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Qualifications Passport – Preparing for recognition of refugees’ qualifications

In November 2019, UNESCO’s General Conference in Paris gathered higher education ministers and other high-ranking representatives. High on the agenda was an introduction to the UNESCO Qualifications Passport for Refugees and Vulnerable Migrants.

The Qualifications Passport methodology, developed by NOKUT (Norwegian ENIC-NARIC), was first introduced in Norway in 2016. Based on the Norwegian experience, the Council of Europe introduced a European Qualifications Passport for Refugees in 2017.

The UNESCO Qualifications Passport brings that concept to a global level – indeed it could become a powerful worldwide tool for recognising refugees’ qualifications.

Over the past couple of years, the Qualifications Passport methodology has successfully been tested and implemented in several countries. This includes Armenia, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, the Netherlands and Turkey. Now, with the implementation of the UNESCO Qualifications Passport, the methodology is really being put to the test. If it proves to work when applied in vastly different contexts worldwide, it could have a tremendous impact.

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