3rd Call for WBAA Project Ideas 2022: Selected Projects

After the evaluation process of the project ideas for the 3rd WBAA Project call 2022, four ideas have been selected to move forward to the elaboration phase. The evaluation process

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WBAA Report on the first four years

A report on the “history” of WBAA and its objective, structure and activities since 2018 was published. This report shows how WBAA contributes to the regional exchange of EU alumni,

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WBAA as Positive Deviance – academic paper

We are proud to announce the publication of a new book chapter by our esteemed members of the Western Balkans Association of Alumni (WBAA) with a renowned publisher, Springer. The

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Result election Head of Team Higher Education

From 19 to 28 January, the election of the Head for Advocacy for the WBAA Team Higher Education Reform & Equal access to higher education took place in the Online

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Call for WBAA Projects, detailed description

Thank you very much for your interest in the WBAA Projects. The possibility for WBAA members to implement their own projects is an essential and relevant task of WBAA to

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WBAA Tracer Study

After a long time of work, the results of the WBAA Tracer Study are finally here! The study was initiated in 2018 by members of the WBAA Research team, above all Arber Hajrizaj, Renata Petrevska Nechkoska, Samir Beharic and Adelina Basholli. It was funded by the EU and carried out by the WBAA Service Provider, in this case the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna. » Read more

Who we are?

The Western Balkans Alumni Association (WBAA) is a regional association of alumni from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo * and Serbia, who pursued international learning mobility in an Erasmus+ Programme Country. Officially launched in March 2018, WBAA was born from the EU’s Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training in 2014, where the Ministers of Education of the 6 Western Balkan countries agreed on the need to establish a regional network of alumni. Since its inception, WBAA has come a long way! Read more here

WBAA’s Objectives

  • Establishing a strong union of alumni from the Western Balkans
  • Promoting mobility opportunities in Europe and beyond
  • Sharing experience by supporting and mentoring students
  • Increasing employability through exchange of best practice, experience and contacts
  • Empowering and inspiring young people to achieve their goals
  • Contributing to the modernisation of higher education systems back home
  • Liaising with other alumni associations in the EU and beyond
Find more details about WBAA aims and goals here.

Our Mission

The aim of the WBAA is to establish a strong union of alumni coming from the Western Balkans countries in order to advocate for modernization and improve the quality of higher education in the region and empower young people of the Western Balkans on their academic and career development towards successful employment.


Happy to introduce WBAA Blog, a place where alumni of Erasmus scholarships share their experiences, students discover more about mobilities and opportunities, high education professionals share their work and young professionals get advice on how to grow professionally. This blog is about storytelling that inspires, tips and tricks on how to succeed professionally and academically. Meet Western Balkan stories from the eyes of successful and empowering WBAA members.

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How to get involved in WBAA?

If you are an alumna or alumnus from the Western Balkans who has spent part of your studies in the EU member states or third countries associated to the Erasmus+ Programme, either as an EU scholar or EU country scholar, or as a self-funded individual, you can get involved with WBAA now!

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