Monitoring the Implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention
Series:Council of Europe Higher Educations Series No. 23
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Publication year: 2019
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The Council of Europe, in co-operation with UNESCO, drafted the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, more briefly referred to as the ‟Lisbon Recognition Convention” because it was adopted in Lisbon in 1997. This Convention is the main legal instrument on the recognition of qualifications in Europe. It has, to date, been ratified by more than 50 states. It promotes fair recognition of academic qualifications.
This report summarises the results of the first round of monitoring of the implementation of the Lisbon Recognition Convention since its signature in 1997. It presents the key findings and conclusions of a survey on the recognition of qualifications in higher education and lays out the recommendations made by the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee. These recommendations will require further political decisions on follow-up action from the committee and from the national authorities.