• Do you know what a BOOST project is?

    The aim of the BOOST project is to create new opportunities for young people in Europe for learning and development based on transversal skills. BOOST wants to provide interactive educational formats and methods. 


    The project represents the goals of Erasmus + for improving skills and finding a job, improving education, training for jobs, activism and attention to young people. For young people to know how to develop their transversal skills, the result of this project is the BOOST handbook. BOOST handbook is designed for young people to be more competitive as possible in transversal skills or to upgrade them if they have that skills. Through new models of learning and research, young people will be able to develop their skills. In addition to the BOOST handbook, there is also the BOOST MOOC. 

BOOST MOOC will be an online platform for developing transversal skills in young people, looking for new opportunities and working on a personal and professional level.As you know we never sleep. Every day we bring you a new chance to learn more. Now, we have something fun for you.


Have you ever heard of Critical thinking, Religious values, Teamwork abilities, Organizational skills, Intercultural understanding? These are just some of the set of transversal skills, that are key for employment ability for many young people. Our BOOST project team is researching how much young people know about the skills, mentioned in the survey.

So click on the survey below and help us in creating tools that are going to equip young people with new knowledge and skills. Thank you, stay tuned for more and until the next time #MAKETHEWORLDWONDER.


What is BOOST?


“BOOST-Boosting Outstanding Omnicompetent Successful Talents” is a 24 months strategic partnership, co-funded by Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, aiming to create new education and personal development for young people in Europe through delivering interactive educational formats and methods based on transversal skills development.


In the increasingly complex reality nowadays, the development of a set of basic and transversal skills is with high priority to satisfy the requirements of employers and the imperatives of a concrete exercise of citizenship, as advanced by the EC in “New Skills Agenda for Europe” (2016). Rapidly changing society and World’s transformation observed in the last decade are providing new educational trends, increased demands of the labour market and adaptivity of educational opportunities, especially during biosecurity emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The new reality requires skills and knowledge that goes beyond a specific profession itself and leads to the emerging need of high level of possession of transversal skills, including young people. “Transversal skills are those typically considered as not specifically related to a particular job, task,academic discipline or area of knowledge but as skills that can be used in a wide variety of situations and work settings” (IBE 2013). “These skills are increasingly in high demand for learners to successfully adapt to changes and to lead meaningful and productive lives” (UNESCO UNEVOC). Specific problem, managed by BOOST is the development of transversal skills through specifically designed tools underlining the importance of transversal skills, critical to the effective and goal-oriented personal and professional development of young people in the EU. BOOST is an approach of transnational cooperation involving organizations with outreach to the project target groups and the consortium comprises NGOs and youth associations with huge experience and recognized quality in the youth policies.

Through the mentioned outputs and activities BOOST project will strongly contribute to the youth sector development and in the present challenging situation will ensure development of transversal skills for young people. Through the interactive tools will be prepared content that allows young people to tackle their level of development and to get tips&tricks how they can further develop transversal skills: Critical thinking, Innovative thinking, Presentation skills, Communication skills, Organizational skills, Teamwork abilities, Selfdiscipline, Enthusiasm, Perseverance, Self-motivation, Tolerance, Openness, Respect for diversity, Intercultural understanding, Media literacy, Information literacy, Ability to locate and access information, Ability to analyse and evaluate media content, Physical health, Religious values (UN definition) that in the high competence on the labour market will be highly needed for their proper professional and personal development.


Long-term benefit is ensured by the sustainability of BOOST results focused on highly important topic of transversal skills development,that will be even more actual in the postpandemic recovery, through the usability of both BOOST e-learning MOOC and Handbook also after the end of the project.


Project consortium:

  • Coordinator: Bulgarian sports development association (Bulgaria),



“BOOST-Boosting Outstanding Omnicompetent Successful Talents” (BOOST) is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, managed in Bulgaria through the Erasmus+ National agency – Human resources development centre.

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