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Key competences

Last update : 22.02.2016


Sum of skills (basic and new basic skills) needed to live in contemporary knowledge society.

Comment: in its recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning, the european commission sets out eight key
  • communication in the mother tongue;
  • communication in foreign languages;
  • competences in maths, science and technology;
  • digital competence;
  • learning to learn;
  • interpersonal, intercultural and social competences, and civic competence;
  • entrepreneurship;
  • cultural expression.

Source: Cedefop (2014) "Terminology of European education and training policy: A selection of 130 key terms"