Aims & objectives

The focal point of DARE+ is a closer examination of generic competences, their acquisition in informal and non-formal settings and their assessment and recognition in higher education. 

Generic competences, as defined by Tuning, are those that are considered relevant for all higher education graduates, regardless of the specialization they have chosen.

The aims of the project were to:

  1. give greater value to the learning that occurs outside the classroom and contribute towards recognition of competences developed in non-formal context;
  2. propose means to further improve the existing initiatives in order to make full use of the possibilities for developing competences these initiatives offer;
  3. help students become conscious of the competences they develop thanks to participating in such initiatives;
  4. help educators (and other stakeholders) learn about initiatives already implemented elsewhere and build on others’ experience.