Profil

Vera SHIKO

Position:
Member of WG2
Phone:
+ 355692624713
Email:
Info

Description of job and tasks involved

Transport Planning Engineer for National Transport Plan modeling and updating in Albania (ANTP) every year. Working with international foreign assistance LOUIS BERGE Group for 2 ANTPs (2006, 2010) and for Strategy of Transport Strategy in Albania (TiEG, 2016). Work in multi-institutional team of experts for developing, maintaining, reviewing and updating the national transport strategy managed from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructures. Applications for involvement in EU programs for training and partnership in transport projects. EU Project Coordinator. Stakeholder registered in EU programs/projects.

Responsible for establishing and developing international relationships for institutional capacity growth. Coordinator in the training programs for the Institute of Transport Staff provided from NUFFIC and Netherlands Embassy in Tirana (2004). Coordinator for European Projects: Survey of Infrastructures Systems in Albania (SISA) Project (2005); - Technical assistance to Scott Wilson Krick Patrick Company (UK) for traffic monitoring in Tepelena-Gjirokastra road construction (2006). Applications and coordinator of EU project ADRIAFORM under the Contract with Delegation of the European Commission in Tirana. Team member for transport research in national and international level.

 

Experience with European research projects

• Stakeholder in the project Danube.Inco-Net, participation in the Pilot Project Workshops for RTI&Bioeconomy strategies in the Danube region, (2016), project proposal submitted for funding opportunities managed from University of Vienna, BOKU

• Application for participation in TAIEX Study Visit: Approved by TAIEX Office- year 2015-2018, completed

• Project Coordinator of  Institute of Transport for MArED Project, TEMPUS Program (2014-2017)

• Contact person in Project application and implementation: MED Programe 2016, LOCATIONS Project; Interreg ADRION, Cross Boarder programs

• Action Cluster Member for the Market Place of the European Innovation Partnership for Smart cities and Communities eu-smartcities.eu; Paper review and comments for IARIA Journal

• Application and speaker for the INSPIRE Conference organized from JRC, EC, (2012, 2013)

• Application for EPPOM Conference, winner of the Best practice in Mobility Management. May 2013 June 2010 -  2012), working in group for MOBALB project, financed by Flemish Government on the 6&8 Priority: “ Transport Land Use and Mobility Management” implemented in Albania

• December 2011-August 2014, MC of COST Action TU1001 (www.cost.eu) working for the publication of Concessions in transport in Albania in PPP Books

• May 2011, Application for CIVITAS CATALIST Fund Activity, coordinator for Exchange Staff Study Visit on the Priority: “Urban Goods Transport”, Genoa, Italy

 

Project applications in European Programs:

 Adriatic New Neighborhood programme INTERREG/CARDS/PHARE,

 Interreg III A Adriatic Cross Border Programme,

 FP7 Programme,

 Interreg MED program,

 Interreg Adriatico-Ionian CBC.

 

 

Organisation

Institute of Transport carries out studies and projects in national and international level in:

 Transport, energy and environment

 Transport and economics

 New technologies application in transport vehicles and infrastructure

with focus in - R&D Collaboration in: 

• Transport Planning and Traffic signaling

• Transport Infrastructure&environment

• Transport Policies and Strategies

• Legislation in Transport,

IT accomplished the research work in cooperation and through:

1. IT Staff, institutional agreements with Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and other Institutions

2. Private – Public Partnerships: with highly experienced experts in transport field, academics, and lectors from the Universities and Industries

3. European project Partner, involvement in studies and projects team, national and international networks, research and scientific work for up to date experiences in transport research.

Biography

Education/Professional Career

2003- present:

Transport researcher, Institute of Transport, Tirana, Albania

2010-2012:

Update Studies in Master Professional in Transport and Research (PUT)

1980-2003:Mechanical Engineer, Technology Designer, Mechanical Plant
1975-1980:Studies of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tirana