ESCOA tool to facilitate (online) skillsmatching throughout Europe
• Developed by the European Commission in close co-  operation with relevant stakeholders.• Part of the Europe 2020 Flagsh...
What is ESCO?•   European•   Skills•   Competences•   Occupations•   Qualifications•   Taxonomy                           ...
ESCO - a common language between the labour marketand education / training.Labour                     Skills/             ...
ESCO - an interoperability tool• Linking together  • National classifications  • Sectoral classifications• Facilitating ex...
ESCO – a taxonomy of occupations, skills & competences andqualifications                             ISCED +   ISCO       ...
ESCO v.0              ISCO88 – Underwater workersOccupations                    Competences/ Skills                       ...
ESCO v.1 and onwards         OCCUPATIONS                                              SKILLS                              ...
1   ISCO                     2       Occupation names and                 3           skills in national,                 ...
What can ESCO be used for?  Application Examples                                  Information                   Performanc...
ESCO is knowledge
EURES – a platform for exchange ofvacancies and CVs
Matching & mappingMatching between• job offers• candidates’ profiles• learning opportunitiesGeographic mapping of the resu...
Dissemination & availability• Downloadable via the internet (XLS, XML,SKOS, …)• Available online (API, Web services, Linke...
Thank you !
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ESCO: A tool to facilitate (online) skills matching throughout Europe, Henric Stjernquist, 26.1.2011, Brussels, Belgium

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This presentation has been the last presentation at the LOD2 (http://lod2.eu) Meetup in Brussels, Belgium on 26.01.2011 at the fedict (http://www.fedict.belgium.be/) office.
See also: http://lod2.eu/BlogPost/?p=203

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ESCO: A tool to facilitate (online) skills matching throughout Europe, Henric Stjernquist, 26.1.2011, Brussels, Belgium

  1. 1. ESCOA tool to facilitate (online) skillsmatching throughout Europe
  2. 2. • Developed by the European Commission in close co- operation with relevant stakeholders.• Part of the Europe 2020 Flagship initiative ”An agenda for new skills and jobs” • ESCO • EURES • Match & Map 2
  3. 3. What is ESCO?• European• Skills• Competences• Occupations• Qualifications• Taxonomy 3
  4. 4. ESCO - a common language between the labour marketand education / training.Labour Skills/ Education/ Occupations Competences QualificationsMarket training
  5. 5. ESCO - an interoperability tool• Linking together • National classifications • Sectoral classifications• Facilitating exchange of information on jobs, jobseekers, learning opportunities… 5
  6. 6. ESCO – a taxonomy of occupations, skills & competences andqualifications ISCED + ISCO (21 education fields + ? (545 occupation groups) transversal skills) A list of A list of A list of Occupation Skills names and Qualifications competences 6
  7. 7. ESCO v.0 ISCO88 – Underwater workersOccupations Competences/ Skills 7
  8. 8. ESCO v.1 and onwards OCCUPATIONS SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS < Professionals & (ISCO) COMPETENCES < Other Professionals < Law < Legal Prof. < Lawyers < Civil Law < Tax Law < Languages O1 O2 O3 O4 S1 S2 S3 S4 S4 S5 S5 Q1 Q2 Q3 ESCO OccupationRelations between concepts: ESCO Skill/CompetencyNarrower Required: Not yet defined:Broader Recommended: ESCO QualificationRelated to Optional: ISCO Occupation group
  9. 9. 1 ISCO 2 Occupation names and 3 skills in national, 4 sectoral or other ESCO 5 taxonomies can be mapped to ESCO and A B thereby ensure semantic interoperabilityTaxonomy X
  10. 10. What can ESCO be used for? Application Examples Information Performance Job Matching at Guidance & Forecasting & on learning management, matching skills level counselling planning opportunities appraisals Labour Skills/ Education/ Occupations Qualications Market Competences TrainingESCO as a ’common language’ makes all this possible across countries, sectors, organisations…
  11. 11. ESCO is knowledge
  12. 12. EURES – a platform for exchange ofvacancies and CVs
  13. 13. Matching & mappingMatching between• job offers• candidates’ profiles• learning opportunitiesGeographic mapping of the results EURES EURES CVs Learning vacancies (Europass) opportunities (Ploteus) Employers’ CVs on search other sites profiles Web robots E-portfolios Other sites … … ... 13
  14. 14. Dissemination & availability• Downloadable via the internet (XLS, XML,SKOS, …)• Available online (API, Web services, Linked Open Data)
  15. 15. Thank you !

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