Project: Electrical Energy Markets and Engineering Education

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
ELEMEND 2017 930543.0 585681-2017 3 years Regional on-going
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2017 October 14, 2020

Project summary

The new paradigms of electricity grids and markets require that staff employed in electrical energy related jobs as well as electricity end users are properly educated and trained. The electrical engineering curricula in WBC, formed to serve the conventional model of one large scale power grid, owned and operated by one company, need to adapt. ELEMEND is designed to facilitate electrical engineering curricula in WBC to be competitive through teaching and training in smart gird and microgrid technologies and electricity markets. Courses at the BSc level and a MSc programme will be developed; academic and technical staff will be trained; new ICT tools, such as e-learning platforms and gamified content combined with blended learning, will be used; an internship programme will be put in place for the most motivated of the ELEMEND students; a University - enterprise network will be created within the project, around the core group of the ELEMEND industrial partners. The ELEMEND laboratories will be accessible to all partners and are expected to attract research funding while ELEMEND graduates are expected to have increased employability rates and play a leading role in their field. The student projects carried out in ELEMEND labs in the third project year will focus on real‐life problems and are expected to attract the interest of relevant stakeholders. Outputs, such as the e‐learning courses, the gamified applications, the virtual labs, the new courses and Master’s programme are expected to engage new students and relevant target groups after the lifetime of the project as well as enhance public’s awareness.


1. To increase capacity building for studies in smart grids offered both in English and in local languages at the BSc and MSc level in all WBC HEIs. 2. To develop, accredit and implement new courses in smart grids at the BSc level in all WBC HEIs involved in the project 3. To develop, accredit and implement the new MSc programme according to Bologna requirements and the new developments in smart grids 4. To introduce new ICT tools as a self-learning tool in participating WBC institutions 5. To increase employability by targeting WBC labor market needs in electrical energy related fields (smart grids, microgrids, RES)


Capacity Building in Higher Education


Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece, GRC Project coordinator
Aphrodite Ktena Contact person
Singidunum University, SRB
Mladen Veinovic (Младен Веиновић) Contact person
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Dusan Nikolic (Душан Николић) Contact person
Prosmart, SRB
Nenad Trkuljic (Ненад Тркуљић) Contact person
Technical College of Applied Sciences in Urosevac with temporary seat in Leposavic,
Predrag Stanojevic (Предраг Станојевић) Contact person
University of Pristina, with a temporary seat in Kosovska Mitrovica,
Nebojsa Arsic (Небојша Арсић) Contact person
University Mediterranean, MNE
Adis Balota Contact person
Radovan Stojanovic Contact person
University of East Sarajevo, BIH
Slobodan Lubura Contact person
Public Enterprise Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine d.d. , BIH
Mustafa Music Contact person
University of Tuzla, BIH
Tatjana Konjic Contact person
International Burch University, BIH
Jasmin Kevric Contact person
University of Vigo, ES
Eva Garea Oya Contact person
Riga Technical University, LVA
Anatolijs Zabasta Contact person
Technical University of Vienna, AUT
Amela Ajanovic Contact person
International University for Business and Technology,
Edmond Hajrizi Contact person


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1.1 Report on related EU programmes and practices Report January 14, 2018
1.2 Report on related programmes & practices in WBC countries Report January 14, 2018
1.3 Matrix on competences from labour market survey Report February 14, 2018
1.4 Learning outcomes defined for updating BSc and new Master programme Service/Product March 14, 2018
2.1 New 6 courses at BSc level developed Service/Product November 14, 2018
2.2 New MSc programme (8 courses) developed Service/Product February 14, 2019
2.3 6 e-learning courses developed Service/Product December 14, 2018
2.4 Internship programme developed Service/Product December 14, 2018
2.5 Adoption of the courses and MSc programme at the institutional level Service/Product May 14, 2019
2.6 Set of accreditation documents prepared Service/Product May 14, 2019
2.7 Accreditation of the new courses by the national accreditation institutions at WBC universities Service/Product August 14, 2019
3.1 Trained partner staff in micro learning, practice oriented teaching and gaming Events: Conferences and Seminars October 14, 2018
3.2 Purchasing necessary literature and equipment Service/Product December 14, 2018
3.3 ELEMEND On-line platform that will be used in teaching process created Learning material August 14, 2019
3.4 Teaching materials for new created laboratory developed Teaching material February 14, 2019
4.1 New students enrolled at the BSc courses and Master programme – administrative procedure Events: Conferences and Seminars November 14, 2019
4.2 New courses launched and offered at BSc level Events: Conferences and Seminars October 14, 2020
4.3 New MSc programme in smart grids launched and offered at the 9 WBC HEIs Events: Conferences and Seminars October 14, 2020
4.4 Evaluation report on new implemented courses Report September 14, 2020
4.5 Students involved in the Internship programme Service/Product September 14, 2020
4.6 ELEMEND platform in function Service/Product October 14, 2020
5.1 Mechanisms for the quality control and monitoring defined Report January 14, 2018
5.2 Internal quality assurance reports Report September 14, 2020
5.3 External quality control and monitoring Report September 14, 2020
5.4 External financial audit Report April 14, 2020
6.1 Setting up and maintaining the project web site Service/Product October 14, 2020
6.2 Consolidated dissemination plan Service/Product February 14, 2018
6.3 Dissemination events with relevant stakeholders organised Events: Conferences and Seminars June 14, 2020
6.4 University – enterprise network created Service/Product October 14, 2020
6.5 Final conference organised Events: Conferences and Seminars September 14, 2020
6.6 Financial and institutional sustainability strategic plan created Report August 14, 2018
6.7 Sustainable cooperation with SME/ cooperation agreement signed Service/Product October 14, 2020
6.8 Cooperation agreement between project partners signed Service/Product April 14, 2020
7.1 Overall project management Service/Product October 14, 2020
7.2 Project coordination meetings Report
7.3 Periodical and Final reports prepared Report October 14, 2020