As a module of the Euroculture programme, Eurocompetence is designed with the goal of preparing Euroculture students for their entry to the labour market as experts of the European integration process and European culture, and their development into committed citizens. Eurocompetence modules are characterised by an interdisciplinary, project-based, and problem-oriented approach.
Eurocompetence I and II are part of the first year of the programme, while Eurocompetence III is taught in the second year.
The goal of Eurocompetence I is to promote generic competencies that are of particular interest with regards to students’ entrance into the labour market.
Thus Eurocompetence I aims to train diverse personal and professional competences, such as language and presentation skills, critical thinking and (self)-analysis, academic writing and research. It also focuses on composing a personal (professional) profile, CV writing, and conducting a job interview. Individual students have different strengths and levels of training in specific areas; thus the Euroculture programme offers both general and individual support in preparation for Eurocompetence modules.
In this Eurocompetence module, working on designing and implementing a group project is emphasized. Euroculture students, working in smaller teams, plan, execute and evaluate individual projects with supervision and workshops by Eurocompetence II tutors and guest lecturers.
In addition to project work, that develops one’s organizational, time management and teamwork skills, Eurocompetence II module focuses on such key competencies such as intercultural communication, conflict management and social entrepreneurship.