Eurodesk Competence Framework

The ​​Competence Framework of Eurodesk Mobility Advisors provides a common framework for Eurodesk Multipliers. The term has been coined to give a common name and recognition to all different formats of delivering the ‘core business’ of Eurodesk – namely, providing information about mobility opportunities to young people all over Europe.

 

To focus on competencies is to question how people implement the work and consider the behaviours an individual demonstrates. The Framework has been developed in a bottom-up process: from the identified behaviours to competencies, and from competencies to competence clusters. The current framework contains 12 competencies, grouped into 3 competence areas. Each competence contains a short definition and a list of behavioural indicators.

 

The Competence Framework serves as a basis for the development of tools for its implementation. It supports the Eurodesk learning and development plan and the overall quality of the network while giving greater visibility and recognition to the work of Eurodesk youth information workers. It is flexible enough to be used in diverse national Eurodesk realities.

 

Together with the Competence Framework, a practical manual and training tools reinforce the clarity of the role, and the recognition and the identity of Eurodesk mobility advisors.

 

YouthInfoComp - A European Competence Framework for Youth Information Workers

 

In 2021 Eurodesk and ERYICA developed a joint framework for the profession of youth information workers - YouthInfoComp. The framework, first of its kind in Europe, provides a generalist point of view into the competences required for youth information work. 

 

YouthInfoComp provides a direction to ensure quality in youth information work and services and further recognition to the field. YouthInfoComp also serves as a general guide to Eurodesk’s Mobility Advisor Competence Framework; while YouthInfoComp is for the general profession, Eurodesk’s framework is specific for Mobility Advisors, the field of learning mobility, and the services Eurodesk provides.

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