NICE Conference in Kraków 2018


Fostering the Dialogue Between Science and Practice in Career Guidance and Counselling

We are proud to announce that the 2018 Conference of NICE will be hosted by the Faculty of Management and Social Communication of the Jagiellonian University of Kraków in Poland from September 5-8, 2018.

The conference will be a structured learning event, a new kind of conference, which primarily aims at promoting and showcasing high-quality, scientifically based training and practice in career guidance and counselling including through such formats as keynote lectures, master classes, transdisciplinary learning activities, training workshops, peer-learning activities, etc. We will also reserve some space for the presentation of original research findings on the conference theme to build bridges between research-based training and practice-oriented research.

Open Calls

  1. Call for Training and Peer Learning Workshops (May 1, 2018)
  2. Call for Posters on Projects Ideas, Research and Policy (June 1, 2018)

Preliminary Agenda

Keynote Speakers (confirmed)

  • Jenny Bimrose, PhD, Warwick Institute for Employment Research (UK)
  • Mary McMahon, PhD, University of Queensland (Australia)
  • Christiane Schiersmann, PhD, University of Heidelberg (Germany)
  • Scott Solberg, PhD, Boston University (USA)

Chair: Czeslaw Noworol, PhD Jagiellonian University Kraków, Institute of Economics, Finance and Management (Poland),  Johannes Katsarov, University of Zurich, Center for Ethics (Switzerland)

Co-Chair: Peter Kruythoff, Career Management Institute (Netherlands), Prof Dr Monika Petermandl, Danube University Krems (Austria), Prof Dr Michael Scharpf, Vice-Rector of the University of Applied Sciences, HdBA (Germany), Prof Dr Bernd-Joachim Ertelt, University of Applied Sciences, HdBA (Germany)

Scientific Committee

  • Augustyn Bańka, PhD, University SWPS (Poland)
  • Adam Biela, PhD, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland)
  • David Blustein, PhD, Boston College (USA)
  • Nikos Drosos, PhD, University of Athens (Greece)
  • Bernd-Joachim Ertelt, PhD, University of Applied Sciences, HdBA (Germany)
  • Srecko Goic, PhD, University of Split (Croatia)
  • Piotr Jedynak, PhD, Jagiellonian University (Poland)
  • Paola Magnano, PhD, Kore University Enna (Italy)
  • Jonas Masdonati, PhD, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Siobhan Neary, PhD, University of Derby (UK)
  • Laura Nota, PhD, University of Padova (Italy)
  • Patrizia Patrizi, PhD, University of Sassari (Italy)
  • Roberta Piazza, PhD, University of Catania (Italy)
  • Kestutis Pukelis, PhD, Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas (Lithuania)
  • Hazel Reid, PhD, Canterbury Christ Church University (UK)
  • Michael Scharpf, PhD, University of Applied Sciences, HdBA (Germany)
  • Laurent Sovet, PhD, University Paris Descartes (France)
  • Antoni Wontorczyk, PhD, Jagiellonian University (Poland)

Registration Fee

Registration will soon be possible through the conference website (coming soon)

Early-bird rate until April 30, 2018 Registration from May 1 – June 30 Late registration
Normal participants 200 Euros 250 Euros 300 Euros
NICE Founders, ESVDC Members 150 Euros 200 Euros 250 Euros
Reduced rate for people in need1 75 Euros 75 Euros Not available

1Please ask the conference organizer for this special rate per email to Czesław Noworol czeslaw[dot]noworol[at]uj[dot]edu[dot]pl or Johannes Katsarov johannes_katsarov[at]hotmail[dot]de (people from low-income countries, graduate students without employment…)

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