On June 23, 2016, citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland decided by referendum to exit the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU). Following this vote, the British Government initiated the withdrawal process on March 29, 2017, by activating Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. In October 2019, EU leaders 27 and the British side reached a political consensus on the UK's withdrawal agreement. It was subsequently approved by the British authorities and the EU and entered into force on 1 February 2020. The agreement allows the United Kingdom to exit the European Union in an orderly and predictable manner. At the same time, it establishes a transitional period from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020.
On 30th of January, CNRED received a visit from the Academic Mobility Centre and the Bologna Process in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Like the Romanian Centre, the Kazakh Centre is part of the ENIC Network of Information and Academic Recognition Centers.
The member centers of the NARIC networks met on 29th of November in Brussels, at the annual meeting organized by the European Commission, with the support of the European Council and UNESCO. The meeting marked the 35th anniversary of the date of setting up the NARIC network, 25 years from the date of the establishment of the ENIC network and 15 years from the date of adoption of the Network Charter, during which were presented the most important moments and actions initiated and implemented for recognition of studies, in conjunction with future projects focused on academic mobility and internationalization of higher education.
Today, 27th of November, the representatives of CNRED participated in the meeting dedicated to the relocation of refugees on the territory of Romania, organized in Bucharest by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) - the Romanian Office, together with the Shottener Foundation and with the support of the General Inspectorate for Immigration.
On 5th of November, the representatives of CNRED were, as every year, with the Union of Liberal Professions in Romania, at the "Day of Liberal Professions in Romania", which, this time, was held under the theme "Liberal professions and the public interest" - www.uplr.ro.
The National Center for the Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas recently celebrated 20 years of activity, 20 years of "Correct information - the key to the recognition of studies". On this occasion, CNRED handed over to the collaborators, public authorities, higher education institutions, professional bodies, Certificates of appreciation for the constant partnership and the active role in developing and supporting the recognition of the studies.
Between October 23 and 25, 2019, CNRED organized at the University "Politehnica" of Bucharest a new training session for the authorities registered in the Internal Market Information System (IMI) and in the European Commission Database with regulated professions (RegProf).
On September 24, 2019, the representatives of CNRED participated in the thematic meeting dedicated to the access to education of refugees on the territory of Romania, organized in Bucharest by the National Council for Refugees in Romania.
During September 19-20, 2019, CNRED organized in the Aula Magna of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova new training sessions for the authorities registered in the Internal Market Information System (IMI).
Since 1st of September, based on the Asia-Pacific Regional Convention on the recognition of qualifications in higher education (known as the Tokyo Convention), Japan has inaugurated the National Academic Recognition Information Center to provide information on higher education qualifications in Japan, thus facilitating their recognition worldwide.