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Welcome to the 
EUROGUIDANCE IRELAND NEWLETTER

Tomas you may be aware Euroguidance is a network of national resource and information centres for guidance in 34 European countries. Its main target group consists of guidance practitioners in education and employment, among them professionals who provide information and guidance on international learning mobility to end-users seeking studying and training opportunities abroad. Please check out the video below for more about the Network. Euroguidance Ireland, a member of the Network, is hosted by the Irish National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE). We hope that you find this update useful and of support to you in your role and we encourage you to take part in the activities mentioned and access the resources provided.

 

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE EUROGUIDANCE NETWORK – From Euroguidance Ireland

Euro-Quest

Euro-Quest was formally launched in March 2020. Since then, over 1800 students from TY classes all around the country have enrolled. We are delighted with the positive feedback we have received so far. This resource is ideal for use in class or as part of your virtual guidance delivery!
>>Read about some of its impact to date
>>Check out what students have to say
Click below for more information and to enrol YOUR school (for FREE!)

EURO-QUEST

Euro-Quest ‘Ambassador Programme’

This programme provides a framework and incentive for schools to raise awareness of the value of mobility, for TY students and the whole school community.
The programme will ideally be led by a Guidance Counsellor, in collaboration with colleagues. It involves the completion of 3  tasks:

  • The completion of the Euro-Quest modules with students
  • The completion of a new Europass profile with students
  • One other task of your choice – ideas / options are provided in the INFORMATION SHEET below

All tasks can be completed in person or in the virtual classroom environment – offering flexibility at the current time!

INFORMATION SHEET

Euroguidance Ireland Resources
Over the past number of months, NCGE/Euroguidance Ireland have developed a number of resources to support your classroom and remote guidance delivery.
Why not try some of them!
>>’Snapshot on Mobility (studying abroad) (video and questionnaire)
>>’Study in Europe – Country Information Sheets’
>>’Share YOUR career/educational journey with students’ (prompt sheet)
>>’Inviting Guest Speakers to speak about studying abroad’ (prompt sheet)
>>’Europass for work experience’ (presentation)
>>’Using Europass’ (video)
Click on any of the above to view/download and lots more can be found below!

EUROGUIDANCE IRELAND RESOURCES

The ‘NCGE PODCAST’

The ‘NCGE Podcast’ aims to broaden the perspective of Guidance in broadly ranged areas of interest and best practice, locally, nationally and internationally. A series of episodes relevant to Post Primary (secondary education), Further Education and Training (VET in Europe) and European considerations for Guidance are being made available on the NCGE website and the ‘Soundcloud’ platform. Each is approximately 45 mins duration. Click below to listen the January 2021 episodes on the NCGE website and HERE to start following on Soundcloud today. Stay ‘tuned’ for more !

NCGE PODCAST

Euroguidance Network Webinars
The Euroguidance Network, within the scope of the activities of the ‘Competence Development Task Group’, regularly organise webinars that are open to the European Guidance Community. May recordings of these webinars are now available for you to view, including:
  • ‘Perspectives in Social and Emotional Learning and Career Development: innovative research and promising practice’
  • ‘Developing Career Guidance and Counselling services through Erasmus+ projects- experiences from practice’….and more

NETWORK WEBINARS

Euroguidance Network Website and Newsletter

If you are a Guidance Counsellor, you should keep up to date with events and news from the Euroguidance Network. By clicking below you can subscribe to the monthly NETWORK NEWSLETTER, review the latest editions of the ‘Insight’ magazine and the annual ‘Highlights’ publication, view recent webinar recordings and lots more.

EUROGUIDANCE.EU

‘Academia’ – European Wide Online Training
C-STEP2 “Future jobs” is one of three C-STEPs, which are part of the “Counsellors’ Study and Training Exchange Programme for Key Challenges of European Labour Markets and Societies” facilitated through ‘Academia+’ (an Erasmus+ co-funded project) . Find out more about the Academia+ project here. Online training courses includes lectures from invited professionals, workshops with group work, sections for questions and answers etc. Parts of the online training will be recorded and uploaded onto the Media Centre alongside all presented materials and C-STEPs material. Due to the COVID-19 crises, the second C-STEP “Future jobs” will be converted into a 4 day online training course which will be held through a series of webinars on the 9th, 11th, 16th and 18th of March 2021. The units and topics of the online training are based on the outcomes of literature and resources reviews from all partner countries as well as an analysis of an online questionnaire answered by counsellors, practitioners and experts regarding the topic future jobs from countries throughout Europe. Registration and participation is free of charge and Irish Guidance practitioners are invited to participate. To find out more click below.

C-STEP 2

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