Western Balkans Academic Education Evolution and Professional’s Sustainable Training for Spatial Data Infrastructures

9 Participating countries:
Start: 15-10-2016 - End: 14-10-2019
Project Reference: 574150-EPP-1-2016-1-HR-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
EC Grant: 978166.66 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Capacity Building in higher education

Summary

A Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) is a framework to share and re-use spatial data amongst public authorities, private sector and citizens. SDI are based on a series of agreements on technology standards, institutional settings and policies to unlock geospatial resources for a wide range of applications: e.g. environmental monitoring, transportation planning, health care, urban planning, etc. Since they are based on complex and permanently evolving technologies, and require innovative organisational, legal and institutional settings, the academic education related to SDI is challenging. No single university can provide education covering the complete geospatial field, so joint efforts are necessary. Especially since many of the societal challenges are cross-border and cross-policy phenomena. BESTSDI is based on the results of the EU IPA2010 project “INSPIRATION – Spatial Data Infrastructure in the Western Balkans” (2012-2013) and the project “Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the region of Western Balkan” (IMPULS), being under execution. The BESTSDI project refines and extends these developments in three ways:1) A successful SDI requires an active participation by all national and local governments within a country, its private sector and citizens. This active participation is impossible without appropriate SDI knowledge and skills. Thus, education on SDI must be properly introduced in higher education study programs for future professionals and life-long learning courses for present professionals. 2) An SDI comes to life, if published geospatial data is widely being (re-)used. BESTSDI covers both spatial data provision as well as its (re-)usage. Data (re-)usage scenarios cover requirements arising in the regional priority domains agriculture, forestry and fisheries. 3) All BESTSDI partner countries are either candidate or potential candidate countries of joining the European Union and have the obligation to implement EU Directives and policies.

Results

Results for this project are not yet available. They might become available after the project's end date.

Coordinator

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU

TRG MARSALA TITA 14, 10000
ZAGREB
Croatia Extra-Regio
HR

Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)

Partners

HOCHSCHULE BOCHUM
BOCHUM
NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERSITETI POLITEKNIK I TIRANES
TIRANA
Albania
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERSITETI BUJQESOR I TIRANES
TIRANA
Albania
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERZITET U BANJOJ LUCI
BANJA LUKA
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERSITY OF MOSTAR
MOSTAR
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERZITET U SARAJEVU
SARAJEVO
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
JAVNA USTANOVA UNIVERZITET U TUZLI UNIVERSITAS STUDIORUM TUZLAENSIS
TUZLA
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERSITETI NDERKOMBETAR PER BIZNES DHE TEKNOLOGJI UBT SHPK
PRISHTINA
Kosovo
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
JAVNA USTANOVA UNIVERZITET CRNE GORE PODGORICA
PODGORICA
Montenegro Extra-Regio
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
BEOGRAD
Serbia
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU
NOVI SAD
Serbia
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERSITETI UKSHIN HOTI
PRIZREN
Kosovo
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
SKOPJE
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Extra-Regio
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
SVEUCILISTE U SPLITU (UNIVERSITY OF SPLIT)
SPLIT
Splitsko-dalmatinska županija
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
LEUVEN
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)

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