Summary of the ELGPN Work programme 2009-2010

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The ELGPN represents Member States interests at EU level on matters concerning lifelong guidance policy and systems development within the framework of the EU Education and Training 2010 Work Programme and with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme. Its main function is to assist the national authorities to implement the recommendations of European Council Resolutions and Conclusions pertaining to lifelong guidance through EU collaborative activity and, in so doing, to enhance national policy and systems development. The added value of the ELGPN is enriching national solutions to national challenges. The Work Packages described below reflect this function and role.

After establishment of the ELGPN infrastructure the emphasis of the 2009-2010 ELGPN work programme is shifting to thematic activities. Both the ELGPN steering group and the whole-network meetings have agreed that the work programme for 2009-2010 should be built around themes, linked to a range of different working methods: whole-network meetings, peer learning activities within field visits, task groups (6-8 members), commissioned technical work, and technical work funded from other sources. The work programme has clear linkages with the priorities of the 2004 and 2008 EU Council Resolutions on Lifelong Guidance. The links with the “Council Resolution on better integrating lifelong guidance into lifelong learning strategies” will be elaborated according to the text adopted by the EU Council of Ministers of Education during the French 2008 EU Presidency on 21 November 2008.

It is proposed that the 2009-2010 work programme is structured around two whole-network meetings and a mixture of other work methods. The coordination, management, evaluation and dissemination functions will be treated separately. The ELGPN steering group has agreed that the activities of the 2009-2010 work programme should be organised as follows:


ELGPN plenary meetings

  • 19-20 March, 2009, Luxembourg
  • 16-18 September 2009, Latvia in conjunction with the sixth European Conference on ICT in guidance.
  • May 2010, Spain, This would be an extended ELGPN meeting and would have also a status of the third European Lifelong Guidance Policy Conference
  • September 2010, Portugal.

Themes for activities and proposed working methods

  1. Network Thematic Actions
  • Career management skills (Council Resolutions on Lifelong Guidance 2004, 2008)
  • Access, including APEL (Council Resolution on Lifelong Guidance 2008 Council Conclusions on Validation of Non-Formal and Informal Learning 2004; EU Common Reference Tools)
  • Co-operation and co-ordination mechanisms in guidance policy and systems development (Council Resolutions on Lifelong Guidance 2004, 2008; EU Common Reference Tools)
  • Quality assurance/Evidence-base for policy and systems development (Council Resolutions on Lifelong Guidance 2004, 2008; EU Common Reference Tools)

2. Task Group

  • Synergy between EU-funded projects on lifelong guidance (Council Resolution on Lifelong Guidance 2004)
3. General Management
  • Management and leadership in ELGPN
  • Monitoring and evaluation of ELGPN work
  • National impact and dissemination of work outcomes, and relations with policy makers of education and training, employment as well social policies and the wider European and international guidance community
  • EU Education & Training and Employment policy monitoring from LLG perspective (Council Resolution on Lifelong Guidance 2008)