The Department of Qualifications Recognition at UHR is Sweden’s ENIC-NARIC office. Our tasks include providing information about recognition and which organisation to contact if you wish to work in a regulated profession.
The Lisbon Recognition Covention
The Lisbon Recognition Convention was developed by the Council of Europe and UNESCO and has been ratified by most European countries. The convention provides a framework for recognising foreign qualifications for the purposes of work and studies in the EU. Some of the main points of the convention are:
- holders of qualifications in one country should have access to an assessment of these qualifications in another country
- each country shall recognise qualifications as similar to corresponding qualifications in their own system
Two networks were established in order to follow the Lisbon Recognition Convention and put its framework into practice: NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) within the EU and ENIC (European Network of Information Centres) within UNESCO.
Through close cooperation, the networks and their centres provide information about qualifications recognition and which organisation to contact if you wish to work in a regulated profession in a particular country.
The networks provide a guarantee that UHR and other centres comply with the established common regulations and guidelines. It also allows individuals to check that we have performed our evaluations correctly.