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Fostering strategic leadershipsand networks4th International Symposium on CareerDevelopment and Public Policy
Helmut Zelloth, ETF
23 October 2007, Aviemore / Scotland
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What is the ETF ?
 Agency of the European Union
Assisting EU neighbouring countries in reforming
    education, training and labour market systems
    through
  dissemination of EU policies and good practices
   - policy advice / learning and capacity building
   - information and analysis
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EU Member States
ETF’s partner countries
TOTAL
Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Armenia,Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russian Federation,Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
South Eastern Europe:Albania, Bosnia andHerzegovina, Serbia,Montenegro, Kosovo
European Union candidatecountries:
Croatia, Macedonia, Turkey
Mediterranean region:Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon,Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and GazaStrip
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ETF and Career Guidance
   5 years ago:
      career guidance was not yet on institutional agenda
   2002 – 2007:
      more than 30 countries have been covered by career
      guidance policy reviews through the ETF
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STRATEGIC
 LEADERSHIP
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LEADERSHIP ?
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PARTNERS
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIPExamples…
UKRAINE
Special Edict on Guidance/2007 – issued by Vice-Prime Minister
- Leadership by Public Employment Services
Context: lack of skilled/manual workers in almost all sectors
MONTENEGRO
CIPS – Centres for Career Information and Counselling
-Leadership by public employment services + dedicatedpractitioners
Context: skills mismatch on labour market
GEORGIA
Career Counselors in all VET Centres (2007)
- Leadership by NGOs (HRD) + Ministry of Education (VET sector)
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PARTNERS
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIPExamples…
MACEDONIA (former Yugoslav Republic)
Career Centres in all VET schools
-Leadership by donor (USAID) + VET schoolstudents organisation / dedicated teachers)
TURKEY
National Protocol on Guidance
- Leadership by academic experts + donor (WorldBank) + Ministry of Education
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NET - WORK(s)
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PARTNERS
The example…
Regional Network of PolicyMakers in career guidance in theMediterranean region
- covering 10 countries/territories
- established by ETF in July 2006
- as part of a wider Regional Project of theEuropean Commission for the Mediterraneanregion (‘MEDA ETE – Education and Training forEmployment’)
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Algeria
Egypt
Israel
Jordan
Lebanon
Morocco
Syria
Tunisia
Turkey
West Bank /Gaza strip
Partner countries / territories
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OBJECTIVES…
To support the Mediterranean Partners
in the design of relevant TVET policiesthat can contribute to promoteemployment through a regionalapproach
to further develop policies andpractices for career information,guidance and counselling through
- regional comparative analysis
regional co-operation and capacity building
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20 Policy makers
from education and labouradministration (2 percountry),
nominated by theirMinisters
5 EU
experts
2 ETF + 3 external
consultants
10 Local
Experts
tendered andcontracted
Network architecture
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Critical interrelations+ success factors
Networking
Policy
learning
Policy
analysis
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Interlinked Activities
ANALYSIS
Experts level
Country reports (andField visits)
JOINT WORKSHOPwith policy makers
STUDY VISIT (someexperts)
NETWORKING
Policy makers
JOINT WORKSHOPwith experts +Country Mini-ActionPlans
STUDY VISIT +policy/practicelessons learned
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Interlinked Activities
ANALYSIS
Experts level
CROSS-COUNTRYReport
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY
(Discussion Forum)
ANNUALCONFERENCE (Forum)
NETWORKING
Policy makers
DEBRIEFING withstakeholders in thecountry
VIRTUAL COMMUNITY(Discussion Forum)
Annual CONFERENCE
(Forum)
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REGIONAL NETWORKScan be very powerful
‘healthy competition’
(benchmarking)
+ piece of wider
puzzle
Connecting policy makers
(also from same country)
Stimulus + catalyst
for policy/practice development
at national level
Strengthening of
(individual + institutional)
networking capacities
+ leadership
Added value
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IMPACT + SPIN-OFFs
EGYPT
High commitment to strategy development
National Task Force established
Project proposal for donor funding
   TURKEY
Annual follow-up conferences
Revival of National Guidance Protocol
Country report translated / widely used
   JORDAN
Clearer vision + Pilot Centre in high school
Syrian-Factory
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IMPACT + SPIN-OFFs
   MOROCCO
National policy workshop
   SYRIA
Pilot Career Information and Guidance Centre
   WEST BANK/GAZA STRIP
Joint initiative of MoEHE+MoL for NationalCentre for Vocational Guidance/Counselling
Syrian-Factory
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CHALLENGES AHEAD
Challenges
How to use the
analytical work
systematically
To keep the dynamic
and momentum
(bi-annual
reporting, annual conference,
refocus Virtual Community)
To attract donor funding
+ be culturally sensitive
+ enable ‘home-grown’
development
To link with other
networks
(EU Policy Network for Lifelong
Guidance, ICCDPP, IAEVG etc)
To link with other
strategic developments
(TVET strategy, NQF,
apprenticeship , Observatories)
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