ICCDPP - The International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy

Policy Sharing and Learning

The International Centre for Career Development and Public Policy (ICCDPP) aims to facilitate and promote international policy sharing and learning on career development and public policy issues. The purpose of sharing is to help countries and policy developers to improve national and regional policies and systems for career guidance. The Centre collects, analyses, and disseminates policy and systems knowledge and experiences.

Policies and systems for career guidance are integral parts of policies for education, training, employment, and social inclusion, all of which contribute significantly to the achievement of social and economic goals of countries and regions.

Supporting Policy Developers

The target groups of the Centre's activities are national authorities and policy developers, staff of international institutions, managers of national and regional career guidance delivery agencies, leaders of national and international associations of guidance practitioners, researchers, and trainers of guidance practitioners.

Involvement of International Institutions and National Authorities

ICCDPP was established in 2004 with the support of the OECD, the European Commission, the World Bank, the Department of Education and Science, Ireland, and the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance. It has subsequently been supported by education and employment ministries, national agencies, and associations for career guidance from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Luxembourg, Canada, and the USA.

The scope of its activities

  1. International policy knowledge collection, analysis and dissemination (monthly email)
  2. The provision of policy advice and information on request
  3. Assisting the organisation of International Symposia for Career Development and Public Policy (Norway 2019, Korea 2017, USA 2015, Hungary 2011, New Zealand 2009, UK 2007, Australia 2006), which address career guidance issues in the context of relevant education, training and labour market changes
  4. The co-ordination of follow-up activities and initiatives resulting from the Symposia.

ICCDPP operates very much like virtual centre, supported by a comprehensive communications strategy and an extensive website.

The webpage www.ICCDPP.org contains many types of documents (national policies, strategies, evaluation reports, tools for policy developers and makers) linking career guidance and public policies for education, vocational training, employment, and social policy fields. These are gathered from different regions of the world and in different languages.

The Executive Board of ICCDPP

The Board consists of experts from the fields of education and employment policy development, international institutions, career guidance service management, research, and training.