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ESCO can be used by developers as a building block for different types of applications that provide services such as autocomplete, suggestion systems, job search algorithms and job matching algorithms. The ESCO classification is composed of modules that contain elements such as occupations, knowledge, skills and competences, qualifications, and the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) hierarchy. When combined and interrelated, these modules make up the whole classification. Here you can select your modules and can prepare your custom package of datasets of the ESCO classification to download.


Note: Upon downloading the files in your preferred language, you will also gain access to files containing relationships between ESCO concepts (i.e. relations between skills and occupations). The relevant files are named as follows: broaderRelationsOccPillar;  broaderRelationsSkillPillar;  occupationSkillRelations;  skillSkillRelations.


In case of any technical help needed, please use the ESCO contact form.


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If needed, consult the ESCO user manual, which describes the steps to take in order to start using the classification.