European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network Database, ELGPN Database

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Subject of the Policy document

EUROPE 2020: A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

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Adopted/Released by
European Commission
Year of adoption
Reference number
COM(2010) 2020 final
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1. Additional narrative description of the reference to Lifelong Guidance

While the strategy makes no explicit reference to lifelong guidance, the paper and its flagship initiatives (Youth on the Move, The Agenda for New Skills and Jobs, Innovation Union, and A European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion) emphasise the active role of citizens' acquisition of lifelong career management skills.

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