On 30 June 2022, EARLALL Lifelong Guidance Working Group (led by Baden-Württemberg) organised a webinar entitled: “Guidance in Adult Learning – Trends and Innovation”. The webinar, moderated by Andrea Bernert – Bürkle, Head of EU Project Unit, VHS Baden-Württemberg (Germany), aimed at underlining new trends and innovation in the field of career guidance in different European regions. It provided an insight into innovative practical approaches of guidance systems and services on the local and regional level and in the way they develop. The webinar was organised in the framework of the RegALE project.
Noelia Cantero, EARLALL Director, opened the meeting and presented the RegALE project, that aims to increase impact and sustainability of regional and local adult education (AE) organisations by setting up or reinforcing networks among them and with regional/local authorities. She was followed by Elke Scheffelt, Guidance network Baden-Württemberg (Germany), who explained how the guidance network works in Baden-Württemberg and its future with new trends in a changing learning and working environment. The three main challenges that the network is facing at the moment are: digitalization, diversity and the changing world.
Then, Karin Okonkow-Klampfer, Bildungsberatung Wien (Austria), presented digital guidance in Vienna, with very concrete example of digital tools. The Guidance network keeps on adapting to the digital trends, using text messaging apps (What’s app) but also by using social media (Facebook). The last speaker, Amila Suljevic Melle, Coordinator on Integration at Career Center, Vestland County Council (Norway) presented how immigrants are welcomed in Vestland. The Career Center Vestland aims at helping immigrants to identify their skills and to guide them to identify their possibilities. The three presentations were followed by discussions with the active audience.