is the Network of Career Development Offices in Europe, initiated by EUE-net -
the European University - Enterprise Network. All European Career Development
Organisations related to Universities are invited to join. The main objective
of the network is to assemble and make the efforts of CDOs visible and usable
at European level for the benefit of students, enterprises, universities and
policy makers. The network will reach this objective by gathering together all
actors, organising regular meetings and European conventions as well as
developing IT- and marketing tools for the benefit of its members. The first
general assembly of CDOnet took place in Vienna, Austria at the CareerCon2010 Convention.
To support the realisation of a European
Higher Education Area
CDOnet will encourage best use of activity
results both of its members but to any subscribing organisation type CDO
through the capitalisation of crucial information at European level that will
allow the Universities to continuously tailor their offer to the demand. It
will also to develop innovative products and processes and to exchange good
practice of CDO’s to support employment and employability in all fields covered
by the Lifelong Learning Programme, in order to improve the quality of
education and training in general.
To improve the quality and to increase the
volume of multilateral cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe
CDOnet aims to eventually become
pan-European Network assembling all efforts in the field of Career Development.
Through the creation of a Virtual space for employment and employability at
European level it will significantly contribute to the creation of a European
Higher Education Area, creating a framework of common interest where
Universities, Enterprises and students will meet to know each other better in
terms of needs and expectations.
To improve the quality and to increase the
volume of cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises
The CDOnet will lift the regional and
national career centres to a European level and open transnational
opportunities for the recruitment of young potentials for employers. With the
acquisition of CDOnet member's multilateral cooperation will increase and an
exchange of information among and about CDOnet content will start and grow.
The management of higher education
CDOnet is a generic framework for
Cooperation including not only Universities and Enterprises but also the
students. Taking the matters of employment and employability at European scale
represent a significant step towards a shift in quality and volume of the
cooperation. CDOnet will create a new momentum that has the potential to show
new levels of collaboration between the Universities and enterprises. The
European Barometer of employment and employability will connect together all
actors around the main result of the educational process – the graduate and
Cultural and linguistic diversity
As transnational networking and
co-operation on the basis of a web hosted database with multilingual access are
the main issues of the project, the cultural and linguistic diversity is implicitly
involved. As one of the CDO partners is UEAPME – the European Association of
SMEs, one of the main beneficiaries are the SMEs that will be enabled to act at
transnational level, having access to information on a European scale. Taking
into consideration UEAPME counts more than 10 million SMEs, the potential for
cultural and linguistic diversity promotion is significant.
CDOnet systematically addresses the matter
of employment in Europe putting the graduates
face to face with the employers offering the jobs, thus improving their
employability. The education providers will be able to see at any time what is
the demand from enterprises and quickly adapt their offer accordingly;
enterprises will be able to see what is the availability of certain
qualifications in terms of students approaching graduation in a specified
location and thus base their business on real facts; high school graduates will
be able to see what is the demand from enterprises at which locations and thus
be more informed before choosing their future education path.
On demand, detailed information will be
made available by online connected Career Centres’ data. Enterprises will be
able to check availability of graduates via the networks IT tools; feedback
from enterprises will influence the curricula of universities.
Lisbon partnership for growth and jobs
The CDO-net results with its good practise
business model for the management of a career service centre will be a tool for
identifying, developing and disseminating information on good practice to
stimulate growth and jobs Europe in
terms of exploiting the full potential of jobs in enterprises on one hand and
maximising employability of graduates on the other hand.
Career development organisations (CDO’s) are gateways
between Universities and Enterprises. These centres are organised in many
different ways, from top professional career centres to single person
initiatives. The data requested by enterprises is collected from graduates,
prepared and stored, as well as the feedback from the enterprises to the
students regarding the most requested qualifications.
At present several hundreds of CDO’s exist in Europe –
each of them mediating the placements and careers of thousands of students as
well as enterprises, CDO’s are the most important instrument for university –
enterprise cooperation on the graduate’s employment area. Nevertheless, their
activities and ways of operation are little known and exploited. The major goal
of this project is the initiation of a European network of CDO’s integrating
their efforts and making the collected information visible and usable for
education, enterprise and policy makers. The main questions that the network
should offer answers to at a European level are:
How many students will graduate, with which qualification, in the current year?
How many workplaces, for which qualifications, are currently available on a
• What are the
gaps and differences between offers and demand?
• What are the possible
paths for improvement and evolution?
These questions are of paramount importance for all
actors involved (students, Universities and Enterprises) and yet there is no
instrument at present to collect and provide this data to the public. We think
a Network of CDO’s is the perfect start-up toward the creation of a European
framework able to further develop and sustain itself. To this aim, CDOnet will
develop a typical e - business plan that will show how a CDO can work
financially independently, providing up to date data for his clients (the
enterprises and students). An integrative ICT tools to secure data
exchangeability across Europe will be another
challenge of the project. Other instruments include a WEB-platform enabling CDO
to act all over Europe and an online “real time” barometer of employment in Europe. The project is expected to have a huge impact on
a European level, stimulating the growth of CDO’s all over Europe,
as well as creating a comprehensive image of the matters of employment and employability
on a European level.
Membership to CDOnet will be opened during the
CareerCon 2010 Convention in Vienna,
prospective members have to preregister under http://www.careercon.eu in order
to be invited to the first general assembly of CDOnet. To qualify for becoming
a member an organisation or a University unit should fulfil two main
• To manage a database of graduates seeking for a job
• To manage a database of available jobs
For all further information please contact:
c/o Amadeus Association
Dott. ssa. Francesca Binetti
P.O. Box 51, A-1096 Vienna, Austria
T: +43 1
406 05 66
F: +43 1
406 05 66 11
BOARD DURING CAREERCON
(Elected until general Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland
· Doru Talaba is a professor in engineering at
University Transilvania of Brasov and Head of the Research Lab in Industrial
Informatics and Virtual Reality. After coordinating a series of projects under
Tempus and Erasmus schemes, in 2005 he founded the European
University – Enterprise Network with
the official seat in Brussels.
Currently he coordinates an Erasmus Network project that includes partners from
almost all European Union countries. In this context, he was involved in
several European projects as coordinator or partner in a more general context
of education and training, especially related to the cooperation between higher
education and the world of employers. He has also authored numerous
publications in the areas of both engineering and university – enterprise
· Ursula Axmann is the managing director of WU ZBP
Career Center. During her 14 years at WU ZBP Career Center, Axmann has gained
indepth knowledge of national and international consulting projects for
universities. She assisted in founding new or developing further Career
Centers inside and outside Austria. Her expertise covers
comprehensive organisational, financial and applied knowledge in running a Career Center.
Furthermore, she currently holds the position of President of Career Services
Austria (an association of Austrian University Career Centers) and is a partner
in EUE-net, the European-University-Enterprise network.
· Carlos Ochoa Laburu is Professor in the Department
of Business Organisation, University of the Basque Country. He holds a MSc in
Industrial Engineering form the University
of Navarra, a PhD in
Industrial Engineering form the University of the Basque Country and a MBA form
of Deusto. Currently he
is Dean of Escuela Politecnica de San
Sebastian, University of the Basque Country.
· Csaba Forgacs is senior lecturer at the Corvinus
University of Budapest, at the Department of Agricoltural Economics and Rural
· Gilda Rota is the founder and the Head of the Career
Centre at the University
of Padua. She has been
planning, managing and realizing the Local Job Market Observatory. Since 2005
she has been Coordinator of the ECG (Employability Career Guidance) Task Force
of the 37 most ancient European Universities belonging to the Coimbra Group.
She has planned, managed, coordinated and reported several projects of the
European Social Fund and of the European Union.
(Elected until 2013.)
Axmann Director WU ZBP Career Center, University of Economics & Business, Vienna
Oscar Cubillo, Director of Expansion and Development, FUE, Madrid
Jette Hammer Career Center Head, Aarhus University,
Gilda Rota Career Center Head, Padua University, Padua
Doru Talaba CDONet, EUEnet, Brussels
Voith CDONet, Amadeus Association, Vienna
CareerCon is the European Convention of
Career Centres that was launched in 2009 as result of EUE-Net
of Career Services from all over the world come together to present their
Centres' best practices in cooperation with the Enterprises and Universities,
Career mediation tools, employment statistics, as well as to discuss the future
development of cooperation between Universities and Enterprises.
Well-established career services and newcomers will find the needed platform
for networking and exchange of ideas.
v ISCTE Lisbon, Portugal, May 3rd-5th 2012
v Radisson Blue Hotel, Reykjavik,
v WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, April 15th-17th 2010
and CareerCon contribute to reach the objectives of Europe 2020. Concretely,
the Union has set five ambitious objectives -
on employment, innovation, education, social inclusion and climate/energy - to
be reached by 2020. Career Centres can give major input to answer the most
important questions regarding the modernisation of higher education. How to
ensure that (new and existing) curricula meet the needs and requirements of the
Labour Market and of Academia; what are the key issues preventing the
stakeholders to engage in dialogue and cooperation for the design of
curriculum; learning outcomes – a possible common language to facilitate
dialogue between higher education and business; how to develop co-operation in
the field“ what needs to be done on institutional, regional, national or European
level; what concrete actions could/should be initiated on European level. (*source European Commission, DG EAC, Brussels 8.12.2010)
In the interval from 2007 up to today in the frames of the
network the Liaison
Office S.E.C. T.E.I. of Piraeus participated in the all congresses
in the frames the above two, as mentioned and are reported and below:
EUE - Net Workshop on models on Quality Control of Practical Placements of students in Europe
Participation in the above programmed convention “ European University - Enterprise Cooperation Network ”,
at “ Transylvania University of Brasov ”
6-8 February 2008.
Participants: Solon Antoniou, Xrysoula Korizi,
Artemios Sigalas, Maria Kaltsogianni.
«The 6th EUE-Net Conference on defining strategies for the future evolution
of European University-Enterprise Network», «EUE-Net General Assembly»
Presentation: «LIAISON OFFICE OF T.E.I. OF PIRAEUS-ENCOURAGEMENT OF
INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACTIVITIES FOR THE GRADUATES OF HIGHER EDUCATION
AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: THE ROLE OF EUE-NET STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE»
Maria Kaltsogianni, Artemios Sigalas.
9-11 September 2010, Istanbul,
«The 1st European Career Convention and the EUE-Net General Assembly»
Maria Kaltsogianni, Artemios Sigalas.
15-18 April 2010, Vienna, Austria
«The 2st European Career Convention and the EUE-Net General Assembly»
Tseles, Maria Kaltsogianni, Artemios Sigalas.
Quantifying the relation between students’ values and
their educational choices (Beyond means – end chains)
Dr Dimitris I. Tseles, Demosthenes Kotionis.
Career Counselling in Higher Education: the case of the Liaison Office of
T.E.I. OF Piraeus,
Maria E. Kaltsogianni, Liliane K. Soumeli, Artemios A. Sigalas, Dr Dimitris I.
May 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland
«The 3rd European
Career Convention May 2012, Lisbon,
Portugal», paper presentation and participation at panel discussion, Organizing Committee: AMADEUS ASSOCIATION, EUEnet,
Participants: Dimitrios Tseles, Maria Kaltsogianni.
Paper: «Measuring the success of a career center: The case of
the Liaison Office S.E.C. TEI Piraeus». M.
Kaltsogianni, A. Sigalas, C. Tsitsis , E. Moulou, A. Alatsatianos, D. Tseles
Liaison Office S.E.C.
T.E.I. of Piraeus participated and contributed in various work packages as
various researches. We continue by participating once again, afterwards proposal
submission, for the continuation of the network for the time interval 2012-2015,
with the same process and with relative budget. At the same time, Liaison Office S.E.C. T.E.I. of Piraeus
continues its active attendance in the frames of CDOnet network and consequently,
of the equivalents thematic CareerCon conventions.
attendance in the above mentioned networks on one hand contributes to the
following work packages of our approved
technical bulletin -and on the other hand it contributes to the more general
projection and extraversion of our Institution-:
and Diffusion of Information of L.O.
2.5 Activities of Collaborations and Projection
2.5.1 Networking at International level
WP 4: Sector
4.1 Support of process of Workplaces finding for
students, graduates in Greece
4.1.1 Networking with the institutions for the promotion
4.1.2 Service of electronic work search
4.1.3 Action of Advisory Guidance on work issues
WP 6: Counselling
attendance to the above networks has contributed to the growth of constant
beams with the rest of the members participating in the networks, which
constitute the Universities and more specifically Career Centers
and enterprises. This contributes, bidirectionally, to the networking at
international level and last but not least, to the support of Work finding process
for students and graduates in Greece
and the abroad as well.
more information you can visit one of the following web pages: www.cdonet.eu , www.eue-net.org , www.q-planet.org .