Counselling via social media

Rationale and Motivation

Public policies on career guidance and counselling are receiving increased recognition around Europe, due to their crucial role in assisting people manage their professional life, through concrete occupational, educational and training courses. In specific, career advisors and counsellors can contribute to the decision making process of an individual and help them make choices which are based on self-assessment, knowledge of the labour market and its needs and, most importantly, ones that satisfy them. Recent research evidenced that a lot of those professionals have found it very difficult to deliver career information and guidance in the remoter regions, and that ICT and social media represents a very powerful tool for overcoming such barriers.


Aims and Target Groups

RECREATE aims to equip the career advisors and counsellors with tools available on social media so they can provide better and more targeted services and allocate their time with each one of the people in a more constructive and effective way.


Partners and Outcomes

A partnership of seven partners from Romania, Belgium, Greece, Poland, Cyprus and Austria, each playing specific roles according to their experience and interest, will provide the Report on Career Guidance and Counselling: a prerequisite for successful employment and the following project outcomes:

  • RECREATE Interactive Tools for career advisors and counsellors
  • RECREATE Courses for career advisors and counsellors
  • RECREATE eLearning Platform and Social Media
  • RECREATE Policy Recommendations for the role of the career advisor and the tools available
EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Coordination: Centrul de Resurse pentru Educatie si Formare Profesionala (Romania)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: September 2014 – August 2016

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.