European Qualification Framework

The objective of the Working Group (WG) is to compare educational measures and recognised certificates/diplomas (either on national or association level) in order to achieve a matrix of the European Qualifications within the water sector. These findings will eventually be documented in an article or a manual. By this measure, the certificates are easily comparable, the mobility of the employees is improved and, the standards of educational certificates are transparent.

This working group aims to evaluate the best existing offers and examine the possibilities for a future cooperation. It is vital for every association to commit to new talents.

The results of exchanging experiences in this working group will be summarised in a report.

You will find the general presentation which was held on the subject on 28 March 2017, which gives you an idea of the scope of this working group. Moreover, the presentations given by Agnes Maenhout on WetSkills is included here, as well as the information on DWA Professional Competition and DWA University Challenge.

All information within the working group will be provided here, if published. NB! No contact information on working group members will be not displayed here. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EWA Secretariat: lorvik(at) 


Main Presentation by Rüdiger Heidebrecht

Rüdiger Heidebrecht (4.6 MB)

DWA Professional Competition

A link to the DWA Professional Competition website is found here