Europass is a European framework to support the transparency and understanding of skills and qualifications acquired in formal, non-formal and informal settings, including through practical experiences, mobility and volunteering (Europass). Europass consists of web-based tools and relevant available information, including information to support the European dimension of guidance provided through an online platform and supported by national services intended to help users to better communicate and present skills and qualifications and to compare qualifications.
Europass Vocabularies consist of a set of simplified, re-usable and extensible data models that capture the fundamental characteristics entities. They are primarily used in the Europass CV template, Europass Digital Credentials and Europass Learning Opportunities. Any entity wishing to be interoperable with these services can benefit by using the models.
ESCO (European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations) is the European multilingual classification of Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations.
The aim of ESCO is to support job mobility across Europe and therefore a more integrated and efficient labour market, by offering a “common language” on occupations and skills that can be used by different stakeholders on employment and education and training topics.