The European Network of National Information Centres on Academic Mobility and Recognition (ENIC Network) was set up by the Council of Europe and UNESCO. It works in close collaboration with the European Union's Network of National Academic Recognition Information Centres (NARIC Network). The ENIC Network brings together the national centers responsible for the recognition of academic qualifications at national level.


Council of Europe Education Department supports ENIC Centres in the implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention through a grants scheme

The Council of Europe together with UNESCO ensures the Secretariat of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education, known as the Lisbon Recognition Convention, and the European Network of Information Centres in the European Region (ENIC).

To follow up on the recommendations of 2nd monitoring report of the implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention(adopted in November 2022), the Council of Europe launches a grants scheme for the ENIC Centres.

The objective of the Grants scheme is to support the ENIC Centres in stepping up the implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention in their respective countries, with a focus on the following topics: 

  • Recognition of refugees’ qualifications,
  • Combating education fraud,
  • Improving information provision,
  • Supporting university networks on recognition.

As a result of the call for proposals, the six projects have been selected for funding: