Will the secondary and / or higher education diploma be recognized in another European country?

The network of National Academic Recognition Information Centres (NARIC) together with the ENIC network provide advice and information on the academic recognition of diplomas and study periods carried out abroad.

Are professional qualifications recognized in another European country?

The National Reference Point for Professional Qualifications provides information on the recognition of national qualifications and professional qualifications certificates.

How to study or obtain a grant for a professional internship in another EU country?

Ploteus, in the "Educational Systems" section, provides information on existing opportunities for obtaining grants.  The Euroguidance Centre of the country in which you want to study or work can also provide additional information.

Where can I find out about job opportunities in Europe?

You can go to the EURES website, which houses the European jobs database and intends to facilitate the free movement of workers.

How is it possible to demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in a mobility experience?

Europass Mobility was created to facilitate the demonstration of such knowledge and skills.

What is Europass Mobility?

Is a document to record the knowledge and skills acquired in another European country as a result of:
- a study experience
- an internship
- a volunteer service experience


What is lifelong guidance?

Lifelong Guidance refers to services and activities designed to support individuals of all ages and at any time in their lives in educational, training and professional choices, as well as to support them in career management.

Who provides career guidance services?

Lifelong guidance services can be provided by schools, universities, training institutions, public employment offices, companies, the community or voluntary service sectors, both in the public and private sectors.

What is the role of lifelong guidance?

Lifelong guidance aims to:

  • Empower citizens to effectively manage their educational and professional path.
  • Facilitate transitions between study cycles; from the educational system to the training system and vice versa; from school to the job market; from unemployment to employment; from one job to another job.
  • Promote mobility along the educational and professional path.

What does a professional choice involve?

Currently, changes in the labour market happen very fast. Professional paths are characterized by different transitions. Many of the professional activities that a youngster will perform in the future are still unknown at present.

It is important to acquire solid academic training and to develop personal skills that may help face the challenges one will meet throughout one's educational and professional path.

Paying attention to the evolution of the labour market, learning to search and validate information, and deepening one's self-knowledge, are important in building one's educational and professional path.

Should all students participate in career guidance activities?

Career guidance activities help develop a set of strategies that will be useful throughout one's life, at different stages of one's educational and professional path. Many of the activities can be carried out independently, using, in particular, online guidance tools, which can be complemented with the support of the school psychologist. Participation in such activities is always voluntary.

How can schools support students in their career guidance process?

The network of public schools offers career guidance interventions according to each student's age level and needs. Students are encouraged to search for information on the educational and training system; and are supported in the development of career management skills, as well as accompanied in their decision-making process and in the preparation of their transitions between school cycles, and from education to the labour market.

Who can support students in their decision-making process?

The specialized support of a psychologist is important at this stage, but parents and teachers are also key elements in supporting students in their decision-making process.

What skills will be needed in 2030?

Recent studies refer the following as essential skills for the future:
Emotional intelligence
Taking initiative
Multidisciplinary thinking

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