Transversal skills for the 21st century
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Employers attach more and more importance to so-called transversal skills, i.e. interdisciplinary competences or ‛cross-sectional competences’
such as problem solving, communication, creativity or resilience. At the same time, there are hardly any procedures on how these partly informally acquired skills can be included in validation and guidance processes.
Examples of recognition of transversal skills are still scarce. Therefore, the Erasmus+ project TRANSVAL-EU tests innovative approaches to the validation of transversal skills and pursues the following goals:
- Improve the teaching of transversal skills
- Improve the validation processes
- Training of validation/counselling professionals
- Building bridges between actors in the field of education and the labour market
- Developing and testing new tools for validation professionals
- Evaluating the impact of the innovative approaches studied on professionals and people who have had their skills validated.
In total, 16 project partner institutions from seven EU countries are involved in the project, 3s is represented by Mariya Dzhengozova (project management) and the 3s team (Karin Luomi-Messerer, Monika Auzinger, Frederick Elliot, and Julia Fellinger).
Project: Validation of transversal skills across Europe ‒ TRANSVAL-EU
Contact: Mariya Dzhengozova
Client: Erasmus+ KA3 Policy Reform ‒ Policy Experimentation
Duration: 02/2021 ‒ 08/2023