Directive 1992/51 - Second general system for the recognition of professional education and training to supplement Directive 89/48/EEC

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This directive was in effect from July  7, 1992 until October 19, 2007 and should have been implemented in national regulation on June 18, 1994 at the latest.

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Council Directive 92/51/EEC of 18 June 1992 on a second general system for the recognition of professional education and training to supplement Directive 89/48/EEC
 
Legal instrument Directive
Number legal act Directive 1992/51
Original proposal COM(1989)372 EN
CELEX number i 31992L0051

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Key dates

Document 18-06-1992
Publication in Official Journal 24-07-1992; Special edition in Slovenian: Chapter 05 Volume 002,OJ L 209, 24.7.1992,Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Polish: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Hungarian: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 05 Volume 002,Special edition in Czech: Chapter 05 Volume 002
Effect 07-07-1992; Entry into force Date notif.
End of validity 19-10-2007; Repealed by 32005L0036
Transposition 18-06-1994; See Art 17
Notification 07-07-1992

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31992L0051

Council Directive 92/51/EEC of 18 June 1992 on a second general system for the recognition of professional education and training to supplement Directive 89/48/EEC

Official Journal L 209 , 24/07/1992 P. 0025 - 0045

COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 92/51/EEC of 18 June 1992 on a second general system for the recognition of professional education and training to supplement Directive 89/48/EEC

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, 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),

  • (1) 
    Whereas, pursuant to Article 8a of the Treaty, the internal market shall comprise an area without internal frontiers and 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;
  • (2) 
    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 disregarding their obligations laid down in Articles 5, 48, 52 and 59 of the Treaty, require a national of a Member State to obtain those qualifications which in general they determine only by reference to those issued under their own national education and training 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;
  • (3) 
    Whereas 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 (4) facilitates compliance with such obligations; whereas, however, it is limited to higher education;
  • (4) 
    Whereas, in order to facilitate the pursuit of all those professional activities which in a host Member State are dependent on the completion of a certain level of education and training, a second general system should be introduced to complement the first;
  • (5) 
    Whereas the complementary general system must be based on the same principles and contain mutatis mutandis the same rules as the initial general system;
  • (6) 
    Whereas this Directive is not applicable to those regulated professions which are covered by specific Directives principally concerned with introducing mutual recognition of training courses completed before entry into professional life;
  • (7) 
    Whereas neither is it applicable, furthermore, to those activities covered by specific Directives principally intended to introduce recognition of technical skills based on experience acquired in another Member State; whereas certain of those Directives apply solely to the pursuit of activities in a self-employed capacity; whereas, in order to ensure that the pursuit of such activities as an employed person does not fall within the scope of this Directive, whereby the pursuit of the same activity would be subject to different legal recognition arrangements...

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