Documenta Tests a Specialized Curriculum in Social and Civic Competences for Groups at Risk of Social Exclusion

On Tuesday 18 December took place the ‘Train the Trainers’ workshop of CERF European project which invited the community of experts in different user profiles to evaluate the methodology and content

CERFTallerSdr2Trainers and guidance practitioners from various entities (Santander City Council, Red Cross Cantabria, Cantabrian Association for Combating Unemployment (Brumas Workshops), IFES Cantabria, Gypsy Secretariat Foundation, Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centre or The German Centre) participated in the conference organized by Documenta and held in CASYC, to test the curriculum and trainers package on Civic and Social Skills developed within the project CERF (Certification Standard For European Reference Framework Key Competences).

The aim is to develop a complete training package in Competences that will improve employability, or maintaining employment in disadvantaged groups. Through past experience it has been found that the development of Key Competences defined in the European Reference Framework help this goal. Within the project underway training packages in the following Competences:

  • KC2 Communication in Foreign Languages.
  • KC4 Digital Competence.
  • KC& Social and Civic Competences.
  • KC7 Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship.
  • KC8 Cultural Awareness and Expression.

The curriculum developed by Documenta in KC6 aims to develop Social Skills through the development of Soft Skills (Teamwork, Assertiveness, Active Listening, Proactivity, Emotional Intelligence, etc.), and Civic Skills through awareness of the student as an Individual, Social and Political Being.


The relevance of this training is on the methodological approach students centred, in enhancing their capabilities, who will develop the skills necessary to collect, identify and express their own attitudes and emotions in order to better know themselves and the others to subsequently achieve the flexibility and security required to overcome the difficulties in daily and professional life.

The workshop was divided into three parts, the first being the CERF project overview, to continue the specific explanation of the training curriculum KC6 and end with discussion and conclusions.

The contributions of the participants were pleasantly rich and from Documenta we congratulate the daily work they do in their bodies as well as their positive views about the value of the training offered.

We thank the Social Work of Caja Cantabria assignment of facilities for conducting this workshop.