Mika Launikari

Conferences

Updated

  • September 2017

    Tallinn Estonia

    Estonian EU Presidency conference on Lifelong Guidance Policy and Practice. An official country representative of the Finnish education sector appointed by the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) and a member of the Finnish national delegation at the conference. Author contribution to drafting the national country paper of Finland for the conference and a speaker in the panel session on Developing Integrated Lifelong Guidance Policy in Europe with representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament, Cedefop and Foundation Innove on 27 September 2017.

  • June 2017

    Seoul, Korea

    International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy 2017. An official country representative of the Finnish education sector appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture and a member of the Finnish national delegation at the symposium. Author contribution to drafting the national country paper of Finland for the symposium.

  • May 2017

    Helsinki, Finland

    Cedefop’s Refernet seminar on Outreach and Guidance. Delivering a presentation on the Finnish one-stop guidance shop Ohjaamo.

  • March 2017

    Porto, Portugal

    International conference on Innovation in guidance services for better access to the jobs of tomorrow. Delivering a presentation on How to innovate in the field of career guidance to allow an easier access to the jobs of the future?

  • November 2016

    Madrid, Spain

    Annual conference of the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (IAEVG) on Promoting equity through guidance – Reflection, action, impact! Paper session presentation on International labour mobility & working in a multicultural setting – Challenges to career management.

  • October 2016

    Brussels, Belgium

    The European Commission Education, Training and Youth Forum on Connecting Education, the Labour Market and Society: Delivering the New Skills Agenda for Europe. An official representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO.

  • September 2016

    Vilnius, Lithuania

    The Nordic-Baltic Euroguidance Centres’ seminar on International Networking Today for New Guidance Expertise Tomorrow - Focus on Learning Mobility. Presentation on European labour mobility and international career management.  

  • August 2016

    Helsinki, Finland

    Seminar on Nordic mobility and cooperation in the future [Framtidens mobilitet och samarbete i Norden]. Facilitating the workshop on Information, advice and guidance in the future.

  • June 2016

    Brussels, Belgium

    The European Commission’s New Skills Agenda for Europe - Launch event. Official representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO.

  • June 2016

    Haarlem, the Netherlands

    The 6th European Conference on Lifelong Guidance Policy (under the Dutch EU Presidency). An official country representative of the Finnish education sector appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture. Joint presentation with Mr Ari-Pekka Leminen (Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy) on Regional guidance cooperation in Finland.

  • June 2016

    Potsdam, Germany

    Euroguidance Cross Border Seminar 2016 on Cross-Cultural Guidance and International Careers – Integrating Migrants and Minorities. Keynote speech on Navigating diversities, building upon similarities – Guidance in the era of globalization. Representative of the University of Helsinki.

  • May 2016

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    International Conference on Changes, challenges and advantages of cross-border labour mobility within the EU. Presentation on PhD research on International Mobility Capital. Representative of the University of Helsinki.

  • April 2016

    Essen, Germany

    Erasmus+ Conference: Education, Participation, Integration – Erasmus+ and Refugees. A joint workshop presentation with Ms Anni Karttunen on lifelong guidance and validation of non-formal learning in Europe.

  • November 2015

    Jyväskylä, Finland

    European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network Conference. Presentation on Internationalisation of Education and Employment - The Role of Lifelong Guidance? Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO.

  • September 2015

    Riga, Latvia

    High Level European Union Conference on The Career Guidance Model in the Latvian Education System. Presentation on Career Management and Employability - Finnish and Nordic Perspectives. Representative of the University of Helsinki.

  • November 2014

    Antalya, Turkey

    International Job and Vocational Counselling Congress. Member of the Scientific Committee of the Congress.

  • November 2014

    Bucharest, Romania

    International Conference 2014 on Education and Creativity for a Knowledge Based Society – Theory and Practice in CounsellingPresentation on Values and identities of Finnish young people - Conflict and tension in working life (plenary 20.11.2014) and on Career development and employability skills in Finnish higher education (workshop 21.11.2014). Representative of the University of Helsinki.

  • June 2014

    Quebec, Canada

    Annual IAEVG Conference on Guidance and Career Development. Co-presenter in the symposium on Career management and employability skills in higher education; a presentation on International Mobility Capital as a professional and educational resource of an individual in working life. Representative of the University of Helsinki.

  • May 2014

    Göttingen, Germany

    Alumni-Clubs.net Annual Conference on Forum for Alumni-Management, Career Service and Fundraising. Presentation on Career management and employability skills in higher education - Case Finland. Representative of the University of Helsinki.

  • December 2013

    Thessaloniki, Greece

    Cedefop seminar on Guidance for immigrants – The labour market potential of diversity. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO.

  • October 2013

    Brussels, Belgium

    European Commission Launch Conference on ESCO goes live. Official representative of Finland at the event.

  • September 2013

    Montpellier, France

    Annual IAEVG Conference on Career counselling: a human or a citizen’s right? Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO.

  • October 2012

    Rome, Italy

    Sfide e obiettivi per un nuovo Mercato del Lavoro [Challenges and objectives for a new Labour Market]. Keynote speaker on Lifelong guidance supporting better labour market integration in Europe.

  • October 2012

    Mannheim, Germany

    Annual IAEVG Conference on Career Guidance for Social Justice, Prosperity and Sustainable Employment. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility and co-presenter of the conference paper on Career counselling supporting employability with Dr Helena Kasurinen, University of Eastern Finland.

  • June 2012

    Thessaloniki, Greece

    Cedefop seminar on Empowering vulnerable adults to tackle labour market challenges. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO and reporter of the workshop on adult migrants and ethnic minorities in the labour market.

  • December 2011

    Budapest, Hungary

    6th International Symposium on Career Development and Public Policy. Cedefop representative.

  • September 2011

    Thessaloniki, Greece

    Labour market integration of immigrants in Europe – Implications for guidance policy, practice and research. Organiser and host of the Cedefop seminar

  • April 2011

    Serres, Greece

    The 1st South-East European Conference on Multi-linguism and Lifelong Learning – An Instrument for developing entrepreneurship in Europe. Cedefop representative with a presentation on Guidance supporting Europe´s aspiring entrepreneurs.

  • April 2011

    Budapest, Hungary

    European Commission High Level Symposium on Entrepreneurship education in Europe. Cedefop representative.

  • November 2010

    Thessaloniki, Greece

    Guidance supporting entrepreneurship learning and entrepreneurship in Europe. Organiser and host of the Cedefop seminar.

  • September 2010

    Thessaloniki, Greece

    Supporting longer working lives – Guidance and counselling for ageing workers. Organiser and chair of the Cedefop seminar.

  • May 2010

    Zaragoza, Spain

    Spanish EU presidency conference on The Value of Competences in Vocational Education and Training. Cedefop represent-tative presenting results of Cedefop´s guidance studies at the workshop on lifelong information and guidance.

  • November 2009

    Thessaloniki, Greece

    Guiding at-risk youth through learning to work. Organiser and chair of the Cedefop seminar.

  • October 2009

    Limassol, Cyprus

    Running a 3-day training on Multicultural Guidance and Counselling for Euroguidance network representatives. Training event implemented together with Dr Sauli Puukari, Finland.

  • June 2009

    Jyväskylä, Finland

    IAEVG Conference on Coherence, Cooperation and Quality in Guidance and Counselling. Cedefop representative,chair of and presenter in the thematic workshop on European policy initiatives supporting individual learning pathways.

  • April 2009

    Tabor, the Czech Republic

    Euroguidance Cross Border Seminar on Career guidance without borders. Cedefop representative and keynote speaker on the current EU-level developments and challenges in the field of lifelong guidance.

  • September 2008

    Lyon, France

    French EU presidency conference on Managing change - lifelong guidance in Europe. Cedefop representative.

  • June 2008

    Thessaloniki, Greece

    National Lifelong Guidance Policy Forums – Facilitating access, active citizenship and social inclusion. Organiser and chair of the Cedefop seminar.

  • May 2008

    Warsaw, Poland

    Running a 3-day training on Multicultural Guidance and Counselling for Euroguidance network representatives. Training event implemented together with Dr Sauli Puukari, Finland.  

  • October 2007

    Tirana, Albania

    Forth ECA Education Conference. Cedefop representative chairing a workshop on lifelong guidance.

  • September 2007

    Padova, Italy

    Guidance and Diversity - Research and Applications. Official speech as a Cedefop representative in the opening ceremony.

  • November 2006

    Helsinki, Finland

    Tulevaisuus on mahdollisuus – Nuoret ja ohjaus [Future holds a chance – Young people and guidance]. Organiser of the seminar of the Finnish National Board of Education (Final seminar of the ESF-funded CHANCES-project).

  • November 2006

    Jyväskylä, Finland

    Finnish EU presidency conference on Lifelong Guidance Policies and Systems - Building the Stepping Stones. Official representative of the Finnish National Board of Education.

  • August 2006

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    IAEVG Conference Cross-Over – Guidance in Crossition. Representative of the Finnish National Board of Education with apresentation on Cross-level and cross-thematic project coope-ration on developing guidance and counselling services in Finland.

  • March 2006

    Berlin, Germany

    Conference on Intercultural dialogue in vocational training and guidance. Representative of the Finnish National Board of Education with a presentation on the RAINBOW in-service training programme on multicultural guidance and counselling.

  • November 2005

    Oslo, Norway

    Conference on Immigrants as jobseekers. Representative of the Finnish National Board of Education with a presentation on Multicultural guidance and counselling competences.

  • September 2005

    Lisbon, Portugal

    IAEVG Conference Careers in context – New challenges and tasks for guidance and counseling. Representative of the Finnish National Board of Education with a presentation on International mobility as a challenge to the guidance profession.

  • March 2004

    Letterkenny, Ireland

    Conference on Breaking Down Borders – Maximising Our Resources. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on Guidance in an Intercultural Context.

  • January 2004

    Athens, Greece

    Conference on Promoting New Forms of Work Organisation, and other Cooperative Arrangements for Competitiveness and Employability. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on Multicultural Counselling Competence - Necessity for the Future.

  • September 2003

    Bern, Switzerland

    IAEVG Conference on Quality Development in Vocational Counselling and Training. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on Key elements of Multicultural Counselling Competence.

  • November 2002

    Jyväskylä, Finland

    Conference on The future of Guidance and Counselling in Finland 2002-2012? Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO coordinating the workshop on Multicultural Counselling – Invisible as a concept, disguised as a practice?

  • May 2002

    Vilnius, Lithuania

    Conference on Vocational Guidance in Context of Lifelong Learning. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on The Finnish perspective - Euroguidance network and its role in developing vocational guidance in Europe.

  • April 2002

    Vienna, Austria

    SIETAR Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research Conference on Intercultural Competences in a Globalised World. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on Multicultural Counselling Competence - Requirements for the future with Doctor Elena Garcea, Italy.

  • December 2001

    Madrid, Spain

    Conference Jordanas sobre Orientación Profesional - Dimensión Europea de la Orientación Profesional. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on Approaches to multicultural counselling in Europe.

  • September 2001

    Paris, France

    IAEVG Conference on Constraints and Freedom in Guidance. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on Developing multicultural counselling in Europe

  • May 2001

    Athens, Greece

    EKEP Conference on Guidance and Counselling on the Eve of the 21st Century. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on the Euroguidance network as an international actor in the field of guidance and counselling

  • April 2001

    Kauniainen, Finland

    Distansvägledning och vuxenutbildning –konferens. Representant av CIMO med en presentation om Internationalisering av studie- och arbetsliv skapar nya utmaningar för vägledning i Norden.

  • August 2000

    Berlin, Germany

    IAEVG Conference Beraten für Bildung, Beruf und Beförderung – Neue Herausforderungen. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on the Euroguidance Network operations.

  • November 1999

    Maastricht, the Netherlands

    Conference on European Employment Services for the Graduate Sector (EURES Conference). Official representative of the Euroguidance Network invited by the European Commission, Employment and Social Affairs DG.

  • May 1999

    Sofia, Bulgaria

    Leonardo da Vinci -programme Launch Conference.

    Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on The transnational network of the National Resource Centres for Vocational Guidance within the Leonardo da Vinci -framework in 2000-2006.

  • November 1998

    Tallinn, Estonia

    Leonardo da Vinci -programme Launch Conference. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on The current structure and activities of the Euroguidance network within the Leonardo da Vinci -framework in 1995-1999.

  • October 1998

    Trondheim, Norway

    Careers Guidance for Young People in Europe –Conference. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on The international dimension in guidance and counselling services for young people in Finland

  • May 1998

    Zloty Potok, Poland

    Conference on The Vocational Guidance in the European Dimension. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on Future Trends in Education and Guidance in Finland.

  • February 1998

    Söderhamn, Sweden

    Annual Euroguidance Network Conference. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on The development needs of the Euroguidance network.

  • February 1998

    Tampere, Finland

    IAEVG Conference on Light and Dark - Counsellors for Uncertain Times. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO chairing the session on Virtual School - Virtual Reality.

  • August 1997

    Jyväskylä, Finland

    International Conference for Trainers of Educational and Vocational Guidance Counsellors. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO with a presentation on Implications of the Information Society on Guidance.

  • March 1997

    Helsinki, Finland

    Annual Euroguidance Network Conference on Guidance in Europe - Evaluation and Future Prospects, arranged by the Centre for International Mobility CIMO in cooperation with the European Commission DG EAC. Organiser of the conference.

  • June 1996

    Espoo/Rovaniemi, Finland

    The Joy of Learning Conference of the European Year of Lifelong Learning. Representative of the Centre for International Mobility CIMO chairing the session on Lifelong learning in SMEs.