Successful International Certificate Program will enter second year soon

The Europäische Akademie der Arbeit (EAdA) in Frankfurt am Main was delighted to launch its International Certificate Program in cooperation with the Macro Center of Political Economics (Macro) in Tel Aviv and the Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo (MTA) eight months ago.

The vehement engagement and persistent effort of Professor Martin Allespach, head and director of the EAdA, and Dr. Roby Nathanson, head and director of Macro Centre, with the support of their teams had a successful result that exceeded all expectations. The essential financial support of the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung made the realization of this unique German-Israeli study program possible.

This exclusive study program in Germany and Israel offers within twelve months a comparative, scientific and interdisciplinary focus on both countries’ industrial relations on the spot. It qualifies young people for an enhanced work at their local trade union, international employees’ organisations, political parties, public institutions, non-governmental organizations and associations or in the field of workplace co-determination.

As Professor Allespach, pointed out during his speech at the opening ceremony, “because of the particular challenges of our time, it is important for younger generations to think on an international level and understand the significant role of international decision makers.” Also crucial is the historical value of the German-Israeli trade union relations, as Dr. Silke Tönsjost stressed at the opening ceremony.

The students that are currently attending the first course of the program, Aya Satel, Yasmin Sayeh, Tim Herbold, Judit Alema and Anna Schmitz have finished their semester in Frankfurt successfully and are since Oktober 2019 in Tel Aviv continuing with the same enthusiasm.

In April 2020 Dr. Zeynep Nettekoven, the program coordinator and Max Rudel, the program manager  will welcome new participants in Frankfurt.


"It was important and interesting to see how things work elsewhere, and try to think how I could improve or change the situation in my country.
I especially enjoyed the knowledgeable lecturer in the Labor Law course in Germany."

Yasmin Sayeh, Israel

"Academically, the courses were professional and interesting. The workshops were also unique and fun. I gained knowledge, improved my English and made new friends."

Aya Satel, Israel

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