ELGPN Tools No. 6: Guidelines for Policies and Systems Development for Lifelong Guidance

THE AIM OF THESE GUIDELINES is to provide advice and reference points for lifelong guidance policies
and systems across the education, training, employment and social fields in order to improve the career
learning experience of EU citizens and strengthen the professionalism of career services and tools. The
Guidelines also aim to demonstrate how coherent guidance policies and systems contribute to achieving
education, employment, youth and social policy goals. The Guidelines can be used by policy-makers and
developers, social partners, civil society, career guidance services and professional leaders, guidance
practitioners, and trainers of guidance practitioners. This tool synthesises the policy development work
undertaken by the members of ELGPN in 2007–15.

The ELGPN represents a major development in support of national lifelong guidance policy develop-
ment in Europe. It currently has 30 member countries (AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, EL, ES, FI,
FR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LV, LT, LU, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, and SK), with CH as an obser-
ver. The participating countries designate their representatives in the Network, and are encouraged to
include both governmental and non-governmental representatives. As a Member-State-driven network,
the ELGPN represents an innovative form of the Open Method of Co-ordination within the European
Union (EU).

ELGPN Tools No. 6: Guidelines for Policies and Systems Development for Lifelong Guidance is available in these languages:
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