The communication from the
the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs communicates the day 3. June 1964
It was in Strasbourg concluded an additional protocol to the European Convention on
the equivalence of qualifications giving access to the high school
On behalf of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, the Protocol was signed in
Strasbourg, 26 June 2003. March 1991.
The instrument of approval of the Protocol the Czech and Slovak Federal
Republic was deposited with the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, the depositary
The Protocol of 26 May. March 1991.
Protocol entered into force, pursuant to article 5 (3). 1 day 4.
July 1964 and for the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic on the
basis of paragraph 1. 2 of the same article on 27 February 1999. April 1991.
Czech translation of the Protocol shall be published at the same time.
The additional protocol
to the European Convention on the equivalence of qualifications enabling
access to high school No 49
Member States of the Council of Europe, signatory to this Protocol,
taking into account the objectives of the European Convention on the equivalence of documents
enabling access to high school, signed in Paris on 11.
December 1953 (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention"),
Bearing in mind that the benefits of this Convention should be extended also to
the holder of the documents proving their qualifications
required for admission to high schools, in the case that the evidence of
education has released a device that either party, officially
supports outside its own territory, and these qualifications are comparable to
evidence of training issued in your country,
have agreed upon the following:
1. each Contracting Party shall recognise for the purpose of admission to College
situated on its territory, in the event that this acceptance is under State
control, the equivalence of Education issued to devices that
a Contracting Party officially supports outside its own territory, and these
qualifications are comparable to documents issued on its territory.
2. admission to any College is subject to places which are to
3. each Contracting Party reserves the right not to apply to their
own nationals the provisions of paragraph 1.
4. where admission to universities situated in the territory of the Contracting
parties under State control, the Contracting Party shall forward these high
the text of this Protocol and the schools shall endeavour to the mentioned high school
adopt the principles referred to in the preceding paragraphs of this article.
Each Contracting Party shall send to the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe list
schools that officially supports outside its own territory, and that issue papers
Education attesting to the qualifications required for admission to the high
the school is located on its territory.
For the purposes of this Protocol:
a) "education" means any document, certificate or
other certificate regardless of the form in which it was issued, or
registered, confirming that the holder has the qualifications required
for admission to College;
b) "higher education" means:
II) institutions that the Contracting Party in whose territory they are located,
considered to be devices of the same type as the University;
(c)) the term "territory of a Contracting Party" means the metropolitan territory of each party.
1. the Member States of the Council of Europe which are parties to the Convention,
may become Contracting Parties to this Protocol:
a) signature without reservation of ratification or acceptance;
b) signature subject to ratification or acceptance, followed by
of ratification or acceptance.
2. any State which has acceded to the Convention, may accede to this
3. Instruments of ratification, acceptance or accession shall be deposited
with the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.
1. this Protocol shall enter into force after the expiration of one month from the
the date on which two Member States of the Council of Europe shall sign without reservation
of ratification or acceptance, or when it has been ratified by or adopt, in
accordance with the provisions of article 4.
2. for each Member State of the Council of Europe, who shall sign the Protocol
without reservation of ratification or acceptance or which ratifies or
accepts, will enter into force after the expiration of one month from the date of signature of the
or ratification or acceptance.
3. for each acceding State, the Protocol shall enter into force after the expiry of the
one month after the deposit of the instrument of accession. However, this approach
takes effect after the entry into force.
1. this Protocol shall remain in force for an unlimited period.
2. each Contracting Party may, for its part, denounce this Protocol
by notification to the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe.
3. the denunciation shall take effect after the expiration of six months from the date on which the
the Secretary General has received the notification.
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify the Member States of the Council and each
the State, which has acceded to this Protocol of:
and a) of any signature without reservation in respect of ratification or acceptance;
(b)) any signature subject to ratification or acceptance;
(c)) of the deposit of each instrument of ratification, acceptance or
(d)) on each date on which this Protocol has entered into force pursuant to its
(e)) of any notifications that were received under the provisions of articles 2 and 6.
On the evidence of the undersigned, duly authorized for this purpose,
have signed this Protocol.
Given in Strasbourg, 3 June 2003. June 1964, in French and
English, both texts being equally authentic, in a single
the copies deposited with the Council of Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of
Europe will send a certified copy to each State that signed the Protocol
or approached him.
Declaration concerning the interpretation
At the signing of the additional protocol to the European Convention on the equivalence of
qualifications giving access to a college Committee
the Ministerial Declaration concerning the interpretation of this:
"The Protocol also includes a European school in the event that evidence of
education they emit fulfil the conditions laid down in point 1 of article 1
This Protocol. "