Call for submissions

Issue 83
Skills and competences

What are the skills and competences needed for the 21st century? What skills do we need for the future? Can we even generate competences through education and learning to anticipate the future?

Our next issue will focus on the debate on skills and competences for life and work. What we mean is life in its totality – as young people, adults and the elderly, lifelong, life-wide, and life-deep. And we mean skills for decent work. We would therefore like to reach a deeper understanding of both skills and competences for citizenship and work. Basic skills such as literacy, numeracy and life skills are something we all need to live in a community, or in society at large.

We want to provide ideas and experiences of how education, learning and training can develop skills for life and work in practice.

At the same time, we want to learn from innovative examples in the teaching of young people and adults, how adults learn, from the diverse provision of new skills and competences for migrants or refugees, from disaster-struck communities, or the skills needed to deal with crisis and conflict.

We invite you to propose articles and project examples for issue 83 of Adult Education and Development. Please send your suggestions to the Editor-in-Chief, Johanni Larjanko ( and the Managing Editor, Ruth Sarrazin ( Deadline for submissions is 1 April 2016.