Recognition of Professional Qualifications Manual (in Greek)

Professional recognition is the recognition of a diploma issued in a member state aiming at allowing its holder to work in another member state if his/her profession is regulated. The European Community decided on a general system for the recognition of professional qualifications allowing every European citizen to use his/her professional diploma in any member state of the European Union. The system is based on the principle that every citizen having full professional qualifications for practicing a profession in the state of origin can practice the same profession in the host state. For more information regarding regulated professions in Greece and the other member states of the European Union, you can contact the website of the Council of Recognition of Professional Equivalence of Higher Education Diplomas. Moreover, a network of national reference points regarding professional qualifications in member states (equivalent to Naric network on academic recognition), which is going to be the first contact point for issues regarding professional qualifications, is under way.

The requirement for the recognition of professional qualifications is the complete definition of professional rights of all specializations at all education and training levels by the member state of origin. In Greece, the competent bodies for the recognition of professional rights are the following: the Organization for Vocational Education and Training (OEEK) for all vocational education and training levels, the Directorate of Statistical and Organization Studies of the Central Agency of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs for the Educational Institutions of Higher Education and the Administrative Sector of Higher Technological Education, Department of Programmes and Studies of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs for Higher Technological Education. There is also a Department of Recognition of Professional Qualifications in the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs for those that are degree or diploma holders of Higher Education from a member state of the European Union or Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and wish to practice their profession in a member state other than the one in which they acquired their professional qualifications.

Recognition of Professional Qualifications Manual (in Greek)