List of declarations made with respect to treaty No. 165

Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region

Status as of: 23/7/2014

 

    Albania :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Albania, dated 13 May 2002, and registered at the Secretariat General on 14 May 2002 - Or. Engl.

Directory of Higher Education to the Ministry
of Education and Science of Albania.
Rruga e Durresit 23
Tirana – Albania
Tel: 00355 42 25987
Fax: 00355 42 32002
Period covered: 14/5/2002 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2, IX.2

 

    Andorra :


Declaration contained in the instrument of accession deposited with the Director General of UNESCO, on 22 April 2008 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article II, paragraph 2, of the Convention, Andorra declares that the competent authority to make decisions in recognition cases in the principality of Andorra is the Ministry in charge of Higher Education.
Period covered: 1/6/2008 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2

 

    Armenia :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 7 January 2005 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article XI.4, paragraph 2, of the Convention, the Republic of Armenia declares that it will abstain from ratifying the European Convention on the General Equivalence of Periods of University Study (ETS No. 138), signed by Armenia on 26 May 2000.
Period covered: 1/3/2005 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : XI.4


Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 7 January 2005 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article XI.7 of the Convention, the Republic of Armenia declares that it reserves the right not to apply Article IV.8 of the Convention.
Period covered: 1/3/2005 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : XI.7


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 7 January 2005 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the Republic of Armenia declares that the authority competent to make decisions in recognition cases in the Republic of Armenia is the Ministry of Education and Science:

Ministry of Education and Science
13 Movses Khorenatsi Street
375010 Yerevan
Armenia
Tel: +374(2) 526-602 +374(2) 589-543
Fax: +374(2) 151-651 +374(2) 580-403
E-mail: mines@edu.am; mher@edu.am;
mhermg@freenet.am
Internet : http://www.edu.am/mes
Period covered: 1/3/2005 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2

 

    Austria :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Austria, dated 26 March 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 March 1999 - Or. Engl.

Referring to the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, the Government of Austria submits the following Declaration:

Article II.2
In Austria, the competence to make decisions in recognition cases lies with the organs of the universities or with "Fachhochschul-Studiengänge" or with the "Fachhochschulrat" (advisory council on "Fachhochschule" matters).

Article IV.5
Austria avails itself of the provisions of this Article, intending - at present - to apply it in regard to school leaving certificates from Greece (until the entry into force in Greece of the Law on a unified Lyceum) and from Turkey.

Article VIII.1
Austria is a Party under lit.a, having established a system of formal assessment of higher education institutions and programmes, with separate assessments for universities on one hand and for "Fachhochschul-Studiengänge" on the other.

Article VIII.2
The categories of information addressed in this provision are available in Austria.
Period covered: 1/4/1999 -                     
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2, IV.5, VIII.1, VIII.2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Austria, dated 26 March 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 March 1999 - Or. Engl.

Article IX.2
The following office is the national information centre of Austria on recognition matters (*):

NARIC AUSTRIA, Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur
Abteilung VII/D/3
Teinfaltstrasse 8
A-1014 Wien.

Persons to be addressed:

Dr Heinz KASPAROVSKY, Tel.: 00431.53120/5920, Fax: 00431.53120/7890, Email: heinz.kasparovsky@bmwf.gv.at

Dr Christoph DEMAND, Tel.: 00431.53120/5922, Fax: 00431.5320/7890, Email: christoph.demand@bmwf.gv.at

(*) Name modified by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Austria, dated 26 July 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 July 2000 - Or. Fr.
Period covered: 1/4/1999 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Azerbaijan :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, dated 23 March 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 April 2000 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article X.2 of the Convention, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by his Instruction No. 346 on 6 March 2000 has designated the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan to represent the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Committee of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region and to inform the competent authorities of other States Parties to this Convention about the higher education system and higher education qualifications in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The address of the competent authority is (*):

Ministry of Education
370008, Kathai av., 49,
Baku, Azerbaijan
Tel. + (994 12)93 66 60, 93 19 66, 93 72 66.
Fax +(994 12)93 80 97.

(*) Address modified by a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, dated September 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 September 2000 - Or. Engl.
Period covered: 11/4/2000 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2, X.2

 

    Belgium :


Declaration from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, dated 3 July 2009, deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 22 July 2009 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Articles II.2 and IX.2 of the Convention, the Kingdom of Belgium declares that the competent authorities are the following:

For the French Community of Belgium
Chantal KAUFMANN
Directrice générale f.f.
Direction générale de l'Enseignement non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique
Ministère de la Communauté française

Rue A. Lavallée 1
B-1080 Bruxelles
Tel.: 02.690.87.03/02
Fax: 02.690.87.60
email: chantal.kaufmann@cfwb.be

Kevin GUILLAUME
(contact person for the NARIC Centre)
Attaché
Direction générale de l'Enseignement non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique
Ministère de la Communauté française

Rue A. Lavallée 1
B-1080 Bruxelles
Tel.: 02.690.87.47
Fax: 02.690.87.60
email: kevin.guillaume@cfwb.be

For the Flemish Community of Belgium
NARIC- Vlaanderen
Hendrik Consciencegebouw
Toren A – 6de verdieping
Koning Albert II- laan 15
1210 Brussel
Tel.: 02.553.97.44
email: naric@vlaanderen.be
Period covered: 1/9/2009 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2, IX.2

 

    Bulgaria :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria, dated 19 May 2000, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 19 May 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article IX.2 of the Convention, the functions of the Bulgarian Centre for Equivalence and Information are fulfilled by the National Centre for Information on Academic Recognition the Ministry of Education and Science's "International Activities" Directorate (address: 2 A, bd. Kniaz Dondoukov, Sofia 1000, tel. +359.2.9880.494 ; fax: +359.2.9880.600 ; email: intcoop@minedu.govern.bg).
Period covered: 1/7/2000 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Chargée d'Affaires a.i. of Bulgaria, dated 29 September 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 October 2000 - Or. Fr.

The authorities competent to make different categories of decision in recognition cases are : the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria and Higher Education Institutions.
Period covered: 2/10/2000 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2

 

    Czech Republic :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Czech Republic, handed over at the time of deposit of the instrument of approval on 15 December 1999 - Or. Cze./Engl.

In accordance with Article XI.7 of the Convention, the Czech Republic expresses its consent to the commitments arising out of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region.

In accordance with Article X.1 of the Convention, the Czech Republic appoints Mrs. Helena Šebkovà, Director of the Centre for Higher Education Studies in Prague, as representative of the Czech Republic on the Committee of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region. Address: U Lužického semináre 13, 118 00 Praha 1. - tel. 00420 2 543573 - fax 00420 2 551945 - e-mail: sebkova@csvs.cz.
Period covered: 1/3/2000 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : X.1, XI.7


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Czech Republic, handed over at the time of deposit of the instrument of approval on 15 December 1999 -Or. Cze./Engl.

In accordance with Article X.3 of the Convention, the Czech Republic appoints the Centre for Equivalence of Documents about Education of the Centre for Higher Education Studies in Prague as representative of the Czech Republic in the European Network of National Information Centres on academic mobility and recognition. Address: U Lužického semináre 13, 118 00 Praha 1. - tel. 00420 2 532332 - fax 00420 2 551945 - e-mail: skuhrova@csvs.cz
Period covered: 1/3/2000 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2, X.3

 

    Denmark :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Denmark, handed over at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 20 March 2003 - Or. Engl.

Denmark declares that, in accordance with Article IX.2 of the Convention, the following national information centre has been established:

Center for Vurdering af Udenlandske Uddannelser (CVUU)
H.C Andersens Boulevard 43
DK – 1553 København V
Danmark.
Period covered: 1/5/2003 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Denmark, handed over at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 20 March 2003 - Or. Engl.

Denmark declares that the Convention, in accordance with its Article XI.5, will not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland.
Period covered: 1/5/2003 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : XI.5

 

    Estonia :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Education and Research of Estonia, dated 15 March 2004, transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Estonia, dated 30 March 2004, and registered at the Secretariat General on 31 March 2004 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article II.2 of the Convention, the Government of Estonia declares that the competence to make recognition decisions lies in Estonia with higher education institutions. In case of employment recognition decisions are made by employers.
Period covered: 31/3/2004 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Education and Research of Estonia, dated 15 March 2004, transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Estonia, dated 30 March 2004, and registered at the Secretariat General on 31 March 2004 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article IX.2 to the Convention, the national information centre is located in Archimedes Foundation :

Estonian ENIC/NARIC
Archimedes Foundation
Koidula 13A, Tallinn 10125
Phone : +372.6.962.415
Fax: +372.6.962.419
E-mail : gunnar@archimedes.ee
Internet: www.socrates.ee/en.html
Period covered: 31/3/2004 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Finland :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, dated 28 November 2003, appended to the instrument of acceptance deposited on 21 January 2004 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article II.2 of the Convention, the Republic of Finland declares that the competence to make recognition decisions lies with higher education institutions.
Period covered: 1/3/2004 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, dated 28 November 2003, appended to the instrument of acceptance deposited on 21 January 2004 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article IX.2 of the Convention, the Republic of Finland declares that the national information centre, in its role as a European Network Information Centre, is :

National Board of Education
Hakaniemenkatu 2
FI-00530 HELSINKI
Tel. +358.9.774775
Fax. +358.9.77477201
Internet : http://www.oph.fi/english
Period covered: 1/3/2004 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Germany :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Delegation of Germany to UNESCO, dated 7 December 2007, registered at the Secretariat General of UNESCO on 7 December 2007, and transmitted to the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe by letter dated 12 March 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 March 2013 – Or. Fr.

With reference to Article VI of the Convention, the Federal Republic of Germany makes the following declaration:

Having regard to the great differences that persist between national legislations, the Federal Republic of Germany points out that where higher education training syllabi and qualifications professions in the legal sphere are concerned, substantial differences within the meaning of Article VI.1 are to be expected as a rule, and that Article VI.3 a) only covers access to further studies in a higher education institution. The Federal Republic of Germany will therefore continue to make entry to a regulated profession in the legal sphere, and the practice of such a profession, subject to compliance with the provisions and procedures in force in its territory as well as with the other requirements laid down by the bodies competent for the practice of the profession concerned; this also applies to admission to the training course of such a regulated profession.

Outside the countries which are members of the European Union, parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or which are at all events bound by a convention with provisions relating to the recognition of European Union professional qualifications, the sphere of the medical professions is not harmonised. In the interest of public health, it is nevertheless expedient to stipulate a minimum standard of training corresponding to that of the European Union’s sectoral directives on recognition. If it is found from a comparison of qualifications that this minimum standard is not reached, the Federal Republic of Germany points out that in such a case substantial differences within the meaning of Article VI.1 are to be expected, and that Article VI.3 a) only covers access to further studies in a higher education institution.

The Federal Republic of Germany will continue to make entry to a regulated profession in the legal sphere, and the practice of such a profession, subject to compliance with the provisions and procedures in force in its territory as well as with the other requirements laid down by the bodies competent for the practice of the profession concerned.
Period covered: 7/12/2007 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : VI


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Delegation of Germany to UNESCO, dated 7 December 2007, registered at the Secretariat General of UNESCO on 7 December 2007, and transmitted to the Secretariat General of the Council of Europe by letter dated 12 March 2013, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 March 2013 – Or. Fr.

With reference to Articles II.2 and IX.2 of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, the Federal Republic of Germany makes the following declaration:

Within the federal system of the Federal Republic of Germany, various bodies are competent for matters of recognition:

– Assessment of foreign diplomas giving access to higher education
It is the higher education institutions that decide, in the context of the admission and/or enrolment procedures, as to the recognition of foreign qualifications held by German, foreign or stateless candidates permitting their entry to higher education. Recognition is limited to the specified course of study. The schemes of assessment published in the database www.anabin.de in the section “Hochschulzugang” (access to higher education) serve as a basis for the decision on recognition. Assessment of foreign qualifications may nonetheless be entrusted to central bodies for the recognition of certificates. The decisions of the bodies for the recognition of certificates, and of the higher education institutions, are acknowledged in all Länder.

– Recognition of unit credits obtained in studies and examinations
This task falls to the higher education institutions. The Framework Act for higher education and the laws of the Länder governing higher education only provide that in order to be validated, these unit credits obtained abroad must be equivalent. The framework regulations for examinations, and the examination regulations of the higher education institutions, contain more detailed information on the certification of equivalence.
In those streams leading to a “State examination” (Staatsexamen), transferable course units are validated by the Land examination services within the purview of the Länder.
In those streams leading to other public examinations/qualifications, transferable course units are also validated by services operating within the purview of the Länder.
In those streams leading to the “ecclesiastical examination” (Kirchliche Prüfung) diploma or to other ecclesiastical qualifications, transferable course units are validated by offices of the churches.

– Assessment of foreign qualifications
The Central Office for Education Abroad (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen - ZAB) has charge of assessing foreign qualifications on behalf of the German higher education authorities and institutions. The ZAB provides relevant information for assessment, particularly via the anabin database, and delivers opinions on individual cases.

– Assessments without a specific object under Article III.1 of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region
The ZAB is responsible for carrying out Assessments termed “without a specific object” under Article III.1 of the Convention.
The ZAB fulfils the mission of national information centre under the terms of Article IX.2.
Period covered: 7/12/2007 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2, IX.2

 

    Holy See :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 28 February 2001 - Or. Fr.

With reference to Article II.2, the Holy See states that its own central authorities are competent to make decisions in recognition cases. The component of the central authority which exercises this competence is the Congregation for Catholic Education.

Correspondence should be directed to the Secretary of the Congregation for Catholic Education, 00120 Città del Vaticano, Vatican City State (tel. + 39.0669884167; fax + 39.0669884172; e-mail educatt@ccatheduc.va).

The academic institutions of the Holy See subject to the Convention are located in different nations, and they depend on the Holy See for conditions of enrolment, programmes of studies and the conferral of degrees.
Period covered: 1/4/2001 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 28 February 2001 - Or. Fr.

The Holy See reserves the right not to apply Article IX.3, in accordance with the provisions of Article XI.7.1
Period covered: 1/4/2001 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : XI.7

 

    Hungary :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 4 February 2000 - Or. Fr.

The Republic of Hungary declares that the national information centre mentioned in Article IX.2(1) of the said Convention shall be the Hungarian Centre for Equivalence and Information, which was established under paragraph 3 of Government Decree No. 47 of 27 April 1995, as amended by Government Decree No. 276 of 22 December 1997.

The functions of the Hungarian Centre for Equivalence and Information, defined in paragraph 4 of the above-mentioned Decree, are as follows:

- preparing legislation concerning the recognition of foreign studies and diplomas obtained abroad;
- preparing international agreements in the area of academic mobility and mutual recognition of school certificates and diplomas certifying academic and vocational qualifications in higher education;
- recognising higher education diplomas obtained abroad or higher education qualifications certified through diplomas awarded by foreign higher education institutions in Hungary, whose operational arrangements are set out in paragraph 110(2) of the 1993 Higher Education Act, No. LXXX ;
- recognising vocational qualifications obtained in higher education institutions;
- collecting, classifying, collating and registering information concerning foreign higher education systems, the legal status of foreign higher education institutions, higher education and the criteria for obtaining a higher education qualification;
- providing information on foreign higher education systems to the authorities and to national higher education institutions;
- providing - at the request of foreign authorities, professional organisations and institutions of higher education - information on Hungarian higher education (e.g., on Hungarian higher education institutions), the higher education system and the diplomas certifying academic and vocational qualifications obtained in higher education institutions;
- providing information and delivering - at the client's request and for the purposes of use abroad - attestations on studies pursued in Hungarian higher education institutions and on the diplomas certifying an academic or vocational qualification obtained in the Hungarian higher education system;
- maintaining professional contacts with equivalence centres in other countries and with international organisations;
- carrying out duties connected with the responsibilities of the Hungarian Equivalence Committee's Secretariat;
- carrying out tasks entrusted to it by the Ministry of Education.
Period covered: 1/4/2000 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Hungary, dated 19 September 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 September 2002 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the Government of Hungary declares that the competence to make decisions on the recognition of qualifications issued by foreign educational institutions or, of periods of study completed abroad with a view to admission to higher education, shall lie in each case with that particular higher education institution, in which the applicant wishes to pursue his or her studies.
Period covered: 20/9/2002 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary, transmitted by a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Hungary, dated 19 September 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 September 2002 – Or. Engl.

The Government of Hungary declares that the national information centre mentioned in Article IX.2, paragraph 1, of the Convention shall be the Hungarian Equivalence and Information Centre which operates within the Ministry of Education, in accordance with the provisions of Act No. 100 of 2001 on the Recognition of Foreign Certificates and Degrees.

The Hungarian Equivalence and Information Centre shall carry out the following functions, in accordance with Article IX.2, paragraph 2, of the Convention as well as the relevant provisions of Act No. 100 of 2001 :

– facilitating access to authoritative and accurate information on the higher education system and qualifications of Hungary;

– facilitating access to information on the higer education systems and qualifications of the other Parties to the Convention,– giving advice or information on recognition matters and assessment of qualifications, in accordance with national laws and regulations in force in Hungary.
Period covered: 20/9/2002 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Israel :


Declaration made by Israel at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification with the Secretariat General of UNESCO, on 12 July 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the Government of the State of Israel declares that the competence to make recognition decisions lies with higher education institutions.
Period covered: 1/9/2007 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration made by Israel at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification with the Secretariat General of UNESCO, on 12 July 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article IX.2 of the Convention, the Government of the State of Israel declares that the function of the national information center is fulfilled by the following authorities :

The Council for Higher Education
P.O.B. 4037
Jerusalem 91040
Israel
Tel.: 972-2-5679911
Fax: 972-2-5679969
E-mail: info@che.org.il

The Council shall facilitate access to information on the higher education system and qualifications in Israel, on the higher education systems and qualifications of the other Parties, and give advice or information on academic recognition matters and academic assessment of qualifications, also by referring to higher education institutions.

The Foreign Academic Degrees Evaluation Division in the Ministry of Education
2 Dvora Ha'Neviaa St.
Jerusalem 91911
Israel
Tel.: 972-2-5602863
Fax: 972-2-5603876

The Division shall give advice or information on evaluation of foreign academic degrees and diplomas, only for puposes of ranking and salary.
Period covered: 1/9/2007 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Italy :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Chargée d'affaires a.i. of Italy, dated 3 January 2011, and registered at the Secretariat General on 5 January 2011 – Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article II.2 of the Convention, Italy declares that, depending on the use to be made with the qualification obtained abroad, the following authorities are competent to make decisions on the recognition of qualifications :

- University institutions: for admission to further studies;
- The Presidency of the Council of Ministers - Department of Civil Service: for participation in public competitions;
- The Ministry of Education, University and Research: for granting points with a view to participation in public competitions, for issues regarding social welfare, registration with employment agencies, access to internships (or to "praticantato") and registration of a contract with a view to granting the qualification of volunteer;
- The Administration that has recognised or granted a scholarship or another benefit, after a reasoned opinion from the Ministry of Education, University and Research;
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for recognition of points in case of competitions or granting of scholarships or other benefits granted by the Ministry itself, which may request a reasoned opinion to the Ministry of Education, University and Research.
Period covered: 5/1/2011 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Chargée d'affaires a.i. of Italy, dated 3 January 2011, and registered at the Secretariat General on 5 January 2011 – Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article IX.2 to the Convention, Italy designates the "Centro di Informazione sulla Mobilità e le Equivalenze Accademiche (CIMEA)" as the national information centre. The CIMEA's contact details are the following:

Viale XXI Aprile 36
I – 00162 Roma
Phone : +39.06-86.32.12.81
Fax: +39.06.86.32.28.45
E-mail : cimea@fondazionerui.it
Internet: www.cimea.it
Period covered: 5/1/2011 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Latvia :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Academic Information Centre of Latvia, dated 8 September 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 September 2000 - Or. Engl. - and confirmed by a letter from the Perrmanent Representative of Latvia, dated 17 October 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 October 2000 - Or. Engl.

The competence to make recognition decisions lies with higher education institutions. Decisions are to be made on basis of recognition statement issued by the Academic Information Centre (Latvian ENIC/NARIC), located :

Valnu str. 2,
Riga LV-1050,
Latvia
Tel.: +371-6722 51 55
Fax: +371-6722 10 06
E-mail : aic@aic.lv
Internet : http://www.aic.lv
Period covered: 15/9/2000 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Academic Information Centre of Latvia, dated 8 September 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 September 2000 - Or. Engl. - and confirmed by a letter from the Perrmanent Representative of Latvia, dated 17 October 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 October 2000 - Or. Engl.

The National Information Centre is located in the Academic Information Centre (Latvian ENIC/NARIC).
Period covered: 15/9/2000 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Liechtenstein :


Declarations contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Principality of Liechtenstein, handed over at the time of deposit of the instrument of accession, on 1 February 2000 - Or. Fr.

Article II.2

In Liechtenstein, the competence to make different categories of decisions in recognition cases lies in the first instance within the organs of the «Fachhochschule» and the institutes of higher education, and in the second instance within the Office for school matters and the Government respectively.

Article VIII. 1a and VIII.2

The Principality of Liechtenstein shall take the adequate measures for the development, maintenance and provision of the information specified in these provisions.

Article IX.2

The national information center of Liechtenstein concerning recognition is the following:

ENIC/NARIC Liechtenstein
Schulamt
Herrengasse 2
FL - 9490 Vaduz

The contact person is :

Hans Peter Walch
Tel. +423-236.67.58
Fax. +423-236.67.71
e-mail : hanspeter.walch@sa.llv.li
Period covered: 1/4/2000 -                  
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2, IX.2, VIII.1, VIII.2

 

    Luxembourg :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Luxembourg, dated 4 October 2000, handed at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 4 October 2000 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the competent authority in Luxembourg to make different categories of decisions in recognition cases is :

. the Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research
20, montée de la Pétrusse
L – 2273 Luxembourg

. Responsible officials:

Mr Germain Dondelinger, Professeur-attaché - Tel. 00 352 478 66 33
Mr Jean Tagliaferri, Professeur-attaché - Tel. 00 352 478 51 39
Period covered: 1/12/2000 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2

 

    Malta :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 November 2005 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the Government of Malta declares that the authorities that are competent to make different categories of decisions in recognition cases are as follows:

1. Recognition of Qualifications National Coordination

Il-Kordinatur ta’ Rikonoxximent Reciproku
The Mutual Recognition Coordinator

2. Recognition of Qualifications Authorities

Centru Malti ghal Rikonoxximent ta’ Kwalifiki u ta’ Informazzjoni (Malta QRIC)
Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (ENIC/NARIC Malta)

Bord ta’ l –Appell dwar ir-Rikonoxximent Reciproku ta’ Kwalifiki
Mutual Recognition Appeals Board

3. Coordinating Bodies for the uniform application of Recognition

Kunsill ta’ l-Awtoritajiet Kompetenti dwar ir- Rikonoxximent Reciproku ta’ Kwalifiki
Mutual Recognition of Qualifications Council

Il-Konferenza ghal-Awtoritajiet Nominati

The Designated Authorities Conference

4. Competent Authorities
Decisions in connection with access into Further and Higher Education


The University of Malta
The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
The Institute of Tourism Studies
The Malta Centre for Restoration

5. Designated Authorities
Decisions taken in connection with warrants, licences and permits for the practice of regulated professions


Ministry of Education, Youth and Employment
Council for Malta Stock Exchange
Accountancy Board
Malta Statistics Authority
Malta Financial Services Authority
Association of Insurance Brockers
Department of Civil Aviation Personnel Licensing Unit
Malta Communications Authority
Port Workers Board
Malta Transport Authority
Council for the Professions Complementary to Medicine
Pharmacy Council
Council for Nurses and Midwives
Veterinary Surgeon Council
Malta Environment and Planning Authority
Engineering Board
Masons Board
Bord-tal-Warrant tal-Periti
President of Malta (Lawyers)Commissioner of Police
Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs
Malta Tourism Authority
Malta Council for Economic and Social Development
Malta Social Workers Board
Malta Psychology Profession Board
Malta Maritime Authority
Pilotage Board


Period covered: 1/1/2006 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 16 November 2005 - Or. Engl.

The Permanent Representation of Malta to the Council of Europe, in accordance with Article IX.2, would like to notify that the National Information Centre is the following:

Centru Malti ghal Rikonoxximent ta’ Kwalifiki u ta’ Informazzjoni
(MaltaQRIC) Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre
(ENIC/NARIC Malta)

Ministry of Education
Room No 327
Great Siege Road
Floriana CMR 02
Phone: 356 21 240419
Fax: 356 2598 2340
E-mail: qric.malta@gov.mt

Contact person: Mr Anthony DeGiovanni
Director of Education
Further studies and Adult Education
E-mail: anthony.v.degiovanni@gov.mt

Period covered: 1/1/2006 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Moldova :


Declaration contained in a Note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, dated 27 September 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 October 1999 - Or. Engl. .

Referring to the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning the Higher Education in the European Region, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova informs that, according to Article II.2, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Moldova is the authority which is competent to make different categories of decisions in recognition cases.
Period covered: 1/11/1999 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2

 

    Montenegro :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Serbia and Montenegro appended to the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 March 2004 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, dated 13 October 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 October 2006 - Or. Engl.

With regard to Article II.2, the authority which is competent to make different categories of decision in recognition cases in the Republic of Montenegro is the following:

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Montenegro
Vuka Karadzica 3
81000 Podgorica
Republic of Montenegro
Tel. +381 81 248 847
Fax. +381 81 248 526

[Note by the Secretariat: The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on its 967th meeting that the Republic of Montenegro is to be considered a Party to this treaty with effect from 6 June 2006.]
Period covered: 6/6/2006 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Serbia and Montenegro appended to the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 March 2004 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, dated 13 October 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 October 2006 - Or. Engl.

With regard to Article IX.2, functions of the National Information Centre for the Republic of Montenegro are fulfilled by:

Ministry of Education and Science
Mrs Vanja Srdanovic
Vuka Karadzica 3
81000 Podgorica
Republic of Montenegro
Tel. +381 81 265 016
E-mail: vanja@cg.ac.yu

[Note by the Secretariat: The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on its 967th meeting that the Republic of Montenegro is to be considered a Party to this treaty with effect from 6 June 2006.]
Period covered: 6/6/2006 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Netherlands :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 17 March 2008, deposited with the instrument of acceptance, on 19 March 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that the authorities which are competent to make decisions in recognition cases in the Netherlands are the higher education institutions.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands, dated 17 March 2008, deposited with the instrument of acceptance, on 19 March 2008 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article IX.2 of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that the national information centre is :

Nuffic (Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education)
PO Box 29777
2502 LT The Hague
The Netherlands
Tel.: (+31 0) 70 4260 260
Fax: (+31 0) 70 4260 399
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2


Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 19 March 2008 - Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the Convention for the Kingdom in Europe.
Period covered: 1/5/2008 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : XI.5


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 25 August 2011, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 September 2011 – Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that the Convention, which already applies to the Netherlands (the European part), is hereby declared applicable to the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba). The declaration made for the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the European part) on 19 March 2008 is declared applicable to the Caribbean part of the Netherlands.
Period covered: 1/11/2011 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : XI.5

 

    New Zealand :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO on 4 December 2007 – Or. Engl.

New Zealand declares that, consistent with the constitutional status of Tokelau and taking into account the commitment of the Government of New Zealand to the development of self-government for Tokelau through an act of self-determination under the Charter of the United Nations, this accession shall not extend to Tokelau unless and until a declaration to this effect is lodged by the Government of New Zealand with the Depositary on the basis of appropriate consultation with that territory.
Period covered: 1/2/2008 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : XI.5


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the New Zealand Permanent Representation to UNESCO deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification, on 4 December 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the competence to make recognition decisions lies with tertiary education institutions.

In accordance with Article IX.2 of the Convention, the national information center, in its role as European Network Information Centre, established for New Zealand, is :

New Zealand Qualifications Authority
125 The Terrace
Wellington 6011
New Zealand
PO Box 160
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Period covered: 1/2/2008 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2, IX.2

 

    Norway :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 13 September 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 September 2000 - Engl.

According to The Act No. 22 of 12 May 1995 on Universities and Colleges, the higher education institutions are the competent authorities to make decisions in recognition cases. The Act applies to :

- the Universities : University of Oslo, University of Bergen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Tromsø with the Norwegian College of Fishery Science;

- specialised University institutions : Oslo School of Architecture, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian College of Sport Sciences, Norwegian Academy of Music, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Agricultural University of Norway;

- University Colleges : Agder University College, Akershus University College, Bergen University College, Bodø University College, Buskerud University College, Finnmark University College, Gjøvik University College, Harstad University College, Hedmark University College, Lillehammer University College, Molde University College, Narvik University College, Nesna University College, Nord-Trøndelag University College, Oslo University College, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Stavanger University College, Stord/Haugesund University College, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Telemark University College, Tromsø University College, Vestfold University College, Østfold University College, Volda University College, Ålesund University College, Saami University College ;

- National Institutes of Arts : Bergen Institute of Art, Oslo Institute of Art.

Period covered: 18/9/2000 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 13 September 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 September 2000 - Engl.

The National Information Centre of Norway is the :

National Academic Information Centre
Network Norway Council
P.O. Box 8150 Dep.
0032 Oslo
Norway
Tel. : +47 210 818 60
Fax : +47 210 218 02
Internet : http://www.nnr.no
Period covered: 18/9/2000 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Poland :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 March 2004 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that the authorities which are competent to make decisions in recognition cases in Poland are the local governmental educational authorities, higher education institutions and accredited science institutions.
Period covered: 1/5/2004 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 17 March 2004 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article IX.2 of the Convention, the Republic of Poland declares that the national information centre is the:
Bureau for Academic Recognition and International Exchange
ul. Smolna 13
00-375 Warsaw – Poland
Tel.: +48 22 826 74 34
Fax.: +48 22 826 28 23
E-mail: biuro@buwiwm.edu.pl
Internet: http://www.buwiwm.edu.pl
Period covered: 1/5/2004 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Romania :


Declaration appended to a letter from the Permanent Representative of Romania, dated 4 January 1999, handed over at the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification on 12 January 1999 -Or. Fr. .

Pursuant to Article II.2 of the Convention, Romania declares that the authority which is competent to make decisions on the recognition of qualifications concerning higher education is the (*) :

National Centre for the Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas - ENIC/NARIC
30 General Berthelot street
Bucarest
ROMANIA
Tel./Fax : +401 313 26 77
E-mail : girbea@men.edu.ro

(*) Address completed by a letter from the ENIC/NARIC Centre of Romania, dated 14 September 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 14 September 2000 - Or. Fr.

Period covered: 1/3/1999 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2

 

    Russia :


Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe, dated 25 April 2014, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 April 2014 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article IX.2 of the Convention and in accordance with the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Russian Federal State Scientific Institution “Main State Expert Centre of Education Estimation” has been nominated as the organisation authorised to carry out functions as the national information centre to provide information regarding recognition procedure in the Russian Federation of foreign education and (or) qualifications, academic degrees and academic ranks.
Period covered: 30/4/2014 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX

 

    Serbia :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Serbia and Montenegro appended to the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 March 2004 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Serbia, dated 20 July 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 July 2006 – Or. angl.

With regard to Article II.2, the authority which is competent to make different categories of decision in recognition cases in the Republic of Serbia is the following:

Ministry of Education and Sport
Nemanjina 22-26
11000 Beograd
Republic of Serbia
Tel. +381 11 361 64 89
Fax. +381 11 361 64 91
Period covered: 1/5/2004 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Serbia and Montenegro appended to the instrument of ratification deposited on 3 March 2004 - Or. Engl. - and updated by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Serbia, dated 20 July 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 July 2006 – Or. angl.

With regard to Article IX.2, functions of the National Information Centre for the Republic of Serbia is fulfilled by:

ENIC Centre – Ministry of Education and Sport
Mrs Olga Jovanovic and Mr Mirko Ozegovic
Nemanjina 22-26
11000 Beograd
Republic of Serbia
Tel. +381 11 361 66 07
Fax. +381 11 361 65 15
Period covered: 1/5/2004 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Slovakia :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Slovakia, dated 7 September 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 September 1999 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article IX.2 of the Convention, the Government of Slovakia declares that the functions of the national information centre are fulfilled by the Centre for Equivalence of Diplomas, Institute of Information and Prognoses of Education (Stredisko pre ekvivalenciu dokladov o vzdelaní Ústavu informácií a prognóz školstva), address: Staré grunty 52, 842 44 Bratislava, Slovak Republic; tel. fax: 00421 7 6542 6521.
Period covered: 7/9/1999 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Slovakia, dated 7 September 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 September 1999 - Or. Engl. - and completed by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Slovakia, dated 11 September 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 2000 - Engl.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the Government of Slovakia declares that the authorities which are competent to make different categories of decisions in recognition cases are the following:

Authorities which are competent to make different categories of decisions in recognition cases according to the Article II.2 Section II. "The Competence of Authorities":

a. Qualifications giving access to higher education:

KRAJSKÝ ÚRAD V BRATISLAVE
(Regional Office in Bratislava)
Staromestská 6 - 812 71 Bratislava - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 7/593 121 85 - Fax : +421 7/531 009 72

KRAJSKÝ ÚRAD V TRNAVE (Regional Office in Trnava)
Kollárova 8 - 917 00 Trnava - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 805/55 64 401 - Fax : +421 805/55 12 320

KRAJSKÝ ÚRAD V TRENCÍNE (Regional Office in Trencín)
Hviezdoslavova 3 - 911 49 Trencín - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 831/411 401 - Fax : +421 831/534 686

KRAJSKÝ ÚRAD V NITRE (Regional Office in Nitra)
Štefánikova 69 - 949 68 Nitra - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 87/522 879 - Fax : +421 87/515 329

KRAJSKÝ ÚRAD V ŽILINE (Regional Office in Žilina)
J.Krála 4 - 040 01 Žilina - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 89/67 77 374 - Fax : +421 89/48 138

KRAJSKÝ ÚRAD V BANSKEJ BYSTRICI (Regional Office in Banská Bystrica)
Nám.L.Štúra 1 - 975 41 Banská Bystrica - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 88/43 06 407 - Fax : +421 88/43 06 407

KRAJSKÝ ÚRAD V PREŠOVE (Regional Office in Prešov)
Levocská 3 - 080 73 Prešov - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 91/713 443 - Fax : +421 91/711 033

KRAJSKÝ ÚRAD V KOŠICIACH (Regional Office in Košice)
Komenského 52 - 041 70 Košice - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 95/60 01 601 - Fax : +421 95/63 36 718

b. Higher education qualifications

i. Higher education institutions :

UNIVERZITA MATEJA BELA V BANSKEJ BYSTRICI
(Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica)
Národná ul. 12 - 974 01 Banská Bystrica - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 88/412 33 67, 412 32 95 - Fax : +421 88/ 415
E-mail: tomecek@rekt.umb.sk

UNIVERZITA KOMENSKÉHO V BRATISLAVE (Comenius University in Bratislava)
Šafárikovo nám. 6 - 818 06 Bratislava - Slovak Republic
Tel. : +421 7/304 111 - Fax : +421 7/363 836
E.mail : Ferdinand.Devinsky@rec.uniba.sk

EKONOMICKÁ UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE (University of Economics in Bratislava)
Dolnozemská cesta 1 - 852 35 Bratislava - Slovak Republic
Tel. : +421 7/6729 5111, 6729 1111 - Fax : +421 7/847 348
E.mail : stern@euba.sk

SLOVENSKÁ TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE (Slovak Technical University in Bratislava)
Vazovova 5 - 813 43 Bratislava - Slovak Republic
Tel. : +421 7/359 4110 - Fax : +421 7/3594 677
E.mail : hudoba@cvt.stuba.sk

UNIVERZITA PAVLA JOSEFA ŠAFÁRIKA V KOŠICIACH (Pavol Josef Šafarik University in Košice)
Šrobárová ulica 2 - 041 90 Košice - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 95/62 22 602 - Fax : +421 95/766 959
E.mail : podhrads@kosice.upis.sk

UNIVERSITA VETERINÁRSKEHO LEKÁRSTVA V KOŠICIACH (University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice)
Komenského 73 - 041 81 Košice - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 95/62 29 924 - Fax : +421 95/ 63 23 666
E.mail : rektor@uvm.sk

TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA V KOŠICIACH (Technical University in Košice)
Letná 9 - 042 00 Košice - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 95/63 22 485, 63 31 813, 60 22 001 - Fax : +421 95/63 32 748
E.mail : somora@tuke.sk

SLOVENSKÁ POLNOHOSPOHÁRSKA UNIVERZITA V NITRE (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra)
Trieda A. Hlinku 2 - 949 76 Nitra - Slovak Republic
Tel. : +421 87/511 751-4, 512 251-4 - Fax : +421 87/511 560
E.mail : Miroslav.Zima@uniag.sk

TRNAVSKÁ UNIVERZITA V TRNAVE (University of Trnava in Trnava)
Hornopotocná 23 - 918 43 Trnava - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 805/55 11 672 - Fax : +421 805/511 129
E.mail : Isoltés@truni.sk

ŽILINSKÁ UNIVERZITA V ŽILINE (University of Zilina in Zilina)
Moizesova 20 - 010 26 Žilina - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 89/622 758 - Fax : +421 89/477 02
E.mail : rektor@utcu.sk

TECHNICKÁ UNIVERZITA VO ZVOLENE (Technical University in Zvolen)
Masarykova 24 - 960 53 Zvolen - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 855/274 22 - Fax : +421 855/200 27
E.mail : rektor@vsld.tuzvo.sk

UNIVERZITA KONŠTANTÍNA FILOZOFA V NITRE (University of Constantine Philosopher in Nitra)
Trieda A. Hlinku 1 - 949 74 Nitra - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 87/514 755-9 - Fax : +421 87/511 243
E.mail : rektor@ukf.sk

AKADÉMIA POLICAJNÉHO ZBORU (Police Academy)
Sklabinská 1 - 831 06 Bratislava - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 7/44 88 83 72 - Fax : +421 7/286 220
E.mail : chalka@minv.sk

VOJENSKÁ AKADÉMIA V LIPTOVSKOM MIKULÁŠI (Military Academy in Liptovský Mikuláš)
Demanovská cesta, P.O.Box: 761 - 031 19 Liptovský Mikuláš - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 849/55 22 234-35 - Fax : +421 849/522 237
E.mail : rektor@valm.sk

PREŠOVSKÁ UNIVERZITA (University of Presov)
Nám. legionárov 3 - 080 01 Prešov - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 91/733 106, 733 260 - Fax : +421 91/732 054
E.mail : reckarol@unipo.sk
Rektor : PhDr. Karol Fec, CSc.
E.mail : feckarol@unipo.sk

VYSOKÁ ŠKOLA MUZICHÝCH UMENÍ V BRATISLAVE (Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava)
Ventúrska 3 - 814 01 Bratislava - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 7/544 323 06 - Fax : +421 7/544 301 25
E.mail : rektor@netlab.sk

VYSOKÁ ŠKOLA VÝTVARNÝCH UMENÍ V BRATISLAVE (Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava)
Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18 - 814 37 Bratislava - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 7/544 322 51 - Fax : +421 7/533 23 40
E.mail : rektor@vsvu.afad.sk

UNIVERZITA ST. CYRILA A METODA V TRNAVE (University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava)
Námestie J. Herdu 2 - 917 00 Trnava - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 805/5565 111 - Fax : +421 805/565 122
E.mail : podolak@ucm.sk

AKADEMIA UMENÍ V BANSKEJ BYSTRICI (Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica)
Ul. J. Kollára 22 - 974 01 Banská Bystrica - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 88/743 302 - Fax : +421 88/743 305
E.mail : petrutova@aku.sk

VOJENSKÁ LETECKÁ AKADÉMIA GENERÁLA MILANA RATISLAVA ŠTEFÁNIKA V KOŠICIACH (General Miroslav Rastislav Štefanik Academy of Aviation in Košice)
Rampová 7 - 041 21 Košice - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 95/633 91 18 - Fax : +421 95/633 91 18
E.mail : rekor@vlake.army.sk

TRENCIANSKA UNIVERZITA V TRENCÍNE (University of Trencín in Trencín)
Študentská 2 - 911 50 Trencín - Slovak Republic
Tel. : +421 831/400 503, 400 111 - Fax : +421 831/400 102
E.mail : plander@muni.sk

KATOLÍCKA UNIVERZITA V RUŽOMBERKU (Catholic University in Ružomberok)
Hrabovská cesta 1/1652
034 01 Ružomberok
Slovak Republic
Tel.: 00421/848/432 27 09
Fax: 00431/848/432 27 08

VYSOKÁ ŠKOLA MANAŽMENTU V TRENCINE (Academy of Management in Trencin)
Bezrucova 64
911 01 Trencin
Slovak Republic
Tel./Fax : 00421/831/(6) 529 337
E-mail : bozenka@cutn.sk

ii. In the case there is no higher education institution in Slovakia with the same or similar programe of study :

MINISTERSTVO ŠKOLSTVA SR
(Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic)
Sekcia vysokýn škôl - Stromova 1 - 815 30 Bratislava 1 - Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421 7/547 726 95 - Fax : +421 7/547 743 68
E.mail : mederlv@education.gov.sk
Period covered: 7/9/1999 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2

 

    Slovenia :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representation of Slovenia, dated 25 August 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 August 1999 - Or. Engl. .

Referring to the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region, the Government of Slovenia declares that:

With regard to Article II.2
The authorities, which are competent to make different categories of decisions in recognition cases in the Republic of Slovenia are the following Higher Education Institutions:

- University of Ljubljana, Kongresni trg 12, 1000 Ljubljana
- University of Maribor, Krekova ulica 2, 2000 Maribor
- School of Environmental Sciences, Vipavska 13, 5000 Nova Gorica
- Postgraduate School in Humanities, Bethovnova 2, 1000 Ljubljana
- College of Hotel and Travel Administration, Obala 29, 6320 Portorož
- College of Management, Caniarjeva 5, 6000 Koper
- College of Global Entrepreneurship, Sencna pot 10, 6320 Portorož
- College of Business and Management, Na Loki 2, 8000 Novo mesto.

With regard to the paragraph 1 of Article IX.2
The National Information centre of the Republic of Slovenia was established in 1997 at the Ministry of Education and Sport.
Period covered: 1/9/1999 -      
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2, IX.2

 

    Spain :


Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Spain deposited at the time of signature of the instrument, on 20 February 2009 - Or. Fr., and confirmed in the instrument of ratification deposited on 28 October 2009 - Or. Fr.

If the Convention on the recognition of qualifications concerning higher education in the European region were to be applied to Gibraltar, Spain would like to make the following declaration:

1. Gibraltar is a non-autonomous territory whose international relations come under the responsibility of the United Kingdom and which is subject to a decolonisation process in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

2. The authorities of Gibraltar have a local character and exercise exclusively internal competences which have their origin and their foundation in a distribution and attribution of competences performed by the United Kingdom in compliance with its internal legislation, in its capacity as sovereign State on which the mentioned non-autonomous territory depends.

3. As a result, the eventual participation of the Gibraltarian authorities in the application of this Convention will be understood as carried out exclusively as part of the internal competences of Gibraltar and cannot be considered to modify in any way what was established in the two previous paragraphs.
Period covered: 1/12/2009 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -

 

    Switzerland :


Reservation contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Switzerland, dated 24 March 1998, handed to the Secretary General at the time of signature without reservation as to ratification, on 24 March 1998 - Or. Fr. .

Switzerland declares that it reserves the right to apply in part Article IV.8, in accordance with the provisions of Article XI.7.
Period covered: 1/2/1999 -         
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IV.8, XI.7


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Switzerland, dated 1 October 1999, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 October 1999 - Or. Fr. - and completed by a letter from the Deputy Permanent Representative of Switzerland, dated 13 June 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 June 2000 - Or. Fr.

The Central Office of the Swiss Universities (SZfH)
National Recognition Information Centre (Swiss ENIC)
Sennweg 2
CH-3012 Bern
Tel.: +41 (0)31 306 60 33/32
Fax: +41 (0)31 302 68 11

provides all informations on the authorities competent to make different categories of decisions in recognition cases.

These informations are available on its web-site (*): http://www.szfh.ch

(*) Electronic address modified by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Switzerland, dated 29 August 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 31 August 2000 - Or. Fr.

Period covered: 4/10/1999 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Switzerland, dated 2 May 2001, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 May 2001 - Or. Fr.

Following a restructuring of the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS), the Central Office of the Swiss Universities (COSU) has been dissolved and integrated into the Secretariat General of the Conference. Henceforth, the address of the National Information Center now reads as follows :

Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS)
Information Centre for questions concerning recognition / Swiss ENIC
Sennweg 2
CH-3012 Berne
Internet : http://www.crus.ch
Period covered: 9/5/2001 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia :


Declarations contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 29 November 2002 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention in the Republic of Macedonia the authorities competent to make different categories of decision in recognition cases are the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia and Higher Education Institutions.

In accordance with Article IX.2 of the Convention the function of the Republic of Macedonia information center is fulfilled by the:

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia
Information Center ENIC
“Dimitrie Cuposki” str., No 9
1000 Skopje /Republic of Macedonia
Contact person: Nadezda Uzelac
Tel : ++ 389 2 106 523
Fax : ++ 389 2 117 631
E-mail : nimana@yahoo.com/ http://www.mofk.ov.mk

In accordance with Article X.3, the Information Center of the Republic of Macedonia is designated as a member of the European Network of National Information Centers on academic mobility and recognition (the ENIC Network).
Period covered: 1/1/2003 -            
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2, IX.2, X.3

 

    Turkey :


Reservation contained in a letter from the Deputy Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 13 February 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 February 2007 – Or. Engl. – supplemented by a communication from the Permanent Representation of Turkey on 20 February 2007 – Or. Engl.

The Permanent Representation of Turkey declares that, due to an administrative oversight, the following reservation communicated to the Secretariat after the deposit of the instrument of ratification of the Convention is to be considered as being deposited simultaneously with the said instrument:

In accordance with Article XI.7 of the Convention, the Government of the Republic of Turkey does not bind itself with Article IV.8.
Period covered: 1/3/2007 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : XI.7


Declaration contained in a letter from the Deputy Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 13 February 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 February 2007 – Or. Engl. – supplemented by a communication from the Permanent Representation of Turkey on 20 February 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the Republic of Turkey declares that the authority which is competent to make different categories of decisions in recognition cases is :

The Council of Higher Education (YÖK)
Bilkent, Ankara 06539 TURKEY
Telephone: +90-312-266 47 25-26
Fax: +90-312-266 51 53
Period covered: 1/3/2007 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Deputy Permanent Representative of Turkey, dated 13 February 2007, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 February 2007 – Or. Engl. – supplemented by a communication from the Permanent Representation of Turkey on 20 February 2007 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article IX.2, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the Republic of Turkey declares that the national information centre, in its role as a European Network Information Centre, is:

ENIC/NARIC Turkey
The EU and International Relations Office (EUIRO)
The Council of Higher Education (YÖK)
Bilkent, Ankara 06539 TURKEY
Telephone : +90-312-298 72 43
Fax: +90-312-266 47 44
E-mail : deniz.ates@yok.gov.tr
Period covered: 1/3/2007 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

 

    Ukraine :


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine, dated 22 September 2000, registered at the Secretariat General on 25 September 2000 - Or. Engl.

The Ukrainian authority competent to make different categories of decisions in recognition cases is the :

Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
Main Department of International Co-operation
Prospect Peremogy, 10
KYIV
Ukraine
Tel. : 38 (044) 216 22 35
Fax : 38 (044) 274 49 33

Period covered: 25/9/2000 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2

 

    United Kingdom :


Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 23 May 2003 – Or. Engl.

The Government of the United Kingdom declares that the Convention shall apply to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to the Isle of Man.
Period covered: 1/7/2003 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : -


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 23 May 2003 – Or. Engl.

The Government of the United Kingdom declares that, in accordance with Article II.2 of the Convention, the competence to make recognition decisions lies with higher education institutions.
Period covered: 1/7/2003 -   
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : II.2


Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 23 May 2003 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article IX.2 of the Convention, the Government of the United Kingdom declares that the national information centre, in its role as a European Network Information Centre, is:

UK ENIC/NARIC
Ecctis Ltd
Oriel House - Oriel Road
Cheltenham - Gloucerstershire
GL50 1XP
Period covered: 1/7/2003 -
The preceding statement concerns Article(s) : IX.2

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