Emotional Employment – Newsletter

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Are you a job counsellor?
Do you want to adapt new strategies and methodologies to face the new challenges, that the modern working world is presenting?

Are you a job searcher? 
Do you want to adapt new approaches and mind-set to a new market?

Emotional Employment is an Erasmus+ project that offers alternative skills and resources for job searching. The aim is to raise awareness of Emotional Intelligence into the labour market and to develop innovative training to support job searchers and career advisors

Emotions influence everything we do. Our actions are influenced by our thoughts, which are influenced by our emotions. 

Emotions have a big part in how we handle different situations. If we had a bad job interview, we might be sad or angry about it. These emotions might have an impact on how we feel towards the next job interview in a negative way. In order to manage these emotions, we have to learn how to recognize them and use them to our advantage.

The consortium want to offer solutions by showing the importance of the application of Emotional Intelligence (EI) tools, skills and strategies for job counsellors and job searchers.

Studies have found that organizations with high Emotional Intelligence are associated with increased productivity, higher engagement levels, lower turnover and absenteeism rates and increased market share.

Emotional Employment is a European project that is funded by Erasmus+programme. It is coordinated by Merseyside Expanding Horizons.

There are six different organizations from five European countries working on this project:
Merseyside Expanding Horizons | UK 
Aproximar | Portugal 
I and F Education and Development | Ireland
Diamond Building | Spain 
Defoin | Spain 
Centrul Pentru Promovarea Invatarii Permanente | Romania 


  • Develop a training system to manage and teach emotional skills in job counselling
  • Develop a toolbox containing several training tools dedicated to job searchers in order to self-manage the main emotional skills involved in the searching process to keep an operative emotional state 
  • Combine an online Open Educational Resource training system with offline material and face-to-face training and mentoring programme
  • Raise awareness of the importance of Emotional Intelligence skills in a new economic model and a new working world


Counsellors in emotions training
Training system to manage and teach emotional skills in job counselling.

Right emotions, right jobs toolbox
Toolbox containing several training tools dedicated to job searchers. This toolbox will help job searchers to self-manage the emotional skills involved in the searching process


Partners had the first transnational project meeting in November 2018 in the Liverpool Central Library. Partners had an overview of the project objectives and methodologies and defined roles and responsibilities. 

The consortium analysed Emotional competences and participated in a workshop delivered by Defoin to identify the most relevant Emotional skills. An Action plan was also developed in the end of the meeting.

In order to develop the training, the organizations have collected and analysed opinions of career counsellors across EU about the most important Emotional Intelligence skills in the field of career guidance.

Download Emotional Empoyment flyer EN – download .pdf file
Download Emotional Empoyment flyer ES – download .pdf file
Download Emotional Empoyment flyer RO – download .pdf file
Download Emotional Empoyment flyer PT – download .pdf file


Emotional Employment will develop a free training in Emotional Intelligence for Job Counsellors which will take place in September 2019

If you are interested in the project and would like to participate in the free training about Emotional Intelligence in career guidance, please let us know by contacting the contact person in your country:

Liverpool, UK
Anna Bellan

Malaga, Spain
Javier Morales Luque

Córdoba, Spain
Maria Vazquez

Dublin, Ireland
Contact person 

Amadora, Portugal
Tiago Leitão and Joana Portugal

Timișoara, Romania
Ana-Maria Tanase