Piloting and testing

Due to the innovative character of the ESCO project, the Commission wanted to ensure piloting and testing from an early stage. Thus, it developed a first pilot version of the classification based on the EURES classification. After some improvements, such as the upgrade to the newest version of the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO), and a quality review in all ESCO languages, it was released as ESCO v0 on 23 October 2013.

In the years 2014 to 2016, public and private stakeholders tested ESCO demo datasets in various applications: