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Hermes-OSR Label

Hermes-OSR Accreditation Committee

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OSR 4 Accreditation logoThe accreditation of a training offer under the Hermes-OSR Label means that a trainee following a corresponding training seminar will be in a position to acquire skills, knowledge and competences in line the Hermes-OSR framework.

A training organisation which wants to receive the Hermes-OSR accreditation for one of its training offer has to fulfil the Hermes-OSR Charter and follow the Hermes-OSR Labellisation process. The Hermes-OSR Charter defines the rules and conditions of the accreditation.
This accreditation is based on an independent and impartial accrediting committee. This Hermes-OSR accreditation Committee is a multi-stakeholders committee and is ruled as well by the Hermes-OSR Charter.The structure of the accreditation body is defined by the Hermes-OSR business partners (also called “Hermes-OSR body”). The decision on the composition of the Accreditation Committee is obtained by a simple majority vote (with a predominant role of FLA’s vote in case of equality).

The Hermes-OSR Accreditation Committee is:

The accreditation of a training offer is limited in time: up to three years. Accreditation needs to be renewed in front of the Accreditation Committee.
In parallel to the accreditation, the quality and the content of the reference Hermes-OSR training solution is validated by FLA on a continuous basis and in an independent way.


The structure of the accreditation body is defined by the Hermes-OSR business partners (also called “Hermes-OSR body”). The decision on the composition of the Accreditation Committee is obtained by a simple majority vote (with a predominant role of FLA’s vote in case of equality).
The Accreditation Committee members are selected amongst invited experts (as part of the capacity building framework explained in the Hermes-OSR Charter). The Accreditation Committee is composed of:

  • 1 representative of FLA 
  • 1 representative of MAC-Team
  • 1 representative of JEUNE, the European association of young entrepreneurs (or represented via the European University-Enterprise network in which they are active members as well as UEAPME.
  • 1 representative of RENAR, the unique and formal accreditation body of Romania (it also has an international scope recognition)
  • Minimum 3 European experts, at least from to 2 countries (to be identified in due course with the support of IAS, Les Amis de FLA and the original partners of the Hermes-OSR project). Initially called to the Hermes-OSR Accreditation Committee as experts:
    • Francois Mancy – former President of the French National Association of Human Resources Directors - ANDRH , and Médiateur at the Mutualité Française .
    • Dimitar Matev – General Director of the Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy - BILSP
    • Jacques Igalens –, Professor at the University of Toulouse  and Honorary President of the International Institute of Social Audit - IAS  and of the French speaking association of Human Resources Management - AGRH .
  • Minimum 1 expert from a country outside the European Union (to be confirmed: Professor Guido Palazzo ).
  • Possibility: one seat for a representative a European trade-union.
  • Possibility to add one seat for a representative of a related NGO.


  • The Hermes-OSR Accreditation Committee structure and its members are defined for 5 years.
  • However, this composition can be revised at any time on duly explained motivations expressed by the Accreditation Committee or by the Administrative Secretariat, and validated by the Hermes-OSR body owners of the process.
  • In case of change of a representative person within an organisation, this composition can be revised under the monitoring of the Pilot of the Accreditation Committee. This change has to be validated by the Hermes-OSR body.
  • There is no automatic transfer of representation to another person of the same organisation (except when a deputy has been validated priory).
  • A person cannot have more than two successive mandates of 5 years (but can remain invited for consultative role and be re-invited at a following change of the Accreditation Committee without seating at least 2 years at the committee).


  • A training organisation which wants to get one of their training offers accredited under the Hermes-OSR label has to submit a proposal of project of accreditation to the Accreditation Committee via the Administrative Secretariat.
  • Then the Accreditation Committee schedules the evaluation of the proposal in order to be assessed at the soonest meeting of the Accreditation Committee (depending as well on the number of proposals and available evaluation resources: first presented, first assessed). Accreditation sessions take place every two months or an ad-hoc basis provided that at least 60% of members are participating.
  • The evaluation of a proposal can be conducted by one or several experts of the Accreditation Committee. In case of high volume of accreditation processes to evaluate, the Accreditation Committee can ask external experts to participate in the process, but the Accreditation Committee will assess these external evaluations before taking decision.
  • Accreditation sessions can take place using collaborative web-conference systems.
  • Decisions to deliver accreditation are taken jointly via a vote by the participating members of the Accreditation Committee jointly after evaluation on each proposal individually. In case of equality, FLA’s vote has a pre-dominant role.
  • The Administrative Secretariat maintains the accreditation registry and the certification registry.

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