Recognition in Slovenia of qualifications acquired abroad
Economic growth, competitiveness, new jobs, legal certainty, trust and cooperation between EU countries are cornerstones of the development of the European economy. In line with this, it is necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the internal market in which professional services play an important role.
Professions, professional activities, or groups of professional activities are in many countries directly or indirectly determined or regulated by specific laws or other provisions on professional qualifications.
The recognition of professional qualifications is a special procedure to enable professionals in regulated professions to work in other Member States in which they have not obtained a professional qualification.
Lists of professions:
- The list of regulated professions is a national list of professions regulated in the Republic of Slovenia according to the Directive2005/36/EC(‘the Directive’), managed by the Ministry of Labour at the proposal of the line ministry regulating the profession.
- The European database of regulated professions is a list of professions , notified at the European Commission by Member States EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation according to the Directive 2005/36/EC.
- The list of all points of single contact is a list of national points in the EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation Member States that publish lists of regulated professions.
- The list of occupations, professions and professional staff is a list of occupations, professions and professional staff subject to authorisations or special conditions, independently of the Directive.
The Directive 2005/36/EC lays the foundations for the recognition of professional qualifications and fundamental freedoms, such as the free movement of workers, the freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services, to facilitate the mobility of professionals and workers in the single market.
In Slovenia, we differentiate between:
The procedure for recognition of professional qualifications for permanent pursuit of regulated professionsThe right of establishment is one of the fundamental rights of the single market. It consists of the right to establish and manage a business or to work in a regulated profession, on a permanent basis in any Contracting State (‘state’) to pursue an economic activity or provide professional services as employed or self-employed professionals for an indefinite period under the same terms and conditions as those applying to nationals.
National Contact Point (NCP)
In the Republic of Slovenia the Ministry of Labour is the National Contact Point for the recognition of professional qualifications. The NCP provides all the necessary information on regulated professions, recognition procedures and competent authorities. More information and relevant contact details are available at gov.si.