European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network Database, ELGPN Database

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Draft Council Resolution on a renewed European agenda for adult learning

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1. Additional narrative description of the reference to Lifelong Guidance

The resolution welcomes the already achieved improvement in guidance services for adults (p. 5) and "encourage[s]the development of effective lifelong guidance systems, as well as integrated systems for the validation of non-formal and informal learning" (p. 8).
Bearing in mind the Europe 2020 Goals, member states are invited to focus on "... developing comprehensive and easily accessible information and guidance systems, complemented by effective outreach strategies aimed at raising awareness and motivation among potential learners, with specific focus on disadvantaged groups, early school leavers, young people not in education, employment or training (EETs), low qualified adults, particularly those with literacy difficulties, and followed up with second-chance opportunities leading to a recognised EQF level qualification." (p. 13).
The resolution also highlights "the learning needs of people with disabilities and people in specific situations of exclusion from learning, such as those in hospitals, care homes and prisons, and providing them with adequate guidance support." (p. 16)

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