, Struga, Vevchani, Debar, Centar Zhupa, Mavrovo and Rostusha, Mat, Diber, Bulquze, Klos

IPA Component : IPA 2, Cross border cooepration: former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Republic of Albania, allocations 2014-2015
The key facts & figures relevant to the project:
• Project duration: 27 months 01st December 2017 – 28th February 2020
• Cost of the action: 304,054.00 €
• EU contribution: 258,445.90 €
• EU contribution percentage: 85 %

Project partners:
CSO “Local Agency for Development” – LDA Struga
Dimce Kovacevski 30/2, 6330 Struga
www.ldastruga.org

Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy from Skopje
Drezdenska, No.52, 1000 Skopje
www.iege.edu.mk

Biologists of Albania from Tirana
Str. Ismail Qemali
Pallati 2K, Nr. 25 /c
Тirana
+355 42 234482
+355 672023612
www.biologet-al.com

Municipality of Mat
Sheshi “Ahmet Zogu”
Burrel, Albania
Web site: www.bashkiamat.gov.al

Project Contact:
+389 46 784 151 (LDA office)
smarttourismmkal@gmail.com


Successfully completed Summer School in Summer School in Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities

The participants successfully completed the Summer School in Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities, Aachen, Germany.
The summer school lasted for 2 weeks (from 18 to 29 June 2018).
Some of the organizations that took part in the realization of the summer school were the Institute for research in environment, Civil Engineering and Energy and:
– Chair of Structural Analysis and Dynamics (LBB)
– Institute of Steel Construction (STB)
– Ss. Cyril and Methodius University
– The University of Pisa
– Kempen Krause Ingenieure GmbH


Enrollment for the second group of interested candidates for Eurocode Training

First Workshop “Curriculum Development of Professional Courses for the project Dimension Developing Marketing solutions for sustainable brands”

Brighton 25-30 March 2018


Enrollment for the second group of interested candidates for Eurocode Training

Enrollment for the second group of interested candidates for Eurocode Training begins. The training will begin on April 16, 2018.
Check-in to March 30 by e-mail: info@iege.edu.mk
For more information, please call: +3892 3091 931


Start of the BIMcert Project, funded by the prestigious European fund Horizon 2020

Building Information Modeling is a modern professional software intended for application in the construction sector, which enables the creation of an information model of the building.

A consortium of six European institutions, one of which is the Institute for Research in the Environment, Civil Engineer and Energy (IECE) from Skopje, received a grant from the Horizon 2020 program to develop a training program in the building sector, BIMcert.

Partners in the BIMcert project are:
– Belfast Metropolitan College – Northern Ireland (BMET) LEADING PARTNER
– Instituto Superior Técnico – Portugal (IST)
– Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy – IECE – R. Macedonia
– Energy Institute Hrvoje Pozar Croatia (EIHP)
– Future Analytics Consulting – Ireland (FAC)
– CITB Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (CITB)
– Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) – Ireland (DIT)


First event – DiMenSion

Presentation of survey analysis of the needs and challenges of marketers and marketing event managers, within the Erasmus+ project Developing Marketing Solutions for Sustainable Brands – DiMenSion.


Sustainable approach to managing construction and demolition waste

First meeting within the project “Sustainable approach to managing construction and demolition waste”- SAMCODE, within the programme CEI, KEP Italy.
Partners in the project are NGO Gaja-Cer and University of Ferrara from Italy.


Sustainable Finance and Investment – PoSsibLe

In the educational center of IEGE lectures were held on the subjects Sustainable Finance and Investment, which are part of the Program for Sustainable Leadership – PoSsibLe with prof. Dr. Snezana Kostadinoska-Milosheska.


Summer school scholarships in Germany – Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities

Summer school scholarships in Germany. In the period from June 18th, 2018 – June 29th, 2018 in Aachen, Germany with the title: Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities.
For more information, please contact us at SummerSchool@academy.rwth-aachen.de or at info@iege.edu.mk
Structural Engineering of Industrial Facilities


CSR and Business Ethics lecture at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

A lecture on CSR and Business Ethics was held at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, which is part of the program of Sustainable Leadership with prof. Dr. Angelina Taneva-Veshoska


CSR and Business Ethics lecture

In the class room of IEGE, the CSR and Business Ethics lecture was held with prof. Dr. Angelina Taneva-Veshoska, who is part of the Program for Sustainable Leadership


New awarded Erasmus project called Developing marketing solutions for sustainable brands within Erasmus + programme.

New awarded Erasmus project called Developing marketing solutions for sustainable brands within Erasmus + programme.
The project will be implemented from 01.09.2017 – 31.08.2019, with partners CESIE from Italy, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZ from Germany, CRYSTALCLEARSOFT ANONYMOS ETAIREIA PAROCHIS YPIRESION LOGISMIKOU from Greece and ICQ Consulting Ltd from United Kingdom.


New awarded Erasmus project called Professional courses for preservation and conservation from climate change influences of the built cultural architecture within Erasmus + programme.

New awarded Erasmus project called Professional courses for preservation and conservation from climate change influences of the built cultural architecture within Erasmus + programme.
The project will be implemented from 29.12.2017 – 28.12.2019, with partners Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia from Macedonia, Katholieke Universitetit Leuven from Belgium, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur forderung der angewandten forschung from Germany, Vytauto Didziojo Universitetas from Lithuania. The project budget is 144.343 eur.


Official opening and promotion of the Professional Program for Sustainable Leadership – PoSsibLe in Macedonia

Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy IEGE and the Faculty of Economics at the University “St. Cyril and Methodius “on 14th of September, officially opened and promoted the professional program for Development of Sustainable Leadership. The Program for the Development of Sustainable Leadership in Macedonia was established in order to create competitive personnel that through their professional development will improve their knowledge and skills necessary for building sustainable systems and organizations in accordance with the preservation of the environment and care for natural resources. The professional program for Development of Sustainable Leadership was created within the project PoSsibLe, funded by the EU program Erasmus +, for building Strategic Partnerships in the field of higher education.


IEGE participated at the Green Jobs Forum

The Green Jobs forum was attended by 106 participants, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, representatives from civil society associations, from Skopje, Strumica, Prilep, Bitola and Gostivar. Representatives from the private sector, Knauf, Ceresit, Adora Engineering, GEING, Elena Luka, IEGE and the Chamber of Commerce of Macedonia under the Union of Chambers of Commerce presented their own representative materials and exchanged experiences and opportunities for cooperation with the attendees. The Green Jobs and Environmental Education Forum was the final event of the Civic Initiatives for Education for Climate and Energy Efficiency project funded by the European Union and supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.The aim was to strengthen the capacity of CSOs to influence educational processes and to encourage youth employment in the energy efficiency sector.


Second workshop, part of Erasmus + project “Joint Program for Sustainable Leadership” – PoSsibLe

The second workshop on New methodology and innovative way of training’ took place at Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana as part of the Erasmus+ project Joint Program for Sustainability Leadership – PoSsibLe


Diploma Awards Ceremony for the first generation of Management and leadership school

Diploma Awards Ceremony for the first generation of Management and leadership school was held on the 12th of June 2017 at Hotel Marriot, Skopje. The second generation enrollment begins in September 2017.


The management school for engineers held its ninth class

The ninth class of management school for engineers was held from 19th – 21st May 2017 and the topic was Marketing Management. Three excellent days of active work and socializing with Kristina Antikj Georgievski – business consultant and coach from IECE.


Second Project Meeting, part of Erasmus + project “Joint Program for Sustainable Leadership”

On 12 of May at the University of Graz, Austria, the second project meeting was held for the project “Joint Program for Sustainable Leadership” part of Erasmus + project. The preparation of the Sustainable Leadership Curriculum is under way, which will be implemented from October 2017 with the partners from Slovenia, Austria, Macedonia and Lithuania.


IECE signed collaboration with secondary school in Skopje Vlado Tasevski

IECE signed collaboration with secondary school in Skopje Vlado Tasevski on the 26th of April


The management school for engineers held its eighth class

The eighth class of management school for engineers was held from 21st – 23th April 2017 and the topic was Emotional and spiritual intelligence. Three excellent days of active work and socializing with Angelina Taneva Veshoska – business consultant and coach from IECE.


IEGE participated in ​​tree planting action in the city park in Skopje

Caring For The Environment Together!
IEGE participated in ​​tree planting action in the city park – Skopje in cooperation with the Association for Research and Development – Public, and Royal Netherlands Embassy, where they planted new trees that will contribute to the quality of the air we breathe.


The management school for engineers held its seventh class

The seventh class of management school for engineers was held from 17th – 19th May 2017 and the topic was Organizational behavior. Three excellent days of active work, fun and socializing with Rhonda L. Bowen – coach from Germany.


A public hearing on the regional plan for management of waste and the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the plan in Southeast Planning Region

On 03.03.2017 in Strumica was held a public hearing on the regional plan for management of waste and the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the plan in Southeast Planning Region, which involved a team of experts from the Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy – IECE, Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia and Environ Resources.


The management school for engineers held its sixth class

The sixth class of management school for engineers was held from 17th – 19th February 2017 and the topic was Leadership. Three excellent days of active work, fun and socializing with Karolina Korol – business consultant and coach from Perfect Project – Poland.


IECE took part in the Third International Climate Change Conference

IECE team took part in the Third International Climate Change Conference, organized by USSAID MCCSP and Milieukontakt Macedonia. IECE took part in the scientific sessions and presented papers on “Climate Change Impact Assessment of cultural and natural heritage in the Skopje region” and “Methodology to include indirect greenhouse gas emissions in inventories, mitigation options on both national and local level“.


The management school for engineers held its fifth class – Managing finance and risks

The fifth class of management school for engineers was held from 20th – 22th January 2017 and the topic was Managing finance and risks. Three excellent days of active work, fun and socializing with Menche Ivanovska coach from Macedonia and Milan Vemich coach from Serbia.


The management school for engineers held its fourth class

The fourth class of management school for engineers was held from 16th – 18th December 2016 and the topic was Mindfilness. Three excellent days of active work and socializing with Angelina Taneva Veshoska – business consultant and coach from IECE.


Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia and Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy signed the contract with the Centre for Southeast planning region

Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia, Institute for Research in Environment Civil Engineering and Energy and Enviro Resources doo from Skopje, signed the contract with the Centre for Southeast planning region for the project – Integrated Solid Waste Management in South East planning region with total duration of six months.


The management school for engineers held its third class

The third class of management school for engineers was held from 4th – 6th November 2016 and the topic was Project management. Three excellent days of active work and socializing with Wolfgang Schabereiter – business consultant and coach from Austria.


MLS4 Eng forth workshop

From 17th – 21st of October in Bialystok, Poland at our partner Perfect Project, the forth workshop was held for the project Professional Development Courses for Engineering Management and Leadership Skills.


The management school for engineers held its second class

The second class of management school for engineers was held from 21st – 23th October 2016 and the topic was Strategic management. Three excellent days of active work and socializing with Robert Molnar – business consultant and coach from Serbia.


First project meeting was held for the project Joint Program for Sustainability Leadership funded by the EU Programme Erasmus +

On 30 September at the premises of the Faculty of Economics the first project meeting was held for the project Joint Program for Sustainability Leadership. The project is funded by the EU Programme Erasmus + for building Strategic partnerships in the field of higher education. Partners in the project are: Faculty of Economics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, University of Graz, Austria, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania and Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy.


The management school for engineers held its first class

The first class of management school for engineers was held from 23rd – 25th September 2016 and the topic was Time management and stress, from the personal development module. Three excellent days of active work and socializing with Irene Itene – business consultant and coach from Austria.


Officially launched the first Management School for engineers in Macedonia – MIM

Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy IECE yesterday officially launched the first Management School for engineers in Macedonia – MIM.
The event was held at Hotel Alexander Palace, attended by guests from the business sector, members of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia and the Chamber of Certified Architects and Certified Engineers of Republic of Macedonia, partners and associates from Europe, and also the first generation of 20 selected candidates who are part of the school.
The management school for engineers refer to professional development in engineering management and leadership skills and is specially designed according to the needs of engineers that they have today and who want to upgrade their existing experience with focused knowledge which will have a significant impact on their future career.


MLS4 Eng second project meeting

On 7th of June in Graz, Austria the second project meeting was held for the project Professional Development Courses for Engineering Management and Leadership Skills.


First Management school for engineers in Macedonia

The Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy – IECE this year will establish the first Management School for engineers in Macedonia – MIM. This school will be one of it’s kind not only in Macedonia but also in the region, that includes a specific target audience – engineers from all areas which have potential and a clear vision to focus on management and leadership positions.

The management school will begin in September 2016, where the first group of 20 engineers will have the opportunity without any financial fee to be part of the first group of engineers who will gain knowledge for management in engineering and leadership skills.

For more information, click on the following link


 

International Scientific Conference GREDIT 2016

A team of engineers from the Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia and the Institute for research in environment, civil engineering and energy took part in the international scientific conference ” GREDIT 2016 – Green development, infrastructure and technology, ” which took place from 31.03 to 04.01.2016 in the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy. This scientific conference brought together renowned professors and scientists from the country and abroad with their papers in the field of protection of air, water and soil pollution , assessment of risks, renewable energy , agriculture and food quality , management of urban and industrial waste , climate change and biodiversity , green cities, public health and other topics in the field of environmental protection. Among the winners of the papers there was the work created by the team of CEIM and IECE on ” Emissions of particulate matter PM10 in three Macedonian cities and their impact on the environment and human health “. The work won 2nd place for poster presentation of 143.


Workshop on Developing a curriculum for professional courses

From 7 to 11 March in Graz, Austria, workshop was organized on development of curriculum for proffesional courses. The workshop is part of the professional development courses in engineering management and leadership skills of the EU-funded Erasmus +.


Participation in the symposium “Evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals – New Challenges for Research Policy and Business”

Participation in the symposium “Evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals – New Challenges for Research Policy and Business”. Тhe event aimed to be a forum for discussion on the implications of the SDGs for the impact evaluation of policies, programmes and projects across sectors. The event was held in Vienna, Austria


Participation in the Regional Conference REDETE

Participation in the Regional Conference REDETE – Researching Economic Development and Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies. At the conference IECE presented its paper on theme – Enhancing Competitiveness Trough Collaborative Innovation Partnership – Case study of Macedonian Company. The conference was held at Graz, Austria.


IECE with representatives of the National Agency for European Educational Programmes and Mobility

Coordination meeting with representatives of the National Agency for European Educational Programmes and Mobility for the project Professional development courses in engineering management and leadership skills


First working meeting was held for the project Professional Development Courses for Engineering Management and Leadership Skills funded by the EU Programme Erasmus +

On 29 September at the premises of the IECE Institute was held the first working meeting for the project Professional Development Courses for Engineering Management and Leadership Skills. The project is funded by the EU Programme Erasmus + for building Strategic partnerships in the field of adult education. Partners in the project are: Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia, World University Service – Osterreichisches Komitee Verein, Perfect Project Spolka z ograniczona odopowiedzialnoscia, Bit management Beratungs GesmbH


Participation in fair for clean energy as part of the EU sustainable energy week

Institute for Research in Environment Civil Engineering and Energy IEGE and Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia attended the fair for clean energy held in the EU Info Centre on 16 to 17 July. In the fair were presented opportunities for internships and professional development of all participants.


Training for Geo-drilling for the production of investigative, hydrogeological, geotechnical, and injection holes

Private Scientific Institution, Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy, in cooperation with Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia – GIM, announces the training for Geo-drilling for the development of Investigative, Hydrogeological, Geotechnical and Injection Holes for the unemployed.
People:
– aged up to 40 years
– completed at least secondary vocational (desirable geological-mining, metallurgical or construction vocation) and gymnasium education
– capable of performing work and work tasks from the category of medium risk
– Possession of driving license B category, active driver
– Basic knowledge of English and Serbian
– with a desire to work on the field and work abroad
Who are interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills of a geo-engineer (deficient personnel in the Republic of Macedonia) to apply for the training.
Objectives of the training:
With this training, the interested persons will acquire the skills and knowledge for handling the drilling unit and the whole process of drilling, repair and their characteristics during drilling, as well as recognizing various types of holes, controlling the measuring instruments, adjusting the drilling mode in consistent with the geotechnical characteristics of the rocks through which the hollows pass, etc. ie they are in accordance with the Geo-Training Program.

Methodology of work:
The training will be realized in Skopje with a combination of field training and classroom instruction for a period of 6 months, organized as follows
– Theory 86 hours
– Practice 173 hours and
– Evaluation 29 hours

The training will be realized in accordance with the Training Program verified by the Ministry of Education and Science with the decision MPL no. 12-989 from 13.07.2017, and the persons who regularly attended the training will receive a Certificate for completed training.

Expected results of the program are:
– analyze, plan and organize the work
– make preparations at the workplace (on the ground, machines and tools)
– to prepare investigative holes, hydrogeological holes and wells, geotechnical holes and injection holes
– carry out administrative work
– ensure quality of work
– maintain machines and tools for work
– communicate with collaborators and protect the work and the environment

The training is free.

The best participants in the training are offered the possibility for employment in the Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia.

Persons who are interested in participating in the training can receive all necessary additional information at the following telephone number 30 91 931, at the e-mail address info@iege.edu.mk or directly at the premises of the PNU Institute for Research in the Environment, Construction and Energy on the street. Dresden no. 52 municipality of Karposh, Skopje.

Applications with a CV, diploma, a copy of the driver’s license and other certificates and certificates can be submitted directly at the premises of the PEG IEGE or by e-mail to the following address info@iege.edu.mk.


Three agreements with the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning to encourage educational, research and development studies, programs and projects for environmental protection

In the premises of Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning Minister Nurhan Izairi has signed 3 contracts for research projects with the Institute IECE. Projects are related to: 1. The impact of climate change on natural and cultural heritage of Ohrid and Ohrid 2. Develop a study on measurement and chemical analysis of particulate matter PM10 in three cities in Macedonia – Tetovo, Kicevo and Skopje 3. Development of an integral model of economic and environmental evaluation of projects for artificial reservoirs


Memorandum of cooperation with the Faculty of Economics University,, St. Cyril and Methodius

IECE has signed memorandum of cooperation with the Faculty of Economics,, St. Cyril and Methodius “, for making research papers, analyzes and joint participation in projects.


New agreement between IECE, GIM and Civil Engineering University

On the 24 December 2014, an agreement was signed between IEGE, GIM and the Civil Engineering University. The purpose of this agreement was to highlight the joint activities that will be undertaken in order to bridge the gap between the business sector and academic world, and strengthen the capacities of young professionals. Some of the activities will include Lifelong learning training programs, joint project work and events, organising internships, provision of consultancy services and joint networking activities. We look forward to being a part of all these activities.


GIM & IECE Kids Christmas Party

To recognise the immense support that our employees’ families have contributed to our success, we hosted a children’s Christmas party on the 20 December 2014. The kids had a fun day that was filled with lots of creativity, music, laughter and joy. They had the opportunity to create some Christmas cards and decorations, while the magician showed them some fantastic magic tricks. At the end, all the kids received a Christmas package filled with sweets that no doubt were opened right away :)


Job Fair Skopje 2014

Our three organisations (Civil Engineering Institute, IECE and Factory Karposh) had the opportunity to unveil our operations at the Job Fair Skopje on 14 October 2014. The visitors at our stand were introduced to what our three organisations want from candidates and how they could apply for internships and possible job opportunities.


New Research: Sustainable Development in Macedonian Organisations

IECE is currently conducting research into Sustainable Development in Macedonian Organisations. The research will be conducted within the next few weeks, and we encourage the Macedonian organisations to participate in the survey. For more information email us at institut@gim.com


Management Team Attends Adizes Course

Our top and middle management team from IECE and our subsidiary partner CEIM attended the Adizes Training and Development course from 14 April to 14 July 2014. The course was designed to help our leaders improve their ability to build and manage their teams, and provided some very useful insights into we can choose team players and create a climate in which everyone can grow and prosper.