Workshop: Case Studies as a Guidance Training Tool


10:00Welcome Coffee
10:15Project Presentation
10:30The local context: guidance training in Friuli Venezia Giulia region
11:00Introduction to the practical experience
– CEDEFOP competences
– Case Studies (what they are, how they are developed and applied)
– Instructions for practical experience
11:30Coffee Break
11:45Group activities
– reading of the assigned case study
– group discussion and feedback
13:00Sharing groups’ feedback

The Project

Good Guidance Stories 2.0 aims at improving educational and job-related Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) for young adults by developing learning material for IAG practitioners. Guide 2.0 is the third project of the Guide series and pays special attention to the target group of young adults (18 – 35 years old) especially those facing barriers to employment. All Guide projects use a case study-based learning approach which can be applied in complex situation with uncertain solutions – as it is very often the case in the work of IAG practitioners. The project is funded through the Erasmus+ fund of the European Union and it involves six organizations from different cities/regions that you can get to know below.

The workshop

The event has the main purpose of experimenting with the use of case studies as a tool for in-depth study and training for practitioners. Participants will be offered to split up in groups and to take charge of a case study, read it and use some guiding questions to organize their feedback and discuss them in plenary session. The workshop will be introduced by a brief presentation of the project and the context of training in the field of guidance services in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Target audience

The case studies will cover a wide range of potential situations. For this reason the event is aimed at guidance practitioners, school tutors, educators, teachers, operators from both the public and private sectors.


Ilaria Minisini:

Ilaria Minisini is psychologist. She has been working for fifteen years with children and young people as a consultant in study remotivation and professional guidance courses and training. She also worked as a psychotherapist in private practice. Currently she’s working at the vocational training center CIOFS-FP Friuli Venezia Giulia for the Guide 2.0 project and the Regional Guidance Center in Trieste – Italy.

Matteo Barbetta:

Matteo Barbetta graduated in law and then worked for several years as project manager in the IT business in MIlan – Italy. Subsequently he attended a master in counselling and currently is working as trainer and tutor at the vocational training centre CIOFS/FP – Friuli Venezia Giulia in Trieste – Italy. He participated in the GUIDE 2.0 project as Community of Practice member for developing the Italian case study.