Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals

As part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, the European Commission has developed a Skills Profile Tool to support early profiling of the skills of refugees, migrants and citizens of non-EU countries who are staying in the EU (third country nationals).

What is it?

The EU Skills Profile Tool for Third Country Nationals is intended for use by any services that may be offering assistance to citizens of non-EU countries and should be used in an interview situation to get to know the individual, their skills, qualifications and experiences.

The focus of the tool is to help individuals produce a profile of their skills and to help an adviser identify any recommendations or next steps. The information collected can be used 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.

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 will be 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 and Turkish. 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 or XML files.

Instructions on how to complete the fields are integrated in the tool. There is also a video and a user manual.

Try the tool

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

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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