The links below may be of use to you, however we recommend that you also check out our RESOURCES SECTION
EUROGUIDANCE - EU MAIN PORTAL
OTHER INTERNATIONAL GUIDANCE NETWORKS
NATIONAL GUIDANCE SYSTEMS IN EUROPE
Léargas manage international and national exchange programmes in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training.
Eurodesk provides free information on opportunities-such as travelling, working, studying and volunteering in Europe--for young people aged 13 - 30
The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) provides a framework for validating and recognising learning outcomes across VET learning environments. ECVET is particularly useful to VET professionals who send their learners on mobility placements.
EQAVET is a Europe-wide framework to support quality assurance in VET. It helps Member States, training providers and other organisations to document, develop, monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of vocational education and training
Eurydice provides descriptions of national education systems, comparative studies devoted to specific topics, indicators and statistics in the field of education.
An initiative which aims to help you make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe - whether you are enrolling in an education or training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad.
NARIC Ireland provides advice on the academic recognition of a foreign qualification by comparing it, where possible, to a major award type and level on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
NATIONAL FRAMEWORK OF QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications frameworks describe the qualifications of an education and training system and how they interlink. National qualifications frameworks describe what learners should know, understand and be able to do on the basis of a given qualification.
Quality and Qualifications Ireland is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland.
Qualifax is Ireland’s National Learners’ Database. It is the "one stop shop" for learners. It provides the most comprehensive information on further and higher education and training courses.
EUROPEAN QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK
Exchange programme for Guidance Counsellors
Educational Resources Information Centre
EURES - EUROPEAN EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
EURES is to provide information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching) services for jobseekers and employers interested in the European labour market.
Please see contact details for EURES Ireland below-
Telephone: 01 6732739
Contact a EURES Adviser in Ireland - https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/d9a16c-eures-advisers/
Services offered by Eures:
European database of employment and traineeship opportunities with over 3 million vacancies available on www.eures.europa.eu
Online and Onsite European Job Days in Ireland or Europe:
Financial support to cover costs of relocating for work to another EU country for at least 6 months:
- Interview allowance (€300-€600 depending on distance to interview and number of days away)
- Relocation allowance (€700 to €1400 depending on destination country)
- Language Allowance, Family Allowance, Supplementary Allowance, Recognition of Qualifications Allowance
eTwinning is a free online platform linking a community of more than 500,000 teachers across Europe.
SCHOOL EDUCATION GATEWAY
Europe's online platform for school education
Migrants and new community members in Ireland come from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, educational and social backgrounds; coordinated by NALA, ESOL is English for Speakers of Other Languages. ESOL focuses on English language development for students.
The European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, ELGPN was established in 2007, with the aim of assisting its member-countries and the European Commission in developing European co-operation on lifelong guidance in both the education and the employment sectors.
Cedefop supports development of European vocational education and training (VET) policies and contributes to their implementation. The agency is helping the European Commission, EU Member States and the social partners to develop the right European VET policies
For information specific to work undertaken and tools available in the area of lifelong guidance;
Strategic framework – Education & Training 2020
ET 2020 is a forum for exchanges of best practices, mutual learning, gathering and dissemination of information and evidence of what works, as well as advice and support for policy reforms.
European Skills Agenda
The new Skills Agenda for Europe, adopted by the Commission on 10 June 2016, launched 10 actions to make the right training, skills and support available to people in the EU.