The European Commission has just launched a public consultation to update the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. The consultation will run until 19 May 2017 and aims to determine which competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) young people need to succeed in life.
The Commission aims to develop a shared understanding of key competences needed (for example literacy, citizenship, entrepreneurship and digital) and to further foster opportunities for learner development in education and training. The revision will also explore how skill assessment and teacher professional development can be supported.
The Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Tibor Navracsics said:
Today, young people need a broader set of competences to find fulfilling jobs and become independent, engaged citizens who contribute to society. Education and training have a crucial role in enabling young people to develop these competences, giving them the best possible start in life. Participating in this public consultation gives educational authorities, policy makers, practitioners and citizens the chance to define what key competences are necessary for personal fulfilment and development, active citizenship, social inclusion and employment.
You can find the results of the public consultation on DG EAC's website.
Source: European Commission