WP1 Research and needs analysis: Project starts with kick-off meeting. Based on the analysis of EU practice, experiences and legislation in the area of dual HE, report on the state-of-the-art of dual HE will be prepared with recommendations. The second report will summarize the results of the surveys and interviews with the companies. Activities: 1.1 Analysis of practices and experiences in program countries; 1.2 Study visits to program countries; 1.3 Survey of companies needs for DHE in BIH. Milestones: Review of the best practices and experiences in DHE finished (M5, 15 programs); Study visits finished (M17, 4 visits until M11); Report on survey on companies published (M5, 5 interviews per canton until M4).
WP2 Generic Dual HE Model (DUALSCI model): Generic model of dual education in HE for BIH will be developed taking into account opinions given by stakeholders. DUALSCI model will represent a base for development of specific dual models n WP4, as well as proposals for improvement of legal framework of involved cantons/entities regarding dual HE in BIH. The model will include the set of defined contractual documents. Activities: 2.1 Development of generic DUALSCI model; 2.2 Organization of Conference on DUALSCI added value to industrial sector; 2.3 Discussion Forum on the proposed DUALSCI model with key stakeholders and policy makers. Milestones: DUASCI model published (M14); DUALSCI conference finished (M14); Discussion forum finished (M14).
WP3 Creation of Legal and Quality Assurance Conditions for Implementation of dual HE: Project team with stakeholders will develop proposals for change of legal framework and QA standards in HE in order to create legal base for introduction of dual education into HE of involved cantons/entities. Since every canton/entity in BIH has separate legal and educational acts, 4 working groups, for every canton/entity involved will be made. These working groups will create the proposals of the amendments for considered legal acts and submit them to the cantonal/entity authorities. Special contribution in this WP will be by cantonal/entity ministries for HE. At the final phase of this WP a document on Recommendations to HEIs in BIH on how to implement dual HE will be created, in order to initiate implementation of DE in the entire BIH. Activities: 3.1 Creating amendments to the laws on HE and creating a draft laws on DE of involved entities/ cantons; 3.2 Creating amendments to the Labour laws; 3.3 Creating amendments to the Accreditation Criteria; 3.4 Discussion forum on draft proposals of amendments; 3.5 Creating recommendations to HEIs in BIH how to implement DHE. Milestones: 4 working groups established (M16); Amendments to laws and draft laws on DE submitted to governments (M18); Amendments to accreditation standards submitted to accreditation committee (M18); Recommendation to HEIs on implementation of dual HE published (M18);
WP4 Pilot testing of the generic DUALSCI model: Each HEI partner from BIH develops at least one own specific dual model. HEIs will create detailed plan of DE programme, purchase equipment and create training materials in cooperation with companies and partners from program countries. After finalization of pilot dual program, the analysis of the results will be performed. The toolkit will be designed as a resource for academic staff and industrial supervisors in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the dual education components. The toolkit will facilitate the synchronisation between university-based and workplace-based study elements. Activities: 4.1 Identification and conceptual definition of specific dual models; 4.2 Presenting specific dual models to companies and making agreements for participation; 4.3 Planning of pilot testing of specific dual models; 4.4 Purchase of equipment; 4.5 Development of training materials; 4.6 Development of toolkit for implementation and documentation of dual practice-integrated HE programmes; 4.7 Pilot implementation and testing of specific dual models; 4.8 Analysis of the results of pilot testing. Milestones: 50% of agreements signed by M19 of the project; 50% of pilot test started by the end of M21 of the project; 100% of teaching, training and learning material for the next semester prepared before semester start; Description of 4 specific dual models finished (M14); 4 agreements with companies participating in pilot testing signed (M12); Plan for pilot testing finished (M18); Material for pilot testing finished (M24); Toolkit published (M27); Equipment installed (M16); Report on pilot testing published (M30).
WP5 Quality Control and Monitoring: Carried out according to quality plan and metrics for DUALSCI. All partners will generate and submit internal quality reports with values of obtained indicators and reaching of milestones. All internal reports will be submitted to SC. SC will generate and submit final report. Also, two independent external experts will evaluate outputs of DUALSCI project. Activities: 5.1 Defining plan for project quality control; 5.2 Internal project control and monitoring; 5.3 External evaluation. Milestones: Plan for QC finished (M4); Report on external evaluation published (M34).
WP6 D&E of Results: The main aim is to raise awareness among stakeholders and general audience for DHE. As new types of studies, it is important to be publically and professionally recognized as a significant new component of the HE system. The final conference will present all project outcomes and provide recommendation and guidelines for their successful implementation in BIH. Different kinds of activities are considered: social media profiles, participation at education fairs, presentations of specific dual models to secondary school pupils, etc. Activities: 6.1 Defining D&E plan; 6.2 Preparation of dissemination products; 6.3 Raising awareness about DUALSCI and DE; 6.4 Preparation of the interim and final dissemination and exploitation report. 6.5 Final Conference. Milestones: D&E plan finished (M4); Promotional products printed (M8); Final Conference Proceedings published (M36).
WP7 Project management: The major decision-making body of the project will be Steering Committee (SC) which will consist of representatives from each partner. Local Committee (LC) will consist of representatives of BIH partners. Activities: 7.1 Overall project management; 7.2 Organization of coordination meetings; 7.3 Local project management; 7.4 Reporting. Milestones: Interim report submitted (M18); Final report submitted (M36).