The EU is launching a new initiative to help jobseekers present their qualifications to employers across Europe.
Europass brings together five elements:
- the Europass CV, Language Passport, Europass Mobility - a record of any experience abroad
- Diploma Supplement - for graduates of higher education
- Certificate Supplement - for holders of any vocational certificates.
Education commissioner Jan Figel told the EUobserver website: "Europass is a very concrete and important step towards a common European higher education area and a truly united European labour market".
Altogether, the tools are supposed to make it easier for job-seekers to explain their qualifications to employers across Europe.