International scientific seminar

This network was created as part of the UNITWIN/Chairs UNESCO program. It brings together 19 universities from around the world (Europe, South America, North America and Africa) that cooperate to promote access to decent work and decent life through vocational guidance, career counseling and life designing. In order to achieve this, this network takes part in researches and creates programs to promote social inclusion.

In this context, the UniTwin international network organizes a day of presentations open to the public at the University of Lausanne. During this day, the members of the network will give symposiums, conferences and do a roundtable. The thematic of this day will be the role of vocational counseling to promote access to sustainable careers.

Presentations will be given in English.

Full Program (PDF)

Flyer UniTwin Seminar (PDF)




You can register online before the 1rst March on this link for the Seminar :

Registration fees (lunch and coffee breaks included): coming in January

University members: CHF 40. –

Other participants: CHF 50. –


You can register online before the 1rst March on this link for the Vernissage:

Registration is free




Program 05 mars 2020, 414 Amphimax
(No registration fees)

17:00-19:00 – Vernissage du livre “Repères pour l’orientation“
Prof. Valérie Cohen-Scali, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, France

19:00-19:30 – Apéritif


Program 06 mars 2020, University of Lausanne, 414 Amphimax
(Registration fees)

08:30-09:00 – Registration and coffee

09:00-09:15 – Welcome

09:15-09:45 – Keynote: Young workers with low employment skills: Their perceptions of work, decent work and the future
Prof. Guðbjörg T. Vilhjálmsdóttir, University of Iceland, Iceland

09:45-10:15 – Award ceremony
European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling (ESVDC)

10:15-10:45 – Coffee break

10:45 -12:00 – Simultaneous symposiums

Symposiums 1: Career interventions for decent work: From the stakeholders to the individuals
Prof. Paulo Cardoso (chair), University of Evora, Portugal
Symposiums 2: Lifelong guidance and learning: Between human rights, ethics, well-being and personal knowledge management
Prof. Christian Heslon (chair), Catholic University of the West, France

12:00-13:30 – Lunch break

13:30-14:45 – Simultaneous symposiums

Symposiums 3: Career counselling and vocational designing for an inclusive and sustainable future
Prof. Laura Nota (chair), University of Padova, Italy
Symposiums 4: Decent work, vulnerability and youth
Prof. Gabriela Aienson (chair), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

14:45-15:15 – Coffee break

15:15-16:30 – Roundtable: Vocational psychology and access to decent work for all
Prof. Kobus Maree (chair), University of Pretoria, South Africa

16:30-16:45 – Closing


Information: unitwin@unil.ch