The European Professional Card (EPC) will further facilitate the free movement of professionals in the EU. The card will simplify the recognition of professional qualifications, enhance transparency for EU citizens and increase trust among authorities across the EU.
On 24 June 2015, the European Commission adopted the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/983 on the procedure for issuance of the European Professional Card and the application of the alert mechanism pursuant to the Professional Qualifications Directive. In January 2016, the EPC will be available for nurses responsible for general care, pharmacists, physiotherapists, mountain guides and real estate agents.
EFAD has registered an interest in the introduction of a EPC for dietitians.