Research

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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Oscar Prieto-Flores: Impacts of Social and Youth Mentoring

What are the impacts of social mentoring programmes? How are they impacting the lives of migrant and refugee youth and adults in European Society? Òscar Prieto-Flores has been studying the impacts of social mentoring in the European context; research into migration, ethnic minority groups, and mentoring projects with children and youth of immigrant backgrounds. We …

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Sarah M. Przedpelska & Rebecca Lynn Radlick: Digital Platforms for Mentoring

How can technology and digital platforms be used to supplement mentoring? Several mentoring programmes have been working on implementing digital solutions into mentoring and one of them is Catalysts. Based in Norway, they are making great progress towards creating an inclusive society by contributing to the integration and social inclusion of youth and adults with …

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Prof. Patrick Doland and Dr Bernadine Brady: Importance of Relationships in Youth Mentoring

On December 8th, 2020, Prof. Pat Dolan and Dr. Bernadine Brady got together with European Center for Evidence Based Mentoring to share more about their research and findings on how to become better mentors to the youth – a topic highly requested by participants at the 2020 European Mentoring Summit. Two of our students, Teodora …

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Motivations and Social Value-Added of Student Mentoring

What motivates student mentors? Recently, two students Stefan Konst and Ylva Datema from NHL Stenden University conducted a study to find this out. This research was carried out for the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (ECEBM) to investigate what motivates student mentors in different countries across Europe. Additionally, they were curious to investigate the value student mentoring has for …

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