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Link - Career Services for Better Jobs

LINK aims at transferring a comprehensive program for upgrading the guidance skills of career practitioners in the social arena to meet the needs of specific groups at risk of exclusion.

Aims

LINK is a transfer project of the successful Leonardo project “Labour Office and Clients” (LOC, 2004-2007, coordinated by BEST) and aims at transferring a comprehensive program for upgrading the guidance skills of career practitioners in the social arena to meet the needs of specific groups at risk of exclusion. The project will map the career services and providers in the 3 target countries – Bulgaria, Poland and Spain – to facilitate access of citizens to lifelong guidance.

The project will be implemented by a consortium of 6 partners representing a variety of stakeholders. The 3 target countries will be assisted by BEST, the expert partner from Austria, and an internal evaluator from Sweden. The project will transfer and adapt a training Curriculum, a Manual and a Counsellor's Handbook that have been elaborated and successfully implemented by 10 European countries in LOC into the 3 target societies.

In each target country the whole set of materials will be approbated in pilot trainings of 10 counselors and exploited in practice with 10 clients. The final products will be available in 4 languages for free downloads on the project website.

Coordinator

  • Business Foundation for Education, Sofia/Bulgaria
  • Fundación de Trabajadores de la Siderurgia Integral, Bilbao/Spain

Duration

October 2010 – September 2012

Website

www.link-project.eu/

Contact persons

Tord.Hansson@folkuniversitetet.se
Ingmarie.Rohdin@folkuniversitetet.se

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