Professional Qualifications Directive in practice
The report, undertaken by the Commission's Internal Market department, identifies areas of concern
The Commission published more than 170 reports on recognition of professional
qualifications from Member State authorities. One main conclusion is that automatic recognition of qualifications is overall a positive achievement for professionals and for authorities but a number of issues merit further consideration such as extending the implementation of the proactive
alert mechanism on malpractice between Member States and the training requirements in general.
Press release Link to the reports
On the 29 October a follow up meeting with all professions was held in Bruxelles.
FVE attended it. Next steps will be the following:
1) Professional organisations interested in a more detailed discussion on Annex IV of the Directive (automatic recognition for craft, industry and trade activities) should express their interest before 9 November 2010. An ad-hoc meeting will be organized either on 25 or 26 November 2010.
2) Professional organisations interested in being involved in a Steering Group on Professional Card should express their interest before 29 November 2010.
3) Launch of a public consultation around the end of this year. Summary report