There are certain tools created in co-operation with
international organisations in order to make qualifications from different
systems of education transparent and more understandable for higher education
institutions and employers and to therefore ease the recognition of these
Those tools include:
The creation and implementation of these tools in the
European Region have been very much related to the Bologna Process.
According to the Directive 2005/36/EC, within the EU countries there
are national contact points that can give you information
on the recognition of your professional qualifications and guide you through
the administrative formalities you need to complete.
For more detailed information on professional recognition procedures in
other countries, please visit the UNESCO Regions section of the present website and/or contact directly the national authority of the country concerned.
Professional recognition in the EU member states, the EEA countries and Switzerland - useful links
Bologna Process - EHEA website
Framework of Qualifications for the European Higher Education Area
European Qualifications Framework
Diploma Supplement on the European Commission website
Diploma Supplement on the UNESCO website
ECTS – European Commission website