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How to appeal the decision – Professional Recognition

If you are dissatisfied with the results of the assessment of your professional qualifications made by a competent authority, you can usually appeal the decision. The authority responsible for the evaluation of your credentials should inform you, as part of the initial information, of the procedures available to you to appeal their decision.

EU countries (as well as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) have assigned National Contact Points that can provide information on the administrative formalities concerning the appeal and reassessment of professional recognition decisions.

In the same countries you will also find National SOLVIT Centres, that deal with cross-border disputes between citizens and public authorities concerning the (mis)application of European legislation. You file a complaint with your national SOLVIT centre in case your professional recognition procedure is not conducted in line with the regulations established by Directive 2005/36/EC (last amended by Directive 2013/55/EU). The service is free of charge.

For information on appeal procedures in other countries, please visit the Recognition Conventions section and/or directly contact the competent authority of the country concerned.