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WEBJOU - Western Balkan Higher educational courses in data JOUrnalism

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About the Project

WEstern Balkan higher educational courses in data JOUrnalismju.

Data journalism and more generally, data-based communication represents a rapidly growing experience in higher educational courses and in professional training in European countries, since the media and news systems are more and more appreciating the use of data, in a systematic and scientific way, in the production of journalistic and communication content.

WEBJOU project aims to promote knowledge exchange and multidisciplinary teaching and learning innovation in the Western Balkan reality, for what concerns providing all knowledge and skills, in particular from fields such as data science, statistics, visualization and communication, necessary to fruitfully operate in the data journalism and data communication frameworks.

Main objectives and activities:

The WEBJOU Project has the following four major goals:

  • The definition of the profile of data journalism and data communication for higher education (ISCED-6) with reference to the Wester Balkan higher education system;
  • The design of 6 modular courses, which can be composed to realize different training paths (Big Data, Data Visualization, statistical analysis, Geospatial representations, Storytelling, Legislation on data property in EU (GDPR)). The courses will be compliant with a competences assessment and qualification system based on the ECTS credit points;
  • The realization of 7 first course/bachelor's (ISCED-6) in Data journalism, one for each partecipating HE, tailored for the Wester Balkan context with particular reference to the Albanian and Kosovan higher education system;
  • The development of an online platform. All the resources and teaching aids will be available to the public free of charge through open licenses (Open Educational Resources -OER). To evaluate these objectives, WEBJOU will test the courses with 70 students with particular reference to females (50). Additionally, both academic and administrative staff will be trained both on the courses and on the learning platform.


Partnership: The consortium includes Universita Degli Studi Della Tuscia (coord.), NOVA University Lisbon (NOVA IMS), 4 HE institutions from Albania (The European University of Tirana (UET), University of Tirana (UT), The Mediterranean University of Albania (MUA), Aleksandër Moisiu University of Durrës (UAMD), 3 from Kosovo (Universum College (UC), RIT Kosovo (AUK), University “Kadri Zeka '' in Gjilan (UKZ), 1 HE from Serbia (Novi Sad University (UNS), as well as Dataninja Societa A Responsabilita Limitata Semplificata (Italy).

Contribution to the SDGs

  • SDG 4
  • SDG 16
  • SDG 17



Ref./Contract n.: 101083122 - ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CBHE

Funding Programme: ERASMUS +

Funding to NOVA IMS: €78.366,00

Duration: 01/01/2023 - 31/01/2025