Recognition of professional qualifications

25-10-2010

This study follows up on the implementation of Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications. It analyses the challenges to the recognition of qualifications for four 'mobile' professions where problems are reported most regularly: Nurses, Architects (both automatic recognition) and Civil Engineer and Tourist Guides (mutual recognition or general system). Recommendations on how to overcome the identified challenges include including more professions and functionalities in the IMI system and considering to make the use of it mandatory, working to ensure mutual recognition even if the profession is not regulated in the home MS, developing best practices for processes to develop compensation measures, and assisting the MS in overcoming problems related to the requirement to document two years work experience in cases of written declarations in advance for provision of temporary services.

This study follows up on the implementation of Directive 2005/36/EC on recognition of professional qualifications. It analyses the challenges to the recognition of qualifications for four 'mobile' professions where problems are reported most regularly: Nurses, Architects (both automatic recognition) and Civil Engineer and Tourist Guides (mutual recognition or general system). Recommendations on how to overcome the identified challenges include including more professions and functionalities in the IMI system and considering to make the use of it mandatory, working to ensure mutual recognition even if the profession is not regulated in the home MS, developing best practices for processes to develop compensation measures, and assisting the MS in overcoming problems related to the requirement to document two years work experience in cases of written declarations in advance for provision of temporary services.

Parlamendiväline autor

Mrs Janne Sylvest, Mrs Karin Gros Pedersen and Mrs Martha Bird