European conference Lifelong Career Guidance in a local and global network will be held in University Hradec Králové
23 – 24th November 2018

Mika Launikari

Mika Launikari

Mr Mika Launikari (M.Sc.Econ.) has been working in the field of lifelong guidance since 1995. Currently he is employed at the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI), where his duties include internationalisation of guidance and counselling services in the context of learning mobility (Euroguidance). During his professional career he has been involved in international guidance cooperation (policy, research, practice) with
Åsa Sundelin

Åsa Sundelin

Åsa Sundelin has PhD in education and is a senior lecturer at the Department of Education at Stockholm University, Sweden. She has a background as a career counsellor and many years of experience of teaching and training in the career counselling field. She is also program coordinator for the career counselling program and the master level courses on career development...
Rie Thomsen

Rie Thomsen

Rie Thomsen is Associate professor and head of the Guidance Research Unit, Aarhus University, Denmark. Her research revolves around lifelong career guidance practices and policies with a special interest on the role of communities and in organizational, leadership and social justice aspects of career guidance provision.
Thomas Diener

Thomas Diener

Thomas Diener had actively interfaced between the areas of project management and personality development for the last 25 years. He studied at the Research Association for Process-Oriented Psychology founded by Arnold Mindell in Zurich and Portland and also at the Moreno-Institute in Sweden.
Rosie Alexander

Rosie Alexander

Rosie Alexander is a researcher and careers adviser based in the Orkney Islands in the North of Scotland. She is currently completing a PhD through the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) on the career routes of young higher education students from the Orkney and Shetland islands.
Jean-Jacques Ruppert

Jean-Jacques Ruppert

Jean-Jacques Ruppert studied psychology and educational sciences in Scotland, France and Germany. Since 1994 employed by the Ministry of Education working as an educational psychologist and counsellor at the ‚Lycée classique de Diekirch’ in Luxembourg. Also head of the ‚Applied Vocational Psychology and Policy research unit’, a multinational scientific research unit.

European conference Lifelong Career Guidance in a local and global network will take place 23. – 24. 11. 2018 in the University of Hradec Králové.

The conference is co-organized by the Czech Euroguidance centre (by the Centre for International Cooperation in Education) and the University of Hradec Králové.

Previous years dedicated to career guidance and current topics in the field were organized in cooperation with Masaryk University (2016) and Charles University (2017).

The main goal is to further support the professional field of career guidance, to support research in the field, enrich the public dialogue, and promote the diversity of guidance services.

Career guidance and counselling services are more and more provided in respect to the clients’ needs anchored in local communities or to the needs of the communities themselves – this trend resonates in the topic of this year conference. The cooperation among counsellors, among organisations and within interdisciplinary teams together with strategies of community planning or coordination mechanisms at the regional level are enabling career guidance to found their place within other services and organisations.

Career management skills development of both kids and adults is also including networking skills. The importance of mobility is increasing – in our context particularly among European countries which offer the opportunity of open borders and European programmes such as Erasmus+. Networking is also a tool for further professional development of career practitioners. Their involvement into the local and/or global social or professional networks is influencing their practice with clients and also changing a character of provided services. The question is, how career practitioners are experiencing and coping with this situation and what is a role of various networks in their professional development.

Once again, we would like to create a space for sharing and discussion where various European speakers will present their contributions, as well as Czech and Slovak practitioners and speakers.

The registration is open.