ESVDC Newsletter 1/2015
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ESVDC Newsletter 1/2015

European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counselling

Award for Distinguished Contributions to Vocational Designing and Career Counseling
awarded to
Prof. Dr. Maria Eduarda Duarte

Maria Eduarda Duarte is full Professor of Psychology at the University of Lisbon (Faculty of Psychology), where she directs the Master program in Psychology of Human Resources, Work, and Organizations. She is research director of the Career Guidance and Development of Human Resources Services. She is also the Director of the Portuguese National Institute of Guidance. Since 2005, she is Chair of the Portuguese Psychological Society. In July 2014, she became President of the Counselling Division (16) of the International Association of Applied Psychology. She is also one of the founding members of the European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counselling.

Maria Eduarda Duarte's research and teaching interests include career psychology theory and research, with special emphasis on issues relevant to adults and the world of work. She participated in many national and international research projects. Among them: the “Work Importance Study” (coordinated by Donald Super 1981/91), the International team / network of evaluators on the Action/Research “Equal Opportunities and New Information Technologies” (1989/90), the “Career Guidance Program in European Schools” (Brussels and Luxembourg), etc. Currently she is a leading member of the “International Life Design Research Project” (coordinated by Mark Savickas) and of the UNITWIN research project of the UNESCO Chair of Lifelong Guidance and Counselling (University of Wroclaw, Poland) on “Relations to work”.

Maria Eduarda Duarte has the capacity to interact and cooperate in cross-cultural contexts, both on the research side and on searching for effective strategies in achieving goals characterized by high and shared social relevance. And this has been a long lasting effort, starting during the times in which with Donald Super she contributed to stimulate in Europe the debate on values and continuing nowadays, with the generosity which characterizes her, with her engagement to disseminate Life Design vision in South American countries and to improve the quality of career counselling services by providing her support to research groups and educational projects in those countries. With this award we want to thank to Maria Eduarda Duarte for her her achievements as a "servant leader" in our scientific community.

Young Researcher Award 2015

awarded to

Dr. Maria Cristina Ginevra

The ESVDC awarded Dr. Maria Cristina Ginevra with the ESVDC Young Researcher Award 2015. The purpose of the award is to recognize excelled research in the field of career development, career counseling, and vocational designing among a young scholar. The ESVDC hopes that this award will promote the academic career of the recipient and generally strengthen the academic research in our domain in Europe.
Dr. Ginevra completed her PhD in Vocational Science at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (FR), Italy, in 2012. She is currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology at the University of Padova.
Dr. Ginevra is currently engaged in a research project entitled ‘A career intervention to foster career adaptability, time perspective, hope, optimism and knowledge about occupations in elementary and middle school students’. Previously, she has published papers on topics such as interests and self-efficacy, career decision-making, self-determination, career adaptability, or work orientations in well-known journals of career development such as the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, Journal of Career Development, British Journal of Guidance and Counseling, or the Journal of Vocational Behavior.

ESVDC General Assembly 2015

The ESVDC held its general assembly for the year 2015 at the NICE conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, on May 28th 2015.
At the assembly, the annual budget for 2016 was approved by the ESVDC members. The members also approved the final budget report for 2014.
The ESVDC board provided an overview of the activates of the ESVDC in 2014. Highlights included the organization of two symposia at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, the participation at the NICE Canterbury Summit, and the active contribution to the European Doctoral Programme in Career Guidance and Career Counselling (ECADOC project).

A message from our treasurer:

Please don't forget to pay your membership fee!

Dear members,
Our ESVDC association is a great opportunity to share and develop projects that we consider of main importance in the field of career counseling and vocational designing. But developing a European community of researchers also needs some financial support. After the administrative changes needed by the election of the new committee in 2014 – the association has until now some technical difficulties to have a full access to the bank account in Switzerland (due to administrative, national, and security restrictions). Nevertheless, it is important that all members can contribute. So we kindly remind you to pay your 2015 membership fee if you did not yet do so.
As a reminder:
Full membership fee is € 50,00
Associate membership fee is € 30,00
The best way to pay your fee is to use a SEPA transfer to the bank account listed below.
The bank transfer charges will be born by the association. The amount is due and payable by 31 August 2015.
The ESVDC bank account is:
Bank Account Nr.: 0525-1375350-01
IBAN Code: CH44 0483 5137 5350 0100 0
After your payment, you will receive by email a receipt  - as soon as we are be able to have a full online access to the bank account.

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