On 18-22 November 2019 49 refugees had their qualifications assessed and 42 EQPRs have been issued as a result of an assessment session organized in Bari. One of the Credential evaluators from the Armenian National Information Center for Academic Recognition and Mobility (ArmENIC) together with Credential evaluators from other European National Information Centres (ENICs) of Canada, France, Germany, Greece and Italy conducted online and on-site interviews.
The EQPR helps refugees to rebuild their lives in their host countries by giving them the opportunity to have their qualifications assessed even when they cannot provide a complete documentation to prove that they hold such qualifications. In this way, the EQPR supports the implementation of the Article VII of the Lisbon Recognition Convention facilitating the recognition of refugees’ qualifications even in the absence of full documentation.
The EQPR is a document that summarizes refugees’ highest qualifications obtained, language skills and work experience. Refugees can use the EQPR when they wish to enter further studies and/or they seek employment.