Many European countries cancelled their Academia learning mobility events aimed at career guidance professionals in 2020 because of travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Estonian Academia hosts, however, opted for a creative adaptation of learning mobility in the e-Academia format in May 2020, with a second phase in September 2020.

The topic of e-Academia’s virtual mobility was 'Career guidance in higher education and employment offices: how to support learning and CMS development'. Attendees were from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and Estonia.

Estonia had planned to invite career guidance professionals from various European countries for a visit as part of Academia learning mobility from 18 to 21 May, but a decision was made in mid-April to proceed differently this time. Typically, a study group of up to 12 would spend four days learning in Estonia. This time, we agreed with the Association of Career Counsellors, Unemployment Insurance Fund, TalTech, University of Tartu and Education and Youth Authority to try virtual learning mobility.

Compendium of practices: e-Academia learning mobility in Estonia is available is published now!