Workpackage 1 The overall objective is to provide the background and support the design of the STEPS programme in order to meet labour market and society’s need and expectations Workpackage 2 According to the target groups and the needs analysis, the scientific background and the experience of the partners, the courses will be organized in two groups. Workpackage 3 The objective of the seminars and lectures is to improve the capacity of scientific staff of the partner countries HEIs, by transferring/exchanging knowledge. Workpackage 4 The objective of the WP: To develop and harmonize the content of the STEPS courses. Workpackage 5 The aim is to build the capacity of laboratories of partner countries HEIs: ICT-centers, Advanced instrumentation. Workpackage 6 Wp 6 objective is the accreditation of the steps programme in western Balkan countries involved in the project. Workpackage 7 The implementation of the STEPS programme is the result of all the previous tasks of the project. Workpackage 8 Standardisation of processes regarding quality evaluation of STEPs deliverables/outcomes. Workpackage 9 A project is sustainable when it continues to deliver benefits to the project beneficiaries and/or other constituencies. Workpackage 10 Setting up PMT, SC, IQAT and EQAT. Delegate leading role for tasks and work packages.