The wider objective of the project is to improve student learning in Serbia through the improvement of the professional competencies of principals and other educational leaders.

 The specific objectives, within the aforementioned wider one, include:

  • Developing and implementation of a joint, modern, interdisciplinary 60 ECTS Master program in Educational Leadership, including professional development courses, that will address Serbian Standards for Competencies for principals, Law on the Foundations of the Educational System and Strategy for Development of Education, as well as be built on rigorous research evidence and Bologna principles. The program will be modular and practice-oriented, and will increase competencies of aspiring educational leaders, school principals and middle management, as well as of school boards and employees in local, regional and national educational authorities.
  • Establishing an Educational Leadership Network (ELN) for exchange of experiences, discourse on educational leadership, identification of issues in educational leadership in Serbia, and formulation of recommendations for their improvement.

The expected outputs and outcomes include:

Needs analysed, and review of state of art and effective leadership preparation programs undertaken WP 1 (DEV):

•          1.1 Needs analysis report

•          1.2 Review of state of art and effective programs

•          1.3 Consortium meeting at P6 – NSO

•          1.4 Final report on MA program and PD courses concept


Syllabi, teaching methods and materials developed and equipment in place WP 2 (DEV):

•          2.1 Draft versions of course syllabi

•          2.2 Draft selection of teaching methods and materials

•          2.3 Consortium meeting at P8 – SZTE

•          2.4 Finalized syllabi, teaching methods and materials

•          2.5 Equipment and books in place


Training of trainers (teachers and mentors) undertaken WP 3 (DEV):

•          3.1 Selection of teachers & mentors for the MA and PD

•          3.2 Training of teachers & mentors

•          3.3 Consortium meeting at P7 – UJ


Master program and PD courses implemented WP 4 (DEV):

•          4.1 Student selection and enrolment in the MA and PD

•          4.2 Implementation of Master program and PD courses

•          4.3 Seminars/workshops of EU partners

•          4.4 Internships of students at EU partner institutions


Educational Leadership Network established and working WP5 (DEV):

•          5.1 Establishment of ELN

•          5.2 Formulation of issues/recommendations

•          5.3 Meetings with policy makers


QA mechanisms in place WP 6 (QPLN):

•          6.1 Formative evaluation of the program

•          6.2 External evaluation report

•          6.3 Inter TEMPUS project coaching

•          6.4 Modern and relevant QA mechanisms


Project results disseminated WP 7 (DISS):

•          7.1 Web site

•          7.2 Handbook “Best practices in Educational Leadership”

•          7.3 Master program and PD courses brochure

•          7.4 Presentations at conferences

•          7.5 Dissemination conferences/Student info days

•          7.6 Final project conference


Sustainability of the project ensured WP 8 (EXP):

•          8.1 Accreditation documents

•          8.2 PD registration documents

•          8.3 Institutionalization of the Master program

•          8.4 Continuation of implementation and dissemination


Operational and financial management functional and timely WP 9 (MGMT):

•          9.1 Local management and coordination meetings

•          9.2 Kick-off and Steering Committee meetings

•          9.3 Project monitoring

•          9.4 Project reports