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Making skills and qualifications more visible across the EU: Adoption of the revised Europass framework

April 12, 2018 - Policy News

Making skills and qualifications more visible across the EU: Adoption of the revised Europass framework

On the 12th of April EU Member States adopted the Commission's proposal to revise the Europass framework. The revision, which aims at simplifying and modernising the Europass CV and other skills tools for the digital age, will enable people across the EU to make their skills and qualifications more visible, and will help policy makers to anticipate labour market needs and trends.


With today's agreement, the Commission has now delivered on all ten actions announced under the Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016.

Statement by Commissioner Thyssen 

Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, welcomed the adoption in Council of the revision of the Europass decision, describing Europass as a “key tool to support better communication and understanding of skills and qualifications. It has served as a crucial bridge between the worlds of work and education and training. The Commission looks forward to beginning work on implementation of this new era for Europass in close co-operation with the Member States and stakeholders.”


What is Europass?

Europass is an initiative which aims to help people make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe, thus facilitating the mobility of both learners and workers. Europass provides different documents such as the Europass CV which is a standard CV format people can use when applying for jobs or further study across Europe.


To read the full statement click here.

To read more about the New Europass Framework click here.

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