BEST Institute for vocational training and personal training GmbH

Alpe-Adria Working Mobility

Intercultural Competences in Career Guidance

The Agenda for new skills and jobs, one of the initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy, aims to reach the employment rate of 75% of the working-age population (i.e. all between 20-64 years) by 2020. Unfortunately, the latest communication from the Commission to the European Parliament (COM (2014) 130 final, from 5.3.2014) reveals that “unemployment has increased sharply in Europe as a result of the crisis, from a rate of 7.1% in 2008 to a peak of 10.9% in 2013” with youth unemployment rates reaching even 23.3% on EU average in 2013. The situation varies very significantly across countries and regions, including the four countries participating in the Alpe Adria project: Austria, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia. Nevertheless, the job offer in the Alpe Adria region is similar – there is it still place for working mobility in the four countries.

Effective career guidance and counselling could improve employment possibilities in particular in younger generations and the project partnership dedicates Alpe Adria therefore to support their career guidance and counselling system by designing further vocational education development training of professionals in regards to international employment and intercultural competences of coaches which shall enable them to offer better guidance to job seekers in the four participating countries.

EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Coordination: PAPILOT (Slovenia)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: September 2014 - September 2016

This project (project n° 14-202-00565) 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.