During the Swedish EU Presidency in the first half of 2023, Cedefop is partnering with the Swedish Council for Higher Education, The National Agency for Education, and the Swedish Public Employment Service as well as the Swedish Association of Guidance Counsellors in organising an event to promote lifelong guidance in Europe: New Scenes for Career Guidance.

The event will be held on 31 May and 1 June 2023 in Stockholm. Cedefop is part of the organising committee and will contribute with a presentation, and share its latest work during a dedicated parallel workshop.

The CareersNet core experts are invited by Cedefop to attend the conference, which is directly followed by the seventh annual CareersNet meeting (June 1 afternoon), kindly hosted at the venue in Stockholm by the organisers in Sweden. The Euroguidance annual network meeting will also take place prior to the conference, rounding off a four-day week dedicated to lifelong guidance.

The conference aims to discuss the significance of the new scenes for lifelong guidance across different arenas in education, training and the labour market and the surrounding society undergoing many transformations. Participants will discuss what these changes mean for the career guidance profession, for policy development, and for the content of guidance practices, particularly with technological developments, demographic shifts, and a global energy crisis and war in Ukraine, on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic onset.

Invited national, European, and international stakeholders - policymakers, researchers, trainers, practitioners, social partners, and others operating in the field of lifelong guidance in Europe will be welcomed to Stockholm in the Scandinavian early summer for fruitful discussions and the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Lifelong guidance stands as a key component in skills development and supports effective labour market participation and access to learning opportunities. It intends to support individual and collective skills and competence development by enabling acquisition of career management skills (CMS) while also providing services and learning opportunities to individuals of any age, to reflect and act on their ambitions, interests, qualifications, skills, and talents – and to relate this knowledge about who they are to who they might become in life and work.

You can find more information at the event webpage: European lifelong guidance conference: New Scenes for Career Guidance

Event details

Event Date(s)
31/05/2023 - 01/06/2023
Event Type
Event venue
Piperska muren
Invitation only
Cedefop involvement


Cynthia Harrison Villalba
Maria Karamanoli