CEDEFOP Call for National Experts in Lifelong Guidance and Careers Education

Call for National Experts in Lifelong Guidance and Careers Education

Cedefop, April 4, 2017

Cedefop is looking for national experts based across Europe to cooperate for the development of national lifelong guidance and careers education systems.

An expert is needed in each of the 27 EU Member States, as well as in Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey.

Applications and supporting documents (CV and other documents demonstrating the suitability) should be sent by 28 April 2017 to: guidance-call@cedefop.europa.eu

You can find all related information and documentation at : http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/news-and-press/news/call-national-experts-lifelong-guidance-and-careers-education

We would like to kindly ask you to disseminate this information to all those who might be interested.

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About Cedefop

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), an agency of the European Union based in Thessaloniki, Greece, supports European policy-making in the field of vocational education and training. www.cedefop.europa.eu

NICE Newsletter #1/2017

The next edition of the NICE Newsletter has just been published. This issue includes: News from across Europe, the announcement of the International Conference in Padua from October 5-7, 2017, the participants’ report and evaluation of the ECADOC Summer School in Lausanne 2016, an article on the quality assurance and enhancement concept of the ECADOC summer schools, and the announcement of the ECADOC Summer School in Mannheim from September 4-9, 2017. We invite you to download this newsletter from http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/nice

Publication of NICE Handbook Volume II: European Competence Standards

The second volume of the NICE Handbook ‘European Competence Standards for the Academic Training of Career Practitioners’ has just been published by Barbara Budrich International. The handbook features the European Competence Standards, which the Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling in Europe (NICE) has developed from 2012 to 2015, as well as recommendations for quality assurance and peer learning in the development of degree programmes for career practitioners.

Read and download full press release and advertisement here

Online Publication of the French and German translations of the Handbook for Academic Training of Career Guidance and Counselling Professionals

Online Publication of the French and German translations of the Handbook for Academic Training of Career Guidance and Counselling Professionals


For the first time NICE publishes on the network website the French and German translations of the Handbook for Academic Training of Career Guidance and Counselling Professionals.

Both handbooks can be found and downloaded as PDF documents in the  “Publications” section.

We hope, that you will like these resources and we would be happy to get your feedback in the comments.

Online again

Online again

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

as you probably noticed in the last weeks we still had many difficulties with our new website. It was many times down, not accessible or the appearance of the site looked very strange.

I apologise for the inconvenience caused by all the technical problems, but it was really tough to migrate from the test domain on that the new site was created to our official domain – www.nice-network.eu.

Without a help from a friend and IT specialist Simas Juodelis from Lithuania I probably haven’t managed it.

Now I am happy to announce that the main technical problems have been fixed and I will be able to migrate step by step all the content from our old website and from other sources as well as to add some new functions.

Don’t forget to visit this new virtual home of NICE regularly and you will find from day to day more useful information.

With warmest wishes from Heidelberg

Monika Kukytė



New NICE Website

New NICE Website

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

we are happy to announce that today the new NICE website has been successfully launched.

Our site address (domain) remains the same: www.nice-network.eu as in the past. We would be happy if you could advertise the NICE Website through the homepages of your degree programmes and share the link in other suitable ways.

We have now a new and more user-friendly design. It is customized for different devices – PCs, tablets and smartphones. The development of the site is now also in our hands – that means that we are no longer dependent on external service providers and can react more quickly and make necessary changes.

For your work with the new NICE Website, we wish you a good start!

If you notice any problem or find an information that is no longer up to date, please contact us! For this purpose please use the comment function or our contact form.

With warmest regards,

on behalf of the Network Dissemination Team and the Network Coordinators

Monika Kukytė

Draft for European Competence Standards

Draft for European Competence Standards

Our current draft for European Competence Standards can be found on pages 14-34 in following publication, which you can open by clicking on the image.

Feedback will be collected and summarized by Johannes Katsarov (johannes_katsarov@hotmail.de), coordinator of the NICE network, and will be considered in the revision and publication of the first edition of the competence standards by the responsible team of researchers in 2015.