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MORALE

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MORALE is a Joint Project in Syria & Lebanon.

General project objective

To build the capacities of Syrian & Lebanese HEIs to train a new generation of high skilled professionals in NGOs management & operation to enhance inclusion of refugees and the rebuilding of the South Mediterranean society.

Specific Objectives

  • To provide the NGO labour market sector with high skilled professionals trained to effectively manage & operate in NGO environments by means of modernising Social & Behavioural Sciences related curricula and by offering LLL courses targeting NGOs professionals at partner universities; and
  • To raise the awareness on the key role of HE in the provision of high level competences of the future NGOs professionals and strengthen inter-institutional cooperation among HEIs, NGOs and governments through targeted networking actions.

The project is in line with the National & Regional Priorities and the undeniable need to integrate and make the HE sector, specifically PC HEIs, the key players in the generation of the future NGOs (working with refugees) high skilled professionals and for the provision of LLL for NGOs staff for their skills update.

MORALE brings together a complementary consortium composed by both HEIs and NGOs, with geographical balance that will produce the following main results:

  • In-depth Needs Analysis in the field of HE provision in Social & Behav. Sciences + NGOs management and operation at PCs
  • Intensive & Focused Capacity Building that will be also replicated in topics related with modern/innovative education provision in line with EU standards & to NGOs management & operation.
  • Modernisation & Delivery of Social & Behavioural Sciences Bachelors + LLL Courses at PC HEIs. The first targeted to bachelor students & LLL courses to current NGOs professionals, with innovative teaching methodology, use of ICT, multidisciplinary focus.
  • A Formative Space at PC HEIs will be equipped for a full learning experience for students & to allow NGOs professionals blended learning
  • “National Policy Paper on NGOs IinPCs” with crucial info to keep improving educational offer
  • Solid Network of PC HEIs/NGOs/authorities/students

Activities have been defined to be endorsed, exploited and sustainable.

CONSORTIUM:

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Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanon

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Modern University for Business and Science (MUBS), Lebanon

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Lebanese University (UL), Lebanon

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International University for Science & Technology (IUST), Syria

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Sham Higher Institute for Islamic Sciences, Arabic Language, Islamic Studies and Researches , Syria

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Damascus University (DU), Syria

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Arab International University (AIU) , Syria

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Alrashied Association, Syria

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Carl Von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany

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University of Alicante, Spain

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Astiki Mi Kerdoskopiki Etaireia Kaimi Kubernitiki Organosi (Four Elements), Greece

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Alma Mater Studiorum- Universita DI Bologna, Italy

Main MORALE innovative factors:

  • BACHELOR: current offer in Social & Behav. Sciences and Business Administration : MORALE’s modernization will encompass issues such innovative teaching methodology, competence based learning, innovative teaching tools (ICT) + integration of new subjects for a multidisciplinary perspective.
  • LLL provision will be increased & improved for update of current NGOs professionals’ skills. This means relevant topics, better follow up and agile delivery (blended learning) to allow the attendance of NGOs professionals with no need of physical presence.
  • RELEVANCE OF SUBJECT AREA: MORALE addresses the current PC’s emergency, where local NGOs have huge responsibility in the provision of a multifaceted assistance to people in need of humanitarian help
  • SECTORS INTERSECTION: The intersection & cooperation HEIs/NGOs/ AUTHORITIES defined in MORALE represents an innovative approach towards the contribution to:1)a solid modernisation of PC HEIs educational offer; and 2) a significant improvement of NGO operations; and 3) endorsement of results

Activities:

Activities are structured into 7 WPs implemented in a logical order, with strong interdependencies among them.

WPs are classified into:

HORIZONTAL WPs: implemented during the whole project lifecycle for effective deployment of all activities and achievement of high quality/sustainable results, project visibility, interaction/contribution from all target groups:

  • WP1: MANAGEMENT
  • WP6: DISSEMINATION & NETWORKING
  • WP7: PROJECT QUALITY ASSURANCE

VERTICAL WPs (CORE): generate results & create impact, benefitting the main project target: PC HEIs and society

  • WP2: IN-DEPTH NEEDS ANALYSIS
  • WP3: BUILDING CAPACITIES
  • WP4: CURRICULA ENHANCEMENT & DELIVERY
  • WP5: LLL COURSES DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION

News & Events:

Launching ceremony of MORALE and Kick-off meeting

Within the Erasmus+ program, co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union, Beirut Arab University (BAU) is the grant coordinator of the project reference number - 598318-EPP-1-2018-1-LB-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, entitled:

“Capacity building for curricula modernization of Syrian and Lebanese HEIs and lifelong learning provision: towards sustainable NGOs management and operation with special focus on refugees/Morale.”

Beirut Arab University (BAU), organized the launching ceremony of this project. This event, hosted by BAU main campus in Beirut, was held on Monday 14th of October 2019 with the presence of Prof Amr Gala El Adawi, BAU President, Prof. Sobhi Abou Chahine Dean of Student Affairs, Coordinator of MORALE project, representative of Mr Fadi Yarak, Director General of Higher Education by interim in Lebanon, representative of Dr. Aref Alsoufi, Coordinator for the National Erasmus+ Office, NGO representatives, representatives of MORALE partners from Lebanon, Syria , Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, BAU Deans and Faculty members.

The specific objectives of the Erasmus+ MORALE project are:

  • To provide the NGO labor market sector with high skilled professionals trained to effectively manage and operate in NGO environments by means of modernizing Social & Behavioral Sciences related curricula and by offering lifelong courses targeting NGOs professionals at partner universities.
  • To raise the awareness on the key role of HE in the provision of high level competences of the future NGOs professionals and strengthen inter-institutional cooperation among HEIs, NGOs and governments through targeted networking actions.

Prof Amr Galal El Adawi, stressed that these objectives are in line with the relevant strategic objectives of Beirut Arab University:

  • Establishing partnerships with local, regional and international professional organizations and institutions to provide relevant and job-market oriented programs.
  • Strengthening the link between professional organizations and the University for the benefit of the community.
  • Training students in social responsibilities
  • Strengthening academic cooperation with international higher education institutions.
  • Integrating community-based learning within the curricula of the University
  • Fulfilling the needs of the job market with highly competitive graduates

During this meeting, an overview of the project was presented, Work packages contents were discussed in details, an action plan was approved for the next activities

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Contact Us:

Prof. Sobhi Abou Chahine
Dean of Student Affairs, Coordinator of MORALE project
Beirut Arab University (BAU)
Beirut Campus, Main Building, Floor 3

Phone Number

+961 1 300 110 - Ext. 2234 - 2258

Fax:

+961 1 704 613