Europass is a portfolio of five documents, designed to make skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood across Europe.
What is Europass for?
- citizens – to communicate their skills and qualifications effectively when looking for a job or training;
- employers – to understand and compare the skills and qualifications of the workforce;
- education and training authorities – to communicate the content of curricula.
How does it work?
Two documents are directly completed and updated by citizens using the Europass online editor, with the help of examples and tutorials:
- the Curriculum vitae (CV) presents skills and qualifications acquired in formal and non-formal learning; a cover letter can also be created online and attached to the CV, along with copies of qualifications, employment certificates, etc.;
- the Language passport gives a detailed description of language skills.
Three documents are issued by national authorities:
- the Europass mobility is a record of knowledge and skills acquired during a placement or a training in another European country;
- the Certificate supplement describes the content of training programmes (knowledge and skills acquired, validation, certification level, legal framework). It complements the information included in official certificates;
- the Diploma supplement is issued to graduates of higher education. It describes the nature, level, context, content and status of the studies.
A network of National Europass Centres is the first point of contact to learn more about Europass.
How Cedefop is involved
Cedefop designed and maintains the Europass Web site available in 27 languages.
Since its launch in 2005, there have been more than 105 million visits to the Europass website.
50 million Europass CVs have been completed either online or offline (nearly 35 000 per day – state of play: March 2015).
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Contact Details: Philippe Tissot