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HPCB recommendations on the EPC and alert mechanism

Following the HPCB conference in October 2016 and feedback we received from the HPCB fitness to practise sanctions mapping survey, HPCB have complied a set of recommendations to the European Commission on the European professional card (EPC) and alert mechanism. We believe that the recommendations have the potential to improve both tools.

The European Commission recently marked the first year anniversary of the EPC and alert mechanism and has launched a survey open to professional organisations representing any of the five EPC professions as well as public authorities involved in the national implementation of the two initiatives. The survey is open until 3 May 2017.

In light of this, the HPCB recommendations have been shared with the European Commission and we hope that they will be considered alongside the results of the EPC and alert mechanism survey. The EC is hosting a workshop on 16 May to reflect on the results of the survey.

The HPCB recommendations on the EPC can be found here. (pdf)

The HPCB recommendations on the alert mechanism can be found here. (pdf)