ESCO online consultation on skills and qualifications

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The European Commission’s ESCO Project invites CLEPA and its members to participate in the project and to contribute with their expertise to its development.


ESCO is the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations. ESCO is part of the Europe 2020 strategy.


The Commission services launched the project in 2010 with an open stakeholder consultation. DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion – supported by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training Cedefop – coordinates the development of ESCO. Stakeholders are closely involved in the developmentand dissemination of ESCO.


The ESCO classification identifies and categorises skills, competences, qualifications and occupations relevant for the EU labour market and education and training. It systematically shows the relationships between the different concepts. ESCO has been developed in an open IT format, is available for use free of charge by everyone and can be accessed via the ESCO portal.


The first version of ESCO was published on 23 October 2013. This release marks the beginning of the pilot and testing phase, including the ESCO mapping pilot. Until end of 2016 the classification will be completely revised. The final product will be launched as ESCO v1.


The first consultation took place between 14 October and end of December 2015, however, further participation is needed.


To facilitate participation, the European Commission has developed a specific platform – Online Consultation Platform. The following occupations in the Motor vehicle manufacturing subsector of the Manufacturing of transport equipment sector are of particular interest:


Automotive brake technician

Automotive test driver

Motor vehicle assembly inspector

Motor vehicle assembly supervisor

Motor vehicle body assembler

Motor vehicle engine assembler

Motor vehicle engine inspector

Motor vehicle engine tester

Motor vehicle painter

Motor vehicle parts assembler

Motor vehicle quality control inspector

Motor vehicle upholsterer

Vehicle glazier


Please be aware that the deadline for this second targeted consultation is the 12th of April 2016. Your input would be of great value for the development of ESCO.


For more information on ESCO, please click here for the ESCOpedia.



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