The European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning (EQF) aims to improve the
transparency, comparability and portability of people’s qualifications.
The EQF was set up in 2008 as a common reference framework of qualifications, expressed as learning outcomes at increasing levels of proficiency.
The framework serves as a translation device between different qualifications systems and their levels. It is intended to benefit learners, workers, job-seekers, employers, trade unions, education and training providers, qualification recognition bodies and government authorities (including international organisations).
This brochure provides an overview of the EU Skills Profile Tool; a multilingual online editor that makes it possible for refugees, migrants and other third country nationals to present their skills, qualifications, and experiences in a way that is understood across the European Union.
Social Agenda n°45 focuses on the recently adopted New Skills Agenda for Europe which supports training, learning, re-training and upskilling in order to better equip citizens for the labour market. The initiative brings clarity to the recognition of education systems, qualifications and skills across Europe, and ensures better skills profiles for third-country nationals.
This issue also highlights the action plan on the integration of third-country nationals, including asylum-seekers and refugees, adopted by the European Commission on 7 June.