Join the interactive conference Skills for the Future – Empowering Young People and Educators, an event organized within the framework of the Erasmus + project Wake Up Your Vocation, on 26.10.2023, at 10:00-12:00 in-person at the Goethe-Institut Brussels (58, Rue Belliard, 1st Floor, Freiraum) and online.

During the conference, project partners will present the Policy Recommendations on career guidance for young people and initiate a discussion between policy and practice from regional to European level. Key organisations, policymakers, and experts will give feedback, input, and envisage possible pathways for implementation, including Alicia Homs (MEP), Csaba Borboly (CoR), Cláudia Pinto (EYF), Sara Mandis (OBESSU) and many more. The audience will be engaged to contribute to the discussion and outcomes of the conference off- and online.

To join in presence, please register here:

Not sure you can attend? Than you can follow the conference online by registering here:

The conference is registered as a #EUVocationalSkills Week and #EuropeanYearOfSkills event.

Wake Up Your Vocation is an Erasmus+ strategic partnership that has involved more than 30 educational centres, 600 young people, parents and public and private entities in order to reduce the gap between the educational system and the labour market.

Research on career guidance

Thanks to extensive research in Croatia, Italy and Spain, the project analysed the reality of the young group regarding their professional future, publishing a report on vocational guidance in educational centres today from the perspective of key target groups: students aged 12-18, their parents/guardians, and teachers. The survey shows that parents and teachers recognize the value of and the need for professional guidance in schools, while a significant number of students also feel that they would benefit from such activities. While there is recognition, there is still a gap between the much greater need for vocational guidance and the less common opportunities of vocational guidance that are being offered to students.

Manual for the vocational guidance of young people

The project has now published a manual with tool that teachers, educators and orientation counsellors can use with young people to work on orientation and career guidance, based on innovative educational methods such as meaningful learning and project-based learning. Have a look at this very hands-on booklet here.

To learn more about the project, visit the project page: