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Project: Electrical Energy Markets and Engineering Education
Jan 14, 2019

Project: Electrical Energy Markets and Engineering Education

The new paradigms of electricity grids and markets require that staff employed in electrical energy related jobs as well as electricity end users are properly educated and trained. The electrical engineering curricula in WBC, formed to serve the conventional model of one large scale power grid, owned and operated by one company, need to adapt. ELEMEND is designed to facilitate electrical engineering curricula in WBC to be competitive through teaching and training in smart gird and microgrid technologies and electricity markets. Courses at the BSc level and a MSc programme will be developed; academic and technical staff will be trained; new ICT tools, such as e-learning platforms and gamified content combined with blended learning, will be used; an internship programme will be put in place for the most motivated of the ELEMEND students; a University – enterprise network will be created within the project, around the core group of the ELEMEND industrial partners. The ELEMEND laboratories will be accessible to all partners and are expected to attract research funding while ELEMEND graduates are expected to have increased employability rates and play a leading role in their field. The student projects carried out in ELEMEND labs in the third project year will focus on real‐life problems and are expected to attract the interest of relevant stakeholders. Outputs, such as the e‐learning courses, the gamified applications, the virtual labs, the new courses and Master’s programme are expected to engage new students and relevant target groups after the lifetime of the project as well as enhance public’s awareness.



To increase capacity building for studies in smart grids offered both in English and in local languages at the BSc and MSc level in all WBC HEIs.

To develop, accredit and implement new courses in smart grids at the BSc level in all WBC HEIs involved in the project

To develop, accredit and implement the new MSc programme according to Bologna requirements and the new developments in smart grids

To introduce new ICT tools as a self-learning tool in participating WBC institutions

To increase employability by targeting WBC labor market needs in electrical energy related fields (smart grids, microgrids, RES)



Programme: Erasmus +

Subprogramme: Capacity Building in Higher Education



Technological Educational Institute of Central Greece, GRC, Project coordinator

Technical University of Vienna, AUT

University of Vigo, ES

Riga Technical University, LVA

International Burch University, BIH

University of Tuzla, BIH

University of East Sarajevo, BIH

Mediterranean University, MNE

University of Novi Sad, SRB

Singidunum University, SRB 

University of Pristina, with a temporary seat in Kosovska Mitrovica

Technical College of Applied Sciences in Urosevac with temporary seat in Leposavic


Public Electric Utility Elektroprivreda of Bosnia and Herzegovina d.d. , BIH  

Prosmart, SRB     

International University for Business and Technology