Cristina Cogoi

She carried out research, project planning and management in the vocational guidance, employment and transnational mobility fields since 1994. She worked in Spain from 1994 to 1998 at Fundación Universidad-Empresa in Madrid where she was mainly in charge with transnational mobility programmes with EU and South-American countries. From 1998 to 2003 she worked at the National Resource Centre for Vocational Guidance (NRCVG) of the Euroguidance network that had been coordinated till then by the Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Labour and managed by the organisation ASTER s. cons. p.a. in Bologna. She carried out research and project management at a European level and she developed information and advice tools to support transnational mobility.

From 2003 to 2006 she kept on with the research and projects planning and management activities within ASTER s. cons. p.a. (Guidance and Employment Unit) where she was mainly in charge with guidance and ICT, guidance for adults and actions to improve the insertion into the labour market of disadvantaged clients.

She published a number of contributions in the above mentioned fields.

She worked for the Provincial Authority of Bologna – Employment Unit – from 2003 to 2004 where she was in charge with the coordination and qualitative monitoring of the pilot activity concerning specialistic vocational guidance and employment actions within the public employment centres of the Bologna province.

She collaborated with ISFOL – Accreditation Unit for Guidance and Employment Bodies – in order to frame the organisational model of guidance services within the employment centres of the Provincial Authority in Bologna.

She taught both within the specialistic course “Guidance, ICT and Knowledge Society. Competence and Technology for the European Training System” organised by the University in Florence – Faculty of Educational Sciences – and within the “Master on Vocational Guidance” organised by the University in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) on the use of ICT for guidance and employment purposes.


Cristina passed away on the 20th of June 2010, after a long and painful fight. Together with all her friends and colleagues, we remember her great competence and professionalism, her open-heartedness, her balance, creativity and pragmatism. Ciao, Cristina.