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Guidance in schools (including adult education)
The services of information and guidance are usually provided within the schools or other educational institutions, but there are also examples of municipalities that offer guidance through a central guidance centre. Counselling is given to both prospective and enrolled pupils and adult students, individually and in group sessions. This most often occurs with different choices and transitions. For instance, most pupils in the ninth grade have personal interviews with their counsellor about their future plans and the choice of programme in upper secondary school. Many pupils also meet their counsellor before they have their week of working life experience in the eighth and ninth grade. There is ongoing work to integrate career guidance in teaching and handle it as a responsibility of the entire school.
Guidance at Universities
Guidance services at universities are organised centrally (for first contacts and general guidance), at departments and/or faculty level (study counselling in relation to subject areas) and at career centres (career choices, summer jobs, trainee vacancies etc). At the central guidance center prospective students can get access to guidance services.
Guidance within the Public Employment Service
Guidance for employment is provided through the PES Internet, Customer Service (skype and telephone) and face-to-face at the local PES-offices around the country. There are approx. 320 employment offices located throughout Sweden.
Eurodesk Sweden is hosted by the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society. It is a government agency that works to ensure that young people have access to power and welfare. They also support the government in issues relating to civil society policy.
Eurodesk is an information network that have hundreds of partners in many European cities and regions. They provide information to the European youth about study opportunities, work and volunteering.
Euroguidance Sweden is hosted by The Swedish Council for Higher Education, a public authority under the Swedish Ministry for Education and Research. Euroguidance Sweden provides services to Swedish Guidance Professionals and to professionals abroad. It is an information and documentation centre for guidance counsellors who require information on the european dimension in guidance and learning mobility.
Europass is an initative which aims to help people make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe. The Europass documents have been designed in such a way as to help people chronicle their skills and competences in a coherent manner, whether they are planning to enroll in an education training programme, looking for a job, or getting experience abroad. The National Europass Centre in Sweden is hosted by the Swedish Council for Higher Education.