ESCO languages

ESCO is bridging language barriers by providing terms for each concept in all languages covered by the classification.

Languages covered in ESCO v1

ESCO v1 is available in the 24 official languages of the European Union, in Norwegian, Icelandic and Arabic. The full list of languages covered by ESCO is:

  • Bulgarian (bg)
  • Spanish (es)
  • Czech (cs)
  • Danish (da)
  • German (de)
  • Estonian (et)
  • Greek (el)
  • English (en)*
  • French (fr)
  • Irish (ga)
  • Croatian (hr)
  • Italian (it)
  • Latvian (lv)
  • Lithuanian (lt)
  • Hungarian (hu)
  • Maltese (mt)
  • Dutch (nl)
  • Polish (pl)
  • Portuguese (pt)
  • Romanian (ro)
  • Slovak (sk)
  • Slovenian (sl)
  • Finnish (fi)
  • Swedish (sv)
  • Icelandic (is)
  • Norwegian (no)
  • Arabic (ar)

*) In addition to British-English, there is also a file with US-English spelling available.

The following table summarises in which languages the content of ESCO v1 is available:

ESCO data/metadata element bg es cs da de et el en fr ga hr it lv lt hu mt nl pl pt ro sk sl fi sv is no ar
Occupation PT
Occupation NPT
Occupation Description
Occupation Scope note
ISCO-08 group labels
Knowledge, skills and competences PT
Knowledge, skills and competences NPT
Knowledge, skills and competences Description
Knowledge, skills and competences Scope note
Qualification titles In the language provided by the Member State/awarding body
Qualification learning outcome descriptions In the language provided by the Member State/awarding body

Languages covered in ESCO v0

The first public version, ESCO v0, was published in October 2013 in the official languages of the European Union, except Irish and Croatian.