ESCO is a multilingual classification system for European skills, competences, qualifications and occupations. By providing a common reference terminology, ESCO can enhance the way the labour market functions, help to build an integrated labour market across Europe and help to bridge the communication gap between the world of work and the world of education and training. With ESCO, everyone involved in the European labour market, and education and training systems, can develop a shared understanding of occupations, skills, competencies and qualifications. This common understanding should allow them to communicate more effectively with each other.
Provide a system to translate between national occupational or skills classifications and similar de facto standards, helping to strengthen the interconnectivity of national systems and enable cooperation between Member State authorities; provide a common reference point to make it possible to communicate using different classifications and languages.