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Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education “WEstern Balkan higher educational courses in data JOUrnalism – WEBJOU”

Data journalism and more generally, data-based communication represents a rapidly growing experience in higher educational courses and in professional training in European countries, since the media and news systems are more and more appreciating the use of data, in a systematic and scientific way, in the production of journalistic and communication content.

WEBJOU project aims to promote knowledge exchange and multidisciplinary teaching and learning innovation in the Western Balkan reality, for what concerns providing all knowledge and skills, in particular from fields such as data science, statistics, visualization and communication, necessary to fruitfully operate in the data journalism and data communication frameworks

Co-funded by the European Union for a two-year period 2023-2025, this project has the following four major goals:

1. The definition of the profile of data journalism and data communication for the higher education (ISCED-6) with reference to the Western Balkans higher education system.

2. The design of 6 modular courses, which can be composed to realize different training paths (Big Data, Data Visualization, statistical analysis, Geospatial representations, Story telling, Legislation on data property in EU (GDPR). The courses will be compliant with a competences assessment and qualification system based on the ECTS credit points.

3. The realization of 7 first course/bachelor’s (ISCED-6) in Data journalism, one for each partecipating HE, tailored for the Wester Balkan context with particular reference to the Albanian and Kosovan higher education system.

4. The development of an online platform. All the resources and teaching aids will be available to the public free of charge through open licenses. (Open Educational Resources -OER)

The project is being implemented in collaboration with 10 partners from Portugal, Serbia, Albania, Italy and Kosovo.

Consortium members:

  • Universita Degli Studi Della Tuscia  – Leader
  • Mediterranean University of Albania
  • Universidade Nova De Lisboa
  • Dataninja Srl
  • European University of Tirana
  • University “Aleksander Moisiu” Durres
  • Universum College
  • RIT Kosovo
  • University “Kadri Zeka”
  • Univerzitet U Novom Sadu
  • University of Tirana


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Faculty of Informatics

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