Contribute to the Public Consultation on key competences review for Lifelong Learning!
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Contribute to the European Commission's consultation and emphasise the contribution of museums to lifelong learning! NEMO has reviewed the 2006 Recommendation on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning as well and emphasised the role of museums. The contributions help develop quality, future-oriented education and training policies for the EU.

Museums as learning institutions can contribute to the acquisition of all of the formulated key competences:

  • Communication in the mother tongue;
  • Communication in foreign languages;
  • Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology;
  • Digital competence;
  • Learning to learn;
  • Social and civic competences;
  • Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship; and
  • Cultural awareness and expression.

NEMO encourages the contribution of museums to the public consultation by 19 May 2017 as the heritage and cultural sector at large plays a key role in learning and education in a life wide and lifelong sense. Learning in museums takes place in the exhibitions but also through the experience of museum vistis itself.

It is clear that in formal and non-formal education institutions and politics there is still a relative lack of recognition for the learning potential in culture and heritage. It is important to note that museums encounter different obstacles that impede them from fully tapping their learning potential. Among these are copyright questions, e.g. the often demanded free access to resources as a precondition for individuals, artists and entrepreneurs, but also to create learning experiences and knowledge. Museums need to be in a position to be able to respond to these demands and carry out their main tasks, but they ned to be supported through a corresponding legal framework.