This November 2008 Resolution of the EU Council of Ministers is an instrument to assist Member States to implement reform of career guidance services within their national strategies for lifelong learning. It highlights four areas for reform:
- Encouraging the acquisition of career management skills
- Facilitating access to guidance services by all sections of the population
- Developing the quality assurance of guidance provision
- Encouraging coordination and cooperation between all the stakeholders at national, regional and local levels.
It provides a political mandate for the work of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) for the next 4 years.