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Proposal for a Council Recommendation on the mutual recognition of higher education and upper secondary education diplomas and study periods abroad
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National Union of Students in Denmark (Danske Studerendes Fællesråd - DSF) (Denmark)
As representatives of long higher education students in Denmark, we welcome the efforts of putting emphasis and supporting solutions to the problems caused by the non-implementation of automatic recognition agreed in the Bologna Process. It is positive that the European Commission aims support the efforts of Member States to further develop their mechanisms of recognition of studies abroad. It is although fundamental that this is not done by...
International Baccalaureate Organization (Switzerland)
Please find attached IB's response to this consultation.
It is important to stress that the goal of this initiative shouldn't be to dictate some kind of "EU curriculum" in order to make diplomas (or any kind of qualification for that matter) easier to compare. Instead it should be seen as a starting point for reform efforts which aim to make national education systems more flexible as in dismantling barriers to access and enabling "non-traditional" learners to participate fully. This would also...
Associação de Profissionais Licenciados de Optometria (Portugal)
A APLO entende que a implementação de mútuo reconhecimento de habilitação académica é uma medida essencial para a livre circulação de serviços e pessoas no interior da União Europeia. No campo das profissões regulamentadas e reguladas pela invocação de direitos superiores como a defesa da saúde pública e dos direitos dos utentes tais como as profissões de saúde no que se inclui o caso do Optometrista, o reconhecimento mútuo e a uniformização...
Galicia Norte Portugal EGTC (Spain)
The Galicia Norte Portugal, European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (GNP, EGTC) considers that the difficulties and lack of (automatic or easy process) recognition of diplomas and study periods abroad is a deep problem, hindering labour and study mobility. In our opinion, one of the major failures of the European labour market is the lack of mobility of its workers. This means that there are large differences on unemployment rates between...
Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) (Belgium)
The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE), representing the veterinary profession in Europe, welcomes the Commission’s intention to create European Education Area, in which people can move freely to study and carry out research. FVE recognizes the existing difficulties - with its slow or insufficient implementation, varying institutional practices and lack of uniformity and the underdeveloped mutual recognition at secondary education...