Project: Development of Career Guidance Aimed at Improving Higher Education in Serbia

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
CAREERS 2011 763903.0 SM 517119-2011 3 years National finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2011 October 14, 2014 April 14, 2015 http://www.careers.ac.rs/

Project summary

Number of European documents /Memorandum of lifelong learning, Resolution on better integration lifelong guidance into lifelong learning, ET2020…/ considers career guidance as key strategic component for implementing lifelong learning and employment strategies at national and regional levels. Career guidance contributes to higher efficiency in Higher Education (HE), higher level and better quality of human resource, addresses shortage of skills, decreases drop out, but also contributes to achieving significant objectives in field of employment.

Project CareerS is focused on development of career guidance in higher education as an integral part of development of system of career guidance in Serbia. Specific objectives of project are: Development of Program of Career Information, Guidance and Education aiming to increase youth employability, Enabling wider accessibility and variety of programs in Career guidance at Higher Education Institutions, Raising the level of recognizing importance of Career Guidance by the policy makers and other stake holders and Development of Career Guidance Programme for Youth and Methodology for CGC centres at Serbian HE institution.

Through this project, we will try to contribute to the implementation of certain measures and activities of the National Strategy of career guidance and counselling which are primarily related to students. The document itself represents an important strategic framework and a platform for institutionalization, sustainability and further development and promotion of CGC in Serbia. Readiness of the State to be more actively involved in dealing with career guidance system and the establishment of centres of the state universities that work since 2006. represent a suitable basis to integrate “bottom-up" and “top-down” processes in order to strengthen links between policy and practice in the area of career guidance.

Direct benefit of the project will have students, universities, academic staff, employers and policy makers. 

Address  for the website for this project is www.careers.ac.rs

Objectives

  • Development of Services for Career Information, Guidance and Education aiming to increase youth employability
  • Enabling wider accessibility and variety of programs in Career guidance at Higher Education Institutions (HEI)
  • Raising the level of recognising importance of Career Guidance by the policy makers and other stake holders
  • Development of Career Guidance and Counselling (CGC) Programme for Young People between the Ages of 19 and 30 (students) and Мethodology for CGC Centres of HEI

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Structural Measures-Governance Reform

Subject areas

  • University Services

Partners

University of Belgrade, SRB Project coordinator
Dejana Lazic Contact person, Marija Jovanovic, Jelena Kurjak, Katarina Manojlovic-Nikolic, Ana Jankovic-Barovic, and Milena Dimitrijevic
Singidunum University, SRB
Marina Savkovic Contact person, Iskra Maksimovic, Nadja Vojnovic, Sladjana Rakin, and Jelena Sekulic
University of Nis, SRB
Dragoslav Djokic Contact person, Borivoje Baltazarevic, Jelena Civljak, and Dragan Jankovic
University of Kragujevac, SRB
Olivera Mijatovic Contact person, Predrag Vukomanovic, Biljana Guzvic, Milka Stojanovic, Radoslav Eric, and Zorica Avramovic (Зорица Аврамовић)
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Borislav Obradovic Contact person and Sonja Sovljanski
Infostud 3 d.o.o, SRB
Tomislav Cetkovic
Ministry of Youth and Sport, SRB
Snezana Klasnja
Public Enterprise for electric energy transmission, SRB
Dragoslav Peric
Student Conference of Serbian Universities - SKONUS, SRB
Misa Zivic (Miša Živić)
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, SRB
Mirjana Milanovic
Belgrade Open School, SRB
Jelena Manic (Jelena Manić)
University of Silesia in Katowice, POL
Agnieszka Dunaj
University of Padova, ITA
Gilda Rota
Swansea University, UK
Pauline McDonald

Equipment

University of Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server IBM SYSTEM IT equipment – server 1 ICUB, room 25, Rectorate, Studentski trg 1
Printer HP printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Center for Career Development
Camera NIKON Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Center for Career Development
Projector iBoard IB82RIO, EPSON Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Rectorate, room 16
Cartridge Cartridge Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 University of Belgrade
Software Kaspersky Internet Security Antivirus Software 10 University of Belgrade
Desktop computer DELL IT equipment - desktop computer 3 Centre for Career Development
Laptop DELL IT equipment - notebook computer 7 Centre for Career Development
Singidunum University
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server IBM SYSTEM IT equipment – server 1 Server room at Singidunum University, Kumodraska 261
Printer HP IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 University building, room 131, Danijelova 261
Camera Nikon Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Computer Centre, S -14, Danijelova 32
Projector iBoard IB82RIO, EPSON Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 FEFA, room S1, Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 44
Cartridge Cartridge set Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 University Singidunum
Software Kaspersky Internet Security Antivirus Software 2 FEFA
Desktop computer DELL IT equipment - desktop computer 1 Office of prof. Nemanja Stanišić, Danijelova 29
Desktop computer DELL IT equipment - desktop computer 1 FEFA, Career centre, Bul Zorana Djindjica 44
Laptop DELL IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Computer Centre, S -14, Danijelova 32
Laptop DELL IT equipment - notebook computer 1 FEFA, Career centre, Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 44
University of Nis
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server IBM SYSTEM IT equipment – server 1 Computer center UNi, II floor
Printer HP printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Rectorate, room 15
Camera Nikon Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Rectorate, room 15
Projector iBoard IB82RIO, EPSON Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Rectorate, room 8
University of Kragujevac
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server IBM SYSTEM Server IT equipment – server 1 System room of the Computer Center of the University of Kragujevac
Printer HP printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 Centre for Career Development
Camera Nikon camera Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Centre for Career Development
Projector iBoard IB82RIO, EPSON Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Centre for Career Development
Cartridge Cartridge set Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 Centre for Career Development
Software Kaspersky Internet Security Antivirus Software 2 Centre for Career Development
Desktop computer Desktop computer DELL IT equipment - desktop computer 3 Centre for Career Development
Laptop Laptop DELL IT equipment - notebook computer 3 Centre for Career Development
University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Server IBM SYSTEM IT equipment – server 1 Academic Computing Network, University of Novi Sad (ARMUNS), Rectorate
Printer HP printer IT equipment – printers, scanners, multifunctional devices 1 ARMUNS, Rectorate
Camera Nikon Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 ARMUNS, Rectorate
Projector iBoard IB82RIO, EPSON Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Centre for Career Development
Cartridge Cartridge set Office equipment (fax, telephone, white board) 1 University of Novi Sad

Activities


1.1. Establishing principles for labour market analyses
1.2. EU Training on system of career related information (Padua)
1.3. Conduct the survey on employers
1.4. Analyzing labour market as the bases for career decisions
1.5. Production of data base and interactive web site
1.6. Organisation of 5 round tables to present the results

2.1. Survey on employers to assess their needs for information
2.2. EU Seminar on employers surveys (Padua)
2.3. Results of the survey to tailor the questionnaires
2.4. Organising education market analyses
2.5. Creation of information material for employers
2.6. Distribution of information materials to employers

3.1. Creating the plan for cooperation
3.2. Creating team of associates
3.3. Design and production of CareerS-kit
3.4. Organising info sessions with representatives of academic staff and students
3.5. Creating careers info points at the faculties
3.6. Organising promotion for student population

4.1. Analysing examples of best EU practices
4.2. Round table with presentations of best EU practices
4.3. Preparing a package of services for employers
4.4. Piloting programs in cooperation with employers
4.5. Organising workshop for exchange of experiences

5.1. Snapshot of the current state and perspectives
5.2. Organisation of workshop to present the snapshot
5.3. Design of the training for the career services staff
5.4. Organisation of trainings in EU
5.5. Monitoring by the EU partner
5.6. Purchasing equipment and literature
5.7. Development of E-services of career centres

6.1. Forming the team of experts working on this WP
6.2. Analyses of existing programs for CGC and the Methodology
6.3. First Draft of Program and First Draft of Methodology
6.4. Public Discussion on both Documents
6.5. Development of the Final Version of both Documents
6.6. Presentation of both documents

7.1. Project Quality Plan creation and proposal to Project partners
7.2. Agreement upon the control of the quality, completion etc.
7.3. Internal Quality Review Committee appointment
7.4. Development of the internal and external evaluation templates
7.5. Development of the SOW and reviewer for the Q. assurance
7.6. Orientation and training of the external reviewer
7.7. Development of the quality assessment format together with the external reviewer

8.1. Creating the National university network of CC
8.2. Creating the Forum for CGC
8.3. Creating Strategic plan for development of CS
8.4. Initiating adoption of the National program for CGC (6.5)
8.5. Initiating recognizing trainings for active career management
8.6. Establishing Mentoring Network of EU partners

9.1. Creating project leaflet and branded material
9.2. Creating web-site of the project
9.3. Organizing Dissemination conferences and events
9.4. Creating mailing lists to distribute information

10.1. Kick-off meeting and establishing management structure
10.2. Regular Steering Committee meetings
10.3. Regular Consortium meetings
10.4. National Project Team meetings
10.5. University Teams meetings
10.6. Daily project coordination and administration
10.7. Financial Audit

Deliverables

Title Type To
1.1. Established principles for labour market analyzes Methodology June 17, 2012
1.2. Key staff trained in EU Training October 20, 2012
1.3. Gathered information about labour market Report December 20, 2012
1.4. Organized information about labour market Report March 20, 2013
1.5. On-line informational resource created Other products June 17, 2013
1.6. Panel discussions resulting with conclusions Events: Conferences and Seminars October 20, 2013
2.1. Employers needs collected by Report September 20, 2012
2.2. EU experiences presented to key staff Events: Conferences and Seminars October 20, 2012
2.3. Results of the assessment of employers Report January 15, 2013
2.4. Gathered relevant data from faculties Report March 30, 2013
2.5. Created informational “tool-kit” for employers Other products May 28, 2013
2.6. Info campaign for employers Other products September 20, 2013
3.1. Created plan for cooperation with academic staff Report October 23, 2012
3.2. Created team of associates to work on this WP Report October 23, 2012
3.3. CareerS-kit for academic staff and students Report May 01, 2013
3.4. Distribution of CareerS-kit Events: Conferences and Seminars May 20, 2013
3.5. Career info points created Report May 20, 2013
3.6. Promo-campaign for students Report May 20, 2013
4.1. Key staff acquainted with best EU practises Learning resources May 15, 2012
4.2. Round table resulting with recommendations Events: Conferences and Seminars June 01, 2012
4.3. Package of services for employers developed Other products June 15, 2012
4.4. Piloted programs/improving graduates employability Report June 15, 2014
4.5. Exchange of experiences Events: Conferences and Seminars July 17, 2014
5.1. Status report on university career services Report December 20, 2012
5.2. National workshop to present the status report Events: Conferences and Seminars December 20, 2012
5.3. Content of trainings for career services staff Report January 20, 2012
5.4. Key staff trained in UK and Poland Training February 20, 2012
5.5. Continuing monitoring of EU partners Report September 30, 2012
5.6. Raised level of tech. requirements for E-services Report April 20, 2012
5.7. Developed e-services of career centres Report June 20, 2012
6.1.1. Formed Team of experts / the Program Report February 27, 2012
6.1.2. Formed team of experts / the Methodology Report February 27, 2012
6.1.3. Meeting of members of both Teams Events: Conferences and Seminars April 27, 2012
6.1.4. Report from the meeting of experts Report May 05, 2012
6.2.1. Analysis of the existing CGC programs Report August 15, 2012
6.3.1. Meeting of the Working groups Events: Conferences and Seminars August 30, 2012
6.3.2. First Draft of the Programe Report November 30, 2012
6.3.3. First Draft of the Methodology Report November 30, 2012
6.4.1. Round table for discussing First Drafts Events: Conferences and Seminars March 01, 2013
6.4.2. Reports on the conclusions and suggestions Report March 15, 2013
6.4.3. Reports and conclusions/questionnaires analysis Report March 30, 2013
6.5.1. Event (meeting) of the Working groups Events: Conferences and Seminars July 01, 2013
6.5.2. Programme for Career Guidance and Counselling Other products July 13, 2013
6.5.3. Methodology for the work of CGC Centres Methodology July 13, 2013
6.5.4. Publications of Final Versions of both documents Other products August 31, 2013
7.1. Project Quality Plan Document Report December 15, 2011
7.2. List of all Project deliverables and Action Plan Report November 30, 2011
7.3. Internal Steering Committee for the QQ Other products November 30, 2011
7.4. Internal and external evaluation documents Other products June 25, 2013
7.5. SOW/Document for the external evaluator Report June 25, 2013
7.6. Orientation and Training Plan for evaluator Training August 25, 2013
7.7. Assessment report Report September 15, 2013
8.1. National university network of career centres Report December 15, 2011
8.2. Forum for career guidance and counselling Report September 20, 2013
8.3.1. International experience brought to Serbia Events: Conferences and Seminars September 25, 2013
8.3.2. Document with Plan for Development brought Report November 25, 2013
8.4. Policy consensus / National Programme Report September 15, 2013
8.5. Policy consensus / CMS Report June 14, 2010
8.6. Mentoring Network of EU partners established Report May 25, 2014
9.1. External dissemination/ leaflet, branded material Other products November 30, 2011
9.2. Internal and external dissemination via web site Other products March 06, 2012
9.3.1. Promotion of information resources Events: Conferences and Seminars June 10, 2012
9.3.2. Communication of information on providers of CS Events: Conferences and Seminars June 10, 2012
9.3.3. Promotion of participation of employers Report July 01, 2013
9.3.4. Promotion of National university network Events: Conferences and Seminars December 05, 2011
9.3.5. Promotion of Forum for career guidance Events: Conferences and Seminars September 01, 2013
9.4. Created mailing lists Other products January 25, 2012
10.1. Management structure established Report November 30, 2011
10.2. Reports from Steering Committees Report November 30, 2011
10.3. Reports from Consortium Meetings Report June 10, 2012
10.4. Reports from National Project team meetings Report December 20, 2012
10.5. Reports from University teams meetings Report December 20, 2012
10.6. Report on the project coordination Report October 30, 2012
10.7. Financial Audit Report February 15, 2014

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Career guidance at universities in Serbia Promotion material Career guidance, career development, student counseling, karijerno vodjenje, razvoj karijere, savetovanje studenata Dejana Lazic
Abstract
This publication aims at offering the review of objectives, activities,programs and achievements of career development centers in universities in Serbia.
CAREERS project leaflet Promotion material Career guidance, Centres for Career Development, professional development, karijerno vođenje, centri za razvoj karijere i savetovanje studenata, profesionalni razvoj CAREERS consortium
Abstract
Project CareerS aims to contribute to the implementation of certain measures and activities of the National Strategy of career guidance and counseling (CGC), which are primarily related to students.
Swansea University - Working with Employers Model Careers services, employability services, employers, sluzba za vodjenje karijere i zaposljavanje, usluge zaposljavanja, poslodavci Joe Davies
Cooperation between companies and career centers in Poland Model Career center, employer branding, centar za vodjenje karijere, poslodavci, studenti Iwa Wcislo – Maslanka
Abstract
At present there are 170 academic Career Centers in Poland dealing with professional counseling. The biggest concentration of them can be observed in the main academic centers i.e. Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Lublin, Kielce, Katowice.
University Career Services Cooperation with employers - Italian Best Practices Model Career services, students' employability, employers, career guidance, služba za vođenje karijere, savetovanje studenata, karijerno informisanje, karijerno obrazovanje Gilda Rota, Zoltan Denes
Abstract
The main aims of the Career Services are students’ counselling and supporting the development of their useful competences for the job market.
Snimak stanja - Centri za razvoj karijere na univerzitetima u Srbiji Study / Analysis Centres for Career Development and Student Counseling, career counseling, career education, centri za razvoj karijere i savetovanje studenata, karijerno informisanje, karijerno savetovanje, karijerno obrazovanje Katarina Manojlović-Nikolić, Marija M. Jovanović; Predrag Vukomanović; Borivoje Baltezarević; Sonja Sovljanski; Iskra Maksimović
Status report - Career services at universities in Serbia Study / Analysis Centre for Career Development and Student Counselling, career information, career counselling, career education, centri za razvoj karijere i savetovanje studenata, karijerno savetovanje, karijerno obrazovanje Katarina Manojlović-Nikolić, Marija M. Jovanović; Predrag Vukomanović; Borivoje Baltezarević; Sonja Sovljanski; Iskra Maksimović
Studije slučaja - Partnerstva u transferu znanja Study / Analysis Knowledge transfer, partnership, research, development, transfer znanja, partnerstvo, istraživanje, razvoj
Elektronski servisi kao podrška radu univerzitetskog karijernog centra Paper Career centers, university, electronic services, networking, karijerni centri, univerzitet, elektronski servisi, konkurentnost i umrežavanje Marina Savković, Jelena Gavrilović
Abstract
Razvoj elektronskih servisa predstavlja trend u uslužno intenzivnim oblastima ljudske delatnosti. Univerzitetski karijerni centri su tipičan primer uslužno intenzivnih organizacija. Informacione tehnologije omogućavaju unapređenje strateškog planiranja, odnosno efikasnosti i efektivnosti rada karijernih centara u celini. Brojni elektronski servisi se koriste u radu univerzitetskih karijernih centara. Isti se uobičajeno objedinjuju na online portalu karijernog centra. Tako se obezbeđuje široka dostupnost usluga centra i efikasno povezivanje svih stejkholdera. Pored značajnih prednosti korišćenja elektronskih servisa pri karijernom vođenju i savetovanju, javljaju se i izazovi, pre svega kroz ograničenost finansijskih i stručnih resursa za razvoj ovakvih servisa. To se može prevazići kroz umrežavanje srodnih organizacija i eksterno finansiranih projekata.
Centres for Carees Development and Student Counselling at Serbian Universities – basic services Study / Analysis Career development centers, student services, career information, career counselling, career education, liaison with the world of business, centri za razvoj karijere, studentske usluge, karijerno informisanje, karijerno savetovanje, karijerno obrazovanje Dejana Lazić, Ana Janković Barović
Abstract
The first career development centres were established in Serbian universities during the period from 2006 to 2007 upon initiative of Crown Prince Alexander II Foundation for Education and Culture and with the support of the University in Nottingham. The Career Development Centre of the University of Belgrade was established at the end of 2006, and during 2007, career development centres were established in the state universities in Kragujevac, Novi Sad and Niš.
Information for employers and other stakeholders Promotion material Career guidance, employers, research results, connecting business and academic community, guide through degrees, karijerno vođenje, poslodavci, rezultati istraživanja, povezivanje poslovne i akademske zajednice, vodič kroz diplome CAREERS consortium
Program i metodologija karijernog vođenja i savetovanja za studente u Srbiji Promotion material Career guidance, career counseling, standards, work process, programme, methodology, karijerno vođenje, karijerno savteovanje, standardi, radni proces, program, metodologija Ana Janković Barović, Dejana Lazić, Dragana Miloradović, Iskra Maksimović, Jelena Manić Radoičić, Ivana Katić, Maja Ćurić, Sonja Šovljanski, Tamara Kljajić, Vesna Čekić
Abstract
Cilj karijernog vođenja je pružanje podrške pojedincu u odabiru opcija unutar raspoloživih karijernih mogućnosti kako bi optimalno razvio i upotrebio vlastite potencijale u skladu sa vlastitim interesovanjima i vrednostima i tako se ostvario i postigao zadovoljstvo u profesionalnom i privatnom životu.