ECVET and Labels approaches to Manager job profiles in the Social Economy
The Commission services launched in January 2011 a public consultation (IP/11/14, see below) on the Professional Qualifications Directive (Directive 2005/36/EC, see below consolidated version on 24/03/2011).
The consultation represented an opportunity for stakeholders to highlight areas of the Directive they feel could be simplified and made more user-friendly. It also sought views on how to better integrate professionals working in the Single Market, and raised the option of a European Professional Card. Updating this Directive is one of the key actions set out in the Single Market Act adopted in April 2011 (IP/11/469, see below) and follows Commission reports on how the Directive works in practice (IP/10/1367, see below). The results of the consultation that are going to be presented at the Council will feed into an evaluation report and a Green Paper due in the coming weeks. The Commission will come forward with a proposal for modernising the Directive in 2011.
This Directive is key to enabling professionals to take full advantage of the potential of the Single Market.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/qualifications/index_en.htm