The Process of Bologna calls for an urgent reform of the higher education system so universities may become sources of change and innovation.
One of the strategic actions developed is the university curricula reform to tailor them with the requests coming from the labour market.
Nevertheless, relevant weaknesses are still detectable.
In fact, the programmes of most EU universities are still focused on teaching traditional scientific skills rather than paying attention to soft and complementary skills.
So, the objective of the MODES project is to integrate a common European programme on soft skills in the academic curricula and in the post-diploma supplement.
As result, a new curriculum will enrich the students' profile with new employment-oriented competencies (such as "Leadership, "Entrepreneur spirit", "ability to generate new ideas (creativity)").
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