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Professional Qualifications Directive

Directive 2005/36/EC on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications came into force in 2007. It has since been amended several times. A consolidated version of the Directive and its annexes – provided for information only and not binding on the institutions – is available here. You will also find details of the Directive’s implementation by the EEA/EFTA countries and the documents relating to the legislative process by which the Directive was adopted.
You can view a webcast meeting on the Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive, which took place on 5th February 2012, here.
The Rapporteur is Bernadette Vergnaud.

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Professional Qualifications Directive - 20133 articles out of 3.
12 Jun 2013 Irish Presidency secures increased recognition of professional qualifications among EU Member States

24 Jan 2013 EP: Getting things moving for professionals looking to work abroad

03 Jan 2013 Irish Times: Quinn hopes to simplify EU-wide recognition of state qualifications

Professional Qualifications Directive - 201211 articles out of 11.
17 Dec 2012 Insurance Europe: Letter to European Commission regarding Professional Qualifications Directive

14 Sep 2012 EEA EFTA Comment on the Commission's proposal on the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive

20 Jun 2012 FEE comment letter to the EP on modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive

08 Jun 2012 Professional services: Modernisation of the regulatory framework [PQD]

30 May 2012 European Council debate: Review of the Professional Qualifications Directive

15 May 2012 UEAPME position paper on the proposal amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications

25 Apr 2012 IMCO Public Hearing on Professional Qualifications Directive

13 Mar 2012 House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee report on the Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD)

21 Feb 2012 DBIS reply to House of Lords/EUC letter regarding proposed revision of the Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD)

14 Feb 2012 Study "Providing the inventory of reserves of activities linked to professional qualifications in 13 EU Member States

09 Feb 2012 House of Lords/EUC letter to DBIS regarding proposed revision of the Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD)

Professional Qualifications Directive - 201111 articles out of 11.
19 Dec 2011 EC: Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive will make it easier for professionals to find skilled jobs across Europe

28 Oct 2011 DG MARKT: Revised Final Report - Study evaluating the PQD against recent educational reforms in EU Member States

24 Sep 2011 UK Government response to EC Green Paper on Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive

22 Sep 2011 FEE Comment Letter on EC Green Paper “Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive”

05 Jul 2011 EC DG Internal Market & Services - Evaluation of the PQD

22 Jun 2011 European Commission seeks to modernise Professional Qualifications Directive in consultation with stakeholders

31 May 2011 FEE responds to the European Commission Consultation on Professional Qualifications

31 Mar 2011 CII Consultation Response: Review of the PQD

31 Mar 2011 DBIS - UK Government Response to the European Commission Public Consultation on the Mutual Recognition of PQD

17 Mar 2011 FEE Comment Letter on the European Commission's Consultation Paper on the Professional Qualifications Directive

07 Jan 2011 European Commission: Public consultation on the recognition of professional qualifications directive