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Scope Of The Convention On The Recognition Of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education In The European Region

Original Language Title: Geltungsbereich des Übereinkommens über die Anerkennung von Qualifikationen im Hochschulbereich in der europäischen Region

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20. Representing the Federal Chancellor concerning the scope of the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in the European Region

According to the Communications of the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, the following countries have ratified their instruments of ratification or Accession documents to the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in the European Region (BGBl. III n ° 71/1999, last proclamation of the BGBl area. (III) No 51/2007)


Date of deposit of the instruments of ratification. Certificate of Accession:


22. April 2008


22 July 2009


23. August 2007


12 July 2007


6 October 2010

New Zealand

4 December 2007


19 March 2008

San Marino

19 December 2011


28 October 2009

On the occasion of the deposit of the instruments of ratification or The following declarations have been issued by the following States: Reservations are explained:


According to Art. 2 of the Convention, Andorra states that the Ministry of Higher Education is the competent authority for decisions to be taken in the Principality of Andorra in recognition cases.


According to Art. II (2) and Art. Article IX (2) of the Convention states that the Kingdom of Belgium declares that the competent authorities are:

For the French Community of Belgium:

Directorate-General for non-compulsory education and scientific research

(Direction générale de l' Enseignement non obligatoire et de la Recherche scientifique)

Ministry of the French Community

(Ministère de la Communauté française)

Rue A. Lavallée 1

1080 Brussels

For the Flemish Community of Belgium:


Gates A-6de verdieping

Koning Albert II-laan 15

1210 Brussels


According to Art. II. 2 of the Convention, the Government of the State of Israel declares that the responsibility for decisions in cases of recognition shall be the responsibility of higher education institutions.

According to Art. IX Abs.2 of the Convention, the Government of the State of Israel declares that the task of the National Information Centre shall be fulfilled by the following authorities:

Council for Higher Education

(The Council for Higher Education)

P.O.B. 4037

Jerusalem 91040


The Council should facilitate access to information on the higher education system and qualifications in Israel, the higher education systems and qualifications of the other contracting parties, and advice or information on academic institutions. Recognition matters and academic evaluation of qualifications, including with the reference to higher education institutions.

Department for the Evaluation of Foreign Academic Degrees in the Ministry of Education

(The Foreign Academic Degrees Evaluation Division in the Ministry of Education)

2 Dvora Ha ' Neviaa St.

Jerusalem 91911


This department provides advice or information on the evaluation of foreign academic degrees and diplomas, only for the purposes of classification and salary.


According to Art. The second paragraph of Article II of the Convention states that, depending on the use of qualifications acquired abroad, the following authorities are responsible for decisions on the recognition of qualifications:


University institutes: for admission to further studies;


The Presidency of the Council of Ministers for the Civil Service: to participate in public competitions;


The Ministry of Education and Research: for the award of points with regard to participation in public competitions, for questions of social assistance, for reporting at employment offices, admission to traineeships (or "full tariats") and admission of a contract with a view to the granting of the qualification of non-volunteers;


The administration, which has recognised or awarded a grant or other aid, following a reasoned opinion from the Ministry of Education and Research;


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the recognition of points in competitions or the award of grants or other aid granted by the Ministry itself, which may be a reasoned opinion of the education and training system. Ministry of Research.

According to Art. In accordance with the second paragraph of Article IX of the Convention, Italy shall designate the Information Centre for Mobility and Academic equivalence (Centro di Informazione sulla Mobilità e le Equivalenze Accademiche (CIMEA)) as the national information centre.

The contact details of the CIMEA are:

Viale XXI Aprile 36

00162 Rome

New Zealand:

New Zealand declares that, in accordance with the constitutional status of Tokelau, and taking into account the commitment of the Government of New Zealand to build self-government for Tokelau through an act of self-determination according to the Statutes of the United Nations, this accession shall not apply to Tokelau, unless and until such time as a corresponding declaration by the Government of New Zealand has been issued by the Verwahrer on the basis of a corresponding consultation with that Territory. .

According to Art. II (2) of the Convention is the responsibility of the tertiary educational institutions for decisions on recognition matters.

According to Art. The second paragraph of Article IX of the Convention is the National Information Centre established for New Zealand and, in its role as the European Network of Information Centre, is the following:

New Zealand Authority for the Monitoring of Education Qualifications

(New Zealand Qualifications Authority)

125 The Terrace

Wellington 6011

New Zealand

PO Box 160

Wellington 6140

New Zealand


According to Art. II (2) of the Convention, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that the competent authorities are the higher education institutions in respect of decisions taken in the Netherlands.

According to Art. The second paragraph of Article IX of the Convention states that the Kingdom of the Netherlands states that the national information centre is the following:

Dutch Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education

Nuffic (Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education)

PO Box 29777

2502 LT The Hague


The Kingdom of the Netherlands recognises the Convention for the Kingdom of Europe.


In the case of the extension of the Convention on the recognition of qualifications in higher education in the European region to Gibraltar, Spain would like to make the following statement:


Gibraltar is a non-autonomous territory for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible and which, in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, is responsible for: Decolonization process is subject to


The authorities of Gibraltar are of a local nature and shall exercise exclusively internal competences originating in and based on the distribution and allocation of powers which the United Kingdom shall be responsible for in accordance with its national law. legislation and in its capacity as a sovereign State, to which the said non-autonomous territory is subject


Consequently, the eventual participation of the authorities of Gibraltar in the application of the Convention must be understood to take place exclusively within the limits of the internal competences of Gibraltar and must not be regarded as a modification of the provisions of the Convention, as set out in the both previous paragraphs have been established.

According to a further note by the Secretary-General, the Kingdom of the Netherlands stated on 7 September 2011 that the Convention, which is already in force for the Netherlands (the European part), also made the declaration for the Caribbean Part of the Netherlands (the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) should apply. The declaration made for the Kingdom of the Netherlands (the European part) is also declared to be valid for the Caribbean part of the Netherlands.