ESCO v1 is the first full-scale ESCO version. It is scheduled for release by mid-2017.
Different from the previous ESCO versions which have versioning numbers starting with 0 (zero), it is not only recommended for piloting and testing, but also for systems in production that deliver services to end users. As of this version, a versioning mechanism will keep track of changes in ESCO.
Content of ESCO v1
ESCO v1 follows the three pillar approach. It will contain around 3,000 occupations, 13,500 knowledge, skill and competence concepts and a framework for the qualifications pillar. ESCO v1 wil be available in 26 languages.
Development of ESCO v1
The ESCO v1 data has been developed following two approaches:
- for 11 economic sectors it has been developed in cooperation with Sectoral Reference Groups;
- for 16 economic sectors, experts have contributed in an online consultation.
The Cross-sector Reference Group has supported the horizontal development of the classification throughout the whole process.