“Mobility Guidance and Counselling : Developing Skills for the Guidance Practitioners”

Belgrade Serbia, 14 October 2014

Short abstract

The EUROGUIDANCE ‘Mobility Workgroup’ developed tools dealing with theoretical views and practical information on the field of guidance and mobility for studying, training and working purposes. It wants to provide reflexion for guidance counsellors working in the field of mobility advice.

In this workshop we will focus on the analysis of the mobility process, and the consequences it has for guidance before, during and after a stay abroad.
We will also describe how we use ICT (WIKI) to collaborate within the network and disseminate the results of the workgroup.

Extended Summary

Mobility and the intercultural exchange of (young) people are not new. Already after WW II the exchange of young people in Europe, and the rest of the world, was encouraged to bring countries together and promote international understanding.
However mobility is not always successful. What lessons can be learned from failure and success in mobility? How can we improve mobility for citizens wanting to study, training, working, volunteering… abroad? And as guidance counsellors, how can we contribute to these improvements?
In order to respond to these questions we should get insight into the guidance mobility process. What are the discriminating elements that make a mobility-experience a success for all involved?
This task was taken on board by the Workgroup on Mobility, consisting of different members from different countries in the EUROGUIDANCE network.

Based on literature, research and our experiences as guidance counsellors on mobility in the EUROGUIDANCE network, we exploited models, concepts and methodologies that can help us to better understand what is happening in the mind of (young) people undertaking a stay abroad. Meanwhile experience has shown that this understanding is also useful in other context: f.e. soldiers on a mission in another country, missionaries, migrants, political refugees… The same mechanisms also apply to them too. Counsellors told us that even in a national context when people are in transition from study to work, from one job to another, from a job to self-employment… the same processes happens.
All those citizens have to deal with uncertainty, the feeling of being lost, unpredictable situations… and how they can cope with new situations at the crossroads of their lives. That in itself is an enriching experience and a form of career learning that citizens can use in a context of lifelong and life width guidance.

In the workshop we will also explain how we used ICT tools (WIKI) and social media (Twitter and Pinterest) both within the workgroup of mobility and to disseminate to guidance counsellors.


1) An analysis of mobility and the consequences for guidance before, during and after a stay abroad

(Jozef Vanraepenbusch, guidance counsellor, psychologist, EUROGUIDANCE Flanders)

Download here the picture from the presentation:

How to deal and cope with uncertainty, stress, anxiety... in the framework of mobility?
Or download the ZIP-file:

See also the publication "mobility advice interview" a free PDF download in different languages

2) Mobility advice: Mobility and Guidance: general information, context.

(Graziana BOSCATO, Directrice de CIO, Chargée de mission Euroguidance, Strasbourg, France)

3) The use of "WIKI" and social media in mobility management

(Jozef Vanraepenbusch, guidance counsellor, psychologist, EUROGUIDANCE Flanders)

Links to WIKI's from EUROGUIDANCE and the workgroup on mobility:


Workgroup mobility English:

Workgroup mobility French:

Workgroup mobility Latvian:

Werkgroep mobiliteit Dutch/Nederlands:

Links to TWITTER and PINTEREST pages from EUROGUIDANCE Flanders:


4) Developing skills and activities for mobility guidance (experimental exercises). Presentation of the “Guide for Mobility Guidance” PRODUCED BY EOPPEP/EUROGUIDANCE CENTER OF GREECE

(Vouli Tetradakou Guidance Counsellor, MSc, EOPPEP EUROGUIDANCE Greece)

5) A quality framework for mobility providers in Flanders: a bottom up approach

(Jozef Vanraepenbusch, guidance counsellor, psychologist, EUROGUIDANCE Flanders)

There is also a free publication available online in different languages (French, English, Greek, Croatian, Dutch) at:

The EUROGUIDANCE ‘ Mobility Workgroup’ has 4 webpages.

Workgroup mobility English:

Workgroup mobility French:

Workgroup mobility Latvian:

Werkgroep mobiliteit Dutch/Nederlands: