Europass-CV makes your skills and qualifications visible. The CV includes details on your education, work experience, language proficiency and other skills.


The Europass CV, or Curriculum Vitae, presents key information about you in a concise form. You can use the Europass CV to record your personal information as well as details about your educational and training attainments and work experience.

You can also use the Europass-CV to describe personal skills and proficiencies, such as language and communication skills.

With Europass-CV you can prove personal skills and competences acquired during your life and career that are not necessarily covered by any formal certificates. The Europass-CV also helps you to analyse and describe your personal skills and strengths as a worker.

You can also attach other Europass documents to your CV.

How To Make a Europass-CV?

There are two ways of creating a Europass CV:

Europass CV can be created with an electronic tool designed for the purpose. The tool is available through the Europass portal. A finished CV is saved on a memory device or sent as an e-mail.

The finished CV can at any time be downloaded into the electronic tool for editing. The electronic tool guides you through all the phases of completing your CV.

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A blank Europass CV template can be downloaded from the Europass portal. Instructions and examples can also be downloaded. You can fill-in your Europass CV with your own computer.

The Finnish National Europass Centre recommends that the Europass CV is created with the electronic tool in the Europass portal. With the help of the tool the filling-in and updating of the Europass CV is the easiest.

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Keep Your Europass-CV Up to Date

It is important to keep your CV and other documents updated even when you are not actively looking for a job.

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Tips on How to Make a Good Europass-CV

  • Reserve enough time. When you are completing the Europass-CV for the first time, you will be asked to analyse your skills and qualifications – and to think about how to present them in the best way. Once you have completed a good Europass-CV, it is easy to update and modify it when needed.
  • Be concise and selective: what are the most important things.
  • Often a 2-page CV is enough to describe your skills sufficiently.
  • It is recommended that you edit and update the CV according to how you plan to use it. Think what kind of skills and qualifications are needed in the job that you are applying for and edit your CV accordingly.
  • You can also describe skills and qualifications that you have gained e.g. from your hobbies.