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  • Link from CV template to the self-assessment grid

    In order to limit the size of CVs created online, the description of language levels was replaced by a link to the self-assessment grid, now available online (e.g.

    The self-assessment grid, developed by the Council of Europe, is available in all Europass languages. The user can nevertheless attach this grid to the CV if desired.

  • Europass 2007 statistics

    2007 statistical report shows a clear increase of the use of Europass:

    • over 12000 visits/day (2006: 8000);
    • over 6 millions documents downloaded (2006: 3,700,000);
    • over 1,450,000 CVs/ELPs completed online (2006: 789,000);
    • ca 43,000 Europass Mobility documents issued (2005+2006: 51.000).
  • Europass CV and Language Passport online: upgrade to OpenDocument format.

    The online tool for creating Europass CV and Language Passport has been upgraded to support the generation of Europass documents in OpenDocument format (.odt). Accordingly, the Europass CV and LP templates are now available in OpenDocument format (instead of OpenOffice) from the Download section. Additionally, the "Preview" function has been optimised and is now being displayed much faster.

    The OpenDocument format (ODF, ISO/IEC 26300, full name: OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications) is an open file format for electronic office documents, developed by the Open Office XML technical committee of the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) consortium. The OpenDocument standard meets the common definitions of an open standard, meaning that the specification is freely available and implementable. With this upgrade the size of table cells can now exceed one page (a known issue in the version).

  • Europass Online Evaluation Survey

    Over 1100 visitors completed the online user questionnaire posted on the Europass website between 24 September and 5 November. The information gathered will help us improve the userfriendliness of the site and better meet the needs of learners and workers, employers and education and training professionals.

    Prize draw: the music and video mp3 player was won by a visitor from Portugal.

  • Series of updates on the Europass website

    A new set of improvements is now available at the Europass site. The new features include:

    • Improved user-friendliness of the CV/ELP online: controlled lists are introduced when specifying the name of countries, nationalities and languages. Also, the fields of the postal address field are now more structured (street, postal code, town, country)
    • Updated Europass XML schema. Please note that uploading an Acrobat PDF or Europass XML file with a previous Europass Schema version may result in some fields to be left empty (Address information, nationality, languages).
  • Help Improve Europass! Online evaluation survey

    Help us improve Europass by completing our on-line evaluation survey! Since its launch in February 2005, the Europass website welcomes an increasing number of users (currently 14.000 visits a day).Your opinion on Europass will help us better meet your needs.

    The survey is part of the external evaluation of the Europass initiative currently being carried out by ECOTEC Research and Consulting Ltd.

    It is anonymous and no personal details are recorded. Thank you for your contribution

  • Europass Web technical resources available

    Europass now provides in free access (Downloads section) several technical files to promote Europass interoperability, interaction and cooperation with interested third parties:

    • Europass Labels files, containing the text labels used for the Europass CV and ELP, in XLIFF, XFORMS and PO format;
    • Europass XML Schemas and various XSLT resources and utilities;
    • Examples and documentation related to the use of Europass Web Services.
  • Europass website available in Croatian

    A new set of improvements is now available at the Europass site.New features include:

    • When creating or updating a CV online, a visitor can now remove his/her photograph using the page 'Step1' or 'Preview'. New image file formats are supported (.png, .gif, .tif, .bmp).
    • When downloading the HTML version of a Europass CV or Language Passport, the document opens in a new pop-up window with menu bar.
    • When sending a Europass CV or Language passport by e-mail, a visitor can now specify his/her e-mail address.
    • When sending a feedback message (page 'Your Opinion'), a visitor can now specify his/her e-mail address in a dedicated box.
  • Europass in Icelandic and Romanian

    The Icelandic and Romanian translations of the Europass site are now available on-line. This brings up to 25 the number of languages in which Europass is available.

  • Europass website available in Maltese

    The Europass site is as of today available in the Maltese language.