The consultation period has now closed.

Period of Consultation:

22/02/2017 – 19/05/2017

Policy field/s:

Education and Training

Target groups:

All citizens and organizations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly welcome from:

  • Educational authorities and policy makers
  • Policy networks and organisations
  • Education and training providers
  • Practitioners in education, training and youth work
  • Social partners, employment services, career guidance services, businesses
  • Researchers and academics in education and training

Objective of the consultation:

The objective of the consultation is to gather input for informed changes to the 2006 Key Competences Framework. The consultation aims to gather inputs on the following topics:

  • Strengths and weaknesses in use of the 2006 Key Competences Framework;
  • Priority areas where changes to the Framework and the definition of the competences defined in the Framework are necessary to address the needs of current and future education and training;
  • Tools and processes to support key competences development for all

How to submit your contribution:

The European Commission encourages stakeholders to use the online questionnaire in expressing their views.

The questionnaire offers the possibility to upload positions papers (2 pages A4 max).

View the consultation document:

In order to assist with the preparation of responses to the consultation, an introduction to the consultation and the consultation strategy have been made available.

Contact details of responsible service:

Directorate-General Education, Youth, Sport and Culture

Postal address:

European Commission
Directorate General for Education and Culture
J70 05/022
B-1049 Brussels



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Specific privacy statement:

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