ECAS Project overview: background, results and benefits Nina Vranesevic IDE – Institute for the Development of Education Zagreb, Croatia. Project info. Project title : "ECAS - Establishing Career A dvising S ervices at the Croatian Universities“
Project title: "ECAS - Establishing Career
Advising Services at the Croatian Universities“
Donator:European Commission, Directorate-General for Education and Culture; TEMPUS JEP Programme
Duration of the project: 01.09.2007.-31.12.2009.
Project Cooridnator:University of Dubrovnik
IDE has been actively involved in the initiative of establishing career advising services at Croatian universities since 2005 as a part of its activities related to the development of student services at Croatian universities.
Before partnering at ECAS, IDE coordinated a Tempus SCM project CAREER: Platform for Career Advice Centers in Croatia (2005-2006)
1) Needs analysis/feasibility study of the introduction of CAS at Croatian universities
2) Drafting of CAS centre models corresponding to the needs of each Croatian university
3) Publication of platform for launching CAS at Croatian universities
CAREER survey results showed that:
The absence of career advising services leaves students unaware of available academic programmes and job opportunities, resulting in:
Main project goal: to launch career advising centres for students at three Croatian universities (University of Dubrovnik, University of Rijeka and J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek) in order for universities to better prepare their students to enter the job market.