On the 14th of June 2017, Prospex facilitated the Key Competence Conference organised by the European Commission and Erasmus +. The Key Competence Framework (KCF), established in 2006, urges EU governments to make the teaching and learning of key competences a part of their lifelong learning strategies. In an increasingly interconnected world, people need a wider range of skills to adapt and prosper. The KCF therefore identifies key competences that are fundamental for each individual in a knowledge-based society, ranging from language, mathematical, scientific & digital competences to social & civic abilities.
More than 10 years after the establishment of the Framework, the European Commission took the time to review, together with key stakeholders, the major developments that have affected the labour market, the skills demands and needs, and the role of the KCF in this regard. Taking stock, participants expressed and exchanged their views in workshops covering citizenship, sustainability and cultural awareness. Looking forward, a second set of workshops discussed potential guidelines to support competence-based teaching and learning, as well as reference material and mutual learning.
Throughout an interactive and exciting conference, stakeholders together with the Prospex team provided crucial input into the KCF review and helped shape its future form and ambitions.