Directive 1989/48 - General system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration

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This directive was in effect from January  4, 1989 until October 19, 2007 and should have been implemented in national regulation on January  4, 1991 at the latest.

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Council Directive 89/48/EEC of 21 December 1988 on a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration
 
Legal instrument Directive
Number legal act Directive 1989/48
Original proposal COM(1985)355
CELEX number i 31989L0048

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Key dates

Document 21-12-1988
Publication in Official Journal 24-01-1989; Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 06 Volume 002,OJ L 19, 24.1.1989,Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 06 Volume 002,Special edition in Czech: Chapter 05 Volume 001,Special edition in Polish: Chapter 05 Volume 001,Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 05 Volume 001,Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 05 Volume 001,Special edition in Slovenian: Chapter 05 Volume 001,Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Hungarian: Chapter 05 Volume 001,Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 05 Volume 001,Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 05 Volume 001,Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 05 Volume 001
Effect 04-01-1989; Entry into force Date notif.
End of validity 19-10-2007; Repealed by 32005L0036
Transposition 04-01-1991; See Art 12
Notification 04-01-1989

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31989L0048

Council Directive 89/48/EEC of 21 December 1988 on a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration

Official Journal L 019 , 24/01/1989 P. 0016 - 0023

Finnish special edition: Chapter 6 Volume 2 P. 0192

Swedish special edition: Chapter 6 Volume 2 P. 0192

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COUNCIL DIRECTIVE

of 21 December 1988

on a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration

(89/48/EEC)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Articles 49, 57 (1) and 66 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1),

In cooperation with the European Parliament (2),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee (3),

Whereas, pursuant to Article 3 (c) of the Treaty the abolition, as between Member States, of obstacles to freedom of movement for persons and services constitutes one of the objectives of the Community; whereas, for nationals of the Member States, this means in particular the possibility of pursuing a profession, whether in a self-employed or employed capacity, in a Member State other than that in which they acquired their professional qualifications;

Whereas the provisions so far adopted by the Council, and pursuant to which Member States recognize mutually and for professional purposes higher-education diplomas issued within their territory, concern only a few professions; whereas the level and duration of the education and training governing access to those professions have been regulated in a similar fashion in all the Member States or have been the subject of the minimal harmonization needed to establish sectoral systems for the mutual recognition of diplomas;

Whereas, in order to provide a rapid response to the expectations of nationals of Community countries who hold higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training issued in a Member State other than that in which they wish to pursue their profession, another method of recognition of such diplomas should also be put in place such as to enable those concerned to pursue all those professional activities which in a host Member State are dependent on the completion of post-secondary education and training, provided they hold such a diploma preparing them for those activities awarded on completion of a course of studies lasting at least three years and issued in another Member State;

Whereas this objective can be achieved by the introduction of a general system for the recognition of higher-education diplomas awarded on completion of professional education and training of at least three years' duration;

Whereas, for those professions for the pursuit of which the Community has not laid down the necessary minimum level of qualification, Member States reserve the option of fixing such a level with a view to guaranteeing the quality of services provided in their territory; whereas, however, they may not, without infringing their obligations laid down in Article 5 of the Treaty, require a national of a Member State to obtain those qualifications which in general they determine only by reference to diplomas issued under their own national education systems, where the person concerned has already acquired all or part of those qualifications in another Member State; whereas, as a result, any host Member State in

which a profession is regulated is required to take account of qualifications acquired in another Member State and to determine whether those qualifications correspond to the qualifications which the Member State concerned requires;

Whereas collaboration between the Member States is appropriate in order to facilitate their compliance with those...


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