19.05.2014

Interactive map of regulated professions


The interactive map is an important element of the so called "transparency initiative" which is regulated in Article 59 of the new Professional Qualifications Directive and was further defined in the European Commission's communication on "Evaluating national regulations" from October 2013.

It contains the most important information about the regulation of professions on national level as for example the number of regulated professions, the economic sectors, the development of professional recognition as well as the contact points for professional recognition.

At the moment the memberstates are working on reports and argumentations for the necessity and proportionality of national regulations for certain professions (among them architects and civil engineers). The question of the necessity of regulations for the professions of architects and civil engineers will be in the focus of a peer review/mutual evaluation meeting on 30 September 2014.