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Select one or more regulation types below. Click on a country to see the details.


Description of the types of regulation

  • Reserves of activities refers to professions where certain activities are reserved to the holders of a specific professional qualification. This may include instances where there are shared reserved activities with other regulated professions.
  • Protected title (without reserves of activities) refers to professions where only the title is protected.
  • Reserves of activities and protected title refers to professions where there are both reserved activities and protected title.
  • Other is used for the professions where another type of regulation than the ones outlined above applies.
  • No information submitted refers to regulated professions for which the Member States did not yet provide information regarding the type of regulation applicable.



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