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Europe and North America

Legal Framework

The Lisbon Recognition Convention

(The Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region), 1997 (ETS No. 165)

- Explanatory Report to the Lisbon Convention

- - List of Ratifying States

Other documents

Country List

In this section you can find information regarding national authorities in charge of higher education issues in the Europe and North America UNESCO Region.


Sources of information available online and tools for mobility and recognition purposes in the Europe and North America Region:

Bologna Process:

- EHEA website 

- Members


UNESCO Definition of Regions

  • UNESCO Higher Education Conventions

  • European Commission - Education and Training 

    Council of Europe

    Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems

    European Qualifications Framework (EQF)


    National Qualifications Frameworks (EHEA) 

    Eures - The European Job Mobility Portal 

    Europass documents

    Diploma Supplement

    ECTS - European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System


    Study on the use of credit systems in higher education cooperation between the EU and the US 

    European Area of Recognition (EAR Manual)


    European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR)


    Information on networks and on associations of higher education institutions and universities operating in the Europe and North America Region:

    European University Association (EUA) 

    European Association of Higher Education Institutions (EURASHE)

    Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC)

    Association of Carpathian Region Universities (ACRU)

    European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA)

    European Association for International Education (EAIE)

    European Students' Union (ESU)

    NAFSA - Association of International Educators

    NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education


    American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

    American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)

    Magna Charta Observatory 

    Network of Universities from the Capitals of Europe (UNICA) 

    Coimbra Group 

    Compostela Group of Universities

    Santander Group European Universities Network
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