The project


The Project aims to increase the sustainability of our work with service users, to reach more long term solutions in the planning and actions we take, ensuring  they are firmly based on skills and interests of the service users. By using the EGUIDE platform & Peer Mentors, we will achieve a more effective process, as each adviser - before even meeting a service user - has a complete profile which will facilitate their further cooperation. This avoiding  mismatches career and educational choices. Further, it increases the flexibility of our work since it is an internet-based tool that can be reached from home etc. The project will ensure that ICT-based tools will be put into practice in accordance with the common European Priority and that it will also be disseminated within the group of service users, so they also reap the benefits of ICT.  ICT is essential in today’s European society, whether you apply for a job or in everyday life for trying to contact authorities, banks, and stay in touch with people.
 
This closely alignes  with EU  policies. e.g. The European platform against poverty and social exclusion supports work at all levels to help reach the agreed target. and The Commission Recommendation 2008 on active inclusion.
 
The key objectives are :
 
1. To adapt the EGUIDE Platform and tools (EGUIDE & INFORM) and the EGUIDE Quality Assurance Framework (QAF) to meet the needs of career guidance practitioners and service users in Sweden, the UK and the Netherlands.
 
2. To Further develop the Training Course for practitioners in the theory and application of the tools, including adapting it to different support settings, including peer mentoring
 
3. To develop an app for mobile phones so people we work with can use the assessment tools even more comfortably and flexibly, in an environment where mobile use of the internet is surpassing computer-based use.
 
4. To conduct further psychometric analysis of the tools within a new population (reliability analysis, validity studies, Norm group development)
 
5. To create awareness of the existence of the EGUIDE platform and QAF among career guidance practitioners Europe-wide
 
6. Integrate the tools and training into a wide range of support and advice settings, rolling it out as widely as possible within the target networks.
 
7. Create evidence to introduce the tools to accrediting bodies