EU Professional qualifications 2011
Type: Archives [short]
Barcelona | Poland | Valladolid | Spain | Italy
In consultation with stakeholders, the European Commission is seeking to modernise the Professional Qualifications Directive (Directive 2005/36/EC).
According to national laws or regulations, qualification requirements determine access to a profession. National training requirements for obtaining a professional qualification can differ from country to country and may, therefore, make the right to exercise one’s profession in another Member State quite difficult, even impossible.
The Green Paper outlines possible ways forward that build on past achievements while developing new approaches to enhance mobility. For instance, the introduction of a professional card closely linked to the Internal Market Information System (IMI) could make it considerably easier for professionals to have their qualifications recognised in another Member State. Similarly, stakeholders are invited to give their input about the potential of new common platforms to facilitate the mobility of professionals where there is no automatic recognition by developing sets of commonly agreed criteria for professional qualifications. In addition, the minimum training requirements of certain professions (e.g. some health professions and architects) could be reformed.
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||Construction of a motorway: general views of the worksite, road, bridge, workers, engineers, on site, Poland, 04/2009 (10 shots)
||The AVE, Spanish high speed train: workers building the tracks and bridges for the train, aerial views from a helicopter of the train linking Barcelona to Madrid, and views of the driver's cabin, travelling at a speed of 300 km/hour (3 shots)
||Engineer working on bus information electronic panels in GMV: a GPS WIFI technology for city buses, Valladolid, Spain, 01/2010 (7 shots)
||Interior view of the Quirón Hospital; surgeon showing how to use a simulator for arthroscopic operations; view of the operation room; real arthroscopy operation performed on a patient, Barcelona, Spain, 01/2010 (7 shots)
||Polytect project and EU Centre engineers working on the use of SELCOM glass fibre textiles, in the structure of a house, which will then be tested to see what would happen in the event of an earthquake; engineers adding sensors to the textile, in order to monitor the behaviour of the structure; engineers looking at structure behaviour models on a computer, Italy, 01/2010 (8 shots)
||Construction company building a wooden house extension and architect checking the work (4 shots)