Developing a Europe-wide tool for recognising cultural competences

The Standing Committee, meeting today in Paris, has proposed that the Council of Europe and the European Commission, in collaboration with professional associations, reflect on the creation of a Europe-wide tool to recognise the competences developed by young people participating in arts, culture and creative activities.

This tool would certify young people‘s competences acquired whilst participating in arts, cultural and creative activities, that currently go unrecognised, parliamentarians said.

In adopting the report by Mogens Jensen (Denmark, SOC), PACE also recommended that member States embed creative and cultural competences within formal education systems and invited them to support long-term partnerships between schools, communities, creative industries, cultural institutions and businesses to offer young people new opportunities to develop their cultural competences.