Apply now: Program to prove your credentials

The Greek Ministry of Education and the Council of Europe are holding interviews next month for the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees.

This is the third round of interviews in a pilot program that can help you certify your higher education qualifications, work experience and language proficiency.

You can use the European Qualifications Passport as a kind of verified CV, and it may help you apply for professional and educational opportunities in European countries.

You can learn more about the application process and how you can use European Qualifications Passport on our website here.

Can I apply to be in the pilot program in October?

You can apply if you:

  • Are over 18.
  • Live in Athens.
  • Completed at minimum one year of education after high school (for example, a year at a university or college or in a vocational program).
  • Speak very good English, Arabic or Farsi/Dari.


Please note:

  • If your native language is not Arabic or Farsi/Dari, you can still apply as long as you are fluent in English.
  • If you live outside Athens, you can still apply and arrange for the interview through Skype. You will need to find an NGO or authority that can provide a space for the Skype conference call and authentication of your ID.


When should I apply?

The deadline for the October 2018 evaluation is on Friday, October 5.

You can express your interest anytime after this deadline by sending an email to the address below, and the Council of Europe will contact you when the next round of evaluations is organized.

How do I apply?

You should send an email to refugees.qualifications@coe.int that includes:

  • Your name
  • Your country of origin
  • Bullet points with major academic qualifications (even if you don’t have the documents to prove them)
  • A statement that you want to apply for the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees
  • Your phone number and email address

View a sample email in English we created to help you prepare your own.

Good luck, and message us on Facebook if you need any help!