A new tool to identify the skills and qualifications of third country nationals was launched by the European Commission on 20 June. The online self-assessment EU Skills Profiling Tool serves as a direct response to the need to harness the talents of new migrants in Europe.
The tool can be used to produce a profile of users’ skills, including digital skills, and support further assessment. Designed to be used with the assistance of a case worker, the tool can serve as a basis for offering guidance, identifying where skills need to be developed, and to help in finding employment. A key feature of the tool is its interface, which shows information in both the language of the case worker and the migrant, helping increase involvement and engagement in the process of profiling skills.
The tool was launched at an event in Brussels on 20 June, attended by key stakeholders in employment, education and migration, including politicians, European Commissioners, and representatives of the UNHCR.
More information about the tool can be found on the website of the European Commission.