Global Competencies

Global Competence is a multidimensional construct that requires a combination of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values successfully applied to global issues or intercultural situations. Developing global competence is a life-long process, but it is one that education can shape.

Global competencies are not “new skills” but they are now being applied in a global context. The Practice Enterprise provides an ideal environment for building the knowledge and cognitive skills trainees need to confront problems related to global and intercultural issues. The multinational Practice Enterprise methodology effectively addresses the development of global competence. It develops cultural awareness and multinational interactions, prepares for the world of work by training in effective communication and teamwork and using technology on a global scale. 

Effective communication and teamwork

Global work-based learning

Attitudes and multinational business

Combination of knowledge, skills, and values

Transition from education to employment

Confront problems related to global and intercultural issues

Global Competencies

According to the 2022 Bloomberg Global Citizens Report, the keys to multinational learning are global engagement, global knowledge and cultural understanding.

For VET trainees, there are various challenges of the international labour market as they seek to make a transition from education to employment. These include digital skills mismatches, digital competency segmentation and an increasing demand for graduates with work-based global competences including socio-emotional skills and attitudes and multinational business competency and skills experience. Instead of a fixed job-specific candidate profile, employers strive to acquire flexible candidates who are familiar with work-based global competencies and are eager to refine them. The reality is an ever growing need to develop oneself and a continuous learning path which does not end when entering the global labour market.

EntreComp is a framework designed to define and assess entrepreneurial competences. It acknowledges that entrepreneurship is not limited to starting a business but encompasses a wide range of attitudes and skills that are valuable in various contexts. The framework is divided into three competence areas.

  • Ideas and Opportunities: Focusing on creativity, innovation, and recognizing opportunities
  • Resources: Covering skills related to planning, organizing, and managing resources effectively
  • Into Action: Encompassing competences related to taking initiative, persevering, and adapting in the face of challenges

EntreComp aims to foster a more entrepreneurial mindset and equip individuals with the skills needed to identify and seize opportunities, whether in business, social initiatives, or personal development. EntreComp has an important task in opening up conversations and understanding of what it means to be entrepreneurial in all aspects of llife. EntreComp establishes the importance of entrepreneurship and initiative and sets out how people can develop this competence to make a contribution to economic, social and cultural challenges.

DigComp is a framework that outlines the digital competences individuals need in order to effectively navigate the digital world. It was developed to promote digital literacy and skills across various sectors of society. The framework is organized into five areas.

  • Information and Data Literacy: The ability to search, locate, retrieve, and store digital information efficiently and ethically
  • Communication and Collaboration: Skills in using digital tools for communication, collaboration, and interaction
  • Digital Content Creation: The ability to create and edit digital content using various tools and platforms
  • Safety: Knowledge and practices related to online safety, privacy, and security
  • Problem Solving: Capacity to use digital tools to solve problems, make decisions, and adapt to new digital technologies

DigComp is used as a reference for various educational and training programs to ensure that individuals are equipped with the necessary skills to thrive in the digital age.Being digitally competent is more than being able to use the latest device or software. Digital competence is a key transversal competence that means being able to use digital technologies in a critical, collaborative and creative way. DigComp supports a comprehensive understanding of digital competence including issues such as information storage, digital identity, developing digital content and behaviour online, in everyday life such as working, shopping and participating in society.