Glossary - Letter R

  • Recognition of competences

    formal recognition by awarding certificates or by granting equivalence, credit units, validation of gained competences differs from social recognition defined by the acknowledgement of the value of competences by economic and social stakeholders.
  • refugee

    person livng outside the country of his/her nationality because of the fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion and who is unable or, owing to such fear, unwilling to return to it

    Conference of Geneva, July 1951

  • Regional Protection Programmes

    Regional Protection Programmes are a policy tool designed to implement international protection framework and enhance the protection capacity of the regions involved - either being regions of origin, transit or destination

    Source : Glossary developed by the European Migration Network (EMN)