Dr Peter Plant

Dr. Peter Plant has worked in the field of careers education and counselling since 1974 in schools, higher education institutions and the employment service in Denmark. He has acted as a researcher and consultant for the Commission of the European Communities (Bruxelles), currently as an external expert for the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN); for the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP, Berlin & Thessaloniki); for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin); for OECD, Paris; for the Danish Employers' Organisation (DA, Copenhagen), and for private publishers specialised in educational and vocational guidance. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus (DPU, Copenhagen). He is engaged in research in educational and vocational guidance and training, both nationally and at a European level. Thus, he has worked as a researcher in Europe, and as a trainer of guidance staff in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Canada, Australia, and the USA, in a number of cases in the capacity of a Visiting Professor.

He is past vice-president for the International Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance, IAEVG, and holds several awards in the guidance field, including a life-long honorary membership of the Swedish Guidance Association.