Representatives of 12 Libyan Higher Education Institutions, members of the WHEEL project, congregated from 8th April 2019 to 11th April 2019 to celebrate the Kick Off Meeting of the project. WHEEL is a Capacity Building Higher Education project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, which is coordinated by Università Degli Studi di Genova.
The project aims to improve management and operation of the Libyan higher education institutions. WHEEL will achieve that goal by setting up a Network of Libyan universities as a learning platform to foster the modernization and strategic planning of the university system in the country, as well as, devising concrete policy proposals to meet the social and political challenges of Libya. The University of Alicante, relying upon its expertise on international project management and capacity building, will provide support to this project as partners.
From Monday 8th April 2019 to Thursday 11th April 2019, WHEEL partners had the opportunity to discuss in depth about the different project Work Packages, articulating action plans to implement those as well as contemplating potential contingency measures to offset the evolution of the situation in the country. WHEEL partners will meet next year in Alicante and are now focusing on the implementation of the Needs Analysis and the preparation of the upcoming round of Train the Trainers modules.