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2013: Rethinking Learning: Transversal Competences in the spotlight

“Rethinking Learning: Transversal competences in the spotlight” was the theme of EUCIS-LLL Annual Conference 2013 that took place on 14 May in Vilnius, Lithuania. Check out the Final Report. AC2013The aim of EUCIS-LLL Annual Conference 2013 “Rethinking Learning: Transversal competences in the spotlight” was to create a debate around the concept and role of transversal competences in the framework of the European strategy on “Rethinking Education”. Contributing every day through grassroots initiatives to equip people with the right competences to become fulfilled, active and employed citizens, civil society can contribute to the debate by providing innovative approaches and concrete practices. During the conference participants worked more specifically on four topics: civic education in the framework of the European Year 2013 of Citizens, digital competences, entrepreneurship skills and learning to learn. They exchanged on what is currently done in educational institutions and what could be done in order to better deliver and assess transversal competences. In view of the upcoming Lithuanian EU Presidency this event gave a great opportunity to push forward some key messages from civil society representatives from all around Europe.