In January 2016 nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists are amongst the many professions able to apply for the European Professional Card which will confirm their professional status when applying for work in another country.

Public administrations need to be aware of this as, if an application doesn’t get a response within the deadline specified, the recognition is assumed…so being slow to respond to applications will result in people perhaps being given professional recognition who don’t warrant it. This has implications for the countries in which these people then apply for work….

The European Institute of Public Administration is holding a seminar in December in Barcelona. For more information about this topic, click here on