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Welcome to the March 2021 Euroguidance Ireland Newsletter. We hope that you find this update useful and of support to you in your role. We encourage you to take part in the activities mentioned and access the resources provided.

'Careers with Languages' Competition WINNERS

Thank you to all the Guidance Counsellors, teachers and of course students, who entered our 2020 ‘Careers with Languages’ competition. Approximately 80 entries were received in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Irish.

The overall winner was:
Jennifer Holly (TY student), Royal and Prior Comprehensive School, Co. Donegal

Guidance Counsellor: L. Shaw
French teacher: J. Gallinagh

Runners up:
Lorcan Gay (6th year student), Clifden Community School, Co. Galway      

Guidance Counsellor A. Garvey
French teacher M. Keating      

Dáire Meehan (TY student), Rice College Ennis, Co. Clare

Guidance Counsellor: H. Fleming
German teacher: D. Murray

Euroguidance Ireland Resources
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!



Euro-Quest was formally launched in March 2020. Over the course of the past year 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 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 '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.



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 2021 episodes (to date) on the NCGE website and HERE to start following on Soundcloud today. Stay 'tuned' for more !


New Europass
The new Europass enables users to display, document, share their skills, qualifications and experience from every stage of their life. Europass has created a new video highlighting updated functionality and improved user operability's. For Guidance Counsellors - Europass aims to be a guidance tool, supporting guidance in lifelong learning to make it easier to find opportunities for employment, learning and mobility. Practitioners can use Europass with diverse users and in so doing, foster inclusion, participation, and accessibility for all.



"Career Guidance policy and practice during the pandemic"
Cedefop, ILO, ETF, the European Commission, ICCDPP, OECD and UNESCO jointly implemented a flash international survey in 2020 on how career guidance services responded to the challenges posed by Covid-19. Based on the survey findings, the seven organisations have authored a final report -  “Career guidance policy and practice in the pandemic". In a webinar on Wednesday 17 February 2021; the main findings of this publication were shared. The event page of the webinar has been updated and you can now access:
  • The full recording of the event
  • Summaries of the key results of the survey report 
  • An array of resources from the seven organisations responsible for the report


Best practices when working with NEETs
A new brochure describes seven outputs from the European Erasmus KA2 Project “Youth in Transition” which was conducted from October 2018 – March 2021.
The brochure offers valuable insights on the best practices when working with NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training). It shares experiences, models and tools for designing, organizing and supporting individual pathways for NEETs. Additionally, this brochure provides interesting perspectives on the roles of counsellors and their working partnership with other guidance professionals and their needs, it also gives insight into a newly developed online tool for evaluation of the vocational maturity of the NEET group.

'Youth in Transition' (BROCHURE)


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. Many 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


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.


Tom 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 HERE for more about the Network. Euroguidance Ireland, a member of the Network, is hosted by the Irish National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE).

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