Based on the needs and demands of guidance counsellors who deal with international youth mobility, the “Guide My W@y” project aims to provide a practical-and need-oriented European guidance counselling concept for post-secondary qualification measures. The measures, which are developed, tested and implemented during the project’s lifetime, are tailored to the international circular mobility of young people as well as to the advanced training of European guidance counsellors in order to improve the quality of counselling.
The European Union programme Erasmus+
1) Innovative elements: European guidance counselling concept (EGCC). The project develops an innovative practice-and need-oriented EGCC combining modules of both basic methods and essential area knowledge of international circular mobility processes of young people. This type of practice-orientated counselling concept has not yet been developed.
2) Virtual classroom and e-Counselling dialogues.
3) The interactive e-Learning internet portal, including a virtual classroom teaching, improves the international career counselling competences of guidance counsellors, who deal with international youth mobility. At the same time the e-Learning internet portal provides a virtual interface for the E-counselling of young people all over Europe.
4) European Guidance Counselling Concept: Methodological material.
It aims at developing a methodological structure of the European Guidance Counselling Concept (EGCC). The methodological structure refers to methods of guidance counselling in the field of circular, transnational mobility of young people and young professionals. The methods of guidance counselling include basic interrogational steps of practice-orientated guidance counselling. The basic methods contain the conceptualization of the counselling process in 4 main stages: 1) Situation Analysis, 2) Profiling, 3) Target and objectives identification and 4) Implementation and continuous follow-ups.
Period of project implementation: 2014-09-01 - 2016-08-31
Project coordinator: University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency (Germany)
Project partners: Voivodeship Labour Office in Katowice, University of Santiago de Compostela, Guidance and Employment Office of the Vigo University, University of Brno, lernmodule.net gGmbH, Czech Labor Office, Kaunas University of Technology