EQVEGAN IMPACT ON ESCO’S OCCUPATIONS AND SKILLS
European Skills, Competences and Occupations (ESCO) is a multilingual classification system that identifies and categorizes skills, competences, and occupations relevant for the EU labour market and education and training.
The ESCO skills pillar (https://esco.ec.europa.eu/en/classification/skill_main) contains more than 13,000 concepts and the ESCO occupations pilar contains more than 3,000 occupations.
This system is in a continuous process of improvement, and our EQVEGAN project has contributed with the following proposals which will be implemented soon:
- The occupation “food and vegetable preserver” will be eliminated due to its redundancy with other occupations;
- 3 new knowledge topics will be added: food ethics, food fraud, food authentication techniques;
- 3 new skills will be added: manage ethics issues in the food industry, ensure responsible sourcing in food supply chains, promote ethical eating;
- Knowledge and skills associated to different occupations will be updated:
The EQVEGAN partnership is very pleased to contribute to the improvement of this outstanding European tool which is becoming increasingly relevant for the labour market and education and training.