Euroguidance network collects and publishes information on the results of projects, innovative methods and examples of good practice in the field of lifelong career guidance. It enables the exchange of information on education systems in Europe, opportunities for international mobility, as well as European initiatives and programmes in the areas of education, career guidance and mobility.
In 2013, the Tempus Foundation became the host of the National Euroguidance Centre of the European Network to Support Guidance and Counselling. At the time, the network was a part of the Lifelong Learning Programme, and from 2014 it is a part of the Erasmus+ programme. Euroguidance centres exist in thirty-four European countries.
In cooperation with other national centres, the Euroguidance Centre in Serbia supports networking of career practitioners and advisors in the field of career guidance and counselling, by organising seminars, training programmes and study visits at national and international level.
It promotes cooperation among all stakeholders in the field of career guidance and counselling at the national level. In addition, the Euroguidance Centre emphasises the particular importance of promoting the development of the European dimension in the national systems of career guidance and counselling through close cooperation with other relevant European networks, such as the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN).
One of the important tasks of Euroguidance network is to publish the content and update the database of learning opportunities at the European portal – Ploteus (Portal on Learning Opportunities throughout the European Space), where it updates information on education systems in Europe, costs of living, housing during the studies, scholarships and other useful information related to mobility and exchange programmes, available scholarships, etc.
The primary target group of Euroguidance centre are practitioners in the field of career guidance and counselling, including career advisors, policy makers at national and local level, educators and psychologists, teachers and educational institutions that implement programmes of career guidance and counselling.
Services of the Euroguidance Centre can also be used by all interested students, pupils, teachers, as well as employed or unemployed persons. In this way, through information provided by Euroguidance network, they can find education or training programmes in Europe, useful information about career guidance and counselling services within the country and education systems in other European countries.
More information about the Euroguidance centre can be found at: www.euroguidance.rs
Activities of the National Euroguidance Centre
National competition for best practices in career guidance and counselling
In 2016, Euroguidance centre in Serbia has organized the first national competition for best practices in career guidance and counselling. This is an initiative established by Euroguidance centres in Czech Republic and Slovakia, which has been organized by other countries members of the Euroguidance network, such as Hungary and Bulgaria. The award ceremony will be held on December 6, during the national Euroguidance conference.
National Euroguidance conference “Career Guidance and Counselling in the Republic of Serbia”
The fourth national Euroguidance conference will be organized on December 6 in Belgrade.
The conference will present the current state of guidance in Serbia and will include the award ceremony for the national guidance practices award competition that we have organized this year for the first time on the basis of the model developed by our colleagues in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary.
Seminars for practitioners
Euroguidance centre in Serbia organizes two types of seminars about career guidance for teachers and practitioners from high schools. The basic seminar is accredited by the Institute for Education Development.
From 2016, EG centre offers advanced seminar aimed at improving the work of the career guidance teams within schools.
The next seminars will be held in Zrenjanin (Nov 30), Kruševac (Dec 12), Zajecar (Dec 13), Novi Pazar (Dec 16).
Online course for practitioners
In order to allow all practitioners to obtain relevant professional development in the field of guidance regardless of their geographic location, the EG centre has developed a free online course for all teachers from secondary schools from Serbia.
Guidebook for secondary school teachers “Career Guidance and Counselling”
Participation in study visits and international conferences
Webinars for students and open door sessions
Newsletter “Career and Mobility”
Euroguidance seminar on improving the skills of employees at higher education institutions
Presentation of possibilities for cooperation in higher education at Higher Education Fair in Prague, Liverpool and Glasgow