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The European Commission is providing access to the ESCO classification through an Application Programming Interface (API). An API is a software component designed for developers to access data and services to build various applications quickly and robustly. 


The ESCO APIs represent a set of services and functionalities published on the internet, allowing other applications to access the ESCO classification.


All ESCO APIs serve as core tools for end-users of ESCO serviced taxonomies and their relationships. These end-users include various ESCO stakeholders who are building applications for multiple purposes, such as job matching, skills intelligence, career guidance, and more.


Currently, ESCO offers access to the classification through two main APIs:

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Mrežni API za ESCO

This web-based service API is designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over the internet. 

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Lokalni API za ESCO

This is a downloadable version of the ESCO API that allows end-users to access the software locally on a computer.