The main outcome of the project is the EAR recognition manual, a practical manual containing standards and guidelines on all aspects of the international recognition of qualifications. The manual is primarily meant for the recognition offices in the European region, to improve and streamline recognition practice.
The manual consists of sixteen chapters with topics such as substantial differences, qualification frameworks, learning outcomes and accreditation. It includes flow-charts, recommendations, practical examples and useful links.
It also contains a schematic outline of the recommended procedure for the assessment of foreign qualifications, a glossary, an overview of relevant publications and sources, and an index.
The Bologna Follow-Up Working Group on Recognition strongly advocates the use of the EAR manual as an important new recognition tool.