A European Career Guidance Concept
for International Youth Mobility

Structure of the eGuidance Concept

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The eGuidance concept is about enabling you to structure the guidance properly. It includes guidelines of how to handle the increase in international youth mobility and the technological progress. It enables you to improve your counselling skills.
The five phases of the eGuidance Concept are:

  1. Opening (framing phase)
  2. Situation Analysis (core phase)
  3. Target Definition (core phase)
  4. Implementation (core phase)
  5. Conclusion (framing phase)

The first phase (1) Opening at the beginning of a guidance dialogue with a client works as an introduction into the counselling process. The last phase (5) Conclusion takes place at the ending of a dialogue, summarizes it and gives as well an outlook on the further steps of the client. The core phases of the career guidance dialogue follow a certain path from the (2) Situation Analysis, to the (3) Target Definition and finalised by the (4) Implementation. In most counselling situations, these three phases intertwine in some way with each other. However, it is very important to separate these three phases analytically in the eGuidance concept.

(2)    Situation Analysis, (3) Target Definition and (4) Implementation are the three core functions a guidance dialogue has to fulfil. Each of these three is closely related to the other – as shown in the image below. Though aspects of each function are important and therefore come up within the other functions, it is necessary to separate these three as well as possible. And again, a guidance dialogue should start with a proper situation analysis, followed by a (SMART) Target Definition, which is already the first step of the implementation.

Each aspect of these core phases refer to the specific methodological instruments of career guidance and each phase is important for all contents and issues regarding international youth mobility.

The main asset of the eGuidance Concept is to adapt the five phases, especially the core phases of (2) Situation Analysis, (3) Target Definition and (4) Implementation to each content topic of the concept.