OAED: Integrates ESCO – System for classification of skills, abilities, qualifications and professions


From Monday, December 13, 2021, all OAED services will operate based on the new European system for classification of skills, competencies, qualifications and professions (ESCO).

The relevant announcement of the Organization states that: “OAED is the first Greek organization to adopt this innovative tool, the integration of which was implemented through the project” MATCHING “with funding from the European Program for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) .

Through ESCO, the services of OAED are significantly strengthened and especially the process of coupling supply and demand in the labor market, as job seekers will be able to enrich their CV with skills, abilities, qualifications and knowledge, while companies will be able to describe in a more detailed way the jobs offered and, at the same time, to more correctly recognize the skills of the candidates.

The ESCO was developed by the European Commission as part of the Europe 2020 strategy, so that Member States can communicate in a common language. The ESCO classification identifies and categorizes skills, competencies, qualifications and occupations related to the labor market, education and training in the EU, while systematically presenting the relationships between the various concepts. Today, ESCO covers 2,942 professions and 13,485 skills-competencies.

In the context of the adoption of ESCO, OAED organizes on Thursday, December 16, 2021, the Internet Conference “ESCO, Skills and Job Integration” in order to highlight the importance of the adoption of ESCO at the national level, as well as its wider benefits for all bodies associated with the classification of skills, abilities, qualifications and occupations.

Representatives of OAED, the European Commission, social partners, academics and researchers, as well as the business world, will analyze the importance of ESCO for the European Public Employment Services, as well as its key contribution in areas such as skills development, diagnosis skills needs and the combination of labor supply and demand according to business needs “.

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