The D2S project at the “Orientation and Skills in the Era of Transitions” web conference

The D2S@Ulysseus project on Digital Soft Skills was presented at the web conference "Orientation and Skills in the Era of Transitions."

Organised by the Erasmus+ France / Education & Training Agency, this event brought together over 450 participants in a live setting. The objective was to highlight initiatives related to orientation, skills, and certification while exploring the role of digital technology in these areas.

The web conference was hosted by Emmanuelle Bastide, a journalist from RFI. During this session, renowned experts shared their thoughts and experiences on current issues in career guidance, skills, and certification.

Gabrielle Halpern, philosopher and author of “Tous centaures! Eloge de l’hybridation” (Le Pommier), provided insights into the necessary transformations in our approach to career guidance. Mélanie Coquelin, Head of Skills, Research, and Innovation at Onisep, presented the latest advancements in career counseling. Kathleen Lapie, Coordinator of the Euroguidance National Center in Luxembourg, shared concrete examples of good European practices in the field of career guidance.

The second part of the web conference focused on the role of digital technology in professional transitions. Laurent Lascrou, Promotion and Animation Engineer at the Erasmus+ France / Education & Training Agency, discussed the various ways in which digital technology can facilitate these transitions.

Marion Polack, Ulysseus Project Assistant at Université Côte d’Azur, presented the digital initiatives implemented as part of the D2S project.

By offering a formative approach to transversal and digital skills for students and trainers, the D2S project contributes to the promotion of soft skills through digital tools such as open badges and digital portfolios. It was also emphasized that the D2S project is part of the European Year of Skills, promoting the upskilling of users in the field of digital skills.

Finally, the last session explored adaptations in certifications to meet the needs of career transitions. William Ameri, Director of International and European Development at AGFE, Christophe Sadock, Director of Engineering and Training at AFPA, and René Bagorski, Director of Professional Certification at France Compétences, exchanged views on the challenges and solutions related to skills recognition.

The “Orientation and Skills in the Era of Transitions” web conference was a true success, bringing together experts, career professionals, and participants interested in current issues of skills and certification. The D2S project was presented as a concrete example of skills promotion through digital tools, illustrating the progress made in the field of soft skills.

About D2S@Ulysseus

D2S@Ulysseus is a project led by Ulysseus European University partners, coordinated by Université Côte d’Azur in France, University of Seville in Spain, University of Genoa in Italy, Technical University of Košice in Slovakia, MCI | The Entrepreneurial School® in Austria, and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Funded by the Erasmus+ programme, DigitalSoftSkills@Ulysseus aims at adapting to the digital age and developing Digital Soft Skills for students and educators.