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Europäische Kommission beschließt Durchführungsverordnung zur Einführung des digitalen Europäischen Berufsausweises EPC

Die Europäische Kommission hat am 24. Juni eine Durchführungsverordnung zur Implementierung des Europäischen Berufsausweises EPC beschlossen. Mit dem digitalen Ausweis sollen Bildungsabschlüsse EU-weit verbindlich nachgewiesen werden und so die Mobilität von Fachkräften innerhalb der EU erhöht werden. Der Ausweis soll bis Januar 2016 zunächst für folgende Berufsgruppen eingeführt werden: Krankenschwestern und -pfleger für allgemeine Pflege, Apotheker (Grundausbildung), Physiotherapeuten, Bergführer und Immobilienmakler. Zudem wurde die Einführung eines Alarmsystems beschlossen, um Missbrauch zu verhindern.

New European Professional Card to help professionals work in other EU countries

The European Commission will make it easier for professionals to put their skills to work in other EU countries with the new European Professional Card. At the same time, the Commission aims to protect the vulnerable from unqualified professionals through the application of an alert mechanism.

What is the European Professional Card?

The European Professional Card (EPC) will help professionals work in other EU countries on the basis of the qualifications they have received at home. It simplifies the recognition of professional qualifications, enhances transparency for EU citizens and increases trust among authorities across the EU.

The EPC is an electronic procedure for the recognition of professional qualifications between EU countries. It is easier to manage than traditional procedures for recognition, and you can keep track of your application online.

The EPC is not a physical card. It is the electronic proof that you have passed administrative checks and that your professional qualifications have been recognised by the host country (or that you have met the conditions for the temporary provision of services).

Who is the card for?

From January 2016, nurses responsible for general care, pharmacists, physiotherapists, real estate agents and mountain guides will be able to apply online for the recognition of their qualification in other EU countries through the Internal Market Information System. In the future, the EPC may be extended to other professions as well.

What is the alert mechanism?

The alert mechanism, which also comes into effect in January 2016, requires the authorities in EU countries to share information on professionals exercising activities impacting patient safety or relating to the education of minors, if those professionals:

have been prohibited or restricted from practice, even temporarily, in their country; orhave used falsified documentation in support of their application for the recognition of their qualification.

Background - Commission Implementing Regulation

The issuance of the EPC and the application of the alert mechanism were made possible by the adoption of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/983 on 24 June 2015.

Quelle: Europäische Kommission - Aktuelles Redaktion: von Tim Mörsch, VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH Länder / Organisationen: EU Themen: Berufs- und Weiterbildung Fachkräfte Strategie und Rahmenbedingungen

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