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Recommendation 18 December 2006 on key competences for lifelong learning

A European Reference Framework

Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 on key competences for lifelong learning

Parliament and Council recommends that Member States develop the provision of key competences for all as part of their lifelong learning strategies, including their strategies for achieving universal literacy, and use the Key Competences for Lifelong Learning A European Reference Framework".

In this context, the main aims of the Reference Framework are:

  • identify and define the key competences necessary for personal fulfilment, active citizenship, social cohesion and employability in a knowledge society;
  • support Member States' work in ensuring that by the end of initial education and training young people have developed the key competences to a level that equips them for adult life and which forms a basis for further learning and working life, and that adults are able to develop and update their key competences throughout their lives;
  • provide a European level reference tool for policy makers, education providers, employers, and learners themselves to facilitate national and European level efforts towards commonly agreed objectives;
  • provide a framework for further action at Community level both within the Education and Training 2010 work programme and within the Community Education and Training Programmes. I

 OJEU L 394 of 30.12.2006 p. 10


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