Frequently Asked Questions

Europass templates

What is the Europass Skills Passport?

The Europass Skills Passport was a tool offered through Europass until 2019.  It allowed users to create a collection of documents in a single file. The Europass Skills Passport is no longer offered however, registered Europass users can now share documents from their Europass Library.

How to describe my digital skills.

You can list, and organise, your digital skills in your Europass profile. You can create a list of all of your digital skills, including tools and software you can use, as well as projects or achievements you are proud of. You can describe the tools you use in your job or studies, as well as the tools you use in your spare-time (e.g. social media, blogging, gaming). You can also organise your skills in different groups, e.g. create a group of digital tools you use for design; or digital skills that you use in your job, or even a list of digital skills you would like to develop. 

How to self-assess your language skills?

You can self-assess your language skills in your Europass profile. To self-assess your skills means that you reflect on your skills, and describe your skills levels. You can complete a simple self-assessment table in your Europass profile to describe your language skills. You can read each of the descriptions in the self-assessment tool and pick the level that you think best describes your listening, reading, spoken interaction, spoken production and writing skills in any language. You also store your language certificates in the Europass library. The self-assessment tool uses the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).

You can share the self-assessment table from your Europass profile to share with others such as employers, education or training institutions.  

What happened to the Europass Language Passport?

The Europass Language Passport was established as one of the Europass document templates in 2004 as a self-assessment tool for language skills and qualifications. The current Europass integrated the language passport within the Europass profile as a section called language skills. You are still able to self-assess your language competences based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and can share your results with employers or education institutions as necessary.   

What is the Diploma Supplement?

The Diploma Supplement can help you to describe your higher education qualifications in a clear and consistent way. 

What is the Europass Certificate Supplement?

The Europass Certificate Supplement can help you to describe your vocational education and training qualifications in a clear and consistent way. 

What is the Europass Mobility?

Europass Mobility can help you to showcase skills acquired during your mobility experience in another country. 

Europass CV and cover letter editor

The new Europass was launched in July 2020. Can I still use Europass CVs and cover letters from before this time?

If you created a Europass CV or Cover Letter before July 2020 you can import these documents into the Online Editor to edit them. You can also register to create your Europass profile and store documents in your Europass library so that you can access and share your documents from one location.

How to save my Europass CV?

You will always be notified of the choices you have after you complete your CV:

As a registered user, you can download it to your local device or store it in your Europass library.

As a guest user, you can download it to your local device.


Can Europass translate my Europass CV and Cover Letter?

You can create your Europass profile, Europass CV and Cover Letter in 29 different languages. However, Europass does not translate the information you have already provided in your profile or documents. 

Can I create different versions of my Europass CV?

You can create different versions of your Europass CV. You can also make use of the different available visual templates. Registered users can store the different versions in their Europass Library. Guest users can download the different versions of their Europass CV and update them later on.

I have lost my Europass CV. What can I do?

If you are a guest user, the information you enter in your Europass profile will be available for 48 hours after your last visit. 

As a registered user, your information will be saved for longer and you can save your Europass CVs and Cover Letters in your Library. 

Can I customise my Europass CV?

With the Europass CV editor you can add, remove and edit sections of the CV as you wish. Sections like “Work experience” and “Education and training” can be moved, edited or removed. You can also create customised sections, with names you choose, depending on your needs and experiences. 

After filling in the preferred sections you will be able to choose a suitable CV layout from a list of different templates. This will allow you to adjust the look and feel of every CV for each application.

How can I update my Europass CV online?

If you are a registered user, you can store your Europass CV in your Europass library and edit it anytime. If you are a guest user, you can import your Europass CV to the Online Editor and make any changes you need and download the CV again. 

Where can I store my Europass CV?

You can store your Europass CV in the following ways:

•    In your Europass Library (registered users only)

•    Download on your local device (desktop or mobile device)  

In which format can I save my Europass CV?

Currently, you can save your Europass CV in a Europass PDF version. 

I cannot add a photo on my Europass CV?

Please check if you have uploaded the photo in the right file format: PNG, JPG.

If this is the case, make sure that your file size is less than 20 MB. 

Support and Information

I am not a European citizen. Can I use Europass?

Yes, Europass is a free set of online tools and information for everyone regardless of your nationality or country of residence. 

Can Europass help me get recognition of my skills and qualifications?

Europass can help you communicate your skills, qualifications and experiences in a clear and consistent way. Using Europass does not entitle you to any automatic recognition of your skills and qualifications or other entitlements. The Europass profile, and Europass documents such as the Diploma Supplement, Certificate Supplement and Europass Mobility can be helpful to explain your skills and qualifications to employers, education and training institutions and others

Can I use or reproduce the information contained on the Europass website?

You are allowed to use the information on the Europass website if you acknowledge the source (©  European Union). 

I am blind or visually-impaired. Can I use the Europass CV?

Yes, Europass has been developed with careful consideration for the visually-impaired and blind. It supports assistive technology and provides alternatives for people with such challenges.

What are National Europass Centres?

A National Europass Centre coordinates all activities related to Europass in every country that participates in Europass. It is the first point of contact for any person or organisation interested in using or learning more about Europass.  You can contact the National Europass Centre of your country or the country you are interested to work or learn in.

How to get support in my country?

You can search for information and services to help you in different countries through the Learn in Europe and Work in Europe sections of Europass. Choose from the list to select the country you are interested in. 

For further information on Europass, you can contact the National Europass Centre in your country.

How do I check the level of my qualification on the European Qualification framework (EQF) level?

Information on the EQF level may be included on your qualification documents (diploma, certificate, transcripts) or you can ask the institution where you studied for this information.

What is the European Qualification Framework (EQF)?

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is an EU tool that makes qualifications more understandable across countries and systems. The EQF allows qualifications gained in any European country to be understood through a simple eight level system. Information on the EQF may be included in your qualification diplomas, or your Diploma Supplement or Certificate Supplement. You can include information on the EQF level of your qualification on your CV and applications to help employers or education and training institutions in other countries understand your qualifications.