This report summarises the work of the European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) during the eight years of its existence. The network consisted of country teams of education and labour ministry officials or their representatives from over 30 European countries who met together and worked together along with international partner organisations such as ICCDPP and IAEVG. Their work was supported by relevant policy units of DG Education and Culture and DG Employment of the European Commission, and the European Parliament, and by CEDEFOP and ETF, agencies of the European Commission. The network was established to address the policy priorities for lifelong guidance identified in the Resolutions of the EU Council of Ministers (2004, 2008). Finland (Institute for Education Research, Jyvaskyla) acted as the coordinator of the network.
The Summative Report describes:
- how the network operated and the activities it engaged in
- the outputs of the network: tools, concept papers, and policy briefings
- the impact and added-value of the work of the network on the participating countries
- the role of lifelong guidance in EU policy developments (education, training, employment, youth, social inclusion)