Wetskills-Israel 2021

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Wetskills-Israel 2021

October 3 - October 14

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Wetskills goes to Israel again!

After four and eight years Wetskills will go back in Israel.

Together with our local host Grand Water Research Institute of Technion University in Haifa, supported by the College of Sea of Galilee, Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands  and WaterEdge.il a new Wetskills Challenge will be organized from 3 to 14 October in Haifa. Like previous editions the Wetskills group will visit water and cultural sites in Haifa and Sea of Galilee. As a kick-start of the working days, the BrainHurricane will organized with speeddate sessions with various experts in the Israeli water industry. After this the teams will go further with brainstorming and elaborating the out-of-the-box ideas. The finals will be organized with hybrid workshop (with livestream, TBC) on 13 October, together with the Embassy of The Kingdom of The Netherlands and all our local and international partners of this event.

Are you a student or young professional from Israel, Europe or other parts of the world, and do you want to make a difference in the water & sustainability sector? Would you like to experience working in an international team and experiencing the culture of Israel?  Do you want to work on challenging water-energy-food, climate and sustainability issues and get to present your ideas? Then this is your chance!

Wetskills Foundation is inviting students (Bachelor (final year), Master and PhD) and Young Professionals from universities and organisations worldwide with a passion for Water-Energy-Food, to join this great experience. Apply for Wetskills-Israel 2021 (period: 3-14 October 2021).

'As is water, Wetskills is also for everyone. Apart from the ground you visit, you visit a different ‘world’ 🙂'

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First Deadline: 15 August 2021

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Application (online) and selection deadline for local and international participants: 15 August 2021.

After this deadline, every week a selection of the new applications will be made untill the program is full. (First Come, First Served)

Who can apply?

Any Young Professional (up to 5 years of working experience) and student (last year Bachelor, Master or PhD) from Israel, Europe and other countries worldwide,  with a passion for water-energy-food and intercultural teamwork.

How can I apply?

Prepare a motivation letter and resume, click the botton on the right, fill out the online application form and submit it.

Selection criteria

The Wetskills organization will make a final selection among applications received, based on quality of motivation & resume. The organisation will also consider a good diversity of the whole group (incl. backgrounds, local/international, gender balance, etc.).


  • Participation fee for local and international participants is € 395,- (excl. VAT). This participation fee includes accommodation, teambuilding activities, some lunches & dinners, field trips, workshop, supervision, trainings and working venues. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses (plane tickets, local travel, etcetera), meals during working days and other personal costs.
  • Participation fee for local applicants, who do not need accommodation arrangements in Haifa, is € 125,-.

Note: During past editions participants often successfully arranged financial compensation for their Wetskills participation from their university or employer. We therefore strongly encourage applicants to inquire about funding opportunities to compensate the costs (university mobility funds, travel allowance etc.).

Joining this Wetskills Event – What do you get?

A unique learning experience where you will tackle real-life water challenges with your own team!

  • You will increase your skills in: international cooperation; problem solving, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary teamwork, networking and presenting (pitch & poster);
  • You will get the opportunity to connect with other international water students/young professionals;
  • You will visit Haifa, Sea of Galilee and surroundings: water-related, natural and cultural sites, and meetings with water experts;
  • You will learn, network and experience more about international and regional water challenges, the main stakeholders and organisations, contemporary issues and current business opportunities;
  • You will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program.

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Event Cases

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Do you also want to submit a challenge and get an out-of-the-box concept (Pitch and Poster) in one of our Wetskills event worldwide? Wetskills Foundation and partners would like to welcome businesses, governments, knowledge institutes and/or NGOs to formulate one of the Challenges and support the Wetskills programme in Israel. Join us in this unique Experience! Find more information in our leaflet (will follow) and contact Johan Oost, johan.oost@wetskills.com.

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Previous events in Israel (2013 & 2017)

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October 3
October 14
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Johan Oost
Ron Mannheim
Gali Fux
Alex Furman


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