Structura de calificare europeana pentru meseria de ingrijitor animale din gradini zoologice

Romanian zookeepers, we have now also translated the framework for you! To download the Romanian version of the framework, go to the Resources section of this website.

Europos zoologijos sodų gyvūnų prižiūrėtojų gebėjimų pagrindų ugdymas

More good news for zoos and zookeepers in Lithuania: the framework is now also available in the Lithuanian language! You can download the Lithuanian version of the framework in the Resources section of our website.

Opis Kwalifikacji Zawodowych po Polsku

Good news for zoos and zookeepers in Poland: the framework is now also available in Polish! You can find the Polish translation of the framework in the Resources section of our website.

EPZQF poster 2018

Join the herd, spread the word!

Do you also think that the European Professional Zookeeper Qualification Framework could use a bit more promotion, for example at your zoo or school? Or maybe even at your local government? We’ve made that very easy: just print out this poster and put it up in a nice spot. On the fridge in your keeper […]

Sparsholt College

Andy Beer from Sparsholt College on the EPZQF project

Andy Beer, Director of Zoo Management Studies at EPZQF partner Sparsholt College, discusses the development of the framework and the perceived benefits for Sparsholt College.

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How zookeepers will benefit from the framework at Zagreb Zoo

Davorka Maljković, vice director of EPZQF project partner Zagreb Zoo (Croatia), talks about the value of the European Professional Zookeeper Qualification Framework for her zoo and its keepers.

Marta about Conservation Education

The importance of conservation education

Head of Marketing and Education at ZOO Wrocław, Marta Zając-Ossowska explains why conservation education is important for everyone.  

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Promotional video

Our new promotional video is ready! Check it out to learn more about EPZQF. And don’t forget to join the EPZQF team at the EAZA conference for an update on how the project is going – we’re excited to share our progress with you all!

EAZA Annual Conference 2017 Emmen

EAZA Annual Conference 2017 session in Emmen

For the second year in a row, the EPZQF will have its own dedicated session at the EAZA Annual Conference. On Friday 22 September all conference delegates are invited to join us for an introduction to the newly-published EPZQF and the latest updates on the project’s progress and future plans for development. 

Professional Development for Zookeepers workshop participants July 2017

EPZQF stories, part 1

During a 5-day workshop at Chester Zoo, participating zoo professionals responsible for recruiting, training and developing zookeepers were asked to have a critical look at the draft framework and give their feedback. What do they think of it? Would they consider it a useful tool? How would they recommend using it?