Commission adopts Europass proposal

Industrial and Commercial Training

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Article publication date: 1 June 2004



(2004), "Commission adopts Europass proposal", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 36 No. 4.



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Commission adopts Europass proposal

Commission adopts Europass proposal

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision on Europass – a scheme to make qualifications and competencies gained in one EU member state acceptable in the others.

The proposal integrates various transparency-promoting measures into a coherent framework, which will be accessible on the Internet and to which other instruments may be added in the future. Co-ordination, rationalisation and computerisation are the key concepts involved.

The proposal incorporates into Europass five existing documents that cover qualifications and competencies in a lifelong-learning perspective. They focus on:

  • personal and vocational skills (the European CV), as well as language skills (the European language portfolio);

  • experience of international mobility (the MobiliPass, which replaces the Europass-training, already used by more than 50,000 people); and

  • vocational qualifications (the certificate supplement) and higher-education diplomas (the diploma supplement).

The official launch of the new Europass could take place at a conference on vocational education and training to be held in Maastricht in December.

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