Europass is a frame work providing transparency of qualifications and competences through a set of documents citizens can use freely.
Europass helps individuals to communicate better their qualifications, skills and competences when looking for a job or for admission to a learning scheme. Europass also aims to facilitate mobility throughout Europe for lifelong learning purposes, therefore contributing to the development of quality education and training.
Europass helps individuals highlight their abilities in a clear and effective way, promoting mobility by removing barriers to working, studying or training in Europe.
Europass consists of five documents that help potential employers, educational institutions and training providers understand which subjects have been studied, what training has been completed or how much experience has been gained working. It also records non-formal learning and language skills – helping organisations with the recruitment process.
Europass consists of five documents:
Europass is supported by a network of National Europass Centres located in every country of the European Union, the European Economic Area and the candidate countries of Croatia, Iceland and Turkey. The National Europass Centre coordinates all activities related to the Europass documents. It is the first point of contact for any person or organisation interested in using or learning more about Europass. The Centre contributes to make the transparency instruments easier to access and more effective
The main functions of the National Europass Centres are to:
The Centre also plays an indirect role in relation to other specific objectives such as supporting European policy developments related to the transparency of competences and qualifications. Further more, the close association of guidance services with the coordinated operation of the Europass transparency framework aim to improve information on issues related to transparency and mobility.
The main objectives of Europass are to:
Here’s a useful link about Europass prepared by our German colleagues; the featured videos are helpful.