JOINT STATEMENT OF IAG (2023) This welcome statement from seven relevant international organisations (OECD, WB, EC, CEDEFOP, ETF, ILO, UNESCO) sets out the benefits to workers, employers, economies, and societies of investing in career guidance provision for workers. Using an ILO definition of worker, it categorises workers into several groups: formally employed, ...
July 20, 2023John McCarthy
Jens Bjornavold worked for many years at CEDEFOP as a lead international expert on the interrelationships between education, training, and the labour market, the changing nature and role of vocational education and training, the role of learning outcomes and competences in reforming education and training policies, and the continuous development ...
January 28, 2023John McCarthy
THE ROLE OF CAREER GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING EU REVIEW 2022 This CEDEFOP report maps the existing career guidance and counselling policies and practices supporting learners at risk and early leavers from vocational education and training in the 27 EU countries plus the UK. It analyses the key characteristics of these policies and practices, identifies ...
January 2, 2023John McCarthy
In 2009, CEDEFOP undertook landmark research Professionalising Career Guidance into the roles of career practitioners in EU Member States and into their initial and continuing training and qualifications. Based on the research findings, CEDEFOP proposed a competence framework for career practitioners while recognising that career practitioner roles were not homogenous between ...
June 24, 2022John McCarthy
This succinct and comprehensive Briefing Note draws attention to the importance of career practitioner professionalism in career guidance delivery, to the need to continually redefine practitioner competences and occupational profiles in response to societal and technological changes, and consequently the need for continuing government investment in re-skilling and up-skilling of practitioners ...
June 24, 2022John McCarthy
In July 1966, the European Commission issued a Recommendation on Career Guidance to the then 6 Member States which highlighted in its first article the importance of annual monitoring and evaluation of career guidance services for young people and adults at national level. Such evaluation was intended to provide an evidence base to support the development of ...
June 23, 2022John McCarthy
Joint Position Paper: OECD, CEDEFOP, ETF, UNESCO, ILO, ECThis booklet is a revision and further developed version of a 2019 joint publication by these six international organisations. It describes: What is meant by 'career guidance' The current social and economic context that guides publicly funded career guidance responses Some characteristics of effective career guidance ...
July 16, 2021John McCarthy
CEDEFOP is inviting applications for expressions of interest in participating as a CareersNet independent, voluntary national expert in lifelong guidance and career development. It aims to select one core national expert for each country, as well as alternate experts who can serve in national reference groups.Eligible countries are all countries ...
April 9, 2021John McCarthy
ICCDPP, CEDEFOP, ILO, ETF, THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION, UNESCO, AND OECD jointedly implemented a flash international survey between June and August 2020 on how career guidance services responded to the challenges posed by Covid-19. The survey inquired about the range of solutions adopted, especially digital, and the challenges faced by services, practitioners, ...
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THE FOLLOWING LINK WILL BRING YOU TO the webinar page where you can register to participate in the webinar! https://www.ilo.org/skills/WCMS_768716/lang--en/index.htm
February 16, 2021John McCarthy
JOINT RESEARCH REPORT: ICCDPP, OECD, UNESCO, ILO, EC, CEDEFOP, ETF This report, recently published through CEDEFOP, captures changes in career guidance policies, systems and practices arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, as observed across 93 countries globally between the end of June and the beginning of August 2020.The research findings show that career ...
January 5, 2021John McCarthy
CEDEFOP has just launched a call for papers for a reference publication on the monitoring and evaluation of career guidance systems and services for adults, entitled ‘Towards European standards for monitoring and evaluation of lifelong guidance systems and services’ which can be downloaded here: https://www.cedefop.europa.eu/files/2020_11_16_call_for_papers_cedefop_careersmonitoring.pdf Contributions will be used for developing a ...
December 14, 2020John McCarthy
UNESCO, ILO, OECD, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, CEDEFOP, AND ETF have combined with ICCDPP to carry out an international survey of the effects of COVID-19 on the provision of career guidance. The pandemic is already having (and will continue to have over the next five years) significant impact on the transitions of ...
June 14, 2020John McCarthy
Four international organisations, OECD, ILO, UNESCO, and the European Commission, and two agencies (ETF, CEDEFOP) of one of these (European Commission) have just issued a first joint statement encouraging governments to invest in career guidance. The 12-page document describes career guidance, its importance for young people and adults in the present ...
January 9, 2020John McCarthy
La question de savoir comment les gouvernements peuvent aider les citoyens à construire des carrières épanouissantes a été au centre du neuvième Symposium international sur le développement de carrière et les politiques publiques, qui s'est tenu à Tromsø, Norvège, du 17 au 20 juin 2019.Au cours du Symposium, des représentants ...
October 31, 2019John McCarthy
CEDEFOP, an agency of the European Commission, published a handbook in 2018 that describes 25 ICT in guidance initiatives in EU Member States. Some of these initiatives were established for and in the education sector while others are from the employment sector. A common feature of both sets of initiatives is their ...
January 14, 2019John McCarthy
Future European co-operation in the field of policies and systems for lifelong guidance and the use of ICT in guidance policies, systems and practices were some of the main concerns of the Estonian EU Presidency conference, held in Talliin at the end of September with an attendance in excess of ...
November 8, 2017John McCarthy
Dear Readers Most of you did not have the opportunity to attend the International Symposium in Seoul, Korea, in June 2017. Just to recall the theme and subthemes: Theme: Career Development: At the Crossroads of Relevance and Impact Subtheme 1: Understanding How Work Opportunities are Changing Subtheme 2: Ensuring that the Content and Delivery of Career ...
July 5, 2017John McCarthy
In many countries, Entrepreneurship as a career option is often a marginalised choice because the general curricula of education and training at all levels pay little attention to the knowledge, skills and attitudes involved in entrepreneurship. This is often reinforced by careers information systems that emphasise employment over self-employment. Likewise, entrepreneurship ...
December 13, 2016John McCarthy
View and download the presentations on Labour Market Information and Career Guidance from the CEDEFOP event 16 May 2016 on this topic They include: ICT and LMI in career guidance Skills mismatches and guidance policies Integrating labour market and skills intelligence within wider skills governance strategies Analysing online vacancies for LMI Developing an LMI toolkit for ...
June 6, 2016John McCarthy
Preparing the talent pipeline, youth workforce preparation and workforce entry, was the subject of the 7th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy held in Iowa, USA, 15-17 June, 2015. Participants examined the labour market challenges facing young people and how career guidance services can assist them in managing ...
July 1, 2015John McCarthy
CEDEFOP 012015 Newsletter Benefits of Career Guidance This recent Briefing Note prepared by CEDEFOP, January 2015, illustrates my means of case study summaries the economic, social and individual benefits of career guidance in difficult economic times.
February 2, 2015John McCarthy
CEDEFOP CAREER GUIDANCE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2011 The European Commission and the EU Member States have been working together since the 1990s to develop an entrepreneurial education and training agenda in Europe. It is widely acknowledged that new companies and entrepreneurs are important for innovation, job creation and economic development in Europe. However, traditional education ...
January 11, 2015John McCarthy
CEDEFOP VALUING DIVERSITY 0914 en This recently published study (September 2014) by CEDEFOP looks at how EU countries support the economic integration of immigrants from third countries through the provision of careers information and guidance, enabling the immigrants to acquire career management skills (CMS). It examines this through the experiences of ...
October 15, 2014John McCarthy
This 2009 report, commissioned by CEDEFOP, presents the findings from a Europe-wide study with the following aims: to review trends and patterns in training provision for career guidance practitioners; to develop a common competence framework for career guidance practitioners in the European Union (EU). Sections 1 to 4 review current training and qualification systems ...
May 15, 2012Tibor Kovacs
Im vorliegenden Bericht werden die Ergebnisse einer europaweiten Studie vorgestellt, die zwei Ziele verfolgte: Erfassung von Trends und Mustern in der Ausbildung von Laufbahnberatern; Erarbeitung eines gemeinsamen Kompetenzrahmens für Laufbahnberater in der Europäischen Union (EU). Die Abschnitte 1 bis 4 haben vorhandene Ausbildungs- und Qualifikationssysteme für Laufbahnberater in Europa zum Gegenstand. Untersucht werden die im ...
May 15, 2012Tibor Kovacs
This Cedefop 2011 publication examines progress by EU Member States in implementing the priority action areas of the 2008 European Council Resolution on Lifelong Guidance. These areas are: expanding access to careers services, the teaching and learning of career management skills, assuring the quality of career services, developing the evidence ...
August 29, 2011Tibor Kovacs
Selon la directrice du CEDEFOP dans l'avant-propos de cette publication, la résolution du Conseil relative au renforcement des politiques, des systèmes et des pratiques dans le domaine de l’orientation tout au long de la vie en Europe (Conseil de l’Union européenne, 2004) invite les États membres à créer un environnement ...
May 8, 2009Tibor Kovacs
Ce rapport, redigé par Prof Ronald Sultana pour le CEDEFOP en 2007/8, fait le bilan des progrés accomplis par les pays européens dans la mise en oeuvre des priorités définies par la résolution du Conseil Education de mai 2004 concernant l'orientation tout au long de la vie. Ces priorités sont: mettre ...
May 4, 2009Tibor Kovacs
This publication examines the policy context within which many European countries are establishing national committees or forums of policymakers, guidance association leaders, national delivery agencies, social partners and civil society to improve policies, systems and practices for lifelong guidance provision. It describes the tasks that such national forums undertake and how ...
This report is a review of the implementation of the EU Council Resolution on lifelong guidance (2004). Undertaken by Dr Ronald Sultana, the review examines progress in: the implementation of lifelong guidance systems broadening access to guidance strengthening quality assurance systems learning and career management strengthening structures for policy and systems development and presents good examples ...
This report undertaken by NICEC researchers examines the public policy context in which workforce career development fits. It describes career practices of employers, trade unions, chambers of commerce, outplacement/coaching agencies, self-help and peer support, and specialised sources of information and expertise. It outlines the role of public policy and of ...