In spite of the EU’s advanced labour mobility, transferring one’s professional qualifications between different member-states remains riddled with administrative complexity. The European Professional Card (EPC) was launched to ease these burdens. Nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, real estate agents, and mountain guides can now apply for the Card, which enables them to practise their profession in different member-states of the Union.
Prospex was tasked by the European Commission, DG Growth, to facilitate and moderate a conference on the Professional Card, with the aim to inform a broader group of professionals, such as engineers, medical professionals and managers, on the possibilities offered by the EPC.
Engaging in lively panel discussions, a mix of policy-makers and stakeholders debated the first results of the EPC. Stakeholders assessed whether the tool lives up to the promise of cross-border recognition and cooperation, and how it could be applied within their own fields of work and expertise.
The 200-headed audience, together with a live stream public, raised poignant questions, live from the conference hall as well as via Twitter. Guided by Prospex, the speakers briskly responded to these questions, turning the conference into a particularly interactive and enlightening experience.
For more information on the European Professional Card, please visit DG Growth’s website.