is a Convention?
A convention on the recognition of studies is a legal agreement
between countries agreeing to recognize academic qualifications
issued by other countries who have ratified the same agreement.
At present there are 6 regional conventions on the recognition
of qualifications (Africa,
and Pacific, Latin
America and the Caribbean and 2
European Conventions) as well as 1 interregional convention
Convention). Each ratifying state of the Convention has
the obligation to establish a national information centre
which deals with practical issues related to the assessment
of qualifications, information exchange and processing. In
addition, every two years, each convention has a meeting of
its Regional Committee responsible for policy decisions relating
to the Convention, to discuss rising issues in the region
for the implementation of the convention. These meetings are
convened by the Secretariat of each Regional Committee, assured
Guide to the Conventions on the Recognition of Studies
Conventions on the Recognition of Qualifications. Ratifying
States for each Convention and official translations.
on the Recognition of Studies and Qualifications in
Codes of good practice
- Tools for transparency such as the Diploma Supplement.