Cross Border Seminar 2013



Cross Border seminars

The idea of Cross Border seminars came into existence in 2005 as an initiative of Euroguidance centres of three neighbouring countries – Austria, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. The main objectives were not only joining EG centres and their cooperation in common activity, but also organising meetings and networking of practitioners and policy makers from the field of guidance from the cooperating countries. To provide participants of the seminar with the broadest possible perspective on chosen topics, all centres were involved in programme planning and preparation. This way seminar could join national experts and offer presentations of the current trends and topics of all countries. In the years 2005-2008 three Cross Border seminars were realized within this cooperation with the following topics:

2005, Brno, Czech Republic: Psychological Methods in Career and Vocational Guidance.

2006, Bratislava, Slovakia: Transition from Secondary Schools to the World of Work.

2007, Wien, Austria: Guidance in Institutions of Higher Education.

In 2009 three other countries – Germany, Hungary and Slovenia – were involved in preparation and organization of the Cross Border seminar.

2009, Tábor, Czech Republic: Career Guidance without Barriers.

This broadening of cooperation proved to be meaningful as more interesting workshops, speeches and discussions could take place. Therefore this cooperation continued also for Cross Border Seminar 2010 and another new country – Poland – joined this initiative, too.

2010, Bratislava, Slovakia: Professional Care for Counsellors – Who Cares for Those Who Care.

2011, Budapest, Hungary: Innovative Tools and Methods in Career Guidance and Counselling.

Since 2012 three other countries have joined the Cross Border initiative – Croatia, Romania and Switzerland.

2012, Bled, Slovenia: Career Management Skills.

2013, Warsaw, Poland: Methods, Techniques and Tools to Diagnose Competences.

Traditionally seminars not only interconnect different countries, but are an opportunity for bringing together policy makers, decision makers from ministries, experts from research institutions and universities as well as guidance counsellors and other practitioners.