Israel: EU launches first Twinning project in education

September 4, 2018
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Last week, the Delegation of the European Union to Israel, representatives from the Italian and Israeli Ministries of Education gathered with multiple government stakeholders and the academic community to launch the Israeli National Qualification Framework Twinning project, the largest Twinning project to have been undertaken in Israel, and the first benefitting the Ministry of Education.

This project will last 2 years and has a budget of €1.8 million. Its objective is to establish an Israeli National Qualification Framework (NQF) that will bring the various existing education and training sectors, formal and informal, together in a single framework, and will ensure the Israeli NQF is aligned to the European Qualification framework.

EU Ambassador to Israel, Emanuele Giaufret said: “Twinning projects are part of deep official relations between the EU and Israeli government ministries and agencies. They reflect the desire to bring Israel’s standards and procedures closer to those of the EU, and encourage important sharing of experience. This is the first Twinning project with the Ministry of Education, one which has great benefits for young citizens choosing their career pathways and will help Israel prepare for its future labour and economic needs“.

Since 2007, Israel has already benefitted from about 14 Twinning projects in areas such as telecommunications, agriculture, consumer protection, energy, environment and justice, as well as about 120+ TAIEX activities delivering European expertise on specific topics.

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