SymfoS – Symbols for Success

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  • To trigger substantial improvements in the education and career guidance system for disadvantaged youth in Europe by implementing an innovative counselling method using sets of symbols
  • To provide an effective support in motivation and goal setting for young people facing problems in school and labour market
  • To support VET professionals with a method based on a holistic approach centred on individual needs and goals of young people. This brings to improve quality and success rate of counselling
  • To elaborate, improve and mainstream SymfoS method in all partner counties, by exporting solutions from privileged regions and adapting them to more challenging ones


  • Researching needs and context analysis in partner organisations and benchmarking of existing Career guidance methods and processes
  • Development of curriculum and competence profile for Symfos trainer
  • International train the trainer and national train the trainer workshops to test the SymfoS method in each country
  • Adaptation and further development of Symbol work counselling scenarios for Career and Education Councelling: Planning Road Map, Life road Map, exploring the islands of emotion, exploration of inner images



The project

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Date of the project

01/09/2016 – 28/02/2019

DG of reference

DG EAC, Erasmus+ Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of VET




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