Project: Knowledge FOr Resilient soCiEty

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
K-FORCE 2016 1237129.0 573942-2016 3 years Regional on-going
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2016 October 14, 2019

Project summary

WBR needs to improve the resilience to hazards are recognized as needs for experts capable to improve regional capacity/cooperation in risk prevention and response. In 3-year 7 curricula will be modernized/developed/implemented at WBC HEIs: 4 Disaster Risk Management & Fire Safety Engineering (DRM&FSE) academic master programs/modules (MP), DRM&FSE PhD program (DP), Protection Engineering vocational MP and Financial Resilience vocational MP module. Modernization/Development direction of MPs will be defined based on national/regional needs and know-how transfer from program partner (PR) HEIs. The Syllabi core and common learning outcomes will be aligned with NQF/EQF.
Innovative DRM&FSE Master and Doctoral study programs, as well as Continuous education (LLL courses) in WBC HEIs will provide experts with recognizable competences according to NQF/EQF at the labor market, capable to meet various requirements of regional needs. Interdisciplinary, multi-language and ICT based education approach insures regional cooperation, allows the exchange of knowledge and the mobility of students and teachers, and strengths capacities in EU integrations.


6 educational ICT based labs at WBC HEIs will be created (WP1). DP development will be based on WBR needs, disaster trends, available recourses and novel approach provided by PR (WP2).
Teaching methodologies (WP3) will be improved through study visits and trainings, coordinated by PR HEIs. Blended learning material (EN/SR/AL/BH) will be created, peer-reviewed by PR HEIs, evaluated and fine-tuned. B-learning material will be available via flexible ICT platform, timely for MPs’ implementation. At least 120 students will be enrolled during project period (WP4). DP will start in the 3rd project year, with at least 12 students enrolled. Research area and themes will be selected based on WB priorities (WP5). Selected lectures will be held by HEIs professors at MPs and DP.
Continuing education will be implemented in blended way, based on WBC needs and learning outcomes according to NQF/EQF (WP6). Selected MPs Syllabi and learning material will be adapted for LLL courses. DRM&FSE Glossary (EN/SR/ AL/BH) will be created, externally peer-reviewed and published. QA mechanisms and procedures will be implemented (WP7), monitoring will be done by PR HEIs and external expert. Dissemination: K-FORCE Website, ICT platform, e-library, events and media (WP8). Project management will be provided by the coordinator PMT (WP9).
The specific project objectives are:
- Modernization of DRM&FSE Master Program (P1) and development and implementation of new Master programs/ modules (P2-P6) in WBC partners HEIs, in accordance to regional needs and contemporary EU trends.
- Development and implementation of DRM&FSE DP (P1) in accordance to available resources, regional needs and PR expertize, in aim to ensure regional capacities and sustainable education and research in the field.
- Continuous professional development of employees in DRM&FSE sector in WBC, through implementation of certified LLL courses for practitioners.
- To improve cooperation between project partners in order to modernize teaching and training process on novel technical and technological solutions, exploiting the ICT application.


Capacity Building in Higher Education

Subject areas

  • Engineering and engineering trades


University of Novi Sad, SRB Project coordinator
Mirjana Laban (Мирјана Лабан) Previous project coordinator and Vlastimir Radonjanin (Властимир Радоњанин) Contact person
Technical College of Applied Studies in Novi Sad, SRB
Verica Milanko (Верица Миланко) Contact person
European Youth Parliament Serbia, SRB
Milica Simeunovic (Милица Симеуновић) Contact person
Serbian Fire Protection Association, SRB
Igor Djuric (Игор Ђурић) Contact person
Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, BIH
Samir Agic (Samir Agić) Contact person
Protection and Rescue Directorate of the Republic of Macedonia, MK
Vlatko Jovanovski Contact person
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, MK
Meri Cvetkovska Contact person
Aalborg University, DNK
Lars Damkilde Contact person
University of Zilina, SVK
Vladimir Mozer Contact person
Lund University, SE
Patrick Van Hees Contact person
Technical University of Denmark, DNK
Michael Havbro Faber Contact person
Epoka University, ALB
Sokol Dervishi Contact person
University of Tirana, ALB
Elona Pojani Contact person
University of Banja Luka, BIH
Gordana Broceta (Gordana Broćeta) Contact person
University of Tuzla, BIH
Damir Zenunovic (Damir Zenunović) Contact person
Union of chambers of commerce and industry of Albania, ALB
Ines Mucostepa Contact person


Technical College of Applied Studies in Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Notebook computer Lenovo 80SV0110YA IdeaPad 510-15 Intel i5-7200U, 8GB DDR4, HDD 1TB, DVDRW, 15.6" FHD (1920*1080) IPS AG, GeForce 940MX-4GB, Harman Audio, WiFiac, Lan 1GB, 1*USB 2.0, 2*USB 3.0, 1*HDMI, 1*VGA, BT 4.1, Camera, card reader, backlite, DOS IT equipment - notebook computer 10 Classroom-C4
Computer Lenovo 80NV013KYA IdeaPad Y700 Intel I7-6700HQ 16GB DDR4, Hybrid 1TB+128GB 15.6" (1920*1080), Nvidia GeForce GTX960M 4GB, WiFi, Lan, BT4.1, 2X usb 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, HDMI, card reader, webcam 1MP, mic, 4cell. greeDOS IT equipment - desktop computer 4 Classroom-C4
Interactive table Clevertouch Plus 55", Full HD, 20 point touch, 350cd/m2, 2-10W, VGA, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, PC Audio, LAN, RS232, Android 4.4 Quad Core, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM IT equipment – smart board 1 Classroom-C4
Aluminium tripod Manfrotto MKCOMPACTA, 3 Way Head, load capacity: 3kg, max height: 165cm, black Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Photo laboratory
Access Point UniFi Ubiquiti UAP-AC-LR UniFi, indoor, 1*RJ45, 2.4GHz-450Mbps 3.3 MIMO/ 5 GHz-867Mbps 2*2 MIMO, 183m range, 3dBI antenna, 802.11ac, Passive PoE IT equipment – other 2 39835-room for tehnical control, 39836-Classroom C4
Server PY RX2530 M2, 2* Intel Xeon E5-2630V4, 4*16GB DDR4 ECC, 4*300GB SAS, PRAID CP400i, 2*450W modular, Rack Mount Kit, PLAN EM 4*1GB T OCI14000-LOM, DVDRW IT equipment – server 1 Server room
VPN Router Mikrotik RB2011UIAS-MIKROTIK RB2011UiAS-2HnD router, 1000mW 300MB/s WiFi 2.4 GHz/3G 5 Gigabit(5*10/100mb/s, 1 SFP) LAN/WAN port, touchscreen LCD, ROS L5 IT equipment – other 1 Server room
Network Switch Dlink DGS-1210-28 Gigabit Layer 2 Smart Managed Switch, 24*10/100/1000 Mbps ports+ 4*SFP ports, 56Gbps, switching capacity IT equipment – other 5 Server room
Laser Printer HP G3Q47, M203dw, 30ppm, 800MHz, 256MB, main input tray: 250 sheets, USB 2.0, LAN, WiFi IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 2 39845-office for administration, 39844-Classroom C4
Scanner Canon BE9623B010A scanner lide 220 A4 Flatbed 4800*4800 USB 2.0 IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Accounting office
Multifunctional printer HP Inc G3Q59A, Laserjet Pro M123fn, 22ppm, A4, 600MHz, 256MB, main input tray: 150 sheets, ADF LAN USB 2.0, Phone Line port(in/out) IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Laboratory for computer technology
Digital Camcorder XC-10, 13.36MP, 4K recording, 10x optical zoom, Screen 3", SD card slot Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Photo laboratory
Monitor Dell SE2416H, 23.8", 1920*1080, 16:9, 78/178,1000:1, 6ms, 250cd/m2, VGA, HDMI, tilt IT equipment – other 4 Classroom-C4
Disto Leica, 806648 D810 touch measuring range, 200m, pointfinder with 4x zoom, memory, Last 30 displays, batteries: Li-ion rechargable, Protection glass, IP 54-splash water/dust proof Lab equipment in engineering 1 Classrom-C4
Notebook computer Lenovo 80VF00CKYA IdeaPad Yoga 910-13 Intel i7-7500U, 16GB, SSD 1TB, 13.9"3840*2160 IPS PCT 10-p touch LED glossy, Intel HD 620, Webcam 1Mpx, Wlan, BT 4.1, USB-C, FPR, Card reader, 4-cell/78Wh, Win 10Pro IT equipment - notebook computer 4 39854 and 39855-office 4, 39856- office 9, 39857-office 7


Title Type To
1.1 Report on DRM&FSE MPs in EU and WBC Report February 15, 2017
1.2 Report on WBC needs for DRM&FSE MPs and learning outcomes Report May 15, 2017
1.3 Presentation of developed DRM&FSE MPs Curricula Report May 15, 2017
1.4 Equipment procured, installed and activated, local staff trained in its usage Other products October 15, 2017
2.1 Report on WB needs and EU trends in DRM&FSE PhD Report May 15, 2017
2.2 Report on teaching staff resources for MPs and PhD Report July 30, 2017
2.3 Report on compared PhD models and curricula Report July 30, 2017
2.4 Presentation of developed PhD Curriculum Report December 15, 2017
2.5 List of research PhD themes Report February 15, 2018
3.1 Study visits reports Report June 15, 2018
3.2 Report on agreed modalities of using ICT for b-learning Report January 15, 2017
3.3 WBC teaching staff trained on DRM&FSE subjects and student-centred teaching skills Training March 15, 2018
3.4 b-learning materials for MPs and PhD developed Teaching material October 15, 2018
Due date - 15-10-2017 and 15-10-2018
3.5 Report on evaluation of MPs and PhD learning material, fine-tuned MPs and PhD Report July 15, 2019
Due date: 15-07-2018 and 15-07-2019
4.1 Accredited MPs New study programme - MA level October 15, 2018
Due date: 15-10-2017 and 15-10-2018
4.2 Students enrolled on master studies Report October 14, 2019
Due date: 15-10-2017 and 15-10-2018 and 14-10-2019
4.3 The flexible ICT learning platform activated on time Service/Product October 15, 2017
4.4 Lectures held by guest lecturers Report May 15, 2019
4.5 Report on 1st cohorts’ progress and satisfaction of students and staff Report September 15, 2019
Due date: 30-09-2018 and 30-09-2019
5.1 Accredited PhD programme New study programme - PhD level October 15, 2018
5.2 Students enrolled in PhD Report November 15, 2018
5.3 b-learning PhD material delivered Teaching material July 15, 2019
5.4 Report on 1st cohorts progress and satisfaction of students and staff Report September 30, 2019
6.1 Report on WBC needs for LLL courses Report May 15, 2017
6.2 Report on defined LLL outcomes Report July 15, 2017
6.3 Glossary published Learning material May 15, 2019
6.4 Selected learning material adapted for LLL purposes Learning material September 15, 2018
6.5 LLL courses delivered to professionals in blended way Training courses/LLL courses October 14, 2019
7.1 Quality Assurance mechanisms and procedures developed Report January 15, 2017
7.2 The pools for different types of activities created Report March 15, 2019
7.3 Learning material peer-reviewed Report May 15, 2019
7.4 External review of the Glossary Report May 15, 2019
8.1 Project dissemination plan created Report February 15, 2017
8.2 K-FORCE Web site developed, maintained and promoted Service/Product October 14, 2019
8.3 K-FORCE e-library open and maintained Service/Product October 14, 2019
8.4 Media, enrolment and LLL campaigns executed Training courses/LLL courses October 14, 2019
8.5 3 K-FORCE Symposia organized Events: Conferences and Seminars October 14, 2019
9.1 Minutes of the meetings Report October 14, 2019
9.2 PM plan, procedures and Risk Plan adopted Report March 15, 2017
9.3 Reports on Inter project coaching Report May 15, 2019
Due date: 15-06-2018 and 15-05-2019
9.4 Project activities reports and Partner expenses reports Report October 14, 2019


Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Report on existing master programmes in WBC Study / Analysis Master, Disaster Risk Management, Fire Safety Engineering Ed. Suzana Draganic, Danijela Ciric
This report provides an overview on master programs related to the area there are being offered in K-FORCE project’s Partner countries - Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Albania. A list of all master programs which related to the area was compiled, even though their title was not specifically “Disaster Risk Management and/or Fire Safety Engineering”. Therefore, MPs in the field of Civil Engineering, Environmental Protection, Sustainable development and Climate Change, Environmental Engineering and other related fields have been listed. Besides this, list of Professional studies in Serbia, as well as in Bosnia & Herzegovina was provided within this report.
Report on existing master programmes in EU Study / Analysis Master programmes, Fire Safety Engineering, Disaster Risk Management, EU. Ed. Suzana Draganic, Danijela Ciric
This study gives an overview on master programs related to the Disaster Risk Management and Fire Safety Engineering area that are being offered in K-FORCE project’s Programme countries (Denmark, Sweden Slovakia and FYR of Macedonia). Additional EU countries are also included within report (UK, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Germany, Netherland, Belgium, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria). The purpose of this activity is to map the external environment in which the K-FORCE future Master programs in DRM&FSE will be operating, as well as to gather ideas about the possible structure and curriculum of the envisaged program.