Mauro Palumbo, Emanuela Proietti

Universities as Part of the Territorial Welfare System: The Case of Lifelong Learning and the Certification of Competences

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Keywords: Third Mission, Certification of Competences, Transformations of Work, University, Local Welfare.

Relations between Universities and territory are the object of a growing interest and awareness for the same Universities. However, services that produce additional income are often privileged, while activities with a social nature risk being residual, because of the progressive «marketization» of universities. Lifelong Learning and Certification of Competences related services can make universities actors in the welfare system – and in the learnfare one – strengthen their contribution to local development and their awareness of the relevance of this mission.

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