The idea of Governance of Career Guidance Systems in Nordic Countries workshops is to gather scholars from four Nordic countries (Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden). The scholarly impact of the workshops will be twofold: First, the
project will offer a novel empirical understanding of the prospects of guidance in globalised late-modern Nordic knowledge societies. Instead of focusing on the individual and psychological theories of career guidance, the project seeks to unravel how career guidance systems are governed at national and local levels in the Nordic context. Second, with its new institutional approach, the project will contribute to the under-studied and emerging scholarly field of governance of career guidance systems, located at the intersection of the politics of education and social and administrative studies, by combining theories from different paradigms and participating in debates in several scholarly fields.
As an outcome of the workshops, first, a special issue “National and local perspectives to governance of career guidance systems in Nordic countries” will be published in a prestigious peer-revied journal, which will be thoroughly deliberated at the first workshop. Second, both workshops will offer a platform to prepare joint research proposals focusing on the comparison and analyses of the organisation and governance of career guidance systems at national and local levels for national and Nordic funding organisations.