Shkoder-ALBANIA, France

Dynamics of City Development

when 17 July 2019 - 23 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 4.5 EC
fee EUR 450

For the first time, the Centre international de formation européenne organizes a programme in Albania. The programme will take place in SHKODER, the most touristic Region of Albania, and around, with 2 days on the Adriatic sea. The last day will be in Tirana in order to visit the capital and to facilitate the departure. This program is organized in partnership with GO2, Sustainable Urban Planning Organization , from July 17 to 23, 2019. CIFE and the Albanian partner intend to select a group of about 20 participants from Albania and from abroad. The working language is English.
Students enrolled in any University programmes (preferably for 2 years or more) but also young professionals are welcome. The working language is English. Students will have the possibility to acquire 4,5 ECTS academic credits according to the relevant conditions.
Experts from Albania but also from the whole Europe will teach in this program. Classes will deal with specific problems regarding all aspects of sustainable urbanisation.
Shkoder is known as the "capital" of cycling, so in order to better understand the different developed topics, bike tours will be offered as a part of the program. Each day, during the session in Shkoder District, a tour will guide candidates to different locations in the district in relation to the proposed program. Using bikes for the duration of the programme will also enable everyone to be independent. After courses, the candidates will have free time enough for their own activities and to discover the district by cycling or walking. After the first session in Shkoder, the participants will take a minibus to stay 2 days to the Adriatic sea and, finaly, the participants will reach Tirana for the end of the program.
Participants will stay together in hotels . There will be 2 or 3 students per room, may be more during the stay on the beach. All the rooms will be shared by candidates of a same sex. Accommodation during the session covers rooms for 6 nights, breakfast and working lunches. Students will be free to choose where they have dinner (at their own expenses) so that they can take profit of the region.
Students must cover the travel costs for the journey to Shkoder and back. The closer airport is Tirana and frequent regular buses link Tirana to Shkoder in about 2.00 h (for the arrival day)

Course leader

Marie-France Perdigon

Target group

The course is designed for undergraduate students, in their second and third year of studies, but we also consider applications from graduate students and from young professionals.

Course aim

A balanced mixture of seminars, lectures, and cultural visits ensure an active involvement of the students. Participants have the possibility to work and discuss their ideas in an open atmosphere and within a multidisciplinary and international framework.
The CIFE Summer School is known for its level of excellence, the high level of both academic speakers and practitioners, and the active involvement of the participants in all discussions and debates. This outstanding experience will certainly provide the participants with an interesting exchange and mutual learning, deep EU expertise and relevant output for their CV.

Credits info

4.5 EC
4,5 ECTS

Fee info

EUR 450: This amount (450 Euros) applies to participants who are able to justify their status as a student and who are not in need of a visa.
The fee includes the accommodation in a student residence or guest house, all workshops, lectures, working-lunch, reception and the farewell meal. It excludes the flight tickets and other expenses of the students.
For those who do not meet either of the requirements, please contact us for more information regarding the fees you would pay.


A limited number of scholarships is available for particularly qualified candidates.