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B-Solutions Project “Roadmap and factsheet for the recognition of qualifications for highly demanded professions”

The project “Roadmap and factsheet for the recognition of qualifications for highly demanded professions” is aimed at creating two practical documents per highly demanded profession aimed at boosting cross-border mobility and employability by improving recognition. The project was submitted by the Province of Limburg (NL) as lead applicant and is carried out by the ITEM Expertise Centre.

Part of the project is the development of roadmaps and factsheets. Whereas the roadmaps are aimed at first line supporters to help them better inform citizens, factsheets are aimed at citizens and focus on increasing awareness about their rights and duties during the recognition process. The basis for the development of these two documents is a literature review, interviews, and surveys with the competent authorities for recognition. 

In the European Union, a large number of authorities is responsible for the recognition of qualifications depending on which profession one is looking at. This multitude can even be seen when looking at a selection of three professions in the Dutch border region (comprising the territory of the Netherlands, the three Belgian Communities, North-Rhine Westphalia and Lower Saxony). ITEM has created the illustration below to make the different actors visible. 

The project “Roadmap and factsheet for the recognition of qualifications for highly demanded professions” is financed by the European Union.

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