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CDOnet 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.

THE OBJECTIVES

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 CDOs 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 institutions

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 his/her job.

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.

Employment

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.

Enterprise

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.

THE PROJECT

Career development organisations (CDOs) 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 CDOs exist in Europe each of them mediating the placements and careers of thousands of students as well as enterprises, CDOs are the most important instrument for university enterprise cooperation on the graduates 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 CDOs 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 regional/national/European level?

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 CDOs 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 CDOs all over Europe, as well as creating a comprehensive image of the matters of employment and employability on a European level.

CDOnet MEMBERSHIP

Membership to CDOnet will be opened during the CareerCon 2010 Convention in Vienna, Austria. All 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 conditions:

To manage a database of graduates seeking for a job

To manage a database of available jobs

For all further information please contact:

CDOnet

c/o Amadeus Association

Dott. ssa. Francesca Binetti

P.O. Box 51, A-1096 Vienna, Austria

info@cdonet.eu

T: +43 1 406 05 66

F: +43 1 406 05 66 11

 

ELECTED BOARD DURING CAREERCON

(Elected until general Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland 2011.)

 

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 cooperation.

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

the University 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 Development.

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.

COMMITTEE

(Elected until 2013.)

Ursula 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, Aarhus
Gilda Rota Career Center Head, Padua University, Padua
Doru Talaba CDONet, EUEnet, Brussels
Norbert Voith CDONet, Amadeus Association, Vienna

CareerCon

CareerCon is the European Convention of Career Centres that was launched in 2009 as result of EUE-Net project. Representatives 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, Iceland, May 19th-21st 2011

v  WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, April 15th-17th 2010

EUEnet 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:

2008

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.

2010

Participation:
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, Turkey

Participation:
The 1st European Career Convention and the EUE-Net General Assembly
Maria Kaltsogianni, Artemios Sigalas.
15-18 April 2010, Vienna, Austria

2011

Participation:
The 2st European Career Convention and the EUE-Net General Assembly
Dimitrios 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.

icon QuantifyingTheRelationBetweenStudents.pdf (26.81 KB)


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. Tseles.

icon CareerCounsellingInHigherEducation.pdf (382.91 KB)

18-22 May 2011, Reykjavik, Iceland

Participation:
The  3rd European Career Convention May 2012, Lisbon, Portugal, paper presentation and participation at  panel discussion, Organizing Committee:  AMADEUS ASSOCIATION, EUEnet, CDOnet
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

Simultaneously 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.

Our 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-:             

 

WP2: Publicity and Diffusion of Information of L.O.

         2.5 Activities of Collaborations and Projection

         2.5.1 Networking at International level

WP 4: Sector of Employment

         4.1 Support of process of Workplaces finding for students, graduates in Greece and abroad

         4.1.1 Networking with the institutions for the promotion of employability

         4.1.2 Service of electronic work search

         4.1.3 Action of Advisory Guidance on work issues

WP 6: Counselling   

Our 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.

 

For more information you can visit one of the following web pages: www.cdonet.eu , www.eue-net.org , www.q-planet.org .

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