New partner and new criteria for EUREDUC

Instruction and education provided by universities and professional institutes are the main means through which future real-estate professionals can gain access to the profession. Several years ago, CEPI set up EUREDUC, a minimum programme for real-estate agents and property managers. The purpose of this programme is to offer a basic course for the main universities, institutions of higher education and vocational schools that provide courses for real estate agents and/or property managers in the EU Member States. After several years and many developments in the profession, it is now time to revise the minimum education criteria... 

More than fifty European education partners signed a Mission Statement undertaking to introduce the EUREDUC programme in their curriculum. Most of the signatories also requested and obtained the CEPI Eur label, which certifies that their action is compliant with the programme. A dozen CEPI Eur partners issue a joint certificate with CEPI to students who finish their course. Technische Universität Wien (Austria) is our latest new partner, joining the current fifty ones. 

After a decade, CEPI has now started to revise the minimum education criteria and to develop a proposed standard education programme over 6 semesters. The aim of this exercise is first of all to adapt the EUREDUC criteria to the actual professional and academic situation, but also explore possible enlargement to the Copenhagen process (ECVET). It will also encourage and facilitate exchanges between EUREDUC members and between EUREDUC and CEPI members.

This work, lead by Mark Van de Woestijne, Chairman of CEPI Education working group, is carried out with the support of some of our partners: Sint Lieven Hogeschool - KAHO (Belgium), Institut de Droit Immobilier et d’Administration de Biens - IDIAB (France), Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt - FH (Austria) and Vlaams Agentschap voor Ondernemersvorming - SYNTRA (Belgium).

The conclusions of the work carried out are expected to be presented after the Summer during a two days working meeting in Lyon, at the kind invitation of Professeur Grataloup from IDIAB.