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The Lisbon Recognition Convention, 1997

Legal Framework & Background

The Lisbon Recognition Convention

 (The Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region), 1997 (ETS No. 165)
Documents adopted by the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee
Documents adopted by the Joint ENIC-NARIC Networks
European Convention on the General Equivalence of Periods of University Study, 1990 (ETS No. 138)
UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees concerning Higher Education in the States belonging to the Europe Region, 1979 (UN Treaty Series No. 20966)

Earlier conventions and other instruments
Policies and Practices: Recognition and Non-European Countries

Please see the Council of Europe's Treaty Office Web site for a complete listing of conventions with their texts and explanatory reports (in French, German, Italian and Russian).