Update of need analysis

  • Preliminary desk research, collection of relevant data
  • Identification of stakeholders
  • Identification of existing governance frameworks and best practices
  • Design and preparation of a diagnostic tool
  • Self-evaluation for a final assessment study

Training and capacity building activities for internal staff in quality assurance and strategic planning

  • Designing of training content and programme;
  • Development of training methodology and didactic material;
  • Selection of training participants;
  • Implementation of online training for universities in Iraq;
  • Preparation and organisation of training study visits at EU Universities (Siena, Evora and Aydin Istanbul Universities);
  • Organizing and conducting capacity building activities in Iraq (training field missions in Basrah and Baghdad Universities)
  • Organisation of some ToT at local level

Implementation of changes and best practices through action plans

  • Development of a specific action plan for each HEI in Iraq
  • Piloting the Implementation of the action plans in each Iraq HEIs
  • Drawing up of a general guideline handbook for strategic planning and governance for HEIs
  • Assessing and refining the governance framework at each university

Modernization of Iraqi HEIs International Relations Strategies

  • Tailor modelling of the WP according to WP1 outcomes;
  • Selection of training participants, crucial for the good outcome of the WP. This task should be carried out involving the in-selection process Iraqi University with the coordination of the WP leaders.
  • Organisation of the trainings at University of Bologna;
  • Definition of a modern university international relation strategic plan in each Iraqi partner;
  • Organisation of a national workshop at national level.

Launching of consultative centre in HEIs to coordinate University, state and not-state actor

  • Definition of the strategy for the creation of a consultative centre in each university for a better coordination of university and non-university actors
  • Organisation of a National Consultative workshop to define the creation of consultative centre (at the MHESR, Baghdad)
  • Creation and launching of the consultative centre in each HEI in Iraq

Project Quality and Evaluation

  • Definition of Quality Committee
  • Definition of Quality Plan
  • Internal evaluation: evaluation of the quality of each deliverable for WP and suggested improvements
  • External evaluation: Preparation of quality report (mid-term and final reports)

Dissemination and Exploitation

  • Design of the dissemination and exploitation plan
  • Creation and management of the Project website
  • Preparation of dissemination Materials
  • Deployment of Dissemination and Sustainability Campaign
  • Organisation of the final Conference


  • Operative and financial management
  • Performing of plenary and virtual meetings