February / March 2020 Update

Looking for ways to expand your mobility guidance toolkit and upskill in 2020?
Below are some practical suggestions...



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Recent Euroguidance (recorded) Webinars

A new OECD report, Dream Jobs? Teenagers’ Career Aspirations and the Future of Work

EuroSkills vocational skills contest 2020

Investing in Career Guidance

Disconnected: Career aspirations and jobs in the UK

Latest labour mobility report shows more Europeans than ever are living and working abroad

The European Council New Europass Decision 2018, provided an EU level framework to support the development of a new online platform with web-based tools and relevant information for learners, workers and job-seekers across the EU . The aim of the new decision is to help individuals manage their careers and studies and support the transparency and understanding of skills and qualifications acquired in formal, non-formal and informal settings. The new Europass platform is scheduled for EU launch in May 2020.

See an update from the European Commission and access a recent presentation

See a recent Guidance Matters Article 'Building the new Europass'

See the Christmas 2019 National Europass update from QQI


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KA1 mobility opportunities for school guidance counsellors and staff.


KA1 mobility opportunities for VET guidance counsellors and staff.


Key Action 1 School Education Mobility (KA101) and VET Mobility (KA102 or KA116) have been extended to 11 February!!
Guidance counsellors looking for a potential partner in Europe for a KA1 mobility are welcome to get in touch with us at euroguidance@ncge.ie 

Upcoming Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCAs) that are taking place
These can be on very interesting topics relevant to Guidance (e.g.: inclusion and diversity). They also allow for the opportunity to network and find potential partners for future projects.
Upcoming Study visit. Fight against gender stereotypes: in educational and teaching practices, in school guidance and career guidance-Poitiers, France, 6-9 April, School Ed., VET *deadline February 28th 2020

Title: Supporting European Youth Information and Policy: Eurodesk and Youth Wiki Celebrate

Date:  Tuesday 26 May 2020 (please be advised this is the correct date, (if you have accessed this page from the 'Euroguidance Newsletter' please be advised this is the correct date)

Location: The Davenport Hotel, 8-10 Merrion Street Lower, Dublin 2

Join Eurodesk Ireland to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Eurodesk in Ireland, exchange good practice with peers, and launch the Youth Wiki platform at this day-long event in support of European Youth Information and Policy.

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Eurodesk in Ireland. Eurodesk is for young people aged 13 to 30 and those who work with them. It’s a free information service on EU funding and opportunities to work, study, volunteer, travel and be an active citizen in Europe. This event is an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of those who have been involved in Eurodesk over the past 25 years in Ireland, and will pave the way for Eurodesk’s continued role in supporting access to European youth information and mobility opportunities.

We will also officially launch Youth Wiki in Ireland. Youth Wiki brings together information on European countries' national structures, policies and actions that support young people in an ‘online encyclopedia’. It covers eight main fields of action: education and training; employment and entrepreneurship; health and well-being; participation; voluntary activities; social inclusion; youth and the world; and creativity and culture.  Like Eurodesk, Youth Wiki aims to support evidence-based European cooperation in the field of Youth, by providing information in support of young people.

The day will include interviews with Eurodesk multipliers, and young people will share their experiences and stories. We’ll also have a ‘Human Library’ where participants can speak with representatives from organisations supporting youth information, youth mobility and youth policy. Human library themes will include:

  • How to become part of the Eurodesk Network
  • Connecting with Eurodesk in your area, local inter-agency cooperation
  • Volunteering at home and abroad
  • Mobility opportunities for young people and Eurodesk network members
  • Challenges and solutions in international youth mobility 
  • Youth Wiki

Eurodesk and Youth Wiki are managed by Léargas and funded in Ireland by the European Commission and Department of Children and Youth Affairs.