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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



FINLAND Soft skills training and recruitment of adult educators

by Eugénie B
Language: EN

#ErasmusDays2019, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 28 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.


Picture © HAMK University of Applied Sciences

Soft skills are closely connected with employability and competence development, both being impor- tant focus areas also in EU 2020 strategy. EU coun- tries have di erent methodologies and approaches on the assessment of soft skills and furthermore on training of teachers.

The SOSTRA project is innovatively intertwining digital and competence-based education into soft skills development in the eld of European adult education. By modelling a digital open badge-driven learning process, the project introduces new ways to recognize prior competence and a unique op- portunity to gain new skills and knowledge. Digital badges are electronic microcredentials that can be used to identify and promote competences.

Competence-based and open badge-driven process makes educators ́personal competence develop- ment more exible and personalized.

With the help of SOSTRA outputs adult education institutions can apply innovative methods in their Human Resource Management activities, especial- ly in recognizing soft skills during the recruitment process.

SOSTRA outputs can be adapted to local needs and contexts including translations in six languages. The technical solutions are applicable for average users. This aspect is a conscious criterion ensuring the sustainability of the project results.



Soft skills training and recruitment of adult educators


To support adult educators and other professionals in achieving a better understanding of the needs and importance of soft skills in their daily activities and of their further development.


Adult educators, training companies, school-based training centers, training consultants and HR sta



• FINLAND: HAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Professional Teacher Education
• SPAIN: Formacion Para El Desarrollo E Insercion, Sociedad Limitada - Universidad De Cordoba

• ITALY: Fondazione Hallgarten-Franchetti Centro Studi Villa Montesca

 • POLAND: Orange Hill
• ROMANIA: Centrul Pentru Promovarea Invatarii Permanente Timisoara Asociatia


National Support Services FINLAND

Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI)


Read more about the exhibition process and find the table of contents with all the projects :

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