CURSOR- Crafting Career Roadmaps (2018- 2020)


With the project CURSOR we want to tackle the issue of youth unemployment.


Our objective is to offer to the target- group of youth professionals an opportunity for professional development along with innovative tools to use in their work so as to support the employability of young people with fewer opportunities.


We are proposing a new model of career planning as a subject instead of career guidance as a service; a subject with curriculum resources at different levels, with required learning outcomes and an assessment framework to measure attainment.


With CURSOR, the partners seek to enhance the international dimension of youth activities and to promote high-quality and inclusive youth work.


Description of activities


The project proposes to develop a completely new career planning framework where young people are supported to acquire the necessary skills to plan their own career progression pathway and to retain those skills for use throughout their active working life. CURSOR proposes the modernization of career guidance provision to reflect the reality of the European employment marketplace where a change in career trajectory can be a frequent occurrence. CURSOR will harness the ubiquity and potential of the latest technologies to develop a career planning framework, complete with all the required tools and resources, that benefits from the always-on nature of on-line learning; is free to service users and cost neutral to service providers; and easy to sustain and update in times of shrinking expenditure.


Methodology to be used in carrying out the project


CURSOR proposes an innovative, integrated approach to key competence building in youth work environments which is based on a youth-centered design approach. The partners will follow an innovative, integrated enquiry-based learning approach based in non formal education methods and tools.


CURSOR will provide a career planning subject framework incorporating introductory and advanced levels that helps young people to develop the necessary skills to enable them to construct their own self-portrait and career progression pathway and update it as required throughout their working life.


Intellectual Outputs


In-service Training Needs Analysis Report (Research to be undertaken by a University)

In-service Training Programme Handbook

Career Planning Resources

e-learning Portal


Common Activities between the partners


Country reports on the provision of career planning services

Dissemination activities

Meetings with local sub-groups

Implementation of the in-service training for youth professionals

Pilot of the career planning resources with young people with fewer opportunities