The Leonardo da Vinci project NAVIGUIDE intends to transfer and expand an existing Austrian
"guidance methods" database, a product officially owned by the Austrian Public Employment
Agency AMS (www.ams-forschungsnetzwerk.at),
into the European guidance system. The database developed between 2008 and 2010 contains more than 400
methods for guidance in group settings. NAVIGUIDE will establish this guidance methods database as a common
knowledge base for European career counsellors, as various studies have shown that the quality of career
counselling across Europe is affected by heterogeneous training.
Within the scope of the project, the project partners from six partner countries
(Austria, Croatia, France, Ireland, Poland, Turkey) selected 102 guidance methods for translation
into the different national languages. Career counsellors were trained in these methods in at least
six one-day workshops per country (in total 45 workshops were conducted) in different European regions.
Aside from the platform and workshop evaluations, a questionnaire among practitioners identified their
training needs and an ex-post evaluation showed how applicable the methods are in everyday practice of
guidance in group settings.
Key products of the projects are a CD-ROM with 102 guidance methods, a methods guidance handbook as well as an
online methods database in the different languages of the partner countries.