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New Skills Agenda for Europe - EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals

New Skills Agenda for Europe

As part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, the European Commission has developed a Skills Profile Tool to support early profiling of the skills of refugees, migrants and other third country nationals*.

What is it?

The EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals is intended for use by any services that may be offering assistance to third country nationals and should be used in an interview situation to get to know the individual, their skills, qualifications and experiences.

The focus of the tool is to help individuals produce a profile of their skills and to help an adviser identify any recommendations or next steps. The information collected can be used to:

  • support further assessment,
  • form a basis for offering guidance,
  • identify up-skilling needs,
  • support job-searching and job-matching.

The tool is not intended as a recognition or authentication tool.

Who is it for?

The Skills Profile Tool is specifically designed for use by:

  • national authorities responsible for reception and integration of refugees,
  • reception centres,
  • employment assistance services,
  • education and training advisers,
  • social services,
  • NGOs and charitable organisations

offering services to refugees and other third country nationals, although the tool will be available for anyone to use.

Key features

The tool will be available in all EU and EEA languages and in Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Sorani, Somali and Tigrinya.

It will be possible to see two languages at the same time on one screen, reducing language barriers between case workers and the third country national. When information is not available in one of the chosen languages it will be presented in English.

The tool shall be available as a web-tool for PC and Mobile devices, and possibly in a mobile app. It will be possible to complete the tool offline and online. Instructions on how to complete the fields are integrated in the tool.

Completed profiles will exportable as PDF, Word or XML files.

Try the tool

The tool is currently under development.

We are continually reviewing and improving the beta version of the tool. In the meantime, if you would like to provide any feedback, please send an email to EMPL-E2-SKILLS-PROFILETOOL@ec.europa.eu with the word "Feedback" in the subject line.

(*) In the European Union, the term third country nationals refers to individuals who are neither from the EU country in which they are currently living or staying, nor from other EU member states.