Over 2017 and 2018, NCGE hosted two Erasmus+ funded Transnational Cooperation Activity (TCA) thematic seminars on behalf of Léargas, the National Agency, promoting the development of evidence based practice in guidance services in schools.
These took place between 7th / 8th of September 2017 and 22nd / 23rd February 2018.
Participants registered included: policy makers (and support agencies), trainers, researchers, along with managers and practitioners who have a role in leading, managing, supporting and/or delivering guidance services in schools.
The aim of these seminars was to develop a transnational resource which will facilitate Member States in developing evidence based guidance practice and promote the use of ICT in contributing to the development of school guidance quality assured practices.
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The transnational thematic seminars provided the opportunity for peer learning through:
- the exchange of information on practice
- the reflection on current practice/approaches – what works well, what does not work so well
The thematic seminars built and followed on from the work of the ELGPN in relation to the Quality Assurance and Evidence-Base Framework and Designing and Implementing Policies Related to Career Management Skills (www.elgpn.eu/publications).
The seminars also provided opportunities for linking in with career management skills/competence frameworks developed and implemented in a number of EU member states.
The recently developed 'NCGE a Whole School Guidance Framework' for Schools was distributed to all participants.
What is TCA ?
Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCA) encompasses a range of events, seminars and workshops, which enable Erasmus+ National Agencies (NAs) to collaborate and share best practice across Europe. The overall aim of the activities is to improve the quality and impact of the Erasmus+ programme at a systemic level. When planning a TCA, National Agencies refer to the objectives set out in strategic documents such as Europe 2020 and the EU Youth Strategy.
Who is TCA for ?
TCA is mainly directed at youth and education and training stakeholders, including:
• individuals and organisations active in the field of youth;
• vocational education and training (VET) and adult education providers;
• public bodies at local, regional or national level responsible for education or youth policy.
Representatives from other sectors involved in Erasmus+, such as Schools and Higher Education, are sought where they can share good practice and take a collaborative approach with the targeted sectors.
What opportunities are available in TCA ?
TCA includes a wide range of activities such as workshops, training courses, seminars and partnership building activities on themes relevant to Erasmus+, including:
• tools to improve the recognition of skills and competences, including those acquired through informal and non-formal learning;
• inclusion, cultural diversity and intercultural competences;
• European active citizenship and widening participation;
• employability and social entrepreneurship.
Taking part in TCA means you can:
• create and/or extend contacts and cooperation with organisations coming from similar or different fields across the UK and Europe;
• gain knowledge and practical skills on Erasmus+ and access support on project ideas;
• disseminate your projects’ results at European level.
Who organises TCA events ?
TCA events are organised and hosted by Erasmus+ National Agencies in Programme Countries. Some youth TCA activities are organised by the SALTO (Support, Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities) Network, the European group of eight regional Resource Centres working on the European priority areas in the youth field.