Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD) 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications came into force in 2007.

Free movement of professionals

Professionals in the EU can move across borders and practice their occupation or provide services abroad. The system of recognition of professional qualifications in the EU is
governed by Directive 2005/36/EC, recently amended by Directive 2013/55/EC. The directive provides a modern EU system of recognition of professional experience and promotes automatic recognition of professional experience across the EU.

For more information about Directive please consult EC Single market Free movement of Professionals

Recognition of professional qualifications in practice

In practice, the recognition of professional qualifications laid down in Directive 2005/36/EC enables the free movement of professionals within the EU. Other professions fall under the scope of different legislation. Recognition of Professional Qualifications in another EU Member State Recognition of professional qualifications obtained in another EU Member State is essential to establish an internal market forprofessional services. The regime governing the recognition of professional qualifications based on Directive 2005/36/EC has been modernised with Directive 2013/55/EU of 20 November 2013. The revised Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD) had to be transposed by all EU Member States by 18 January 2016. Directive 2005/36/EC also applies in general to regulated professions,unless otherwise stated.

Please consult European Commission Userguide on recognition of professional qualifications EC Guidelines for Recognition of Professional Qualifications

In order for a profession to be recognised at National level, there are Assistance centres which provide information on the recognition of professional qualifications in every EU country and guide professionals through the administrative formalities https://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals_en

List of national web sites concerning regulated professions.

EC Database of Regulated Landscape Architecture profession in Europe

Overview of Landscape Architecture profession regulation in Europe

Countries with regulated Landscape Architecture profession in EU/non-EU member states


Countries where Landscape Architecture profession is not regulated (EU or National level)


Countries where Landscape Architecture profession is regulated at National level (not in EU sense)



2021 Professional Recognition Assistance REPORT was presented at the 2021 IFLA Europe General Assembly 22-24 October 2021, Granada, SPAIN

Assistance centres - these provide information on the recognition of professional qualifications in every EU country and guide professionals through the administrative formalities.

BELGIË / BELGIQUE
FPS Economy, SMEs, Self-employed and Energy
Direction générale Politique des PME
- Service Professions intellectuelles et Législation North Gate - 4th floor Bd du Roi Albert II, 16 1000 Bruxelles BELGIQUE
Tel: +32 2 277 91 51
Website:https://economie.fgov.be/en/themes/enterprises/starting-business/conditions-entering/belgian-assistance-centreSearch
for available translations of the preceding linkEN•••

БЪЛГАРИЯ / BULGARIA
Directorate ‘Academic Recognition and Regulated Professions’
(Assistance Centre for Bulgaria)
National Center for Information and Documentation / Национален център за информация и документация52 A, G.M. Dimitrov Blvd.1125 София / Sofia, BULGARIA
Mr Kostadin Tonev, Director: Tel / Тел: +359 2 817 38 62, +359 2 817 38 54
Email: reg_profnacid.bg
Website: http://nacid.bg/sites/qual

ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA
Centrum pro uznávání odborných kvalifikací Oddělení vnější legislativy /
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Centre for Recognition of Professional Qualifications
External Legislation Unit
Tel: +420 234 811 579
Fax: +420 234 811 397
Email: qualificationsmsmt.cz ;
uznavanikvalifikaci@msmt.cz
Website: www.msmt.cz
Karmelitská 529/5 118 12 Praha 1
Email: qualificationsmsmt.cz ; uznavanikvalifikaci@msmt.cz
Website: www.msmt.cz

DANMARK
Ministry of Higher Education and Science Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education
Bredgade 40
1260 København K DANMAR
Tel: +45 3544 6200
Email: kontaktpunkt@ufm.dk
Website: http://ufm.dk/recognition/rp

DEUTSCHLAND
Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BiBB) Robert-Schuman-Platz 3 53113 Bonn DEUTSCHLAND
Tel: +49 (0)228-107 2527
Email: beratungszentrum@bibb.de
Website: https://www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de/html/de/eu-beratungszentrum.php

EESTI
Ministry of Education and ResearchCoordinator: Ms Tiia Raudma
Tel: +372 5649 9163
Email: tiia.raudma@hm.ee
Website: www.archimedes.ee/enic
Estonian ENIC/NARIC, Archimedes Foundation
Contact: Ms Margit Brückel Tõnismägi 11 10119 Tallinn Tel: +372 697 9216
Email: margit.bruckel@archimedes.ee
Website: www.archimedes.ee/enic

ΕΛΛΑΔΑ / GREECE
Mr Panayiotis Dimitrakis, Head Independent Department for the Support of SAEP (Council for the Recognition of Professional Qualifications) and for the Application of European Legislation
General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth
Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs
Tel: +30 210 34 42794
Email: pdimitrakis@minedu.gov.gr
Website: www.minedu.gov.gr

HRVATSKA / CROATIA
Agencija za Znanost i Visoko Obrazovanje
Agency for Science and Higher Education
Nacionalni ENIC/NARIC ured
National ENIC/NARIC office
Donje Svetice 38/5 HR-10000 ZagrebHRVATSKA / CROATIA
Tel: +385 1 6274 888
Email: enic@azvo.hr

ESPAÑA / SPAIN
Subdirección General de Títulos y Ordenación, Seguimiento y Gestión de las Enseñanzas Universitarias
Ministerio de Universidades
Paseo de la Castellana 162, planta 17 28046 Madrid ESPAÑA / SPAIN
Email: asistencia.directiva@universidades.gob.es

FRANCE
« Guichet Qualifications » Service à compétence nationale Guichet Entreprises
120 rue de Bercy – Télédoc 766, 75572 Paris cedex 12 FRANCE
Email: contact.guichet-entreprises@finances.gouv.fr​
Website: https://www.guichet-qualifications.fr/en/

IRELAND / EIRE
Higher Education Governance & Quality Section Department of Further & Higher Education, Research, Innovation &
Science
Marlborough Street Dublin 2 IRELAND / EIRE Tel: +353 1 889 2085
Email: qualificationseducation.gov.ie
Website: http://www.education.ie/en/

ITALIA
Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Dipartimento Politiche Europee, Ufficio per il mercato interno, la competitività e gli affari generali
Servizio per la libera circolazione delle persone, dei servizi, delle merci e dei capitali
Largo Chigi 19 00187 ROMA ITALIA
Email: centroassistenzaqualifiche@politicheeuropee.it
Website: http://www.politicheeuropee.gov.it/it/attivita/riconoscimento-qualifiche-professionali/centro-di-assistenza/
Contact person:
Ms Giovanna Corrado
Ms Lucia Monaco

ΚΥΠΡΟΣ / CYPRUS
Labour Department
Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance
9, Klimentos Str. CY – 1061 Λευκωσία / Nicosia, ΚΥΠΡΟΣ / CYPRUS
Email: director@dl.mlsi.gov.cy
Website: http://www.mlsi.gov.cy/dl
Contact person: Ms Marilena Pelekanou
Tel: +357 2240 0845 Fax: +357 2240 0809
Email: mpelekanou@dl.mlsi.gov.cy

LATVIJA/LATVIA
Academic Information Centre
Postal address:Vaļņu iela 2
Rīga, LV-1050 LATVIJA
Office address:Dzirnavu iela 16, 3rd floor Rīga, LV-1010 LATVIJA
Tel: + 371 67225155
Fax: + 371 67221006
Email: aicaic.lv / prof@aic.lv
Website: www.aic.lv

LIETUVA/LITHUANIA
Ministry of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania Gedimino ave. 38, LT-01104 Vilnius LITHUANIA
Contact persons: Ms Birutė Kindurienė
Coordinator for the recognition of professional qualifications
Adviser of Human Resources Development Division Economic Development Department Ministry of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuani
Tel: +370 7 066 3246
Email: birute.kinduriene@eimin.lt
Ms Sandra Kvaraciejienė, Ministry of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania
Tel: +370 7 066 4698
Email: sandra.kvaraciejiene@eimin.lt
Website: https://www.verslilietuva.lt/verslauk/reglamentuojamos-profesijos/reglamentuojamos-profesijos/,
https://eimin.lrv.lt/lt/veiklos-sritys/verslo-aplinka/zmogiskuju-istekliu-pletra/lietuvos-respublikos-pagalbos-centras-del-profesiniu-kvalifikaciju-pripazinimo

LUXEMBOURG
Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche 18-20, Montée de la Pétrusse L-2327 Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG
Website: http://www.mesr.public.lu
Contact person: Mr Pierre Misteri
Email: pierre.misteri@mesr.etat.lu Tel: +352 2477 6619

MAGYARORSZÁG/HUNGARY
Ms Zsófia Bréda, Educational Authority, Hungarian Equivalence and Information Centre
Szalay utca 10-14 H-1055 BUDAPEST MAGYARORSZÁG / HUNGARY
Tel: +36 1 374 2212 (we advise our customers to contact us by email)
Email: recognition@oh.gov.hu
Website: www.professionalrecognition.hu

MALTA
National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE)
Triq Joseph Abela Scolaro, Hamrun HMR 1304 Malta
Tel: +356 23 810 100; (+356 25 981 489 during coronavirus emergency)
Email: mutualrecognition.ncfhe@gov.mt
Website: www.ncfhe.gov.mt

NEDERLAND
NUFFIC Postbus 29777 2502 LT Den Haag, NEDERLAND
Tel: +31 70 426 02 60
Email: AC-NL@nuffic.nl
Website: www.nuffic.nl
www.beroepserkenning.nl
www.professionalrecognition.nl

ÖSTERREICH
Ms Irene Linke Bundesministerium für Digitalisierung und Wirtschaftsstandort
Federal Ministry for Digital, Business and Enterprise, Stubenring 1 1010 Wien ÖSTERREICH
Tel: +43 1 711 00 805446
Email:irene.linke@bmdw.gv.at
Website: https://www.bmdw.gv.at

POLSKA
Ministry of Education and Science ul. Hoża 20 PL-00-529 Warszawa, POLAN
Tel: +48 22 52 92 266
Email: kwalifikacje@mein.gov.pl
Website: https://www.gov.pl/web/edukacja-i-nauka/uznawanie-kwalifikacji-zawodowych-1

PORTUGAL
Centro de Assistência para as Qualificações Profissionais / Assistance Centre for Professional Qualifications
DGERT – Direção Geral do Emprego e das Relações de Trabalho / General-Directorate for Employment and Labour Relations
Praça de Londres, n.º 2 - r/c 1049-056 Lisboa PORTUGAL
Tel: +351 215 953 545
Email: centro.assistencia@dgert.mtsss.pt
Website: https://www.dgert.gov.pt/reconhecimento-das-qualificacoes-profissionais

ROMÂNIA
National Centre for Recognition of Diplomas Granted Abroad/Centre National pour la Reconnaissance des Diplômes
Str. Spiru Haret,
nr. 12, Sector 1 010176 Bucureşti ROMÂNIA
Website: https://cnred.edu.ro
Contact persons: Ms Gianina Chirazi Director, National Coordinator
Tel: 004(0)21 405 56 59
Fax: 004(0)21 317 85 17
Email: gianina.chirazi@edu.gov.ro
Ms Oana-Mihaela Salomia
Counselor for European Affairs
Tel: 004(0)21 405 62 15
Fax: 004(0)21 313 10 13
Email: oana.salomia@edu.gov.ro

SLOVENIJA/SLOVENIA
Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities / Ministrstvo za delo, družino, socialne zadeve in enake možnosti
Stukljeva cesta 44 SI-1000 Ljubljana SLOVENIJA
Tel: +386 1 369 7604
Email: gp.mddsz@gov.si
Website: https://www.gov.si/drzavni-organi/ministrstva/ministrstvo-za-delo-druzino-socialne-zadeve-in-enake-moznosti
Contact person: Lucija Logar
Tel: +386 1 369 76 53
Email: lucija.logar@gov.si

SLOVENSKO/SLOVAKIA
Ministerstvo školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu – Stredisko na uznávanie dokladov o vzdelaní a Odborných kvalifikácií /
Ministry of education, science, research and sport – Centre of recognition of foreign diplomas and Professional qualifications
Stromová, 1 SK - 813 30 Bratislava 1 SLOVENSKO / SLOVAKIA
Tel: +421 2 59 374 923
Email: sudv@minedu.sk
Website: www.minedu.sk /http://www.minedu.sk/uznavanie-dokladov-o-vzdelani-a-odbornych-kvalifikacii-zo-zahranicia/

SUOMI / FINLAND
Finnish National Agency for Education (Opetushallitus) PO Box 380 FI-00531 Helsinki SUOMI / FINLAND
Tel: + 358 29 533 1000
Email: recognition@oph.fi
Website: www.oph.fi/recognition

SVERIGE
Universitets- och högskolerådet
The Swedish Council for Higher Education Box 45093 SE-104 30 Stockholm SVERIGE
Tel: + 46 10 470 03 00
Email: ykinfo@uhr.se, pqinfo@uhr.se
Website: www.uhr.se

UNITED KINGDOM
Please note that as of 31 December 2020 this information will no longer be updated due to the decision of the UK to leave the EU
The Assistance Centre, ECCTIS Ltd
Suffolk House 68-70 Suffolk Road Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GL50 2ED
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel: +44 1242 258 608
Fax: +44 871 330 7005
Email: cpq@naric.org.uk
Website: https://cpq.naric.org.uk/

íSLAND/ICELAND
Mrs Iris Rut Bergmann
Directorate of Education, Víkurhvarfi 3, 203 Kópavogi ÍSLAND
Tel: +354 514 7500
Email: postur@mms.is

LIECHTENSTEIN
Mr Juerg Dinkelmann
Schulamt des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, Department of Education, Austrasse 79, 9490 Vaduz, LIECHTENSTEIN
Tel: +423 236 67 52
Email: juerg.dinkelmann@llv.li
Website: http://www.liechtenstein.li

NORGE
Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) PO Box 578 NO-1327 Lysaker Norway
Tel: + 47 21 02 18 00 (Monday to Tuesday 12:00 – 15:00)
Email: utland@nokut.no
Website: http://www.nokut.no/
Contact person: Ms Elma Turkovic
Senior Adviser, Department of Foreign Education
Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT), Norwegian ENIC-NARIC
Tel: + 47 21 02 18 00
Email: ykdinfo@nokut.no

SCHWEIZ / SUISSE / SVIZZERA
Ms Sandra Schindler, Nationale Kontaktstelle für die Anerkennung von Berufsqualifikationen / Point de contact national pour la reconnaissance des qualifications professionnelles / Punto di contatto nazionale per il riconoscimento delle qualifiche professionali
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI
Einsteinstrasse 2, 3003 Bern
Tel: +41 58 462 28 26
Email: kontaktstelle@sbfi.admin.ch
Website: www.sbfi.admin.ch/diploma




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