Recognition of qualifications is one of the Council of Europe’s main activities in the field of higher education and research. 


The Council of Europe, in co-operation with UNESCO, drafted the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, more briefly referred to as the ‟Lisbon Recognition Convention” because it was adopted in Lisbon in 1997. This Convention is the main legal instrument on the recognition of qualifications in Europe. It has, to date, been ratified by more than 50 states.

It promotes fair recognition of academic qualifications
 

 Read more about the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region
 


 Chart of signatures and ratifications of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region
 

Documents adopted by the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee

Recommendation on Recognition of Qualifications Held by Refugees, Displaced Persons and Persons in a Refugee-like Situation, November 2017

Recommandation sur la reconnaissance des qualifications des refugiés, des personnes déplacées et des personnes assimilées aux réfugiés, novembre 2017

Recomendación sobre el Reconocimiento de Cualificaciones de Refugiados, Personas Desplazadas y Personas Asimiladas a los Refugiados, noviembre 2017

Рекомендация о признании квалификаций, обладателями которых являются беженцы, перемещенные лица и лица, находящиеся в положении беженцев, ноябрь 2017

Revised Code of Good Practice in the Provision of Transnational Education, June 2007

The Diploma Supplement, June 2007

Le supplément au diplôme, juin 2007

Joint ENIC/NARIC Charter of Activities and Services, June 2004

Revised Recommendation on the Recognition of Joint Degrees and Explanatory Memorandum, June 2004, revised February 2016

Recommandation révisée relative à la reconnaissance des diplômes conjoints et Exposé des motifs, juin 2004, révision février 2016

Recomendación revisada sobre el reconocimiento de titulaciones conjuntas y Memorando explicativo, junio 2004, revisada febrero  2016

Monitoring the Implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention - Final Report, February 2016

Recommendation on Criteria and Procedures for the Assessment of Foreign Qualifications and Explanatory Memorandum, 2001, revised 2010

Code of Good Practice in the Provision of Transnational Education, 2001

Recommendation on International Access Qualifications, 1999

Recommendation on the Use of Qualifications Frameworks in the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications, June 2013

Recommandation sur l'utilisation des cadres des qualifications dans la reconnaissace des qualifications étrangères, juin 2013

Statement of the Committee of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region on the recognition of the qualifications held by refugees, displaced persons and persons in a refugee-like situation, February 2016

Déclaration du Comité de la Convention sur la reconnaissance des qualifications relatives à l’enseignement supérieur dans la région européenne au sujet de la reconnaissance des qualifications des réfugiés, des personnes déplacées et des personnes assimilées aux réfugiés, février 2016

Declaración del Comité del Convenio sobre Reconocimiento de Cualificaciones relativas a la Educación Superior en la Región Europea acerca del reconocimiento de cualificaciones de refugiados, personas desplazadas y personas asimiladas a los refugiados, febrero 2016

Заявление Комитета Конвенции о признании квалификаций, относящихся к высшему образованию в Европейском регионе, относительно признания квалификаций, обладателями которых являются беженцы, перемещенные лица и лица, находящиеся в положении беженцев, февраль 2016
 

Documents adopted by the Joint ENIC-NARIC Networks

Code of Good Practice in the Provision of Information on Recognition, June 2004