University of Camerino (UNICAM) is a ‘city campus university’ chartered in 1336, with about 600 staff, about 8,000 undergraduate students, and 180 PhD candidates , of which about 40% are international students. UNICAM has 5 Schools which conduct research and training activities in specific scientific fields: Architecture and Design; Science and Technology; Biosciences & Veterinary; Law; Pharmacy. Each School manages its activities in an international integrated cultural oriented environment. High quality of student services and excellence in education and research are the main strategies of the University of Camerino. UNICAM is the first university in Italy to introduce quality control procedures in its institutional activities. It is holder of quality control certification of ISO 9001:2000 for all university activities and services such as tutoring services, placement, cultural and sporting activities. The University of Camerino has adopted the European Charter for Researchers and a Code of Conduct for their Recruitment. UNICAM is national contact point for the Italian Euraxess portal for the mobility of researchers and one of the four Italian Universities to obtain the prestigious European acknowledgement “HR excellence in research”. UNICAM objectives have been focused on Didactics and Research - supported by good teaching methods, excellent professors/ student ratio (1 professor for 25 students), structures (56 laboratories and 15 libraries), services that offer academic assistance to students such as guidance, tutoring, internship and job placement. Mobility and Vocational training funded projects and Cooperation Agreements with universities and institutions worldwide make it possible for staff, researchers and students to participate in exchange and research programs.
Centro Studi Pluriversum is an Italian private company, engaged in the field of career education and career counselling, which has planned, provided services and managed projects within the PES, guidance and education system in Italy and within European projects for more than 15 years. www.pluriversum.eu
Centrul Municipiului Bucuresti de Resurse si Asistenta Educationala (CMBRAE)
Centrul de Resurse şi Asistenţă Educaţională al Municipiului Bucureşti – Municipal Centre of Resources and Educational Assistance Bucharest (CMBRAE) is an educational institution providing counselling to all schools of the city and the metropolitan area. The mission of CMBRAE is the development of guidance skills and attitudes of students, parents and teachers. www.cmbrae.ro
Citynet Srl is a small and medium sized enterprise specialized in the development of customized software platforms and applications in the education field, in web and digital marketing and corporate communication. With 20 years of experience in the field, the company is able to manage and develop the IT and Marketing area for any company, public authorities and academic world.
In the last 5 years, Citynet developed innovative software for managing placement and career development services, tutoring services and didactic services.
The company also developed the technological infrastructure to support Career days and Career Fairs with a special focus on matching functionalities between students and the world of work, using digital tools for mapping career management skills of the students, during university journey. More than 10,000 students used these platforms.
Citynet has also extensive experience in digital tools for peer to peer education in the field of career development. The company has developed a technological infrastructure for promoting the creation of a network with the special aim of supporting academic students in their first transition into the world of work.
The University of Applied Labour Studies of the Federal Employment Agency (HdBA) (Hochschule der Bundesagentur für Arbeit) is a stateapproved University of applied labour science. It was founded in 2006 by the Federal Employment Agency, Germany`s largest provider of labour market services. Apart from offering bachelor and master degree courses, the HdBA is focusing on research has been involved in research on national and International level. Moreover, the HdBA offers in-service training for employees of the Federal Employment Agency and other stakeholders in the field of labour market, vocational and educational training and career counseling.
The HdBA offers bachelor degree courses to approximately 900 students per year that qualify for labour market oriented professions. In two-degree programs the HdBA provides a unique multidisciplinary combination of courses in economics, social sciences and law: The Labor Market Management program prepares students for work in employment agencies in the areas of placement and integration, maintenance of benefits and management of resources. The Career Guidance and Case Management program prepares students for work in career guidance and orientation, as well as work concerning career related case management.
The dual education system at the HdBA is characterized by a consistent practice-based orientation. This is ensured through internships e.g. in employment agencies, job centers, chambers, enterprises or abroad. Skills acquired in the degree programmes of the HdBA qualify graduates not only for working for the Federal Employment Agency itself but also in leading positions in municipalities, nonprofit and private funders, which play a central role in implementing labor market policies, as well as staffing agencies.
The HdBA is focusing on applied research in the fields of career counseling and guidance, job and training placement and other labour market related topics, both on national and International level.
One unique characteristic of research at the HdBA is its proximity to practical-oriented issues related to career guidance and counseling. Apart from providing high quality state-of-the-art research outcomes themselves, research at the HdBA aims to provide the scientific basis for the HdBA’s degree programmes and study modules. Due to proximity to the Federal Employment Agency, its more than 150 employment agencies and approximately 600 branches as well as the more than 300 job centres, the HdBA enjoys a privileged access to practice. This promotes transfer of knowledge into two directions: from the HdBA into practice (e.g. by means of the degree programmes and inservice training provided by the HdBA) as well as from practice back to the HdBA (e.g. my means of exchange of experience with or questionings of staff from employment agencies). Another unique characteristic of research at the HdBA is its multidisciplinary team that pools the expertise and high scientific competence of a team of 49 professors from the fields of social sciences, economics, and law.
Due to its broad multidisciplinary approach the HdBA covers a wide range of topics related to career guidance and counselling for VET and labour market opportunities, prevention of dropout in VET, long term unemployed, working with young people with special risk, inclusion and employability of (young) people with fewer opportunities, including NEETs, diagnostic and counselling people with disabilities, with special educational needs, management of transversal competences, youth unemployment, labour markets and demographic change, work-based learning, assessment of skills and competences related to VET and labour market, cooperation between VET and the world of work, initial and continuous training of VET teachers, trainers, tutors and VET institution managers, transparency and recognition of learning outcomes and qualifications, diversity management and many further topics. Further education, in-service training and conferences.
The HdBA provides a high-quality, flexible and up-to-date offering of further education to the employees of the Federal Employment Agency. To a high degree events aiming at the transfer of knowledge into practice is realized in close cooperation with employment agencies, job centers, trade unions, employers' association, enterprises or vocational schools. Between September 2017 and July 2018 the HdBA hosted more than 300 further education events, in-service trainings and conferences.
Due to proximity to the Federal Employment Agency, its more than 150 employment agencies and approximately 600 branches as well as the more than 300 job centres, the HdBA enjoys a privileged access to practice. This promotes transfer of knowledge into two directions: from the HdBA into practice (e.g. by means of the degree programmes and in-service training provided by the HdBA) as well as from practice back to the HdBA (e.g. by means of exchange of experience with or questionings of staff from employment agencies). http://www.hdba.de/
National Training Fund is NGO established in 1994 by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MLSA). Its Guidance Services Support Unit is supporting development of career guidance in employment as well as educational sector within national and international projects. The Unit closely co-operates with MLSA, several associations of career guidance practitioners and the National Guidance Forum. http://www.nvf.cz/
Österreichisches Institut für Bildungsforschung der Wirtschaft (IBW)
ibw – Research & Development in VET
ibw is a non-profit association located in Vienna. The ibw conducts research and development in the fields of vocational education and training, in particular dual VET, career guidance, labour market and qualification requirements and a lot of other fields in the educational sector. At the centre of all our projects are application-oriented research issues and topics with relevance for the world of business.
ibw was founded in 1975 by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) and the Federation of Austrian Industry (IV) and currently has 40 employees. https://ibw.at/en/
University of Santiago de Compostela was created in 1495. Its status is public and it is a Higher Education Institution. The current functions are basically University training (Degrees, Masters and Doctorate) and in addition the basic developmental and technological innovation research. This University has more than 25000 students and is located in Santiago de Compostela and Lugo (Spain). www.usc.gal
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