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EuroCV is a network of professionals around the global whose curriculum vitae are available 24/7 in the European format free-of-charge to anyone through the world wide web.
Through the EuroCV Web site: www.eurocv.it, job-seekers can post and update their curriculum vitae (in any language) along with a cover letter and photo, free of charge. EuroCV system allows certain information to be secured or shared publically. Any information stored on the EuroCV system will not expire automatically.
The EuroCV system provides the job-seeker the flexibility to update the information, in one central location, without modifying the public access code that he or she can distribute to any potential employers. Employers can easily access the EuroCV system through the same Web site and view or download the information free of charge.
Vision, Objectives & Goals
The main goal of EuroCV is to reduce some of the economic and social challenges related to the job search process existing in Europe by providing free curricula vitae service that provides users an efficient and effective method of managing and ultimately distributing their professional profile.
EuroCV was started on 11/4/2005 and unofficialy launched on the world-wide web on 1/10/2005. Since then more than 200 job-seekers have posted their curiculum vitae on the EuroCV website. To date, EuroCV has not conducted any public relations or promotional campaigns. However one of our main goals in 2006 is to increase the number of users and raise awareness within the European community.
One of EuroCV’s key objectives is to develop a system to peer-edit the website’s online content into various languages, primarily English, French, German and Spanish. Another objective is to install tracking mechanisms so that EuroCV can report live statistical updates on the memebrship and their activities.
Based on the anticipated rate of growth, and the planned software updates, EuroCV will need to expand its technological capabilities and capacity in 2006. We plan to acquire an .eu web domain by March 2006.
At this point, www.EuroCv.eu will start to engage European employers (primarily small and medioum-sized companies) by inviting them to try the EuroCV software for free for a trial period. Securing employer participation is the ultimate goal of EuroCV as it is vital to the distribution of members‘ CVs.
Type of Project Organisation:
- Mr. Michelangelo Turillo, located in Trieste, Italy, is the president and founder of EuroCV.
- Mrs. Maria Grazia Arcidiacono, located in Catania, Italy is the Project Manager.
- Mr. Fabio Giovannelli, located in Padova, Italy is the Software Developer.
- Mr. Luca Raffaelli, located in Padova, Italy is the Ads & Graphic Designer.
- Mrs. Maria Guadalupe Sanchez located in San Jose, California is the Public Relation
- Mrs. Silvia Scattarregia located in Trieste, Italy is the Research Analyst
- EuroCv Staff page
Translators from everywhere in the world:
Currently, EuroCV headquarters, its President and founder and its entire technology support system - [IBM dual processor Intel XEON, OS Linux Debian, PHP/Python/XML/JAVA, MYSQL 5] are based in Italy.
All European employers, in every field and every nation. Recruiters, universities, and every other agency involved with the job-search and hiring process. Job-seekers in every field from around the world.
The innovative editing capabilities of this model can be applied to any web publisher looking to create content beyond a single person’s expertise at a particular time. End-users can edit their content without having to update their audiences with new links, and any other stakeholder can contribute to the editing of the site’s interface by using the unique revision tools. Therefore the model can be used to create communication in any language and any cultural standard, regardless of the web master’s limitations.
Future – Expected Development
The proposed project contribute to the stated aims/objectives of the European Year of Workers' Mobility:
EuroCV is the ideal pilot project for the European Year of Workers' Mobility because it is testing the ability of the European job-seeker to leverage the power world-wide web to enhance his or her job prospects at home or abroad. By providing a strong network of support for all relevant stakeholders, EuroCV is a valuable interactive resource for worker mobility, geographical or occupational. A EuroCV job seekers can post and update their curriculum vitae instantaneously, create or modify their cover letter in any European language, making themselves more visible and immediately available to potential employers. EuroCV has already started to develop a system for tracking and reporting user activities.... As awareness of EuroCV continues to grow, so will its ability to impact worker mobility challenges in the European Community.
Original, Innovative and providing an EU added value
Unlike similar projects that exist on the internet, EuroCV focuses solely on the European labor market and operates exclusively in the European format for professional curriclum vitae. EuroCV's unique and innovative sofware provides a cost-effective solution that empowers the job-seeker in making the job search process more efficient. By providing a free and easy to use online cv service, EuroCV is reducing some of the administrative and economic barriers to the job search process for a majority of Europeans.
Concrete project outputs
The concrete project outputs for EuroCV will be the number of EuroCV users hired to work in European countries.
Other quantifiable outputs include:
- The number of curriculum vitaes posted on EuroCV and available for viewing
- The number of job vacancies posted on EuroCV and available for European job-seekers
- The nubmer of hits on the EuroCV website and its database of cvs
Plan to publicise the action and dissiminate the results
EuroCV will hire a marketing firm to promote the site and its services to the European community, via advertising and public relations campaign. These experts will develop a strategic plan for how they will reach target audiences within each country. The agency will also be responsible for providing and maintaing current content on the press information page of the EuroCV website. EuroCV will post updated information about its activities and results on the website.
|Access to communication networks:|
|Accress type:||Internetaccess via dial up, DSL/Cable|
|User terminals:||Desktops, Laptops, Other or N/A|
|Communication services used:||Internet: e-mail, web,chat,voice over IP, IPTV, Video on demand CV and Cover Letter|
|Sponsors and funding bodies:||Private Venture Capital|