Euroguidance

What is Euroguidance?

Euroguidance is the working title for the Network of National Resource Centres for Vocational Guidance (NRCVG). Established by the European Commission, the NRCVG are a network of resource and information centres, promoting mobility throughout Europe. The NRCVG, which exist in all EU and EEA Member States and many Central and Eastern European Countries, act as a link between the guidance services of each country, exchanging information about work, study and training opportunities throughout Europe. Individual NRCVG represent the various Ministries of Education, Training, Labour and Youth across their respective countries.

What is the Euroguidance Network?

The Euroguidance Network is a complex association of centres across Europe linking together the careers guidance systems in Europe. Euroguidance promotes mobility, supports guidance teachers, counsellors and other paraprofessionals to enhance the understanding and opportunities available for European citizens. It therefore promotes the international dimension in careers guidance.
Another task is to promote mobility by helping guidance counsellors and individuals to better understand the opportunities available to citizens throughout Europe. The function of such centres therefore has to do with educational, training and vocational transnational mobility. Its aim is to facilitate the information which needs to be disseminated amongst the persons who are interested in taking any opportunities which will be available at the time being.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To facilitate mobility of people throughout Europe;
  • To support Vocational Guidance Counselors by promoting good practice and developments in European career guidance;
  • Provides information and offers individualized assistance about studying, training and job opportunities across Europe;
  • Supports research in vocational guidance;
  • Gathers and disseminates information regarding innovative practices in career guidance.

Who can benefit from Euroguidance?

Students or school-leavers who wish to undertake educational or vocational training or job opportunities;
Vocational/Guidance Teachers/Counsellors.
Euroguidance Malta
The Euroguidance Centre in Malta (http://www.euroguidance.org.mt/) forms part of a contact network with other Euroguidance centres in Europe and secures the exchanging of careers information between national and European guidance services. It answers individual queries and provides details of existing and innovative practice between these guidance services. It forms a contact network with other guidance services in Europe and secures the exchanging of careers information between national and European guidance services. It answers individual queries and provides details of existing and innovative practice between these guidance services. It aims to promote all updates related to good practice and developments in European career guidance and moreover it supports research in vocational guidance, gathers and disseminates information regarding innovative practices in career guidance
Euroguidance Malta is open for the public in general, but it is also available for all those who are seeking help or any other kind of assistance as regards to mobility opportunities. Moreover it is also open for those guidance practitioners or counsellors who are involved in the education sections, be it schools, or other institutions or departments.

What is PLOTEUS?

The Portal on Learning Opportunities Throughout Europe, more widely known as PLOTEUS I, was set up in order to respond to the conclusions of the Lisbon and Stockholm European Councils (March 2000 and March 2001), which invited the European Commission and Member States to create a Europe-wide service providing information on jobs and learning opportunities. The purpose of PLOTEUS, just like that of EURES, its counterpart, is to put into effect the right to freedom of movement for European citizens by providing the necessary information.

In its present form, PLOTEUS I aims to facilitate navigation among existing information resources on learning opportunities concerning:

  • Learning opportunities and training possibilities available throughout the European Union through various links to web sites of universities and higher education institutions, databases of schools and vocational training and adult education courses;
  • Education and Training systems through descriptions and explanations about the different education and training systems of European countries;
  • Exchange Programmes and Grants such as the Lifelong Learning and Youth in Action Programmes; and
  • General information such as cost of living in European countries, tuition fees, finding accommodation abroad and legal frameworks.

It should be emphasised that recently, PLOTEUS II has been developed where countries aim to feed their respective national database on learning opportunities. However, one must mention that not all countries have developed such database. In order not to lose PLOTEUS I forever, the European Commission is currently discussing the possibility to merge PLOTUES I with the EQF Portal. So far, no finalised results have emerged for these discussions.

For further information please contact EUPA at +00356 2558 6130 or via email on eg.eupa@gov.mt