TRAIT is a synonym for training transversal skills, it is a strategic partnership funded by the EU under the frame of Ersamus plus (KA 2).

New pedagogical approaches and ICT tools that support development and assessment of transversal skills should  
a) increase learners' motivation, and  
b) help next-level education institutions and employers to get a better insight into all types of the applicants' learning outcomes, skills/competences and future learning needs.

The overall objective of this project is to create mechanisms that enable development, monitoring and acknowledgement of learners' transversal skills. We will achieve this goal with the help of an innovative blended learning training course based on a detailed descriptive research of the transversal skills approach and importance in 6 European organisations from 5 countries (Romania, Italy,  Czech Republic, Austria and Turkey).

We are currently living in an era of accelerated change as concerns not only technological developments, but also society on the whole. As a consequence, the skills and competences needed for work and life in the 21st century are continuously evolving. Policy is reacting towards these changes by calling for education to focus on the development of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning (Council of the European Union, 2006). Broadly speaking the eight (8) Key Competencies are divided in basic and transversal ones, with the four (4) belonging to the basic competencies group (Communication in the mother tongue; Communication in the foreign languages; Digital competence; Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology) and the other four (4) to the transversal competencies group (Learning to learn; Interpersonal, intercultural and social competences and civic competence; Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship; Cultural expression).