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Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020.The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.


Euroguidance is network of centres linking together the Careers Guidance systems in Europe. Euroguidance promotes mobility, helping guidance counsellors and individuals to better understand the opportunities available to European citizens throughout Europe.

Europass CV and more! To help making your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe 
Eurodesk is the main provider of information on European policies and opportunities for young people and those who work with them.
The U-Multirank website provides a new way for anyone to compare universities from all around the world –matching like with like, allowing you to see what they’re best at.
enic naric Need information about recognition of your diplomas to study or work abroad? Visit the revamped ENIC (European Network of Information Centres in the European Region) and NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centres in the European Union) website.

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe or stay connected to it.

IRIS , Integrated Reporting for International Students - is a project funded by DG EAC. The Norwegian Centre for International University Cooperation (SIU) is the developer. The goal of IRIS is to provide a service to both students and universities involved in Erasmus+. 

The European Job Mobility Portal provides information, advice and job-matching services for the benefit of any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of persons.

EURES has a human network of more than 850 EURES advisers that are in daily contact with jobseekers and employers across Europe.



European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations

Recognition of professional qualifications

Do you want to practice your profession or provide services in another EU country? Do you need to declare your professional qualifications or have them recognised?

On this site, you will find the EU law governing recognition of professional qualifications, including the directives regulating certain professions.


Your Europe

The Your Europe website provides citizens with detailed practical information on their rights and opportunities in the EU and its internal Market plus advice on how to exercise theses rights in practice, and information aimed at European based enterprises and entrepreneurs that need to interact with administrations in another country. 



The Eurydice Network provides information on and analyses of European education systems and policies. As from 2014 it consists of 40 national units based in 36 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme It is co-ordinated and managed by the EU Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels. View the latest Eurydice reports by type: Eurypedia, Thematic Reports, Facts and Figures, Key Data. Or see the full list of publications.

European Alliance for Apprenticeships

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships aims to promote apprenticeship schemes and initiatives across Europe.

Apprenticeships combine education and training in school and in a company and lead to a recognised qualification. Find out about this initiative.


The Council recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships

The aim of the Council Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships is to enable trainees to acquire high-quality work experience under safe and fair conditions, and to increase their chances of finding a good quality job.

It in particular calls on Member States to ensure that national law or practice respects the principles set out in the guidelines, and to adapt their legislation where necessary. The Commission will carefully monitor the implementation of the Quality Framework in all Member States.


EU Skills Panorama

Access national, European and international findings on skills and jobs
The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) was launched in March 2010, during the Budapest-Vienna Ministerial Conference. As the main objective of the Bologna Process since its inception in 1999, the EHEA was meant to ensure more comparable, compatible and coherent systems of higher education in Europe.

The Qualifications Platform is an online, worldwide community for people working on qualifications managed by the European Training Foundation.

Are you looking for information on qualifications systems? Find it in the library, check websites or ask the expert at Forum.

The European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training
European Quality Assurance Reference Framework The European Quality Assurance Reference Framework is designed to promote better vocational education and training by providing authorities with common tools for the management of quality


ESG Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area. The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education – ENQA has developed these standards and guidelines in co-operation and consultation with its member agencies and the E4 Group
Find information on quality assurance in European VET systems, the EQAVET Network’s agenda and activities, relevant documents and useful links
The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) is an umbrella organisation which represents quality assurance organisations from the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) member states. ENQA promotes European co-operation in the field of quality assurance in higher education and disseminates information and expertise among its members and towards stakeholders in order to develop and share good practice and to foster the European dimension of quality assurance.

The National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs

The Commission is leading The National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs, a multi-stakeholder partnership to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe and the several hundred of thousands of unfilled ICT-related vacancies

Education and Culture

The Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) is the executive branch of the European Union responsible for policy on education, culture, youth, languages, and sport. DG EAC also supports these issues through a variety of projects and programmes, notably Creative Europe and Erasmus+.
Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, established 1975, supports the development of European vocational education and training (VET) policies and contributes to their implementation. Cedefop works closely with the European Commission, Member States’ governments, representatives of employers and trade unions, VET researchers and practitioners. It provides them with up-to-date information on developments in VET as well as opportunities for policy debate.
ETF – The European Training Foundation helps transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU's external relations policy. 


The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is responsible for the management of certain parts of the EU's funding programmes in the fields of education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering.
ETER (European Tertiary Education Register) is a project promoted by the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission, in cooperation with the Directorate General for Research and Innovation and EUROSTAT. The purpose is to build a complete register of higher education institutions in Europe, providing data on the number of students, graduates, international doctorates, staff, fields of education, income and expenditure as well as descriptive information on their characteristics.