This article focuses on the courses held in the first year of the Tempus Demed project in the three Balkan universities belonging to the partnership: the University of Tirana (Albania), South East European University (Seeu - Macedonia), the University of Prishtina (Kosovo). The project main goal was the launch of new masters programmes in education in the three universities and the Improving teacher education. In-service intensive summer courses represented the first step in this direction. They were therefore designed to provide participants (mostly academics) with the necessary knowledge and skills to be involved in the future masters programmes. The article describes the main features of the courses and the participants’ perceptions and reactions.
Keywords: Bologna process, Balkan region, educational research, assessment, curricula design