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                         EUROGUIDANCE –                                                                                                 The biannual Euroguidance network meetings
                                                                                                                                        are  a  valuable  forum  for  national  Euroguidance
                                                                                                                                        experts to engage both with each other and with
                                                                                                                                        representatives of the European Commission
                         NETWORK LEVEL                                                                                                  (DG EMPL). Euroguidance colleagues share in-
                                                                                                                                        formation on national and pan European policy
                                                                                                                                        and strategy level developments in the fields of
                                                                                                                                        lifelong learning, career guidance, employment
                                                                                                                                        and the promotion of international mobility. The
                         ACTIVITIES                                                                                                     meetings also provide a means for discussion and
                                                                                                                                        agreement upon issues that are relevant for the
                                                                                                                                        whole  Euroguidance  network.  Frequently,  these
                                                                                                                                        meetings are used to prepare joint initiatives and
                                                                                                                                        to exchange ideas based on the work carried
                                                                                                                                        out by the Euroguidance working groups.

                                                                                                                                        Euroguidance Network Meeting April
                                                                                                                                        2019, Bucharest, Romania
                                                                                                                                        In April  2019, Euroguidance Romania and the
                                                                                                                                        Institute of Educational Sciences hosted the Eu-
                                                                                                                                        roguidance Network meeting in Bucharest. The
                                                                                                                                        event took place in ARCUB – The Bucharest Cultural
                                                                                                                                        Centre and it was attended by 63 participants from
                                                                                                                                        34 countries (network representatives, European
                                                                                                                                        Commission representatives, Romanian decision   © Euroguidance Romania
                                                                                                                                        makers and experts in the field of guidance). Mr.
                                                                                                                                        Ioan Stefan Groza, State Secretary to the Ministry  working mechanism (a coordination fora - the
                                                                                                                                        of National Education presented the mandate and  Steering committee and new three main tasks
                                                                                                                                        the sectoral priorities of the Romanian Presidency  groups) in order to better respond to the needs
                                                                                                                                        of the Council of the European Union; Mrs. Aline  and priorities in the field. Countries decided upon
                                                                                                                                        Jürges, Policy Officer, EMPL-E2 Skills & Qualifi-  their membership and responsibilities in different
                                                                                                                                        cations, presented the priorities in the area of  main task groups and specific working plans were
                                                                                                                                        lifelong guidance and Mr. Mihai Iacob researcher  drafted. The whole event was a great opportunity
                                                                                                                                        at the Institute of Educational Sciences Bucharest  to reflect upon the achievements of the network
                                                                                                                                        analysed the impact of the digital technologies  so far, to think forward in order to reach the full
                                                                                                                                        in career counselling. The main focus of the  potential of the partnership after 2020, along with
                                                                                                                                        meeting was on the transition to a new way of  discovering the Romanian cultural richness during
                                                                                                                                        working within the network, by establishing a new  memorable informal events.

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