Competence Framework

The COMANITY Competence Framework sets out the skills that are needed to carry out the role of a ‘Community Animateur’.

The Framework has three competence domains, 13 competence areas and 49 competences in total.

  • Domain A – ‘Enabling Emotional Intelligence’ – describes the core emotional intelligence competences (or emotional capabilities) required by Community Animateurs. There are four competence areas in this domain with three competences in each – 12 competences in total
  • Domain B: Community Animateur specific competences – These are youth worker and volunteer competences adapted specifically to the Community Animateur role. There are five competence areas in this domain with a total of eighteen competences in all
  • Domain C: Enabling Digital Competences – These are the competences needed for Community Animateur s to use digital technologies in their work. There are four competence areas in this domain with a total of nineteen competences in all.

You can explore your competence levels in the three domains with the COMANITY ‘Competence Self-Assessment Tools’. These explain all of the competences in the framework and provide ‘quizzes’ to help you find out which competences you are good and which could be improved.

The Framework also links to the COMANITY Community Animateur Training Programme, which provides learning modules and exercises in which the competences in the framework are applied in practice.