NICE Network
Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling in Europe


 2024 NICE Academy

Retracing our roots: Cultivating the Future of Career Guidance and Counselling
Deventer, Netherlands
September, 18-21 2024



Calls for contributions

1. Call for Training Workshops
Training workshops constitute a core element of the NICE Academies. Lasting 90 minutes each, they actively engage participants in individual reflection, educational exercises, group discussions, role-play, simulation, creative work, collaborative problem-solving, intervision, or other ways.
2. Call for Lectures (Paper Presentations)
Presentations of good practices or important research findings constitute an important part of NICE Academies. Lasting 30 minutes each (including 10 minutes of discussion), lectures inform participants about helpful approaches, materials, research findings (among others).
3. Posters & Good-Practice Presentations
At the academy, we will have a gallery exhibition of innovative approaches to career guidance and counseling, the training of career practitioners, and relevant research.
Active forms of learning and working together are particularly welcome, aimed at active exchange and learning between the research/education fields and the fields of practice. Parallel sessions will also have a dedicated space to applications and experiences concrete tools and methods.


Review process
All submissions will undergo double-blind review

Abstract format
Length (max. 300 words)
• Outline of the presentation (eg, goals, problem, approach, findings...)
• Important references (if applicable)

Selection Criteria
1. Practice Orientation: Preference will be given to presentations which focus on sharing and spreading knowledge, which is of relevance for career practitioners, and which can be used to innovate practice and/or the training of practitioners.
2. Scientific Foundation: Preference will be given to approaches, methods, tools, etc., which are based on well-founded theories, which have been tested and evaluated in practice, and/or which have been scientifically validated.

• Deadline for abstracts (max. 300 words): end of July, 2024
• Letters of acceptance: July 12, 2024
• Submit your abstract here link to conftool
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