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10/09/2007
Germany and Israel ratify the Lisbon Recognition Convention
Germany and Israel have recently deposited their instruments of ratification of the Council of Europe/UNESCO Recognition Convention. With respect to Israel, the Convention will come into force on September 1 and with respect to Germany it will do so on October 1.

The Council of Europe/UNESCO Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region provides the legal framework for qualifications in the European region. The full text of the Convention as well as of its Explanatory Report may be found at http://conventions.coe.int/; search for ETS 165. This site also provides a constantly updated overview of signatures and ratifications.

With the ratifications by Germany and Israel, the total number of ratifications is now 45, and 5 countries have signed the Convention and are in the process of ratification.