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Erasmus+ KA2 Strategical partnership (VET) : "Academia+"

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategical partnership (VET) : "Academia+"

"Counsellors Study and Training Exchange Program for Key Challenges of European Labour Markets and Societies " (Academia+)

Key challenges for Europe’s labour markets and societies: Migrants and refugees, demographic change and future jobs​.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the European labour market is in transition and Europe’s societies face a number of substantial employment and social challenges. For instance, the impact of demographic change is becoming more apparent, migrants and refugees need to integrate into the EU labour market. The labour markets are becoming more international, work is becoming more mobile, more flexible and volatile and the information and knowledge society is approaching. Additionally, there will be a wide reaching impact of future jobs or so called ‘labour 4.0’.

Guidance practitioners and employment services play a key role in addressing the challenges of Europe’s labour markets and societies. They do not only address the needs of the unemployed, they also deliver services in skills assessment, profiling, training delivery, individual career guidance and client counselling. Furthermore, they match people to job profiles, and offer services to employers, as well as care catering for those furthest removed from the labour market.

The Academia+ project aims to develop and pilot 3 research-based counsellors’ study and training exchange programmes (C-STEP) for career guidance professionals from across Europe.

Project period: 2018 12 01 – 2021 08 31

Programe: Erasmus+ Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Project partners:

  1. HdBA (HOCHSCHULE DER BUNDESAGENTUR FUER ARBEIT), Germany - coordinating institution
  2. VšĮ „eMundus“, Lithuania - technical partner
  3. Applied Vocational Psychology and Policy Research Unit (AVOPP), Luxembourg
  4. ASPIRE IGEN GROUP LIMITED, Great Britain
  5. SOCIEDADE PORTUGUESA DE INOVACAO - CONSULTADORIA EMPRESARIAL E FOMENTO DA INOVACAO S.A., Portugal

Project number: 2018-1-DE02-KA202-005117

Project website: academiaplus.eu