Around 2.9 million people living in Germany have migrant backgrounds and acquired their highest vocational qualification in another country. Often, however, they are unable to find employment matching their qualification. Germany's new law to improve the assessment and recognition of professional qualifications acquired abroad aims to contribute to better and more uniform regulation.
On 23 October 2012 the Academic Information Centre – Latvian national coordination point arranged an international conference ‘Upper levels of qualifications frameworks: should we include professional qualifications?’ in Riga.
Two new briefing notes show what is being done to increase transparency and make it easier for learners to move between systems of education and training.
A revised version of the guide 'Using ECVET for Geographical Mobility' is now available.