JAMILA project aims at improving MSc training offer in the field of renewable energy, in 5 Universities among Egypt (3) and Palestinian Territories (2). University training offer will be improved through new master courses defined on the basis of verified needs and resources, accredited at Ministry level.
Palestinian Territories have a huge need for own energy production. They are currently belonging to Israel by 100% for fuel and by 92% for electricity, with heavy problems in provision continuity. Palestinian Authority is forecasting investments in Renewable Energies, addressing solar energy, wind and biomass. Technologies are ready for desalination, water pumping and for providing energy in off grid areas.
Egyptian can produce energy from gas and oil, also exploiting hydroelectric sources. The Country has a heavy delay in own production of Renewable Energies; the Egypt's Council of Energy wants to recover time lost by incentives for the use of solar, by reducing taxation of components, permitting private companies, even from abroad, to install solar plants and giving incentives for wind energy plants. The same actions aim at reaching an ambitious rate of 20% of energy production from renewable sources by 2020.
JAMILA Project wants to contribute to the global changes towards a Clean World
- improving the high education offer in the Mediterranean basin;
- training high quality professionals in the field of renewable and sustainable energy technologies, coming from different first degree backgrounds such as engineering, architecture, economics and environment;
- improving quality of education by ensuring that didactic materials and training methods from both EU and partner Universities satisfy EU quality assurance requirements and using distance learning technology;
- developing high quality network between the above Middle Eastern Universities and EU Universities for Energy research and training;
- improving the mobility of students at the Southern Mediterranean Universities through short educational visits to EU Universities and summer courses;
- improving the employability of graduates of this MSc Course at the national and the international level;
- answering the labour market demand of high level professionals in REEE field.
JAMILA project foresees n. 8 activities having a chronological line, where each activity starting from the first, provides results necessary for the implementation of following ones:
1. The analysis of beneficiary Universities' needs;
2. The didactic planning and the accreditation of n° 5 MSc on RE in the beneficiary universities;
3. The preparation of training materials;
4. The training delivery;
5. The communication and dissemination of JAMILA's activities and outcomes, in particular involving stakeholders in meetings at local and regional level;
6. The identification of sustainability criteria for MSc courses and the elaboration of strategies for exploiting JAMILA's results;
7. The elaboration and adaptation of quality assurance procedures and services evaluation;
8. Coordinating and managing the Action.