Some useful links

The links below may be of use to you, however we recommend that you also CHECK OUT OUR EUROPEAN TOOLKIT
 
EUROGUIDANCE - EU  MAIN PORTAL
 
 
OTHER INTERNATIONAL GUIDANCE NETWORKS
 
 
NATIONAL GUIDANCE SYSTEMS IN EUROPE
 
 
LÉARGAS
Léargas manage international and national exchange programmes in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training. 
 
 
ECVET
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
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
Eurydice provides descriptions of national education systems, comparative studies devoted to specific topics, indicators and statistics in the field of education.
 
 
EUROPASS
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
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.
 
 
QQI
Quality and Qualifications Ireland is an independent State agency responsible for promoting quality and accountability in education and training services in Ireland.
 
 
QUALIFAX
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
The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is a translation tool that helps communication and comparison between qualifications systems in Europe.
 
 
ACADEMIA
Exchange programme for Guidance Counsellors
 
 
ERIC
Educational Resources Information Centre
 
 
EURES - EUROPEAN EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
Aims to facilitate the free movement of workers within the 17 countries of the European Economic Area
 
 
PLOTEUS
Learning Opportunities and Qualifications in Europe
 
 
eTwinning
The community for schools in Europe
 
 
SCHOOL EDUCATION GATEWAY
Europe's online platform for school education
 
 
ESOL
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.
 
 
ELPGN
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
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.
 
 
New Skills Agenda for Europe
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.