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Some regulated professions benefit from the European professional card scheme. In this article you will find all the information about its operation, the formalities of obtaining it and the regulated professions it concerns.
What is the European business card?
The European Professional Card (ECC) is an electronic procedure for the recognition of professional qualifications between EU member states defined by Articles 4a to 4th in the Directive 2005/36/EC . Its aim is to facilitate the exercise of a regulated profession for European citizens in another EU Member State. This procedure is part of the professional mobility of European citizens.
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This is not a physical card but electronic proof that the citizen's professional qualifications have been verified and are recognised by the competent authorities of the host country.
Who can benefit?
This device can be used by any European professional as well as in the setting in the host country to practice there ( free establishment ), only in the context of providing services on a temporary basis ( free service delivery ).
To date, the CPE is available for five occupations: