Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive
The reform concerns a modernisation of the current
Dir. 2005/36/EC and not a completely new
Directive. It is mainly building on achievements and further developments; it also introduces some brand new
features like the "European professional card".
The modernisation, COM says, does not constitute a "radical change"
to the policy on recognition of professional qualifications. It reaffirms the underlying philosophy of mutual recognition
and mutual trust between Member States, whilst exploring innovative ways
to better reflect it in practice.
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Sectoral Professions Joint Statement