The consultation period is closed.

Period of Consultation:

22/02/2017 – 19/05/2017

Policy field/s:

Education and Training

Target groups:

All citizens and organizations were welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions were particularly welcomed 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 and businesses
  • Researchers and academics in education and training

Objective of the consultation:

The objective of the consultation was to gather input to inform changes to the 2006 Key Competences Framework. The consultation aimed to gather inputs on the following topics:

  • Strengths and weaknesses in the 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

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 were 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



In the interests of transparency, organisations were invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. 

Protection of personal data:

Specific privacy statement:

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, are published on the Internet, unless the contributor objected to publication of the personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his or her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution was published in anonymous form. More information is available in the specific privacy statement.

Results of the consultation

A total of 500 contributions and 74 position papers were received during the consultation process. The results of the consultation and its analysis are reported in the documents below:

Key Competences Conference

On 14 June 2017 a conference on the European Key Competences Framework for Lifelong Learning brought together a wide range of stakeholders: representatives from ministries of education and also education and training organisations and academia, covering all levels of education, and including non-formal and informal learning, youth work, sport and culture. This conference marked the end of the public consultation on the review of the Framework, and its aim was to discuss the results of the public consultation with stakeholders.

View of contributions

Replies to the online questionnaire and the submitted position papers can be viewed below:

  • Public consultation contributions – The document includes the contributions and answers received during the public consultation. It allows the reader to filter down responses based on their needs, making it more accessible.
  • Position papers: Document contains position papers received during the public consultation. The position papers are grouped into four main categories:

Download all of the contributions from organisations that have signed up to the transparency regsiter, or consult the list below: