Council of Europe


ido Leidner

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DELEGATE: ido leidner; Israel, council of Europe COUNTRY: Malta TOPIC A: internationalization of higher education

_A_s an active member of ERASMUS+, the EHEA, UNSECO and an advocate for the prioritization of education in the European union, the republic of Malta embraces the concept of internationalized higher education and believes that by focusing on employment and accessibility, we can reach internalization without diminishing local needs.

Employment: according to the European commission, the main reason for “degree rankings” and the “brain drain” problem is the lack of employment options in certain fields of study. In order to combat these issues and to satisfy the local needs of the CoE and its member states, we must promote Education-Employment fluidity and higher education student entrepreneurship, steps that have proven effective in Malta.

_F_or example; Malta has been working closely with the United Kingdom as a part of its foundation school program, which allows medical school graduates to receive hands on training and assessment in facilities and hospitals in Malta. they acquire work experience that will lead to graduate integration in the medical system. Recently, we declared an expansion of the initiative to fields of humanities, business studies and S.T.E.M. also revealed was an upcoming internship program of political science students in Malta's EU and international missions.

We believe that through EU wide inclusion of the foundation school framework and the establishment of a CoE and EUROCHAMBRES to encourage entrepreneurship ...