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The table below shows the number of decisions taken on professionals who obtain professional qualifications in one country (country of qualification– listed in rows) and apply for recognition in another country (host country – listed in columns) to practice there on a permanent basis.

Data covers all types of recognition decisions: positive (agreement) or negative (refusal) taken by host countries.

It is possible to filter the table to view a certain type of decision or a given period.

Nurse
     

Country of qualification

The graph on the left presents the top five countries where migrating professionals obtained their professional qualifications.

The graph on the right presents the top five countries where migrating professionals had their qualifications recognized.

The graphs are based on the statistics provided by the Member States, displayed also in the table below. They are updated according to the search criteria introduced in the filter above.

Period from: All
Period to: All
Decisions taken by host country: All
Country of qualification: All
Host country: All
Profession: Nurse

Host country

Qualification obtained in Recognition in host country
AT BE BG CY CZ DK EE FI FR DE EL HU IE IT LV LT LU NL PL PT RO SK SI ES SE UK NO CH Total
Austria (AT) 3 2 2 148 8 30 2 20 6 15 6 62 1 179 484
Belgium (BE) 16 3 46 28 6 1 223 433 1 1 5 66 4 147 980
Bulgaria (BG) 49 68 13 3 5 5 4 265 11 10 109 1 1 3 1 64 5 934 12 123 1686
Croatia (HR) 3 37 40
Cyprus (CY) 18 1 1 45 65
Czech Republic (CZ) 170 3 1 5 171 3 32 30 1 6 3 2 7 2 9 185 7 62 699
Denmark (DK) 4 2 2 2 9 7 1 17 1 280 107 1252 10 1694
Estonia (EE) 6 8 466 1 26 13 6 7 8 73 125 6 745
Finland (FI) 5 8 14 14 1 56 2 12 239 195 233 21 800
France (FR) 6 641 2 6 2 38 1 17 11 507 31 1 6 8 8 209 5 2894 4393
Germany (DE) 2691 113 1 4 333 23 2 16 3 125 82 1 579 414 7 17 1 10 12 159 571 226 2876 8266
Greece (EL) 2 4 102 3 3 1 24 1 1 2 5 1 36 249 6 4 444
Hungary (HU) 644 10 2 1 19 5 5 317 23 207 29 10 7 1 1 45 347 9 60 1742
Ireland (IE) 1 1 2 1 13 1 1 4 2191 2 2217
Italy (IT) 86 24 1 6 2 8 49 18 10 1 1 1 13 14 621 5 682 1542
Latvia (LV) 5 3 4 3 2 105 20 1 1 1 2 10 147 236 14 554
Lithuania (LT) 4 3 9 3 3 122 80 7 2 11 19 188 436 9 896
Luxembourg (LU) 1 6 9 1 46 3 66
Malta (MT) 1 1 6 1 1 78 3 91
Netherlands (NL) 18 290 9 5 4 47 1 1 11 8 4 1 4 39 148 24 56 670
Poland (PL) 147 229 1 32 93 7 44 1163 1 5 406 128 1 3 69 1 2 12 38 1987 225 125 4719
Portugal (PT) 2 173 2 1 8 33 98 1 10 8 109 9 3362 9 405 4230
Romania (RO) 220 824 13 33 1 137 595 8 129 156 3197 1 8 5 1 255 37 2602 29 241 8492
Slovakia (SK) 1001 5 1 2394 3 1 4 118 37 34 23 4 2 5 1 4 192 50 179 4058
Slovenia (SI) 197 1 1 15 2 27 2 1 13 1 5 265
Spain (ES) 4 48 7 34 11 28 72 100 2 13 1 34 26 4172 77 76 4705
Sweden (SE) 6 4 1 592 144 1 35 22 5 1 19 1 7 203 6008 19 7068
United Kingdom (UK) 12 22 2 1 20 9 12 36 2 2765 4 3 88 4 4 1 7 44 50 45 3131
Iceland (IS) 61 2 1 4 57 22 371 2 520
Liechtenstein (LI) 1 2 2 1 6
Norway (NO) 1 122 7 7 7 1 1 1 11 1 6 162 73 5 405
Switzerland (CH) 57 14 1 4 13 67 4 11 21 2 10 32 7 243
Total 5357 2497 3 133 2439 1361 3 725 314 3492 42 178 4000 3997 3 3 1339 1257 17 76 13 28 38 506 1276 19158 9410 8251 65916

Documents with decisions


2005-2006 statistics for this sectoral profession have been provided separately below.These figures are for automatic recognition only. Statistics for Doctor of medicine and Dental Practitioner are global statistics and do not give any breakdown into either basic or specialised training.

The database contains information on regulated professions, statistics on migrating professionals, contact points and competent authorities, as provided by EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland.
Each country is responsible for updating information on its regulated professions, competent authorities and statistics.
The Commission cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information. However, if errors are brought to its attention, the Commission undertakes to correct them, if deemed appropriate.