The communication from the
the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs declares that on 15 December. December
1956 was in Paris concluded the European Convention on the equivalence of partial
study on high schools (No 21).
On behalf of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, the Convention was signed in
Strasbourg, 26 June 2003. March 1991.
The instrument of approval of the Convention, the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic of Brazil
was deposited with the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, the depositary of the Convention,
on 26 April. March 1991.
Convention entered into force pursuant to its article 9, paragraph 1. 2 day 18.
September 1957 and for the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic on the basis of
paragraph. 3 of the same article on 26 February 2000. March 1991.
Czech translation of the Convention shall be published at the same time.
The European Convention
on the equivalence of partial studies in higher education # 21
Governments of Member States of the Council of Europe, signatory to this Convention,
Bearing in mind the European Convention on the equivalence of documents required for
access to the high school, signed at Paris on 11 July. December 1953;
Bearing in mind the European cultural Convention, signed at Paris on 19 December.
taking into account that would significantly contribute to greater mutual
the European understanding if more students, including students
modern languages, could undertake a part of their studies abroad and
If the tests done and courses completed in the course of this study
they can be recognized by these students at universities in their own
considering that the recognition of partial studies followed in the
foreign countries would contribute to the solution of the problem of the lack of highly
have agreed upon the following:
1. for the purposes of this Convention, the Contracting Parties are divided into categories according to the
whether the authority, competent to address issues of equivalence at their
the territory is:
(b)) high school;
(c)) the State or college depending on the case.
Each Contracting Party shall communicate to the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, which
authority is competent for the resolution of questions relating to the equivalence.
2. the term "high school" means:
(b) institutions regarded as the Contracting Party), on whose territory they are located,
for devices similar to the nature of high schools.
1. the Contracting Parties falling within category a) paragraph 1 of article 1 shall recognise the
partial studies completed student studying modern languages at
a University in another Member country of the Council of Europe as being equivalent to the corresponding
a partial study of absolvovanému high school in his own country,
If the leadership of the first high schools published by the student confirm
that ended the referred partial studies satisfactorily.
2. the length of a partial study, in accordance with paragraph 1 shall be determined
the competent authorities of the Contracting Parties.
Contracting Parties falling within category a) paragraph 1 of article 1 shall examine the
the procedure for the recognition of partial studies performed at the high school in
the other Member country of the Council of Europe students in other disciplines, other than
modern languages, in particular students, dealing with the Basic or the
Contracting Parties falling within category a), paragraph 1 article 1 shall be
support a unilateral or bilateral measures the conditions under
which test performed or completion of courses a student during the
study at a University in another Member country of the Council of Europe can be
considered equivalent to a similar test done or similar courses
acts of high school in his own country.
Contracting Parties falling within category b) of paragraph 1. 1 article 1 shall send to the text
This Convention leadership of universities located in their territory, and
will encourage to use this line positively assessed and applied
the principles set out in articles 2, 3 and 4.
Contracting Parties falling within category (c)). 1 of article 1 shall apply
the provisions of articles 2, 3 and 4 of those universities, for which the State
represents the authority in whose jurisdiction the questions forming the subject
This Convention, and shall apply the provisions of article 5 to those universities,
which are themselves authority within whose scope includes the following questions.
Each Contracting Party shall send to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to
one year after the date on which this Convention has entered into force, a written
notification of measures taken in order to implement the performance articles
2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe to the other Contracting Parties to the
the information from each of them received in accordance with article 7 and shall inform the
the Committee of Ministers on the State of implementation of the Convention.
1. this Convention is open for signature by the members of the Council of Europe. Shall be subject to
ratification. The instruments of ratification are deposited with the Secretary-General of the
The Council Of Europe.
2. the Convention shall enter into force after the deposit of three instruments of ratification.
3. for each State which has signed the Convention and then ratified after the entry
The Convention entered into force, the Convention shall enter into force on the day on which they were stored
its instrument of ratification.
4. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify all the members of the Council of Europe on
Convention enters into force, the Contracting Parties which have ratified it,
and of the deposit of all instruments of ratification deposited, which may
occur after the entry into force of the Convention.
5. each Contracting Party may state the territory in which they will be applied
the provisions of this Convention shall, in a declaration addressed to
the Secretary-General of the Council of Europe, it is to the other Contracting Parties.
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe may invite any State which is not
a member of the Council of Europe to accede to this Convention. So, an
State may accede to the Convention by depositing an instrument of accession to the
the Secretary-General of the Council, who shall inform all Contracting Parties. Each
acceding State, for the purposes of this Convention is considered to be the Member State
The Council Of Europe. For each acceding State, this Convention shall enter into force on
the date on which it was saved his document of accession.
On the evidence of the undersigned, duly authorised thereto by their respective to it
Governments, have signed this Convention.
Done at Paris, this fifteenth day of December in the year one thousand nine hundred and fifty-six
in the English and French languages, both texts being equally
authentic, in a single copy to be deposited in the archives of the Council of
Europe. The Secretary-General shall send certified copies of the Convention, each Government,
she signed it or accede to it.