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Third TPM in Prishtina

In the heart of the city of Prishtina, the WEBJOU consortium gathered for the third Transnational Project Meeting (TPM) of the project, dedicated to advancing data journalism practices in the Western Balkans, seeks to empower journalists with the skills and tools necessary to navigate the digital age. The meeting provided a platform for collaborative discussions and strategic planning.

Welcoming participants to the meeting, UC, the host organization, set the stage for a day filled with insightful discussions and knowledge sharing. Prof. Paola Vocca, the Scientific responsible of the Webjou Project, provided a comprehensive overview of the project’s goals and objectives, emphasizing the importance of collaboration in driving impactful change.

The agenda of the meeting encompassed various key points essential for the progress of the project:

  • Project Management (WP1): Deliberations focused on efficient project management strategies to ensure smooth coordination and timely execution of tasks, led by UNITUS.
  • Course Design and Development (WP2): Participants engaged in discussions regarding the design and development of course syllabi, formats, and content, with a focus on Open Educational Resource (OER) production, led by Universidade Nova De Lisboa.
  • Course Piloting (WP3): Plans were outlined for piloting courses, with the University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina” taking a leading role in gathering feedback and refining course materials for optimal effectiveness.
  • Assessment and Validation of Competences Methodology (WP4): Discussions centered on the assessment and validation of competencies, essential for ensuring the relevance and applicability of project outcomes, led by UNITUS.
  • Evaluation and Quality Assurance (WP5): The consortium explored strategies for evaluating project processes and products, with a focus on maintaining high-quality standards, led by UC –Universum.
  • Dissemination, Exploitation, and Impact Assessment (WP6): Partners discussed plans for disseminating project outcomes, maximizing impact, and assessing the project’s overall influence, led by UET.

As the meeting progressed, participants engaged in a constructive dialogue, sharing insights and providing valuable input for the project’s advancement. The consortium especially  focused on the preparation of upcoming Work Packages (WPs), including discussions on the state of the art of the first pilot at UET and the preparation for the next pilot at UC. Roles and responsibilities for the next WPs were delineated, ensuring clarity and accountability.

In the final leg of the meeting, attention turned towards project coordination and finance aspects, underscoring the importance of sound financial management in project sustainability and success.

Through collaborative efforts and shared dedication, the project continues to pave the way for a future where data-driven storytelling thrives, empowering journalists to navigate the complexities of the digital age with confidence and precision.