Key competences for lifelong learning: European Reference Framework


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European Communities


The knowledge, skills and aptitudes of the European workforce are a major factor in the [European Union's] EU's innovation, productivity and competitiveness. Growing internationalisation, the rapid pace of change, and the continuous roll-out of new technologies mean that Europeans must not only keep their specific job-related skills up-to-date, but also possess the generic competences that will enable them to adapt to change. People's competences also contribute to their motivation and job satisfaction in the workplace, thereby affecting the quality of their work. It is against this back...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Lifelong learning; Workforce development; Culture and society

Keywords: Competence; Key competency; Social development

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2007

Physical description: 12 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 114.72

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