The National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE), host of Euroguidance Ireland, will cease to operate from 1st September 2022. The NCGE and its Management Committee, Léargas, the Department of Education, the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Solas and ETBI have been carrying out significant work since earlier this year to prepare for the reorganisation of guidance support. A Transitions Working Group and additional sub-groups have been meeting regularly to co-ordinate the reorganisation.

For further information relating to ongoing and future support in place, click HERE

In relation to Euroguidance, Léargas (former host organisation of NCGE) is not in a position to host the Euroguidance centre and will terminate the contract from 31/8/22 in line with the closure and cessation of operations of the NCGE. The Department of Education remains deeply committed to the Euroguidance programme and are in consultation with the European Commission on the designation process to find a new host for the Euroguidance centre. In the meantime, if you have any queries in relation to Euroguidance, please contact

'Stories from the Road'

The Euroguidance Ireland Centre asked two students to generate blogs to illustrate what it’s really like to study abroad - warts and all!
Two students, Claire and Seán travelled to Paderborn, Germany and Montpellier, France respectively, in order to study for a year as part of the undergraduate programmes in DCU, Dublin.
From there they reported back to us on all aspects of studying abroad from homesickness, to meeting new friends and how precious Irish tea bags become!

Seán and Claire's Blogs and Vlogs

In May 2020 NCGE publishd an article from a student about her experience of studying in Spain.

Read Caoileann's article

‘Study’ abroad - virtually:

E-Twinning- why do it?
Hear from Irish schools about their e-twinning adventures below:

Volunteer abroad- why do it?

Why do Erasmus+, what can you gain?

What’s Erasmus in Ireland like? An international student perspective

Survival tips from retuned Erasmus students

An overview of the Erasmus+ experience and process (UCC)

An interesting webinar on the impact and experience of foreign languages on Erasmus + in Ireland