April 2019 Update
'Euro-Quest' Pilot Project
NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland Guidance Counsellors are currently visiting schools piloting the Transition Year Euro-Quest programme.
Euro-Quest promotes the educational mobility of Irish students across Europe.
For more, see - https://euroguidance.ie/euro-quest
Schools visited in the last month include some in Leitrim, Dublin and Tipperary.
It is clear that from the discussions with students and their guidance counsellors during these school visits that students are enjoying Euro-Quest and are expressing a keen interest in the idea of doing part or all of their future study in another European country, either in colleges or on apprenticeships. The theme of educational mobility has been warmly received and explored by students both through the online programme itself and in class discussions.Initial feedback from the student online survey shows that they are also actively researching educational possibilities for the future and are considering the inclusion of a study abroad option in their CAO course choices.
It is envisaged that Euro-Quest will be made available to ALL schools in the next academic year.
Euroguidance Network Activities
Euroguidance Ireland continues to participate in Euroguidance Network activities and two members from Ireland will contribute and participate at the forthcoming Euroguidance Network meeting.This meeting in Bucharest, Romania will bring together representatives from Euroguidance centres accross 34 countries. The network will discuss improvements to internal and external cooperation and a representative from the European Commission will present on work underway relevant to the Europass Decision.
To find out more about the work of the Network and its member countries click below.