This year, Cedefop is organising its CareersNet annual meeting in cooperation with the German Federal Employment Agency.
CareersNet, Cedefop’s network of independent national experts for lifelong guidance and career development, convenes on the 8th and 9th of October for the fourth annual network meeting - a first virtual event. Each year the meeting is hosted at different national venues in Europe, promoting cooperation in the guidance policy field. This year, the virtual meeting is organised in cooperation with the German Federal Employment Agency, who will open the meeting together with Cedefop representatives from the Department for Learning and Employability (DLE).
This year’s timely theme is ‘Rethinking professionalism of career practitioners in the digital context’. Focus is on professionalism and the status, opportunities, difficulties, challenges of, and innovations in, integration of ICT and digitalisation in lifelong guidance systems, services – in connection with broader societal developments. Participants will have an opportunity to share their experiences, debate and discuss key issues and developments for policy, particularly in light of the impact of COVID-19 on guidance delivery across education, training and employment settings, and experiences faced by users and career learners.
Around 45 participants will meet and discuss thematic issues online with Cedefop’s CareersNet experts, including invited speakers from the University of Applied Labour Studies of the German Federal Employment Agency, the European Commission, and the European Training Foundation (ETF).
Participation is restricted to the members of Cedefop’s CareersNet and invited organisations. Event materials and interesting resources such as slide presentations, will be available following the event. The final agenda will be available to all portal visitors during the event days.