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Temporary mobility

Title II of Directive 2005/36/EC governs the recognition of professional qualifications in the context of a temporary move to the territory of another EU country. The temporary and occasional nature of the activities of a self-employed or employed person is assessed on a case-by-case basis, in light of the duration of the activity, its frequency, regularity and continuity.

The host EU member country may require a written declaration, made in advance, including certain information. The scoreboard on the Professional Qualifications Directive provides an initial snapshot of the declaration system in operation in the various EU countries.

However, if the profession in question has public health or safety implications and does not benefit from automatic recognition under Chapter III of Title III of the directive, the host country may check the professional qualifications before the services are first provided, on condition that it complies with the principle of proportionality.

The host country may provide for automatic temporary registration or pro forma membership on the basis of the declaration made in advance. The public social security bodies must also be informed in advance, or, in an urgent case, afterwards, of the services provided. Lastly, the host country may require the service provider to supply the recipient of the service with certain information. The User Guidepdf Choose translations of the previous link  gives more details of the relevant conditions.