To implement the Lisbon Recognition Convention and, in general, to develop policy and practice for the recognition of qualifications, the Council of Europe and UNESCO established the ENIC Network (European Network of National Information Centres on academic recognition and mobility). This network is made up of national information centres (ENICs) of the States party to the European Cultural Convention or the UNESCO Europe Region.
An ENIC is therefore a body set up by national authorities. The size and competences of these ENICs vary but they will normally provide information on:
- the recognition of foreign diplomas, degrees and other qualifications;
- the education system of the ENIC and education systems abroad;
- opportunities for studying abroad as well as advice on practical questions related to mobility and equivalence.
ENICs are intended to implement the Lisbon Recognition Convention and, in general, to develop policy and practice for the recognition of qualifications. The ENIC network works closely with the NARIC network.
- Lisbon Recognition Convention - The international treaty that governs recognition in the broad European area
- NARIC Network - The network of recognition bodies established by the European Commission