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New Skills Agenda for Europe

  • 08/06/2018

    10 years of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) - Infographic

    The EQF is a common reference framework of eight levels based on learning outcomes. It covers all types and levels of learning, and serves as a translation device between the different National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) of participating countries. Find out more in this easy to read infographic.

  • 16/03/2018

    The European Qualifications Framework: supporting learning, work and cross-border mobility

    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).

  • 22/06/2017

    EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals

    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.

  • 25/08/2016

    Social Agenda 45 - Skills: a new agenda

    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.