PROMETHEUS

Promoting management and entrepreneurial thinking among the career counsellors and guidance practitioners in the EU societies

Background

Most of the European countries' indicators for employability of young adults and participation in lifelong learning are far lower when compared to the Europe 2020 benchmarks. Moreover, the rapidly developing technologies are additional challenges that need to be taken into account by young adults and their trainers, career counsellors and guidance practitioners. A large number of researchers and analysts point out the impact of technological change on all life dimensions, including education and training and career counselling and guidance. Boosting the participation of adults in lifelong learning and investing in skills upgrading and competence-development throughout the life-cycle can be seen as an effective response to societal challenges such as the rapid technological progress and change of professional requirements.

 

Aims and Target Groups

PROMETHEUS aims at creating an innovative online platform with open educational resources (OER) that will be a One Stop virtual space for career counselling and guidance practitioners, where they can update and gather information, resources, professional network, training curricula, tools and instruments.

 

Partners and Outcomes

The project team includes six partners from Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, UK, Ireland and Austria that possess outstanding expertise, experience and the synergy of their professionalism, pro-activeness and commitment to ensure the development of the Career pathways research and analysis report, as well as the following outcomes:

  • 100+ Enlightenment Best Practices e-Book, a virtual library for career counselling and guidance activities
  • PROMETHEUS Peer Network and Empower Talk Movies Panel, a virtual place where professionals can promote themselves and cooperate with peers
  • PROMETHEUS.EU, an OER platform to serve as One Stop virtual space for career counselling and guidance services
  • Online Career Counselling Guide on online counselling
  • PROMETHEUS Toolkit, a set of flexible online tools
EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Coordination: Business Foundation for Education (Bulgaria)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: September 2014 – August 2016
Website: prometheus-eu.net

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.