Taking stock on European standards, enabling professional mobility

DWA has initiated a EWA working group to establish coherent educational standards in the water sector

Hennef. A new working group named „European Qualification Framework“, organised by the European Water Association (EWA) aims to establish coherence in existing European educational standards in the water sector. Initiated by the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA), the working group was founded in March during the Wasser Berlin International 2017. The working group consists of 25 members from 17 different European countries such as Austria, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Hungary and the Netherlands.

The working group intends to compile existing educational regulations within the different countries and publish the findings into a final report. The overall goal is to be able to compare existing qualifications in order to facilitate labour mobility across the borders.

The group will meet annually to discuss findings and moreover, communicate by means of skype or mail. Chairman of the new working group is Rüdiger Heidebrecht, Head of Department Training and International Cooperation within the DWA. Interested parties on this topic are more than welcome to contribute. Please contact the EWA Secretariat for more information:

European Water Association (EWA) Mrs. Mona Lorvik Theodor-Heuss-Allee 17 D-53773 Hennef Tel. +49 2242 872-168 Email: lorvik@ewa-online.eu

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