International Invited Talk


XVI European Congress of Psychology
July 2-5, Moscow, Russia
Joint symposium Unitwin Network – ESVDC on the topic of “Emerging adults and relationship to work in different parts of the world” – Presentations within the symposium:

  1. French emerging adults, qualified or not, in vulnerable situations: life-design, relationship to work and occupational integration, by Laurence Cocandeau-Bellanger, Soazig Disquay-Perot, Angel Egido, Catholic University of Angers, Cnam-CRTD, Hesam Université, France
  2. Group career construction counselling with students from disadvantaged communities, by Kobus G. Maree, University of Pretoria, South-Africa
  3. “Emerging precariousness” from the inside: Low qualified young adults’ narratives about job insecurity, by Jonas Masdonati, Jérôme Rossier, Laurence Fedrigo, and Robin Zufferey, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  4. Career stories of Italian young adults in precarious situations and their inclusive and sustainable aspects, by Laura Nota, Maria Cristina Ginevra, Sara Santilli, Ilaria Di Maggio & Salvatore Soresi, University of Padova, Italy
  5. This is not a future job. Representations of decent work among young people with low employment skills, by Guðbjörg Vilhjálmsdóttir, University of Iceland
  6. Discussion, by Jacques Pouyaud, University of Bordeaux

World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Glasgow, Scotland

Santilli, S., Ginevra, M. C., Nota, L., Di Maggio, I., Soresi, S. (2019, agosto). Imagined intergroup contact among elementary school children: Effects on Attitudes, Knowledge about disability, outgroup stereotypes and helping intentions


Krakow, Poland, September 5-7, 2018

ESVDC symposiumEmerging issues in career counseling: Challenges for intervention and training. Chair: prof. Jonas Masdonati, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Discussant: prof. Laura Nota, University of Padova, Italy


31st International Congress of Psychology  – Yokohama, Japan, July 24-29

ESVDC symposium: “Career preparedness and adaptability: resources helping adolescents managing challenging times”, S. Soresi, L. Ferrari, T.M. Sgaramella, & C.M. Ginevra, University of Padova, University of Milano Bicocca

ECADOC symposium: “The European Doctoral Programme in Career Guidance and Counselling (ECADOC) project: Methodologies and joint research projects”, S. Soresi, L. Nota, & M.C. Ginevra, University of Padova, University of Milano Bicocca

International scientific conference: Career and Life Design interventions for sustainable development and decent work – Wroclaw, Poland, June 6-8

ESVDC symposium: “New lines of work for a future of quality: argumentation, courage and career adaptability“, L. Ferrari, T.M. Sgaramella, S. Soresi, M.C. Ginevra & L. Nota, University of Padova, University of Milano Bicocca

ECADOC symposium: “Joint research projects: Ideas, actions, collaborations”, S. Santilli, I. Di Maggio, S. Soresi & L. Nota, University of Padova
“Life Design resources and career decision: a cross-cultural study in three European contries”, C. Annovazzi, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy, M.C. Ginevra, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy, A. Kaliris, University of Athens, Greece, E. Lodi, University of Sassari, Italy, & L. Sovet, Cnam, Paris, France.


6th NICE Conference – Bratislava, Slovakia, May 28, 2015
Symposium: Using narratives and other qualitative procedures in career counseling with youth in transition
Lea Ferrari, Teresa Maria Sgaramella & Salvatore Soresi, University of Padua, Italy
Symposium: Social Relevant and Quality in Career Guidance and Counselling Research
Chair: Laura Nota, University of Padua, Italy



San Sebastian, Spain, July 2-5, 2014

Invited Symposium: International Career Adaptability Project: Models and Measures (read more) (see pictures)
ESVDC (European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling) general assembly, Heidelberg, October 3, 2012


Paris, France, July 8-13, 2014

International Research Group “Life Designing Dialogues” (read more)

On July 7, as a pre-congress activity, the study day of the new international research group “Life Designing Dialogues” promoted by Mark Savickas and Jean Guichard was held to stimulate international research on reflexivity. The group, which has already formulated a series of research lines, is composed, as in the best tradition of these activities, by people from different countries, Australia, Belgium, France, Iceland, Italy, Holland, Portugal, South Africa, Switzerland, England, United States. For Italy participate Salvatore Soresi, Laura Nota, Teresa Maria Sgaramella and Lea Ferrari. The research activities that will be carried out in Italy will involve the whole Larios Team and a series of collaborations with the University Network for Counseling (NUC) have already started.

Invited Symposium: European Doctoral Program in Career Guidance and Counselling: The development of a training program for PhD students (read more)

Laura Nota was invited by the IAAP Division 16 Steering Committee to organize a symposium that would explain the aims, objectives and actions carried out within the project ‘European Doctoral Program in Career Guidance and Counselling’ funded by the European Commission. Laura Nota is the scientific responsible, Salvatore Soresi is a member of the Advisory Board, Lea Ferrari, Teresa Maria Sgaramella and Maria Cristina Ginevra are members of the Organizing Committee. Sara Santilli was admitted to the first Summer School organized within the project.
View the work on the website of the European Doctoral Program

Invited Symposium: Vocational designing & prevention (read more)

Salvatore Soresi, Laura Nota and Teresa Maria Sgaramella, at the request of the IAAP Division 16 Steering Committee, organized a symposium on Life Design, Vocational Designing and Prevention, with the contribution of Maria Eduarda Duarte, Mark Savickas, Donna E. Schultheiss. The theme attracted a lot of attention and allowed to bring to the attention of the international community the work carried out both in the Larios Laboratory and in the Centre of University Services and Research for Disability, Rehabilitation and Integration for the benefit of young people at risk of social and professional exclusion.

Invited Symposium: Constructivist and life designing interventions for youth (read more)

Lea Ferrari has been invited to participate in this symposium centered on the interventions that should be central to foster the ability to build their own future of the young people of our times and to face the difficulties that they encounter with increasing frequency. Lea Ferrari, with the contribution of Maria Cristina Ginevra and Sara Santilli, has brought to the attention of the international community the works that we are carrying out in the Larios Laboratory for the benefit of young people, with the support of new technologies, in order to encourage a greater propensity to Life Design of as many people as possible, with considerable success.

Invited Symposium: Global applications of prevention psychology to enhance health and well-being (read more)

Salvatore Soresi and Laura Nota have brought the voice of the University Center of Services and Research for Disability, Rehabilitation and Integration in this symposium focused on the role of prevention to promote health and well-being. The work presented, centered on ways to promote inclusive contexts, was particularly appreciated and well suited the new visions and conceptualizations in the field of prevention proposed by Prof. Romano.

General Assembly of European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counselling (read more)

As part of the work of the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, on July 10, the General Assembly of the European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counselling was held. During the same Laura Nota has been elected President of the Society for the next three years. Maria Cristina Ginevra has been appointed as curator of the Society’s website.

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International Association of Applied Psychology
Award ceremony prof. Soresi (some photos)

Professor Soresi received the Award ‘For Distinguished Contributions to International Counseling Psychology’ at the International Congress of the International Association of Applied Psychology in Paris. Prof. Mark Savickas of Northeastern Ohio Medical University presented him with the award, emphasizing Salvatore’s outstanding work on the rich network of established international relationships and the ability to bring together researchers and scholars from different countries, giving impetus, with particularly creative stimuli, to research and the quality of training of professionals and young researchers.

… Other memories


Coimbra, Portugal, July 14-16, 2014 (see pictures)

Hope, optimism and resilience in a group of Italian counselors and career counselors’. (M.C. Ginevra, S. Soresi,T.M. Sgaramella, , L. Ferrari, S. Santilli & L. Nota, Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psycology, University of Padova) (read more)

estate_2014_clip_image0124TH IASSIDD EUROPE CONGRESS
Wien, July 14-18, 2014 Read more

At the fourth European edition of the IASSIDD (International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) conference, the research work carried out within the University Centre for Services and Research for Disability, Rehabilitation and Integration was presented during this congress, with the following speeches: Life designing with intellectual disability: domain-specific goals and determinants in adolescents and young adults with intellectual disabilities’, ‘Future time perspective in parents of children and adults with intellectual disability: the role of future planning and quality of life dimensions’ and ‘Hope, optimism and resilience in a group of parents of children with disability’.

During the congress, as part of the work of the SIRG (Special Interest Research Group) Inclusive Education Across Life Span, Teresa Maria Sgaramella was appointed as a member of the Steering Committee that in the next two years will promote international research initiatives on inclusive education and training of operators in this perspective.

Sara Santilli has also participated in the work of the European group of PhD students interested in the development of research on intellectual disability.


ESVDC (European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling) general assembly
Heidelberg, October 3, 2012



IAEVG Conference, Round table, Mannheim,  October 6, 2012
IAEVG Nota invitation
IAEVG Round Table 2012

University of Lausanne, Lausanne (CH), 29 March, 2012
» Main lecture: Persons with Disabilities, Inclusion and Career Guidance

Symposium “New challenges for vocational psychology”, Cape Town, July 22-27 2012

American Psychological Association, Annual Convention, Orlando, Florida, August 2-5, 2012
APA symposium

European Society on Family Relations, Executive board meeting, Lillehammer, September 25, 2012
Meeting Lillehammer 2012


High School Yio Chu Kang e Ministry of Education, Singapore, November 14-16, 2011

Presentation of Magellano Junior and Magellano Università, Bulgaria, 18-19 November 2011

Society for Vocational Psychology Conference, “Forging Career Policy for greater Good”, Boston, November 5-6, 2011


27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia, July 11-16, 2010
Life design abstract
» Life designing images (file .jpg)
Problem solving appraisal abstract
» Problem solving appraisal images (file .jpg)


Education & Career Guidance Conference, Singapore, February 23-24, 2009

Special Education from Present to Future, Thessaloniki (Greece), October 17, 2009


International Counseling Psychology Conference, Chicago, March 6-9, 2008