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, will convene on 8 and 9 October 2020. Unlike in previous years, due to uncertainty surrounding restrictions on travel and health-related issues, this year’s meeting will be held online. Interactive online meeting features designed for small-group and plenary formats are being explored to ensure we deliver the best experience for all participants.
This year’s well-placed theme is ‘Rethinking professionalism of career practitioners in the digital context’.
Around 40 participants will meet, including the core national experts of the network, invited speakers from the German Federal Employment Agency and others.
The meeting will involve discussions following presentations by CareersNet experts’ and others focused on the meeting theme, particularly considering its relevance following the COVID-19 pandemic and the Europe-wide closing of many on-site guidance services, in school-based, employment and other settings, and the sudden shift to ICT-based delivery of guidance services. This creates an ideal opportunity to revisit the subject of professionalism and practitioner competence profiles in the digital context.
Mutual exchange of experiences in what regards current national developments in national guidance systems will also be on the agenda.
Further details will be added when available.