Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals

The EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals supports early profiling of the skills of refugees, migrants and citizens of non-EU countries who are staying in the EU (third country nationals). Services that assist citizens of non-EU countries can use it in an interview situation to produce a profile of their skills with a view to:

  • support further assessment
  • form a basis for offering guidance
  • identify up-skilling needs
  • support job-searching and job-matching

The tool is not intended as a recognition or authentication tool.

The tool, developed in 2017 as part of the Skills Agenda for Europe, will soon become an integral part of the new Europass platform, launched on 1 July 2020 in the context of the updated Skills Agenda.

Who is it for?

The Skills Profile Tool is specifically designed for use by:

  • national authorities responsible for reception and integration of refugees
  • reception centres
  • employment assistance services
  • education and training advisers
  • social services
  • NGOs and charitable organisations

offering services to refugees and other citizens of non-EU countries, although the tool is available for anyone to use.

Key features

The tool is multilingual, available in all EU languages (except Irish) and in Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Sorani, Somali, Tigrinya, Turkish and Ukranian. It is possible to see two languages at the same time on one screen, reducing language barriers between case workers and citizens of non-EU countries.

The tool is available as a web-tool to be used on a voluntary basis and free of charge. Completed profiles are exportable as PDF, Word, Excel or XML files.

Instructions on how to complete the fields are integrated in the tool. There is also a user manual (EN).


The tool has been recently improved and can be adapted to an organisation’s specific needs (see also the flyer on how the tool can be combined with other systems for more information) by:

  • Adding or hiding questions or sections from the Tools questionnaire;
  • Using the tool’s built-in features, such as exported Excel or machine-readable XML files;
  • Modifying the Open Source Code.

Try the tool

We are continually reviewing and improving the tool. If you would like to provide any feedback, please send us an email.

More information on the tool

The following information products are available online:

Use of ISCED in the EU Skills Profile Tool

The translations in the EU Skills Profile Tool are published with the permission of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). They are not an official UIS translation. The quality of the translation and its coherence with the original language text are the sole responsibility of the author(s) of the translation. In the event of any discrepancy between the original work and the translation, only the text of original work shall be considered valid.

Originally published by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) in English under the title:

International Standard Classification of Education: Fields of Education and Training 2013 (ISCED-F2013)


© UNESCO-UIS 2017 for the Spanish edition

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