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European Crossborder Skills (ECBS)

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European Cross-Border Skills Framework

As part of the work of the Intellectual Output O2 "Framework of cross-border skills", the partners of the ECBS project have implemented and designed a European Cross-border Skills Framework (ECBS Framework).

The ECBS Framework is composed by 15 skills that have been identified and defined within the framework. The skills are the following:

  • Communication

  • Intercultural sensitivity

  • Adapting

  • Teamwork and collaboration

  • Problem-solving

  • Learning

  • Conflict resolution and negotiation

  • Organisation and time-management

  • Critical thinking

  • Strategic and innovative thinking

  • Decision-making

  • Leadership

  • Systems thinking

  • Work ethic / conscienciousness

  • Service orientation


The ECBS Framework has been written in English. ECBS Framework in English


It has been translated into all the languages covered by the ECBS project:


The ECBS Framework is the first step for assessing skills and delivering a certification of European Cross-border Skills that will be accessible on the ECBS Platform.


The ECBS Framework will be highlighted and available for consultation on the ECBS Platform. Users will be able to identify the skills they have acquired and obtain a certificate for them. On the ECBS Platform, users can select the skills they think they have gained during their cross border experience; some use cases are proposed to illustrate the meaning of each skills.