A 3.3-2 The Bologna process and the recognition of professional qualifications: an update on developments
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The interface between the Bologna process and Directive 2005/36/EC on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications is complex and shifting. This article provides an update of material previously published in the Bologna Handbook in September 2006 (A 3.3-1). Since that date, the Directive has come into force, while at the same time the three-tier Bologna qualifications structure has been progressively consolidated in National Qualifications Frameworks. These in turn are being referenced to the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning. Meanwhile, academic, professional, regulatory and student bodies have become increasingly aware of the lack of alignment between Bologna and the Directive. Discussion has focused on qualification structures, competence-based and student-centred learning, recognition of prior learning in a lifelong frame, continuing professional education and quality assurance. These issues effectively constitute the agenda for a ‘re-engineering’ of the Directive, which – in many instances – Member States have failed to transpose into national law. A window of opportunity is available, since the review period fixed at the time of the passing into law of the Directive is scheduled for 2012. In 2009, with the advent of a new Parliament and a new Commission, an updated overview of the situation is appropriate.
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