Guidance at school: comparative European experiences

Final conference of the European project Widening the Future

On September 4 Siena, the final conference of the European project Widening the Future will be celebrated. This initiative, funded by the European Commission under the Comenius program had as main objectives to promote the exchange of experiences and good practices among schools, teachers, tutors, counselors and psychologists; create new knowledge about academic and career guidance in primary school; and identify educational and counseling resources for students.

The project has involved schools and teachers from five countries: Denmark, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and Romania through the seven partners involved in the project: Provincia di Siena (project leader), Centro Studi Pluriversum (coordinator), Regione autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, DEP Institut,  Institutul de Ştiinţe ale Educaţiei, Cascaid Ltd. and Capital University College.

The conference will feature the presentation by Annalisa Cannon, on behalf of the European Commission (GD Education and Culture), followed by keynote presentations by Ronald Sultana, a professor at the University of Malta and director of the EMCER, Jørgen Brock, from the Ministry of Education in Denmark and member of ELGPN, Nicki Moore, a researcher at the University of Derby, Marius Martinez, a researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and member of IAEVG, and Giulio Iannis, expert career guidance in the Centre Studi Pluriversum. The final sessions shall be conducted by Giovanna Del Gobbo, professor and researcher at the University of Florence, and Speranzino Ferraro, representative of the professional guidance of Italian Ministry of Education. The conference program also includes presentations by experts and professionals from schools and departments involved in the project actions (good practices and pilot test of a guidance tool for students in primary school).

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