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What career and life design interventions may contribute to global, humane, equitable and sustainable development?

Abstract : Most of the career and life design interventions designed since the end of the 19th century were only employability guidance. Given the extent of contemporary crises (threats to our ecosystem, increased wealth inequality, decent work deficit, mass emigration, etc.) produced by the current forms of work organization and exchange, interventions supporting the design of active lives, contributing to global, humane, equitable and sustainable development, must now be created. Their objectives would stand in accordance with the programmes of major international organizations (notably the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development). They would refer to the fundamental ethical imperative of "directing one's active live in such a way that it helps all human beings to live well, with and for others, in just institutions, ensuring the permanence of genuine human life on Earth". From this imperative one may derive a principle of ecological subsidiarity consisting of giving priority to local or regional productions having a smaller ecological footprint than more distant ones. These interventions would take the form of a new career education for young people, workshops for collectives wishing to establish local exchange systems and counselling dialogues supporting the reflections of individuals on their construction of active lives based on such ethical principles. Such a programme, however, can only succeed if it is supported by the institution of an international law regulating the issues of work and exchange of its products.
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Jean Guichard. What career and life design interventions may contribute to global, humane, equitable and sustainable development?. Studia Poradoznawcze/Journal of Counsellogy , University of Lower Silesia, Poland, 2018, 7, pp.305-331. ⟨10.34862/sp.2018.3⟩. ⟨hal-03247557⟩

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