2020 September - Project meeting

Another project meeting held online.

The project meeting for preparation of 8 ECTS elective courses on Healthy Urban Environment was held online, between 14 and 18 September 2020. All project partners actively participated in presentations, discussions and workshops aimed at final preparation for the new elective courses which will be delivered in the academic year 2020/2021 at three Bosnian Universities: Sarajevo, Mostar and Zenica.

Day one (14.9.2020) started with presentation of detailed syllabi prepared by the University of Zenica, followed by fruitful discussion and feedback provided by all project partners. As the first students will enroll in October, useful comments and suggestions will be used to fine-tune the course. The meeting continued with the discussion about laboratory equipment, its utilization in the courses, and the feedback from the midterm evaluation report.

The second and the third day were devoted entirely to the preparation of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Partners presented the prepared course modules, and then discussed what could be improved. As all project partners prepared 3 course modules each, the meeting was used to rearrange the modules to decide the final course layout.

On the fourth day, the project partners continued with presentations of the course syllabi for Sarajevo and Mostar.

The final meeting day was very busy. The partners discussed the options for HURBE conference, planned for autumn 2021, which IT platform could be used to manage the conference materials and to organize the conference online, if needed. The list of conference committee members, conference tracks and dates was discussed in detail.

Despite restraints of online communication and lack of live events, the project continues with realization successfully, and the high spirit and enthusiasm of project partners ensures that project will fulfill all its objectives.