Europass is an EU-wide service working to make sure your skills, abilities and qualifications are understood across Europe.
Europass aims to help you successfully develop your career, gaining employment in different countries, access education and training across Europe and showcase your skills and qualifications by using the European Skills Passport.
The Irish Europass centre is hosted by Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI). Every European country has a NEC. (http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/Index.aspx)
Europass documents are free and available for everyone.
Europass presents 5 key documents in an electronic portfolio - to help employers, education and training colleges or institutions make sense of what you have studied or any training you have completed, see the value of your experiences in the workplace and throughout life.
European Skills Passport consists of an electronic portfolio of five documents as follows:
1. Europass Curriculum Vitae (CV)
2. Europass Language Passport
3. Europass Mobility
4. Europass Certificate Supplement
5. Europass Diploma Supplement