Magazine article European Social Policy

Education Council : Ministers Favour Standardised Language and Documents

Magazine article European Social Policy

Education Council : Ministers Favour Standardised Language and Documents

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During the Education Council of 11 May, ministers responsible for this area called on the European Commission to turn their various proposals into reality, by the end of 2011, in particular the idea of a personal skills passport and the development of a common language covering European skills, competences and occupations (ESCO). These conclusions devoted to "new skills to promote lifelong education and training" and the New skills for new jobs' initiative are not the first to be adopted by the Council: since 2006, it has increased its calls for anticipating and matching labour market and skills needs, considering that "the acquisition and enrichment of skills is essential in order to improve job prospects and contribute to personal development, social inclusion and active citizenship".

Among the most concrete proposals drawn up on 11 May is that of a personal skills passport' based on existing Europass elements. Set up in 2004, this framework aims to establish the transparency of qualifications and competences in order to favour geographical and professional mobility. It is composed of a standardised curriculum vitae, supplemented by four other documents aimed at improving the legibility of personal information. The new passport, proposed by EU education ministers, would make it possible to more effectively register and highlight the knowledge, skills and qualifications acquired by citizens throughout their lives in a variety of learning settings. …

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