The European Union stresses the need of promoting key competences for lifelong learning on its Europe 2020 Strategy and on the Recommendations of the European Parliament and the European Council of 2006 (2006/962/EC). However, as the Euridyce´s 2012 report “Developing Key Competences at School in Europe” reveals, there is a lack of more strategic approach in supporting the key competences integration at school. 

In this context, KEYCOLAB is a project which, based on the exchange of experiences of different models developing key competences at primary school (strategies, materials, tools, training programmes…), will enable entities working on the field to exchange, improve and test models and resources with the objective of improving the applied ones and provide the knowledge to develop new ones. This project is a space for exchange, for cooperation and testing, based on the applied good and innovative practices in different EU regions and countries.

Moreover, the project aims at raising awareness on the importance of integrating key competences at school curricula and involving the different stakeholder groups in its practical implementation.

For doing so, KEYCOLAB will produce these outputs:

- KEYCOLAB Case Study Report: It will compile the strategies, methodologies, materials, tools, training contents, improvement recommendations… applied internally by partners. It will be developed after individual cases analysis, a face-to-face exchange workshop and Individual Action Plans based on the lessons learnt.

- KEYCOLAB Training Program: Joint Training Program on key competences at primary school. The Program will be adapted to the partners´ regions and countries´specificity.

- KEYCOLAB Laboratory: Set of activities and resources for the testing of projects developing key competences at primary school (materials, methodologies, tools, evaluation systems…), as well as the training program. It includes the development of the KEYCOLAB Platform online platform which will contain all project outputs. Access will be open to all stakeholders free of charges. It will be a cooperation and exchange tool which will give the possibility to upload and share materials, methodologies, tools, training programs… through the working groups that will be created, to be updated on key competences field though the news section…

Bscholengemeenschap Basisonderwijs Antigon: BBA

 The National Association for the Primary Education: NAPE

 Faculty of Education of the University of Turku: UTU

 Asociatia Invatorilor Banateni : AIB

 Nafarroako Ikastolen Elkartea: NIE

 Iniciativas Innovadoras: InIn