Discovering Chances

Discovering chances for the future


Youth unemployment is a serious problem in all European countries. In addition to this reality, youngsters facing unemployment are more likely to have less professional experience and skills mismatch to the current needs of the labour market. This scenario demands better diagnosis of their personality traits and vocational potential from an early stage and a more tailored support from qualified advisors in their career planning. The problem is even more critical in small towns and amongst disadvantaged youngsters. Very often, counsellors - despite their high qualifications - do not have the adequate and updated working methods and tools which are critical for effectively planning young people´s careers and to thus create better chances for their (re)integration into the labour market.

Objectives and Target group

Discovering Chances aims at exchanging know-how and experience by adapting and testing selected methods and tools available in the participating countries. These tools will be of added value to the counsellors and career advisors and allow them to better support young people (aged 18-24) facing unemployment.

Partners and Outputs

A consortium of five partners from Poland, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Austria who have relevant experience in counselling and access to the target groups develop the following project outcomes:

  • Theoretical framework on counselling and diagnostic tools
  • Set of diagnostic methods and tools on vocational potential
  • Recommendations on implementation and transferability


EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training
Coordination: Centrum Społecznego Rozwoju, POLAND
Contact: Isabel Nunes, Karin Kronika
Duration: December 2014 – August 2016
EU - Partner für lebenslanges Lernen

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.