ESCO, the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications is a project that our team members have been involved with, under partnership with other actors, for the last 7 years.
The classification – available in 26 languages (the 24 EU languages, Icelandic and Norwegian) – covers 2 942 occupations, 13 485 knowledge, skills and competences and will progressively display information on qualifications provided by the Member States.
ESCO will facilitate the dialogue between the labour market and the education/training sector by providing a common language that will help overcome labour market imbalances and increase occupational and geographical mobility in the EU.
The publication will be followed by a conference entitled “ESCO: connecting people and jobs” that will take place in Brussels the 9 and 10 of October 2017. During this occasion, the Commission will showcase concrete use cases of ESCO and its added value in various applications.
On our end, we have already started to explore some of the possibilities that ESCO offers by advising a team on how to use it during the Belgian Open Summer of Code 2017 (#oSoc17).
Its task consisted in developing a digital badge builder linked with the ESCO skills pillar (check out our article, Facebook page and Twitter feed to know more about that awesome project)
Start discovering ESCO now!