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This term has two dimensions:
Formal recognition: process of granting official status, by an accredited body, to knowledge, know-how, information, skills and competences of an individual through:
This term is close to, but not synonymous with: mutual recognition of qualifications.
Source: Cedefop; based on Council of the European Union, 2017
Access resource, available in English, French, ItalianThis multilingual glossary (provided in a multitude of European languages) defines a selection of key terms used in European education and training policy. It is a revised and expanded version of the “Terminology of European education and training policy – A selection of 130 key terms” (2014). It considers new priorities of European Union policy, mainly concerning skills intelligence and employment. New definitions have been developed in collaboration with the experts of Cedefop’s departments VET and Skills and VET and Qualifications.
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