ESCO (European Skills, Competences, telecommunications and Activities) is the European classification multilingual capabilities, competencies, qualifications and occupations.

ESCO works as a dictionary, which describes, identifies and classifies professional occupations, competence and qualifications relevant to the labour market, education and training of the HAT. These concepts and relations between them can be understood by electronic systems so that allow different platforms online using ESCO for various services as: pair job applicants with work in accordance with their competences, suggest training for those who want to improve their skills.

ESCO provides descriptions of 2942 occupations and 13 . 485 competences linked to these occupations, translated into 27 languages (all the official languages of the HAT more Icelandic, Norwegian and Arabic). The aim of ESCO is to support labor mobility across Europe and therefore a more inclusive labour market and efficient, offering a "common language" on occupations and skills that can be used by those interested parties in employment, education and training.

ESCO is a project of the European commission, led by the General direction of employment, social affairs and inclusion (DG EMPL). It is available in an online portal and is available free of charge. His first full version (ESCO v 1 ) was released on 28 July 2017 .