Mariya Gabriel’s Speech from our event in European Parliament

Speech given in the European Parliament on the 25th of October 2022 Thank you very much…dear members of the European Parliament, dear deputy minister, dear chair of mentoring Europe, ladies and gentlemen, mentees/mentor, First of all, it’s a great pleasure for me to be together with all of you for this event. Dear Ilana, I …

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European Mentoring Field comes together at the European Parliament in Brussels

The first-ever mentoring event in the European Parliament is now a fact. It was a momentous occasion as European decision-makers and the European mentoring field came together to take the first steps in giving mentoring the official recognition that it deserves. The event Mentoring in Europe: building a society of engagement to reduce social inequalities connected the …

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Position paper: Mentoring in Europe: Towards and inclusive society, connecting cultures and generations

Mentoring Europe and the European mentoring community celebrate the publishing of a position paper on mentoring. It has the main objective of showing policy & decision-makers how the European mentoring field foresees the future development of mentoring in Europe and its impacts on civic society. This paper was presented at the European Parliament during the …

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Improving the Quality of Mentoring Programmes & Recommendations for the European Mentoring Field – Interview with Thomas E. Keller

Written by Erika Irabor Our European mentoring community is constantly seeking innovation – improvement, and interaction. Therefore, QUALITY in mentoring is like water for flowers – without it, nothing can grow. One way to accomplish that mission is to learn from other mentoring experts. And this also represents the key purpose of this blog post. The Student …

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Mentoring Event in European Parliament

We are excited to announce the first-ever mentoring event in the European Parliament. We are proud of the work done by our Advocacy committee, working tirelessly for the last 2 years to make this event a reality.  Mentoring in Europe: building a society of engagement to reduce social inequalities will be connecting the European Mentoring field and …

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Workshop on Intentional creativity

By Valeria Traverso, Student Lab As a storytelling post for Student Lab, you are going to experience the reading of my personal experience, feelings and thoughts while attending the workshop on Intentional Creativity in Mentoring. The aim of this post is to share my experience and the beauty of this workshop, that will hopefully enlighten …

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Linking formal and informal mentoring in a holistic approach: European Mentoring Summit 2022

Mentoring can build solid bridges between schools, social partners, businesses and families and it helps to create inclusive eco-systems. By connecting the world of formal and informal mentoring, we can work together for the benefit of mentees. We learn from each other, on all levels, in an integrated way. For this reason, we have chosen ‘Linking formal …

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Coordinadora de Mentoria Social: Quality certification and auditing of mentoring projects in Spain

Since its beginning in 2016, the Coordinadora Mentoria Social has spent 2 years with its members to understand the meaning of mentoring and differentiating what quality mentoring is and what it is not and how to establish a frame to help in this description. Based on an agreed description of quality mentoring they worked on creating …

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Migchiel Van Diggelen: Defining quality in mentoring, supporting the practitioners’ perspective

by Juhair Mahtab How do mentoring practitioners and researchers define quality in mentoring? When it comes to the mentoring field, there is no doubt that quality and evaluation is important. Defining quality is instrumental in setting quality guidelines, identifying the impacts of these mentoring programmes and improving these mentoring services. Subsequently, this can determine if these …

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Peter de Cuyper: Quality criteria and impact assessment of ‘mentoring to work’ programmes

by Juhair Mahtab How can quality criteria be defined for developing an assessment framework in mentoring? This is where Peter de Cuyper comes in. As a sociologist, Peter is deeply interested in the idea of integration in our society. Peter’s work in mentoring itself started eight years ago where he was part of developing a …

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