|Why do graduates’ foreign language skills matter more than ever before?|
Just think for a moment of the following developments ….
- European integration and enlargement, increasing trans-European mobility, migration into Europe, globalisation
- the advent of a knowledge-based economy, technological advances, changing and emerging new needs
- in the labour markets, new job profiles, increasing international trade
- the Bologna process, the Lisbon agenda, qualification frameworks, lifelong learning
During the TNP3 project, which ran for three years, experts from 90 universities, networks, and other organisations in 31 European countries collaborated in an investigation of the languages and of the language skills and competences which are required of graduates today – and which are relevant to sustainable employability.