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Database of regulated professions

In every EU country, there are some professions that are regulated. To make it easier for EU citizens to find information about regulated professions, the European Commission set up a database on professional access requirements across the EU.

The aim of the database

In each EU country, workers are required to obtain special qualifications or specific job titles to perform regulated professions. Different requirements across the EU may make it difficult for qualified professionals to apply for jobs in other EU countries. It may also be difficult to get information on what conditions these professionals have to comply with to be able to work in another country.

The database on regulated professions provides:

  • information on regulated professions in all EU countries, EEA countries and Switzerland;
  • statistics on professionals moving abroad and on temporary mobility;
  • an interactive map;
  • useful links and contacts.