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access to procedures for recognition of qualifications

Definition(s)

  1. In the global migration context, conditions and requirements governing the admission to procedures for recognition of professional diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications for migrants and refugees in host countries in accordance with relevant national procedures.
  2. In the EU migration context, conditions and requirements governing the admission to procedures for recognition of professional diplomas, certificates and other evidence of formal qualifications for third-country nationals (legally resident third-country nationals, beneficiaries of international protection) in EU Member States in accordance with the relevant national procedures.

Source(s)

  1. Developed by EMN
  2. Derived by EMN from Art. 11(1c) of Council Directive 2003/109/EC (Long Term Residents Directive), and Art. 28 of Directive 2011/95/EU Recast Qualification Directive.

Translations

  • BG: достъп до процедури за признаване на квалификации
  • CS: přístup k řízením o uznávání kvalifikací
  • DE: Zugang zu Verfahren für die Anerkennung von Befähigungsnachweisen (EU acquis); Zugang zu Verfahren für die Anerkennung von Qualifikationen
  • EL: πρόσβαση στις διαδικασίες για αναγνώριση προσόντων
  • EN: access to procedures for recognition of qualifications
  • ES: n/a
  • ET: uurdepääs kvalifikatsioonide tunnustamise menetlusele
  • FI: oikeus ulkomailla suoritettujen tutkintojen kelpoisuuden tunnustamiseen (työtä tai opiskelupaikkaa haettaessa)
  • FR: accès aux procédures de reconnaissances des qualifications
  • GA: rochtain ar nósanna imeachta um cháilíochtaí a aithint
  • HU: A képesítések elismertetésére alkalmazott eljárásokhoz történő hozzáférés
  • IT: accesso all’occupazione
  • LT: galimybė naudotis kvalifikacijų pripažinimo tvarka
  • LV: piekļuve kvalifikāciju atzīšanas procedūrām
  • MT: Aċċess għall-proċeduri fir-rikonoxximent tal-kwalifiki
  • NL: toegang tot procedures voor de erkenning van kwalificaties
  • PL: dostęp do procedur uznawania kwalifikacji
  • PT: acesso aos procedimentos de reconhecimento de qualificações
  • RO: n/a
  • SK: prístup k postupom uznávania kvalifikácií
  • SL: dostop do postopka priznavanja poklicnih kvalifikacij
  • SV: tillgång till förfaranden för erkännande av kvalifikationer
  • NO: tilgang til ordninger for godkjenning av kvalifikasjoner (b); tilgang til ordningar for godkjenning av kvalifikasjonar (n)

Broader Term(s)

Related Term(s)

  • access to education
  • access to employment
  • access to healthcare
  • access to social welfare

Note(s)

  1. Art. VII of the Lisbon Recognition Convention (LRC) requires States to take reasonable steps and develop feasible procedures within the framework of their education system and in conformity with their constitutional, legal, and regulatory provisions to determine whether refugees, displaced persons and persons in a refugee-like situation fulfil the relevant requirements for access to higher education, to further higher education programmes or to employment activities, even in cases in which the qualifications obtained in one of the Parties cannot be proven through documentary evidence.
  2. Under EU legislation certain third-country nationals enjoy equal treatment with nationals as regards recognition of professional diplomas, certificates and other qualifications, in accordance with the relevant national procedures:
    1. family members of EU citizens according to Art. 24 of Council Directive 2004/38/EC (Free Movement Directive),
    2. long term residents according to Art. 11(1c) of Council Directive 2003/109/EC (Long Term Residents Directive),
    3. beneficiaries of international protection according to Art. 28 (1) of Directive 2011/95/EU (Recast Qualification Directive),
    4. EU Blue Card holders according to Art. 14(d) of Directive 2009/50/EC (Blue Card Directive) as well as
    5. studentsresearchers and school pupils according to Art. 22(4) of Directive 2016/801/EU (Recast Students' Directive).