Is the Europass format CV widely used and accepted?The Europass format CV is not widely used and accepted, although we do recommend it. People with a higher education tend to use it; those with a lower educational attainment prefer not to, as it is seen as quite long and complicated.
Is there a preference for handwritten applications?
No, the preference nowadays is for printed applications.
Is it standard to include a photo on the CV?Generally a photo is not necessary, unless the employer mentions it in the advertisement.