The revised Directive 2005/36/EC gives the European Commission the power to adopt delegated acts. Concerning the professions that enjoy automatic recognition, the European Commission can adopt delegated acts on basis of article 21(6). This empowers the Commission to make necessary changes to Annex V of the Directive in order to reflect the generally acknowledged scientific and technical progress.
The training program for general care nurses that is included in the Directive at the moment dates back to 1977. Although the Art.31 of the Directive was updated in the last revision (2013), the 8 competences described in this article are not reflected in the list of subjects that are included in Annex V. Therefore, the EFN has developed the Competency Framework in agreement with all its Members.
Next to the EFN Competency Framework, the EFN has also developed, together with the EU Network of Nurse Regulators, a proposal for a Delegated Act to Revise Annex 5.2.1 of Directive 2005/36/EC, as amended by Directive 2013/55/EU.