EUR-ACE Accord – Press Release

Mutual Recognition of EUR-ACE Labelled Engineering Degree Programmes
Signing of Agreement
Hôtel de Ville/Brussels Town Hall, Grand Place, Brussels
19 November 2014

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ENAEE agreement signing ceremony

ENAEE (European Network for Engineering Accreditation), with support from the EU Tempus programme, was founded on 8 February 2006, by 14 European associations concerned with engineering education. ENAEE is rooted in the so-called Bologna process which aims at building a European Higher Education Area (EHEA), by strengthening the competitiveness and attractiveness of European higher education and fostering student mobility and employability.

ENAEE addresses specifically the education of engineers, whose importance is increasing in the global economy. ENAEE aims to enhance and promote the quality of the education of engineering graduates in order to facilitate their professional mobility and to enhance their individual and collective ability to fulfil the needs of economies and of society.

To achieve these goals, ENAEE authorises accreditation and quality assurance agencies to award the EUR-ACE® (EURopean- ACcredited Engineer) label to their accredited engineering degree programmes. To be authorised, an agency must satisfy the standards published by ENAEE in the EUR-ACE® Framework Standards (EAFS) document. Since 2006, the EUR-ACE® label has been awarded to more than 1600 engineering programmes, delivered in more than 300 universities in 30 countries in Europe and worldwide.

The 13 authorised agencies have today signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement and have agreed to make every reasonable effort to ensure that the bodies responsible

(i)    for recognising engineering qualifications


(ii) for registering or licensing professional engineers to practice in its country or jurisdiction,

Accept the comparability of EUR-ACE® labelled programmes accredited by authorized agencies.

We expect that this agreement will further facilitate the implementation of the EU Directive on Recognition of Professional Qualifications throughout the European Union.


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