What is the Competencies Passport?
The Competencies Passport is an instrument for defining and assessing the knowledge, skills and experience acquired over the course of one’s life. Life skills are acquired through work, learning and engaging in various social fields. Our life skills, knowledge and capabilities are our competencies – what we are capable of, what we can do. Competencies are skills which must be valued and taken into account, regardless of whether we want to develop them further or offer them on the labor market.
Who is the Competencies Passport intended for?
The Competencies Passport is for everyone: those who are looking for a job, those who wish to find a better position for themselves on the labor market by undergoing professional retraining, to become aware of their own potentials and further develop them. The Competencies Passport is a pass for traveling into oneself, into the best of each of us. The Competencies Passport can be an effective tool for assisting employers in the process of professional selection or in the classification of professional positions
“Key competencies represent a transferable, multifunctional package of knowledge, skills and attitudes that all individuals need for personal fulfillment and development, inclusion and employment. These should have been developed by the end of initial education and training, and should act as a foundation for further learning as part of lifelong learning.”
Key competencies according to the European Union’s qualifications:
The Competencies Passport was designed in Germany under the name ProfilPASS by the German Institute for Adult Education and has been successfully applied in many EU countries as well as in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was introduced in Serbia as part of the project “Creating opportunities for the employment of vulnerable groups through the improvement of municipal services” funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and implemented by the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) within the Open Regional Fund for South-East Europe – Modernizing Municipal Services.