Increasing the Financial Autonomy and accountability at public Higher education institutions in Kosova” (FAITH)

“Increasing the Financial Autonomy and accountability at public Higher education institutions in Kosova” (FAITH)”

Project number: 544142-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-AT-TEMPUS-SMGR
Project duration: 01.12.2013 – 30.11.2016

Project partners:

• FH Campus Wien, project grant-holder, Austria
• University of Alicante, Spain
• Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
• University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Kosova
• University of Prizren “Ukshin Hoti” , Kosova
• University of “Haxhi Zeka” , Kosova
• World University Service Kosova, Kosova
• Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Kosova, ,Kosova
• Kosovo Accreditation Agency, Kosova
• Kosova Center for International Cooperation in Higher Education, Science and Technology

Project wider objective:

The project objective is to sustainably strengthen financial autonomy and accountability of public HEIs in Kosova via modernization of financial management practices and legal framework. FAITH will contribute to the Kosovo public higher education institutions to become more flexible, autonomous and transparent with regards the FM of their institutions.

The project specific objectives are:

• To enhance modernization of human and organizational capacities of financial management in Kosovo public higher education institutions through capacity building and experience exchange;
• To develop a sustainable communication platform between those HEIs and the relevant ministries with the objective of improving transparency and systematization of financial management practices.

Some key outcomes and outputs to be developed by the project are the following:

• Needs analysis
• Modernization of technical infrastructure and strengthening of human capacities
• White Paper on Financial Autonomy and Accountability with a view of contributing to the legal framework for Kosovo public HEIs;
• FAITH platform for increasing transparency on FM practices and boosting networking between main stakeholders
• Institutional Workshops & Action Plans for each public HEIs
• Effective dissemination and efficient Quality Control

Funded by: European Commission, TEMPUS IV, 6th call for proposals
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