ELGPN Summative Report 2007-2015

THE PURPOSE OF THIS SUMMATIVE REPORT is to communicate the outcomes and impact of the Euro-
pean Lifelong Guidance Policy Network (ELGPN) 2007–15 to relevant policy-makers and stakeholders
at both European and national levels.

The report describes the work undertaken by ELGPN in 2007–15, including the progress of policy adap-
tation and implementation processes of the member-countries at national, regional and local levels. In
an evaluation of ELGPN’s work, members report that participation in the Network has enriched their
awareness of possible responses to common challenges and given them fresh perspectives and new
insights into their national provision. A key strength of the Network has been the strong ownership of
its activities expressed by the national delegations. ELGPN member-countries stress the importance of
continuing structured European co-operation between the EU Member States, the Commission and the
European authorities responsible for educational, employment and social policies.

The ELGPN represents a major development in support of national lifelong guidance policy develop-
ment in Europe. In 2015 the Network had 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
observer. The participating countries have designated their representatives in the Network, and were
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 Summative Report 2007-2015 is available in these languages: