Liceal aims to support adult learners, particularly those who face difficulties in the labour market and social marginalisation, to develop social, civic and relational skills which may contribute to their social inclusion and active participation in democratic life as well as to their employability.
The relevance of transversal competences – such as cooperation, teamwork, negotiation, sense of initiative and creativity, self-regulation and respect of social norms – is the assumption that the project develops through its activities, in coherence with the recent work of the JRC on Life Skills.
Developing the capacity of learners, adequately supported by educators, to self-assess and undertake learning and personal development projects contributing to social inclusion and employability is the key strategic project objective.
Encouraging civic engagement and participation is part of the project picture, following recent policy documents to develop social and relational skills together with more classic employability skills, specialised or transversal.
By not only focusing on classic training for reskilling and up-skilling in professional terms, we explore synergies between Education for Democratic Citizenship/Human Rights Education and vocational learning, recognizing that also “solid basic skills, digital, transversal, green and other life skills which provide strong foundations for resilience, lifelong learning, lifelong employability, social inclusion, active citizenship and personal development” (EU Council Recommendation on Vocational Education and Training for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience).
Adult learners are the most important reference target groups for the project, but strengthening the competences of adult learning educators is the key contribution that the project will develop.
Activities and Outcome
Through participatory learning and quality development process, the project will help educators and adult learning providing organisations to face the challenges of rapidly changing labour market and socio-economic conditions in their local contexts
and will provide them with new learner-centred approaches. In particular, the partners are working at the following outcomes:
- DARE Blue Lines publication: Review of adult learning practices linking citizenship and employability learning outcomes
- Support toolkit for Integrated (Citizenship and Employability) Learning
- Educators Guidelines & Policy Guide Box for Integrated Design of Citizenship and Employability Adult Learning Paths
- Policy Recommendations
- Association EDIAS – France Rhône-Alpes Saint-Martin d’Heres (Coordinator)
- Istituto Internazionale Di Diritto Umanitario – Italy Liguria San Remo
- Fondation des Regions Europeennes pour la Recherche en Education et Enformation
- Comitato Promotore S-NODI Gabriele Nigro – Italy Piemonte Turin
- Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe – Belgium Brussles
- Learning Designers – Spain Andalucía Almuñecar
- Wiener Forum für Demokratie und Menschenrechte – Austria Vienna
- Bogazici Universitesi – Turkey İstanbul
- Pôle emploi Auvergne-Rhône- Alpes – France Lyon
Articles about LICEAL:
LICEAL: Partner Meeting in Lyon, January 2023
The kick-off in Lyon was hosted by Pôle emploi Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes with Forum des Régions Européennes pour la Recherche l’Education et la Formation (FREREF). Our next step will be research and a review of European practice. The results will be published in a DARE Blue Lines.
Project: LICEAL: Linking Citizenship and Employability Perspectives in Adult Learning
Liceal aims to support adult learners, particularly those who face difficulties in the labour market and social marginalisation, to develop social, civic and relational skills which may contribute to their social inclusion and active participation in democratic life as well as to their employability. The relevance of transversal competences – such as cooperation, teamwork, negotiation, …
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