EUCEBS – European Certificate in Basic Skills

As part of the pilot project, the European Certificate in Basic Skills covering skills in the six domains outlined below was tested in the 2002–2005 period at training centres and in workplaces: citizenship, communication, ICT, interpersonal skills, learning to learn and numeracy. The aim of the project was to develop and introduce a public document on basic skills in 6 key domains at the EU level (EUROPASS).

Candidates were able to select any domain or combination of domains and then submit evidence to receive a European diploma supplement including all obtained national certificates of basic skills and the Europass CV confirmed by the national EUROPASS agency in the country in which the candidate has proven their qualifications.

Certificate confirmation was performed online in several European languages. A permanent framework was also established and ensures continuous issuance of certificates. Nine partners from eight countries took part.

You can read more about the project here.

Project results

The following was developed within the scope of the EUCEBS project:

  • competence definitions for basic skills in the six domains;
  • an e-portfolio for demonstration of competences;
  • online tests and
  • a qualified EUCEBS Assessor Award.
Project details

Timeframe: 2002 – 2005
Programme: Pilot project (Leonardo da Vinci II)
Coordinator: Edinburgh University Settlement (GB)
Partner countries: GB, Ireland, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia and Romania
Project coordinator in Slovenia: Melanija Končina, Estera Možina, MA (T: 01 5842 591, F: 01 5842 550, E:
Project associates in Slovenia: Metka Svetina