The project activities foreseen in the project follow a simple logic and a coherent project management structure. In particular, the project begins its activities with more accurate definition of the project framework, i.e. which is the status at policy level which provides the basis for the activities undertaken by the career advisors and counsellors, which is their background and experience, which tools are already in use, which is their IT literacy, do they get enough training opportunities to enhance their skills and improve their qualifications, etc. This activity leads to the production of O1. The partners then will focus on the development of the tools for the project target group which will be available through the social media based on what the project intends to achieve and the feedback collected and analysed in O1. The development of the tools (O2) will be supported by a blended course (O3) available through face to face workshops and an eLearning platform (O4). All the aforementioned intellectual outputs will be validated for a period of six months, during which valuable feedback will be collected and according to which the partners will fine tune the outputs. The validation phase will be spread from month 16 until month 21 and will include a mobility of selected career advisors and counsellors, due to be delivered in Vienna, Austria. The validation phase will result in the finalisation of O2, O3 and O4.
In parallel with the aforementioned activities which are directly related to the intellectual outputs foreseen the partners will implement horizontal activities, which will guarantee the smooth project implementation, quality assurance and target group outreach. These are:
- project management;
- quality assurance and evaluation;
- dissemination and exploitation.
The main target group that the project is addressing and will be involved are career advisors and counsellors. They will be mobilised very early in the project cycle, in order to build up their commitment and involvement, as well as to give feedback for the development of more targeted and effective project results. Throughout the project implementation the partners will include at least 200 members of the direct target group (excluding the participants at the final conference of the project).
The indirect target group of the project are job seekers of various backgrounds, who will benefit from the tools developed, but most importantly from the improved quality of career guidance services delivered. The partners will also include their feedback, during the project validation phase, which will be retrieved through the direct group of the project. It is intended that at least 100 members of the indirect target group will give feedback on the tools developed, through the career counsellors.