This CareersNet expert collection consists of diverse authored contributions from independent CareersNet guidance experts and contributors to Cedefop’s 2020 CareersNet meeting.

Changing career guidance delivery and career learning contexts, responding to widespread labour market changes and digital transformation of services, lead to new challenges, developments, and opportunities. Papers focus on the broad theme of professionalizing the career guidance workforce and the particular competencies fit for the digital and wider societal context.

Not all authors place direct focus on technology-related themes. Attention is also paid to developments prior to, surrounding, or triggered by, the pandemic crisis. Theoretical/conceptual and overview papers are included, while several present illustrations of standards in national/regional guidance systems or particular training or service developments.

Euroguidance colleagues from Estonia, France and Sweden have written chapter 11 “An international dimension for improved capacity building of guidance professionals” and our Estonian and Greek colleagues have also contributed with a perspective on the national context: Chapter 4 “The relevance of the Estonian occupational qualification sub-framework in the field of career guidance”.

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Cedefop et al. (2021). Digital transitions in lifelong guidance: rethinking careers practitioner professionalism: a CareersNet expert collection. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Cedefop working paper; No 2.