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.

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Project period: 09/2022 – 08/2025

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


The project is supported in by the European Commission under the Erasmus + programme (partnership for cooperation, adult education) 2022-FR01-KA220-ADU-000089194

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