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  • A fresh new start for the Europass website

    After almost 7 years of success in assisting citizens to make their skills and qualifications clearly understoodwhen working or learning in Europe, the Europass website now undergoes a radical redesign with a new, modern graphic identity. Improved navigation provides quicker access to the most popular information. The Europass website and the online CV/LP editor continue to attract more and more citizens every month (1.2 million visits in November 2011).

  • New version of Europass web services

    Europass has made available a second version of the SOAP based web services, that extends the supported conversions formats to include HR-XML 2.5, JSON and HTML, apart from Microsoft Word, OpenDocument Text and Acrobat PDF.

    Europass encourages integration with systems and environments that maintain a repository of personal data and offer different services:

    • job matching (eg job portals, employment agencies)
    • promotion (eg. career offices, human resource management offices)
    • profile maintaining (eg blog publishing tools, social networking sites)

    To this end, a second version of the SOAP based web services has been made available.

    New features

    The most important is that the conversion services have been enriched to support conversions between numerous formats.

    The web services of the first version support conversions to Microsoft Word 97-2003, OpenDocument Text ver2  and Acrobat PDF based on a Europass XML.

    The web services of this version have been enrichedand support the following file formats: 

    • Europass XML 2.0
    • HR-XML 2.5
    • Adobe PDF with Europass XML 2.0 attachment
    • Adobe PDF with HR-XML 2.5 attachment
    • Europass JSON 2.0
    • Microsoft Word 97-2003
    • OpenDocument ver 2 Text
    • HTML

    More specifically the converted HR-XML documents adhere to version 2.5, while the converted JSON documents follow the Europass JSON Schema.

    Furthermore, the new web services accept various formats as input. So, besides Europass XML, conversionsare supported for Europass PDF with XML attachment, HR-XML 2.5 and Europass JSON.

    In the Web Services page of the Europass website you may find numerous examples for calling the web services (for Java and PHP), as well as a Java-based client tool to call the services and a Java library to include in your code. Also the documentation of the services is further updated and enriched aiming to effectively support the Europass users.

    You may find detailed documentation on the new services here.

    If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement, please feel free to contact us.

  • Case study by SEMIC.eu for Europass XML

    ​To highlight the achievements of the Europass XML project, SEMIC.EU (Semantic Interoperability Centre Europe) has published a Case study in the Semic.eu library.

  • Europass video on YouTube

    The Austrian National Europass Centre published a video clip to present Europass.

    The clip gives a detailed presentation on the purpose of each of the five Europass documents.

    Watch the clip

  • One million visits on Europass website in October 2010

    The October 2010 statistical report shows a clear increase in the use of Europass. For the first time, we have more than a million visits in one month.

    General statistics since launch (February 2005):

    • 30 million visits;
    • 10.3 million CVs completed online;
    • 25.9 million documents downloaded.

    Europass website statistical reports are available from the Statistics section.

    To find out more:

    Cedefop's Briefing Note: 10 million Europass CVs generated online

    European Commission's press release: 10 million use Europass CV for job-search

  • Glossary "Terminology of European education and training policy" available in Greek and Lithuanian

    Cedefop's new glossary 'Terminology of European education and training policy' is now available online in the following languages: Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Norvegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

  • Increased use of Europass in March 2010

    March 2010 statistical report shows a clear increase of the use of Europass:

    • over 888,000 visits (March 2009: 662,000);
    • over 329,000 CVs completed online (March 2009: 239,000).
  • New faster CV online

    A faster CV online has been developed to face the increasing use of the online tool. It can be used with Internet Explorer 7-8, FireFox 3-3.5, Chrome 3, Opera 10) .

  • Glossary "Terminology of European education and training policy" available in Swedish

    Cedefop's new glossary 'Terminology of European education and training policy' is now available online in the following languages: Croatian, English, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Norvegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

  • Europass ready for interoperability with employment services, job portals and electronic portfolios

    A comprehensive documentation is now available from the Download section (Technical resources) to promote interoperability between the CV and ELP online tools and other IT systems:

    • Europass labels
    • Europass XML Schemas and XSLT Resources
    • Europass Web services provide a standard way (web API) for other systems, software and services to utilise Europass services in an automated way, such as the remote generation of Europass documents in PDF+Europass XML, OpenDocument, Microsoft® Word, starting from a Europass XML file.
    • Technical documentation / Support on interoperability and the (re-)use of Europass technologies:
      • a note on the utility of Europass Semantic Interoperability and
      • an application form: organisations interested in using Europass technologies are invited to fill in an application form to get an Europass authentication ID. After approval by Cedefop, organisations will be authorised to:
        • integrate the Europass CV and LP online editors in their own website, or
        • let users of the Europass CV online editor post their CV on their job portal or employment services.

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