Proposal to Amend Foreign Qualifications Recognition Act

By 3 February 2022
Proposal to Amend Foreign Qualifications Recognition Act
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ZAGREB, 3 Feb 2022 - The proposal to amend the Foreign Qualifications Recognition Act provides for the recognition of post-secondary school education that is not part of the higher education system, Science and Education Minister Radovan Fuchs said at a cabinet meeting on Thursday.

The existing law does not provide for the recognition of foreign regulated professions and is not harmonised with strategic EU documents, so it was necessary to draw up the new proposal, the minister said. The new law is expected to facilitate access to the labour market for skilled labour and provide protection from poor qualifications, he added.

The recognition of foreign qualifications would be done by the Agency for Science and Higher Education, the Agency for Vocational Education and Training, and the Education and Teacher Training Agency.

The recognition of qualifications obtained abroad for the purpose of continuing education in Croatia would be carried out by education institutions where further education will be pursued.

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