DIALOGAS - Inclusive Development in Latin America: A Great Opportunity for Governments and Social Actors

Transversal and Social-Emotional Competences in Qualifications Frameworks: opportunities for their identification, measurement and strengthening

Quito, Peru
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July 30, 2018
ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean

This international workshop brought together representatives from eight countries to share the different approaches between qualifications frameworks and to identify the potential of this tool for the identification, measurement and development of Cross-Cutting and Socio-Emotional Competences, in order to facilitate their promotion throughout the life cycle and in different population groups.

Quito, 23 July 2018

From 23 to 25 July, a third workshop was held on "Transversal and Social-Emotional Competences in Qualification Frameworks: Opportunities for their Identification, Measurement and Strengthening" of the "Inclusive Development in Latin America: a Great Opportunity for Governments and Social Actors" Project (DIALOGAS)", coordinated by AGCID, thanks to the support of the European Union, through the ADELANTE programme, and the collaboration of the Instituto Ítalo Latinoamericano (IILA). Participants included public institutions from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Italy, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela that also participate in the Regional Table for Technical Cooperation on Transversal and Socio-Emotional Competences (MESACTS).

The opening day was chaired by the Undersecretary of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Adrián Bonilla, the Representative Director for Ecuador of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Bernardí Requena, the Cooperation Officer of the Delegation of the European Union to Ecuador, Maddalena Masucci, and the Deputy Director of Education of the National Planning Department of Colombia (Departamento Nacional de Planeación - DNP) and MESACTS Coordinator, Laura Pabón.

The workshop includes three days of work aimed at deepening the definition of indicators for the evaluation of Transversal and Social-Emotional Competences and their application in the Qualification Frameworks. This workshop will use as a case study the experience of Chile Valora, an institution that is moving forward into the application of the Qualification Frameworks. In this way, it is expected to promote a dialogue between peers and generate the guidelines to develop mechanisms to link this instrument and the productive sector.