Do you have digital know how?

 EUROPASS: self-assessment of digital competences

You can learn more about your own digital competence using the self-assessment of digital competences on Europass. This can be helpful for getting a job.
Europass includes five documents to make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe. You can create your CV online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions. Furthermore you can use the Language Passport. It is a self-assessment tool for language skills and qualifications. You can create your Language Passport online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions. Since last summer it is possible to carry out a self-assessment of digital competences (information processing, communication, content creation , security, problem solving) through the Europass CV online editor, using levels and descriptors.

The Europass celebrated its 10th birthday last year. Since it was designed more than 100 million visits were recorded, and 50 million CVs were created online in 27 languages. This success is largely due to the active support of National Europass Centres.

In every European country is a  National Europass Centre – the first point of contact if you want to learn more about Europass.


The European Centre for the Development of vocational Training (CEDEFOD)

Self-employed person or freelancer in Berlin

You want to work in Berlin as a freelancer? You want to start up your own business in Berlin?

So what will you have to do? Who will support or assist you?

There are some possibilities you can choose. One of them is the “We start a business in Germany” platform. It will guide you step by step through the company start-up process. Using the initial questions of “What can I do?”, “What do I need?” and “What comes after?”. You will find extensive information about a range of topics including right of residence, required qualifications and prerequisites for your planned self-employment.

The information has been prepared specifically for people from EU and non-EU countries and is currently available in English.

Enter the internet platform We start a business in Germany

Another platform is the single contact platform (EA Berlin). It will guide you through the administrative demands you will have to meet especialy in Berlin. There is a film explaining the procedure a bit. It is also in English.

If you have foreign qualifications and wish to have them recognized in Germany you can get in touch with the IQ network. It will assist you in many issues regarding your recognition. Another possibility is the Recognition Finder, it will navigate you quickly to the appropriate authority responsible for your case. You also have access to all the information you need about the recognition procedure.