Appointment of Prof. Jérôme Rossier to IAEVG Board of Directors
The International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance promotes the quality and accessibility of guidance services throughout life.
IAEVG was officially created in 1951, on the initiative of Hans Z. Hoxter and Henri Lacroix, at a meeting in Paris of delegates from 11 countries, including Switzerland. The presidency was then entrusted to Prof. Émile Lobet. Two years later, the first General Assembly was held in Florence and in 1955, IAEVG obtained consultative status with UNESCO. It gradually established its status as an association at the global level, in particular through the organization of seminars and meetings dealing with pioneering themes such as vocational guidance for specialized populations or computer-assisted testing. In the 1970s, under the chairmanship of Donald Super, IAEVG began carrying out several studies for UNESCO on subjects such as school curricula, mobility in education systems and school-work transition. Since its inception, IAEVG has focused its activities on communication and exchange between specialists, researchers and practitioners in the field of counselling and guidance, in particular through its annual conference, which serves as a leading international meeting and exchange forum, the last of which took place from 19 to 22 October 2020 in Riga on the theme "Maximizing Potential of Career Guidance". Accredited by UNESCO and ILO, IAEVG is now active in more than 50 countries and on all continents.
In 2010, on the recommendation of Prof. Raoul van Esbroeck, Prof. Jérôme Rossier succeeded him as the new editor-in-chief of the International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, which succeeded the "Bulletin" created in 1954. Published since 2007 by Springer, it has become an international scientific reference in the field of consulting and guidance. The appointment of Prof. Jérôme Rossier to the IAEVG Board of Directors therefore marks a continuity in CePCO's contribution to IAEVG.
par Philippe Handschin