EURES - The European Job Mobility Portal

Information initially from


EURES appears to be based around a fairly simple recruitment model, where individuals search for job vacancies by their ISCO classification (which is in fact an occupational rather than a skills classification), the country, keyword, and then contract duration, length of experience and qualifications. Competence itself is implied or inferred.

InLOC will be attempting to find a good contact within EURES to discuss possible future requirements. At present these are unclear.

General information

(see Example source guidance)

information to be gathered details
Name / title of source/model and version if applicable EURES
Stakeholder many stakeholders of different kinds
URL of source or stakeholder  
Orientation (work, education, etc.) work
Explicit model or implicit model? implicit
Can organisations have competence? no
Number of people currently affected millions
Sectors covered all
Groups of actual users employers; employment agencies and services; jobseekers
Significant use cases  
Significant business cases  
Sample materials  
Key features influencing their uptake of InLOC outputs unknown


(see the Features page or the separate pages for each feature)

N Features ? notes
00 More than one model 0 at present, no substantial model of competence
01 Identifiers 0  
02 Hierarchy (internal) 0  
03 Internal relationships 0  
04 External relationships 0  
05 Conditionality / optionality 0  
06 Text syntax 0  
07 Structured identifiers 0  
08 Classification 1 occupational classifications only
09 Level attribution 1 optional specification of 0 to 6 on qualification level (see below - not correlated with EQF)
10 Level definition 0  
11 Context 0  
12 Evidence and assessment 0  
13 Extensions 0  
14 Profiles 0  
15 Adaptation 0  
16 Definition by example 0  
17 Learning resources 0  
18 Learner records 0  
19 Multilinguality 1 category headings are provided multilingually in the web site, but job titles and descriptions are not routinely translated

Further information

Experience levels for EURES

A - None required
B - Up to 1 year
C - Up to 2 years
D - Between 2 and 5 years
E - More than 5 years

Qualification levels for EURES

0 - None Specified
1 - Compulsory Education / Professional Initiation
2 - Vocational Training / Apprenticeships
3 - Higher Technical Training
4 - Advanced Technical Training
5 - Higher Training, Including Academic

It would be useful to know if there are plans to use ESCO classification in due course.

Guidelines requirements