Algerian National Laboratory for Maintenance Education

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 €


UVigo team

Jorge Marcos Acevedo
Project coordinator

Eva Garea Oya
Project technical coordinator

Miguel Díaz Cacho
Academic staff

René Lastra Cid
Academic staff

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


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.

  1. Relative low productivity determined especially by the lacking knowledge in modern manufacturing technology, maintenance and asset integrity
  2. 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. Structure of the ANL-ORG
  2. Educational and Training maintenance programme structure
  3. Workforce competence and skill profile for maintenance jobs

WP2: Development of Maintenance Engineering Specialization – ANL EDUC

  1. Outline and fulfilment of the curriculum
  2. Syllabuses and Educational material development
  3. ANL- Project scenarios
  4. Pilot course and maintenance programme evaluation

WP3: Development of Maintenance Engineering training programme – ANL VET

  1. ANL-VET curricula development
  2. Development of modular training courses
  3. ANL-Project Scenarios and Pilot course and ANL-VET programme evaluation

WP4: Quality Assurance, monitoring and control

  1. Risk analysis and contingency plan
  2. Internal Quality Assurance and Control
  3. Quality assessment of education and training

WP5: Dissemination and ANL-Knowledge Maintenance Platform

  1. WEB page and Dissemination Plan
  2. Dissemination workshops & seminars
  3. Promotional activities and publications
  4. ANL-Knowledge Platform

WP6: Exploitation and ANL-ORG

  1. ANL-MEd exploitation strategy and exploitation plan
  2. ANL-Org structure and activity
  3. ANL Infrastructure and Equipment

WP7: Project coordination and administration

  1. Project coordination
  2. Project Administration and financial control