29/06/2016 ITEM Seminar on recognition of qualifications

ITEM Seminar: Recognition of Qualifications

The Institute for Transnational and Euregional cross border cooperation and Mobility / ITEM cordially invites you to its Seminar “The Recognition of Qualifications: Improving Recognition to Enhance Cross-border Labour Mobility” on Wednesday 29 June 2016. The official language of the seminar is English.

This seminar builds on the successful previous ITEM/North-Rhine Westphalia workshop that focused on educators and health care professionals. Through this follow-up workshop the range is expanded to include the Benelux countries and Germany and to professions in construction, legal, health care, and education and child care sectors.

The recognition of qualifications has grown to be an intricate policy area involving many actors and affecting an equally large number of professionals. The area has been subject to extensive legislation and regulation. Nevertheless, professionals continue to experience obstacles when having their qualifications recognized. Innovative legal instruments and initiatives have been introduced to facilitate and improve recognition, ultimately benefiting cross-border labour mobility. Now is the time to take stock of the remaining obstacles and the instruments introduced to tackle them.

To structure the day, the seminar focuses on three core questions:

  • What is the current situation regarding the policy and practice on the recognition of qualifications?
  • What core issues can be identified for the seminar professions?
  • How can we proceed to improve the recognition of qualifications?

During the seminar, we will start the day with opening presentations by our keynote speakers. After lunch, four workshops will take place focusing on specific professions in construction, legal, health care, and education and child care sectors. These profession-focused workshops will be structured as follows: the workshop hosts will give an introductory presentation after which the group will be divided into subgroups where participants will discuss the remaining issues and ways to improve the recognition of qualifications for the designated professions. The workshop hosts act as discussion leaders. The day concludes with a plenary feedback session where the workshop results will be discussed.


Registration & Updates

You can register for the event through this link at the latest by 17 June (please note that places are limited so you are advised to register as soon as possible).

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