European Added Value

According to the European Parliament Council [Official Journal L 394 of 30.12.2006] key competences for lifelong learning are particularly necessary for personal fulfilment and development, social inclusion and active citizenship. They are at the same time, essential in a knowledge society and allow for adaptation to constant changes in an interconnected world. They are also a major factor in innovation and productivity; contributing to the motivation and satisfaction of people. 

It is recommended that the key competences should be acquired by adults throughout their lives, through a process of developing and updating skills.

WAVES Project targets all of the EIGHT key competences defined by the above ACT of EU Parliament (2006) as:
  • communication in the mother tongue in an appropriate way in a range of cultural contexts,
  • communication in foreign languages, which involves mediation and intercultural understanding,
  • basic competences in science and technology to explain the natural world, understanding of the changes caused by human activity and the responsibility of each individual as a citizen,
  • digital competence, confident and critical use of information society technology (IST) and thus basic skills in information and communication technology (ICT);
  • learning to learn, related to organise one's own learning, individually or in groups, awareness of methods and opportunities;
  • social competences of personal, interpersonal and intercultural competence and all forms of behaviour that equip individuals to participate in an effective way in social life. 
  • sense of initiative, the ability to turn ideas into action related to creativity, innovation and risk-taking, as well as the ability to plan and manage projects in order to achieve objectives. 
  • cultural awareness which involves appreciation of the importance of the creative expression of ideas, experiences and emotions in a range of media.
In addition, WAVES partnership, acting on a networking system of seven countries, offers a broad cultural and geographical diversity within Europe; bringing varied practices and contexts for working with vulnerable adults together. 
    All WAVES outcomes are planned to carry transnational impact, therefore, the data of the processes gathered through the implementations to be documented as WAVES book will provide the most important value in that it is hoped to support other European organisations in the look for innovation to improve their practises on adult groups.