Europass now brings together into a single framework several existing tools for the transparency of diplomas, certificates and competences. Helping citizens to better communicate and present their qualifications and skills throughout Europe, Europass will promote both occupational mobility, between countries as well as across sectors, and mobility for learning purposes.
Europass consists of five documents, available in all official EU languages:

  • Europass CV - the CV is the backbone of the Europass portfolio. It is an improved version of the common European CV that was defined in the Recommendation of the Commission in March 2002; it has already been downloaded more than 2 million times.
  • Europass Mobility - the purpose of Europass Mobility is to record in a common format the experiences of transnational mobility for learning purposes, so that the achievements of such experiences are easier to communicate. It is filled in by the home and host organisations involved. It will replace Europass-Training, which has been in operation for five years and was issued to about 100 000 persons.
  • Europass Diploma Supplement - the diploma supplement is a personal document developed jointly with the Council of Europe and UNESCO which records the holder's educational record. It is provided by the same establishment that issues the diploma and should in principle be provided to all new higher education graduates from 2005.
  • Europass Certificate Supplement - this is a supplement to a vocational education and training certificate, clarifying the professional qualifications of all individuals holding such qualifications.
  • Europass Language Portfolio - the language portfolio is a document in which citizens can record their linguistic skills and cultural expertise. It was developed by the Council of Europe and is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages that is becoming the European standard to identify the level of language skills.