Project title: Algerian National Laboratory for Maintenance Education (ANL-MEd)

Grant Agreement: 2017-3071/001-001

European call: ERASMUS+ Capacity Building in Higher Education, EAC/A03/2016

Duration: from 15 October 2017 to 14 October 2020

Total budget: 1.156.965 €

  • PARTNERS:
  1. UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET DE LA TECHNOLOGIE, HOUARI BOUMEDIENE established in ALGERIA
  2. UNIVERSITE DES FRERES MENTOURI CONSTANTINE established in ALGERIA
  3. UNIVERSITE BADJI MOKHTAR ANNABA established in ALGERIA
  4. UNIVERSITE M’HAMED BOUGARA BOUMERDES established in ALGERIA
  5. KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN established in SWEDEN
  6. UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO established in SPAIN
  7. UNIVERSITATEA DUNAREA DE JOS DIN GALATI established in ROMANIA
  8. SOCIETE NATIONALE DES VEHICULES INDUSTRIELS, ROUIBA established in ALGERIA
  9. SOCIETE DES MATERIELS DE GERBAGE ET DE MANUTENTION, CONSTANTINE established in ALGERIA
  10. CTMC, BENI-AMRANE, BOUMERDES established in ALGERIA
  11. CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN TECHNOLOGIES INDUSTRIELLES established in ALGERIA
  12. EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF NATIONAL MAINTENANCE SOCIETIES VZW established in BELGIUM
  13. INSTITOUTO ANAPTIXIS EPICHEIRIMATIKOTITAS ASTIKI ETAIREIAE established in GREECE
  14. PLASMATRIX AB established in SWEDEN
  15. UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE established in ITALY

UVigo team

JORGE MARCOS ACEVEDO
Project coordinator
MIGUEL DÍAZ-CACHO MEDINA
Academic staff
EVA GAREA OYA
Project technical coordinator
RENÉ LASTRA CID
Researcher

Project Description

ANL-MEd assembles for 36 months a consortium with 15 Algerian and European partners. The consortium, coordinated by USTHB, has a hierarchical structure that ensures an efficient communication and cooperation. Four European universities with solid competence in maintenance engineering and management will contribute to development of teaching material and training students, teacher, trainers and industry staff. The four Algerian universities will collaborate with EU partners and the Algerian industrial partners to develop and implement the specialization and training programmes, and to create the ANL-ORG, the national laboratory which will coordinates all activities related to maintenance education. The key factor for implementation of the project objectives is the active collaboration between academic and industrial partners. Consequently, important resources have been allocated for creating a harmonious working environment – ANL-ORG – with activities for creating synergies between project partners and stakeholders. This will contribute to strengthening the active cooperation between university and industry, as well between Algeria and EU.

The project activities are distributed in 7 work packages according to a detailed work plan that adequately structures the efforts into manageable work packages with clear responsibilities and objectives.

For improved effectiveness in the project for organization of implementation, the partners are grouped in three clusters:

  • ANL-EDUC – cluster for education,
  • ANL-VET – cluster for vocational education and training
  • ANL-ORG for organization of the ANL, coordinating the resources for integration, communication and exploitation.

Objective

The goal of the ANL-MEd is to provide Algerian industry with a new generation of skilled personnel, especially at mid- and higher levels, along with ensuring flexible and continuing education and training of industry personnel at all levels. Flexibility is necessary to adapt and update the knowledge according to the day-to-day progress of science and technology. The partners in the project have been selected above all to suit to the genuine structure of Algerian academia and industry and to align it to a modern and dynamic European standard. The reference line is represented by the two main characteristics of the Algerian industry

  • i) Relative low productivity determined especially by the lacking knowledge in modern manufacturing technology, maintenance and asset integrity.
  • ii) Few large companies and many SMEs with very small resources for internal development

Project Activities and Methodology

WP1: ANL-MEd Framework development and educational and training specifications

  • 1.1. Structure of the ANL-ORG
  • 1.2. Educational and Training maintenance programme structure
  • 1.3. Workforce competence and skill profile for maintenance jobs

WP2: Development of Maintenance Engineering Specialization – ANL EDUC

  • 2.1. Outline and fulfilment of the curriculum
  • 2.2. Syllabuses and Educational material development
  • 2.3 ANL- Project scenarios
  • 2.4 Pilot course and maintenance programme evaluation

WP3 Development of Maintenance Engineering training programme – ANL VET

  • 3.1. ANL-VET curricula development
  • 3.2. Development of modular training courses
  • 3.3. ANL-Project Scenarios and Pilot course and ANL-VET programme evaluation

WP4: Quality Assurance, monitoring and control

  • 4.1. Risk analysis and contingency plan
  • 4.2. Internal Quality Assurance and Control
  • 4.3. Quality assessment of education and training

WP5: Dissemination and ANL-Knowledge Maintenance Platform

  • 5.1. WEB page and Dissemination Plan
  • 5.2. Dissemination workshops & seminars
  • 5.3. Promotional activities and publications
  • 5.4. ANL-Knowledge Platform

WP6: Exploitation and ANL-ORG

  • 6.1. ANL-MEd exploitation strategy and exploitation plan
  • 6.2. ANL-Org structure and activity
  • 6.3. ANL Infrastructure and Equipment

WP7: Project coordination and administration

  • 7.1. Project coordination
  • 7.2. Project Administration and financial control

Consortium Meeting in Vigo

From 26th and 27th of March 2019

Consortium Meeting in Annaba, Algeria

From 19-20 of September 2018
Meeting of all partners of the consortium

The objectives of the meeting were:

  • Decision making on project activities including corrections of activities time-table;
  • Conflict resolution mechanism for any issue that may arise;
  • Quality control management;
  • Continuous communication on running project's activities;
  • Revision of deliverables of the project;
  • Approval of all project results and changes in activity plan.

Kick off meeting in Algiers, Algeria

From 21 to 22 of February 2018, Algiers, Algeria
Meeting of all partners of the consortium

The objectives of the Kick-Off meeting were:

  • To introduce the partners of the project to each other;
  • To develop a common understanding of the project objectives, activities and expected results;
  • To discuss in details the action plan for the next six months of the project;
  • To present and discuss the management, administrative procedures and guidelines for the grant use.
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