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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



Review of the European Framework of Key Competences

Language: EN


There is still time for you to have your say in the consultation on the Review of the European Framework of Key Competences.

The aim of the consultation is to gather input for informed changes to the Framework, such as:

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

The Framework defines the key competences that should be acquired not only by young people at the end of their compulsory education and training, equipping them for adult life but also by adults throughout their lives, through a process of developing and updating skills.

It lists eight key competences each being a combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes:

  • Communication in the mother tongue;
  • Communication in foreign languages;
  • Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology;
  • Digital competence;
  • Learning to learn;
  • Social and civic competences;
  • Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship; and
  • Cultural awareness and expression.

The consultation will close on 19 May 2017.

The online survey is here:

There is more information here:

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