VALA is a a network of Career counseling and guidance programs at higher education institution in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Eighteen partner institutions have joined hands and established a network to be able to better prepare career counselors and guidance workers for the diverse clients they work with. A main focus will be on the education of those that work with adults.

The broad aim of the network is to increase professionalization and strengthen ties and co-operation between higher education institutions and the labor market and between research, practice and policy.

Network activities
Network activities include two development projects and two joint intensive courses. Student and teacher mobility and network meetings are also among the key areas of the network.