Is the Europass format CV widely used and accepted?
No, it is not widely used. For employers, the Europass format contains too much information and is too long.
Your CV should be no longer than two pages, and should list your education, training courses and work experience, language skills, computer skills and fields of interest.
Is there a preference for handwritten applications?Sometimes, as many companies still insist that the covering letter is handwritten. They would, however, normally mention this in the advertisement.
Is it standard to include a photo on the CV?Yes, it is standard to include a photo on your CV.