About Europass

Europass is your set of online tools and information to help you manage every step of your learning and career.

The most trusted European tool to manage your learning and career.

Whether during your studies, while starting your first job or looking for new challenges Europass allows you to effectively communicate your skills and qualifications in Europe. The European Commission provides this service free of any charge and in 29 different languages.

Take the next step in your learning or career

Europass encourages you to take the next step in your learning or career by:

  • Helping you reflect on your current skills and experiences;

  • Presenting you with tailored and trusted learning and job opportunities across Europe;

  • Simplifying the writing of CVs and Cover Letters through editable templates;

  • Providing you with accurate information on working and learning in Europe;

  • Giving links to appropriate support networks.

With this, the European Commission supports you in reaching your full potential and finding opportunities across Europe that match your skills and experiences via the new platform https://europa.eu/europass/en .

Reliable information on studying and working in Europe

Europass provides reliable information on studying and working in different European countries by giving links to relevant European and national sources. This can help you find courses, jobs, guidance and support with validation and recognition of your qualifications.

Europass digital credentials

Europass digital credentials are digital credentials legally equivalent to paper-based certificates. They allow institutions to issue you digital, tamper-proof qualifications and other learning credentials free of charge. These credentials are used to qualify for job positions, university placements and more. With Europass, you can safely store and share these credentials so you do not have to deal with paper versions of your certificates and diplomas anymore.

Create your Europass CV

The Europass CV builder makes it easy to create your CV online. You can use it to apply for a job, education or training opportunities as well as volunteering.

The best-known CV format in Europe

The Europass CV is one of the best-known CV formats in Europe. It is easy-to-use and familiar to employers and education institutions.

You will first have to create your Europass profile with information on your education, training, work experience and skills. After you complete your Europass profile, you can create as many CVs as you want with just a few clicks. Just select which information you want to include, pick your favourite design and Europass will do the rest. 

You can create, store and share CVs in 29 languages. You can download your Europass CV, store it in your Europass Library share it with employers, with EURES or other job boards.

Create your Europass Cover Letter

Europass helps you to develop a structured, consistent and professional cover letter guiding you through each step. You can create new cover letters or edit existing ones using the Europass tool to create and edit cover letters.

How does Europass help?

Europass will guide you step by step through the process to help you create a good cover letter with all the essential information. You can create, store and share cover letters in 29 languages, choose from different templates to customise your application and share them easily from your Europass Library

Create your Europass

How to write a good cover letter

A cover letter should highlight your motivation to apply for a specific job or opportunity, and demonstrate why you consider yourself to be the best candidate. Your cover letter should refer to particular examples in your CV and describe why these are relevant for the job vacancy you are applying for.

  • Read carefully

  • Use keywords

  • Be brief

  • Get to know the employer

  • Keep it short

  • Use formal tone

  • Use simple fonts