European Commission's guidelines on fast-track recognition of Ukrainian academic qualifications published

Published 02 June 2022 at 16:55

Today, on June 2, 2022, the European Commission published the guidelines on fast-track recognition of Ukrainian academic qualifications.

"I am grateful to the European Union and to Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner of the European Commission for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport, for supporting Ukraine's education. Development of these practical guidelines for the fast-track recognition of Ukrainian academic qualifications is another step towards ensuring the rights of Ukrainians to education and employment, particularly in the European Higher Education Area in line with the Lisbon Recognition Convention", said the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet.

The document is designed to provide specific support to higher education institutions and national centers for the recognition of educational qualifications in the evaluation of educational documents issued by Ukrainian educational institutions, taking into account the relevant competencies.

The recommendations contain an up-to-date description of Ukraine's education system at all levels, from school to higher education, as well as detailed information on the types of Ukrainian educational qualifications. A separate section illustrates the emergency measures adopted due to the war of the russian federation in Ukraine with the support of belarus, to maintain sustainability of the educational process at Ukrainian educational institutions. Considerable attention is given to the description of digital tools for verification of Ukrainian educational documents provided by the Unified State Electronic Database on Education. The manual also contains recommendations that will help with the translation of educational documents and assist in eliminating the language barrier encountered when checking the elements of the awarded qualifications, as well as methods of verifying the authenticity of qualifications.

The document was developed jointly by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the ENIC Ukraine (National Information Center for Academic Mobility in Ukraine), the CIMEA - Information Centre on Academic Mobility and Equivalence, and the European Commission.