To promote communication among persons and organizations active in educational and vocational guidance. To encourage the continuing development of ideas, practice and research in the field of guidance and counselling on each level, national and international, in developing and developed countries. To advise government and national or international organizations on the development of guidance systems and further the exchange of professionals and experts. To collect and disseminate information of interest in the field of educational and vocational guidance practice, study and research.
Priority issues: Education; educational and vocational guidance; status; documentation and research.
Develops an International Guidance Counsellor Qualification Standard; carries out research studies. Organizes: international conferences, teleconferences and congresses; regional seminars and colloquia; study tours in different countries.