WP3: Strengthening representative structures at national level in Vienna

Leading partner: AT
Participating countries: BE, CY, CZ, DK, HU, IT, LT, LV, LU, MT, NL, NO, PT, RO, TR, DE, BG, SK, GR and IS.

One of the priorities in the Resolution of lifelong guidance relates to strengthening structures for policy and system development at national and regional levels.

This work package builds on the work of the two previous Joint Action projects which have been assisting the development of National Guidance Fora or other national co-ordination mechanisms. The goal is to assist the emergence of such mechanisms in network member countries where they do not yet exist and strengthening of already existing and still developing co-ordinating guidance fora,. Such mechanisms support lifelong guidance policy development within member-states by involving relevant stakeholders and sectors of guidance provision (including schools, VET, tertiary education, public employment services, community-based services). The nature, tasks and structures of such mechanisms should be related to the needs within each country, and are accordingly likely to vary considerably.

The tasks of this work package are driven by the interest of Member States which do not currently have a national co-ordinating mechanism and from the results of the Finnish EU-Presidency lifelong guidance policy conference 2006 and from the experiences of the two EU Joint Action projects.