European Day of Languages Competition


To celebrate the European Day of Languages on 26 September 2017, NCGE/ Euroguidance and Léargas are holding a competition to encourage learners and teachers to engage with languages in different ways. The 2017 Competition is entitled: ‘My Dream Job in…’ An opera singer in Salzburg? An engineer in Munich? A chef in Paris? A football player in Madrid? Click HERE for a video showcasing the competition...

BREXIT Briefings from Euroguidance UK


The UK has been a member of the EU since 1972 and is the first member state to decide to leave. With the UK destined to leave the EU, there remains little clarity on exactly what Brexit means for international mobility. As a result, Euroguidance UK have produced a suite of resources to assist the careers, guidance and education sectors understand the latest Brexit developments.

Revision of European Qualifications Framework (EQF)


European Council adopts revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for lifelong learning.

Have your say on European education and employment online tools and services


A public survey to better understand end users’ needs for online tools in the field of skills and qualifications has just been published by the Commission.This survey will help shaping the future developments of existing European tools and services related to education and employment, such as Europass.Individuals, organisations and other stakeholders are all welcome to participate.

Mobility Guidance Counselling online module Spring 2017


Mobility Guidance Counselling online module Spring 2017 Only a few places left so apply now; applications are still open for the Mobility Guidance Counselling (MGC) online module. Applying is easy, simply go to The MGC online CPD module for Guidance Counsellors working in Irish educational settings aims to provide guidance practitioners with the skills to support students in their quest to study in the EU. Essentially, the course incorporates resources designed to assist the guidance counsellor to empower students to make informed decisions. Mobility Guidance Counselling is based on a model developed in Sweden, by Soren Kristensen PhD, an expert in Youth Mobility. Euroguidance Ireland adapted the Swedish model for the Irish student and their specific learning mobility needs. The online module address practical elements such as linguistic, cultural and mental preparation, and also focuses on the importance of re-integration for students when they return home. The module is divided into four sections, each section taking approximately 45 minutes. A key benefit of this online CPD is that it may be completed in your own time and at your own convenience. The module runs from April 18th - May 23rd 2017 and is recognised by the IGC. Remember, applying is simply - simply log onto and if you have any queries please contact our Euroguidance Officer

Euroguidance Network Meeting February 2013


NCGE and the Euroguidance Ireland Centre were delighted to welcome colleagues from 32 different countries to a two day Euroguidance meeting held in Dublin. The meeting was very productive, incorporating EU Commission updates on upcoming initiatives in the area of guidance and education as part of the Erasmus for All Programme, 2014-2020.

Using the Europass CV to showcase skills: new video resource


The National Europass Centres and the National Euroguidance Centres in the UK and Ireland are celebrating! Our first joint production on film Showcase your skills with the Europass CV has gone live!
This short video shows how a young person’s ordinary life can add up to a strong CV, using the Europass CV template.  It is made for any guidance practitioner to use with individual clients or with groups, to help identify transferable skills acquired outside the formal workplace that really make a difference in shaping a winning CV.

The video is available to view here:

Time to Move


Eurodesk Ireland and Léargas invite youth workers, guidance counsellors, youth and career officers and everyone working with young people to join us at our Time To Move event on 11 October 2016 in Dublin Castle.  The event will bring those in the Youth sector together to
–    reflect together about benefits and challenges of youth mobility in the current context in Ireland and in Europe.
–     meet and network with organisations interested in supporting young people in their mobility projects.
–     find out about opportunities for young people to work, train, study and volunteer in Europe.
Come and join the discussion, attend the workshops and gather useful information for young people you are working with!
Click HERE to register for the event.
Time to Move is free of charge, but places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

NCGE / Euroguidance Ireland hosts UNRWA Placement and Career Guidance Unit

NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland recently hosted a study visit to Ireland for members of the Placement and Career Guidance Unit (PCGU) of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The group comprised of nine Palestinian guidance counsellors, registrars and school principals from Lebanon. Guidance counselling services for young Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is still very much in its infancy. In 2010 UNRWA Lebanon Field Office adopted a new strategy for the PCGU to provide qualitative career guidance for students at various key stages and points of transition. However, there is a shortage of guidance provision in schools and even where provision is available, Palestinian students have limited access to the service. The visiting group work in UNRWA schools in the various camps in Lebanon as guidance counsellors, registrars and school principals. The purpose of this study visit to Dublin was to allow for a sharing of policy and best practice, the learning from which would inform future guidance provision. Various presentations and workshops were delivered, from DES; NCGE; QQI; JCT (Wellbeing), DCU, TY Ireland and CareersPortal. The study visit also included site visits to a number of second-level schools; An adult education and training centre and two Universities - DCU and Maynooth University.

Mobility Guidance Counselling CPD module launched


A free online Mobility Guidance Counselling course for Irish guidance counsellors was launched by Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of  Guidance Counsellors, at the 2016 Annual IGC Conference held at the University of Limerick on Saturday, 27th February. Hosted by the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE) and Euroguidance, this module offers a new area of continuing professional development (CPD) for guidance counsellors in this country.

Hilary Lynch, Euroguidance Co-ordinator in NCGE, liaised with Euroguidance Sweden to translate, develop and adapt the CPD module for the Mobility Guidance Counselling process. Mobility Guidance Counselling is a relatively new area of study and the field is continually developing as we learn about how to best support our students in their quest to study, work or intern abroad. Guidance counsellors from post-primary to third level will be given the skills they need to support students before, during and after an overseas stay. The process is based on a model developed by Soren Kristensen Phd, an expert in Youth Mobility. IT Teaching and Learning contractor Charlene Hurtubise supported NCGE in developing the module.

The online Mobility Guidance Counselling CPD module can be completed at the convenience of the individual counsellor. Interested Guidance Counsellors can enrol for the CPD by contacting, marking the query ‘Mobility CPD’.

For further information, contact: Phone: + 353 1 8690715/6