Results of the EQF and Europass Evaluations Published


The Commission have recently shared the findings of two evaluations concerning:

Both initiatives make an important contribution to learners’ and workers’ mobility and support the visibility and transparency of skills and qualifications in Europe. The evaluations look at the achievements of the initiatives and possible future improvements, contributing to the broader debate on skills in the context of the European Year of Skills. 

These evaluations represent key work milestones of the work of the EQF and Europass Advisory Groups of which QQI is a member.

Key Findings of EQF Review

The EQF has been implemented to a very large extent and contributes to increased transparency of qualifications, especially from the formal domain. Progress, albeit more limited, is observed in relation to qualifications outside the formal domain.

The EQF contributes to national debates on modernising education and training, with a focus on the National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) and is perceived as an international benchmark, and source of inspiration for the development of regional and national qualifications frameworks in third countries.

The EQF serves as a backbone of national and EU policies and instruments for transparency of skills and qualifications.

Find out more by consulting the Commission Staff Working Document, its Executive Summary, the external supporting study, or by contacting Commission staff responsible for the EQF at 

Key Findings of Europass Review

Europass is seen as a valuable one-stop-shop bringing together skills, qualifications and labour market mobility tools. It is most popular with young users at the early stages of their careers.

The potential of Europass can be further increased by providing more information on qualifications and learning opportunities as well as information in the areas of career guidance, validation opportunities and recognition of qualifications with stronger links to national services.

Europass has proven to be effective in facilitating mobility for work and study in the EU, as a solution to present knowledge, skills, and competences in a standardised format. This is because Europass offers tools, services, and information especially relevant to those seeking job and learning opportunities across borders.

Stronger connections between Europass and EURES, the European cooperation network of Employment Services, could strengthen the impact of both platforms. Moreover, synergies with other EU platforms are seen as advantageous.

The European Digital Credentials for Learning are seen as highly relevant to ensure interoperability and to support Member States in their digital transformation of credentials.

Further developments in data analysis and AI could support the provision of more tailored services to Europass users and unlock the platform’s potential to address skills and labour shortages.

Find out more by consulting the Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council, the accompanying Staff working document and the external supporting study or by contacting Commission staff responsible for the Europass at