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EUA reacts to new “Key Competences for Lifelong Learning”

26 January 2018

The European Commission has issued its proposal for the Council Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning, which is a revision of the 2006 Key Competences. The latest version is adjusted to recent changes that have taken place in education and society. For example, rather than “literacy”, the document now emphasises “media literacy”. It also refers to “languages” instead of “mother tongue” and “foreign languages”.

EUA participated in the public consultation on the Key Competences in 2017. While most of the Association’s suggestions were taken up, regrettably the Commission proposal only emphasises Sciences, Technology and Mathematics (STEM), but does not consider skills and competences deriving from social sciences humanities.

In its response, EUA has therefore called on the European Parliament and the Council to consider this important issue.

More details on the Key Competences and EUA’s reaction can be seen in the recently published response paper.

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