European Doctoral Programme in Career Guidance & Counselling (7269)

Uudistuva oppiminen
1.10.2013 - 30.9.2016
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu
Lifelong learning - Erasmus
Projektin kuvaus

The vision is to set up a sustainable European Doctoral Program (EDP) specialized on career guidance and counselling (CGC, our field) which offers highly promising graduates of European higher education institutions (HEI) the opportunity of becoming the spearhead of CGC-related research and higher education in Europe (and thus perhaps throughout the world).

Closely connected with this vision, is the ambition to create the structures and personal resources necessary for longitudinal, large scale, international research in our field.

Regarding the multidisciplinarity, practice-orientation and specificity of our field, we have a lot to gain from joining forces in educating our most promising people: On the one hand, the number of promising doctoral candidates, available research projects and mentors will be large enough at European level to continuously carry out such a program (scale). On the other hand, considering how comparatively small – and partially isolated – academic research and training efforts in our field are nationally, we can gain significant momentum in positioning our discipline through close collaboration in promoting the next generation of academic leaders in our field.

In a nutshell, the EDP shall aim at fostering the development of top-notch academics in our field all over Europe and fully establishing research and higher education in our field.

Contact information: Koskela Seija, project manager,, JAMK University of Applied Sciences.