2017 EVDI Congress, Verona Italy...

We are very happy to announce that the next EVDI congress will take place in beautiful Verona from the 29th of August to the 2nd of September 2017

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EBVS Committee

Tobias Schwarz
Patrick Kircher
Allison Zwingenberger


EBVS Common Training Framework

Common Training Framework

  • Currently there is automatic recognition of professional qualifications of 7 sectoral professions in EU but not for specialist veterinarians.
  • A new EU directive provides the legal framework for recognition of professional qualifications thus enabling EBVS to apply for the CTF under certain conditions
  • Conditions of the CTF:
    • Enables more professionals to move across member states
    • Regulated in at least one third of Member States
    • Common set of knowledge, skills and compentences → obtained at “University” or “vocational training course”
    • Based on levels of European Qualifications Framework (EQF):
      • DVM = EQF level 7
      • PhD, specialists = EQF level 8 (highest level)
  • Benefits of CTF:
    • Specialists can move freely in participating countries
    • Specialist title can be used without restrictions
    • Benchmark standard for veterinary specialist education
    • Legal recognition for the distinctiveness of the veterinary specialist skillset to contribute to and improve animal and public health and well being
    • Increases credibility towards veterinary profession and public
  • Requirements to our college:
    • Apply European principles of Quality Assurance
    • Have training programs in line with EQF level 8
    • When implementing EQF, QA systems should include consistent evaluation methods, associating self-assessment and external review (2008/C111/01)
    • Diplomates maintain required knowledge, skills and competences
    • Diplomates follow a specific Code of Conduct

 See powerpoint presentation at link below.