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Study visit of Israeli Working Group on National Qualifications’ Framework

An Israeli delegation attended a workshop at ETF premises on 23 and 24 September, as part of ETF’s ongoing support, and a Twinning Project funded by the European Union, for the development of the Israeli National Qualifications Framework.

The Israeli Working Group undertaking the development of the qualifications’ framework, from different Ministries, State agencies and the Manufacturers’ Association of Israel, partnered with the official Italian organisation CIMEA, Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence, for the Twinning project. CIMEA supports the recognition of academic qualifications and mobility.

The study visit was an opportunity for the Working Group to learn from the expertise and experience of the establishment of the Italian National Qualifications Framework and European best practices.

More information will be available in the next edition of ETF’s Live and Learn Magazine and ETF’s social media, with highlights of the interview with Ms Tsipi Weinberg from the Israeli Ministry of Education and Ms Manuela Costone from CIMEA.

Background

A National Qualifications System facilitates the professional and geographic mobility of students, workers and professionals through recognition of qualifications, including lifelong learning, enhancing transparency and mobility of qualifications

ETF provides advice to Israel, and other neighbouring countries of the European Union, on developing a national qualifications framework with reference to the European Qualifications Framework. The ETF has produced a toolkit covering the relationship between qualifications and curricula, and the functions of guidance, verification of non-formal and informal learning, and communication services.