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Recognition of professional qualifications in the EU

The Lithuanian Embassy in London together with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have organised the Lithuanian EU Presidency event – conference “Recognition of Professional Qualifications in the EU: Challenges and Opportunities” (with a special focus on architects) that will be held at RIBA on 9 September 2013. The discussions will be followed by the Official reception and opening of the Lithuanian architecture exhibition “Parallels”.

The conference will be opened by Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, the Lithuanian Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Mr Valentinas Mazuronis and the RIBA President elect Mr Stephen Hodder. The representatives of the European Commission, the European Architects Council, the UK architects registration board as well as the Construction Industry Council will share their views on how the legislative changes will empower or challenge the movement of architects within the Single Market
The event will be followed by the Official Reception during which the exhibition “Parallels” of the Lithuanian architecture will be opened. It will show how easily the aesthetical and ideological development of the Lithuanian architecture falls into three eras: era of independence between the two World Wars, era of Soviet occupation and finally, era after 1990.

Conference “Recognition of professional qualifications in the EU: challenges and opportunities”
Monday, 9 September 2013
2.30 pm – 8.00 pm
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Wren room, 66 Portland Place
For further information of to confirm your participation: email events@uk.mfa.lt or call 020 7592 2840

Parallels – Lithuanian Architecture: Three Eras, Three Faces
10 September – 11 October 2013
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Florence hall, 66 Portland Place, London