Members of Parliament are to vote on a revision of Europass, a scheme that makes it easier for people’s professional skills to be understood across the EU. They want to update the digital version and make the tool more accessible.
Millions of Europeans move around Europe for work, study and volunteering every year. The Europass scheme streamlines this process by providing a standardised, transparent framework for professional documents like CVs so that EU citizens' skills and competences can be understood in any EU country. The Europass was needed by more than 100 million people in the past, since 2005. It's used, yes, but it was too complicated. That is why we try to simplify this very important document. MEPs want to make Europass more accessible, including to people with disabilities. They are asking for technical adjustments to the platform to make this possible. A new tool has also been created: the e-portfolio. The e-portfolio is gathering the information about a single individual in one place. There is also another way of putting it: it is like an electronic briefcase, when you get all things in one place. Recruitment processes will be made easier thanks to a digital "skills intelligence" data system that makes skills and qualifications more transparent across the EU. The online platform will also safeguard citizens' personal data. A new, modernised Europass is about facilitating mobility across Europe for its citizens – and making Europe's job market accessible to all.