Today, young people need a broad set of competences to find fulfilling jobs. The Council of the European Union adopted a Recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning in May 2018. The Recommendation identifies eight key competences essential to citizens for personal fulfillment, a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, active citizenship, social inclusion, and of course, employability. In this unit, we will introduce the eight key competences, with a special focus on Entrepreneurship Competence, Digital Competence, and finally Cultural awareness and Expression Competence due to the fact that all the 3 competences are highly required nowadays since the COVID-19 situation has created a new situation where these competences are very much in need. This unstable period has proven that the youth workers need to have skills in entrepreneurship and digital learning in order to provide them different tools to their target group. They will also have the ability to raise the awareness of the youth regarding culture and their expression of feelings and needs.
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The European Commission works with EU Member States to support and reinforce the development of key competences and basic skills for all, from an early age and throughout life. Key competences include knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by all for personal fulfilment and development, employability, social inclusion and active citizenship.