Transversal skills for the 21st century

The Erasmus+ project TRANSVAL-EU tests innovative approaches to validate transversal competences in the field of non-formal and informal learning in five EU pilot countries.

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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).

 

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Project: Validation of transversal skills across Europe ‒ TRANSVAL-EU

Contact: Mariya Dzhengozova

Mail to mariya.dzhengozova@3s.co.at

Client: Erasmus+ KA3 Policy Reform ‒ Policy Experimentation

Duration: 02/2021 ‒ 08/2023

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