Recognition of studies and qualifications is an important aspect in the realisation of freedom of movement within the European Union. In order to reach this freedom of movement, the European Union has developed several tools for the recognition of studies and qualifications.
Addressing the recognition of studies and qualifications is also relevant at the global level, with the aim to facilitate the mobility of music students and musicians worldwide. This issue has been studied by the working group of the ‘Mundus Musicalis’ project (the first project in the field of music supported by ERASMUS MUNDUS), which collected data on the various credit point systems that can facilitate the recognition of studies, as well as on the recognition of qualifications at international level. The outcomes of this work can be found in the handbook The International Recognition of Studies and Qualifications in Higher Music Education.